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Rustic Oasis Motel

2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The hotel is a bit run down, but it was featured in a movie called "Bug" with Harry Connick jr and Ashley Judd. They actually made 2 rooms into one for the movie, but if you want to see what it is like the exterior is exactly the same as the movie. Overall it was an ok motel and it... More 

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Camarillo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

While the service is excellent, I can't say the same about upkeep of the motel. Rooms are very clean and tidy, and I was thrilled to see no bugs in or around my room. However, beds seem old and over-used, Bedding had some holes in it, and the bathrooms and appliances NEED updating. WiFi was spotty and the tv barely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My two kids and I, and our three dogs, stayed the night at the Rustic on 03-21-14. It was no problem that we did not get in until 11:30 pm. Our room was small, but clean and big enough. It had one double bed in the main room and another double bed in a little bedroom. The good things about... More 

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Placentia, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The landlady said they'd taken over management the previous Monday. Friendly. Clean room. The swamp cooler wasn't blowing so the room was uncomfortably hot. I'd have left the window open but without a screen anybody could have reached in and unlocked and unchained the door (call me a paranoid single female traveler if you must). The TV had two channels.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I'd planned to photograph the Rosewater area on the west side of Death Valley and had made reservations for two nights at the Rustic Oasis Motel. But a recent rain wiped out both roads (Emigrant and Rosewater) that lead there, so I ended up staying only one night. The owner's grandson, an extraordinarily polite and helpful young man who was... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Just don't go there: its Bates Motel. Rustic is the game. Although it is a clean room, it's terrible old and not worth 59 dollars! We have stayed in Motel 6 motels for under 50 bucks and they were clean and good. On the other hand, it's close to death valley! We stayed one night and that's more than enough.

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night after travelling from vegas through death valley. When we arrived we knew it was going to be 'rustic' but thought that it would be fine for a night. The man who passed the key smelt of alcohol. We were in room 7. The internet didn't work. The bed was so old that when we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We took it simply for one reason: It is located on the way from Sequioa N.P. thru Death Valley to L.V. We were the only guests... no wonder why. Really old, dirty, damaged. However, wifi was working, and the lady in the office was friedly... before she left the place, leaving us alone in "absolute nowhere".

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Before staying I read some negative reviews of this place which we felt were completely unfair - this place is indeed rustic - but for $59 you are staying on the doorstep to Death Valley and amongst the most incredible scenery! If you want modern decor, a flatscreen TV and wifi, then you need to be open to paying more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place is undergoing improvement by the manager, Judy. Itself is a run down place in the middle of nowhere, but you're in the last frontier so it certainly is the right experience. There are only a small number of rooms (mine had a large kitchen with fridge and stove) with a big social area outside. The rooms are spotlessly... More 

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Address: 2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Olancha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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