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Rustic Oasis Motel

2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Olancha
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Motel really is rustic, but quite charming, perfectly located for people on their way to death valley or coming from the south toward east-sierra nevada. not a place to go for an extended vacation, but a good night stop-over place.

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Quebec City, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This motel should be closed. It is very old and was not maintained. You better have a good back to sleep in these beds. It was not dirty but we would not have stayed there for more than one night. Some people may find this place romantic because you think you travel in time 60 years ago. The host Judy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We chose this as a stopover between leaving Death Valley and journeying on to Yosemite. We received a warm welcome and were shown to a clean room. Unfortunately, it was not the room we'd booked via the internet, but the error was soon rectified. Small, but clean room. Everything outdated and bathroom definitely in need of refurbishment. Patchwork quilt and... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Judy is very friendly. If u need a place to stay overnight and don't have high expectations - go for it. Clean, comparitevely quiet, only the bed in a $39 room is way too soft&sqeeky, fyi. Other than that we had no issue there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I selected the Rustic Oasis based on the images of the completely worn down sign and the classic roadside motel set-up: 8 rooms in a row, parking in front. It completely envisaged my mental image of a roap trip type place to stay. We were not disappointed! The outside of the motel looks the part, but the room and bed... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you are looking for something different this is the place for you! Off the beaten track but well worth the drive to get there. Judy the manager takes pride in keeping the rooms in comfy clean condition. And if you happen to be a U2 fan...she can help you find what you are looking for! Adriana's Cafe just a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This place is in the process of being revived by new owners. Karen will heat up your dinner, make you an incredible breakfast (fresh omelet, pancakes, and potatoes) and make you feel at home and welcome.

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Conclusion first: There was nothing wrong, except for the mattresses being pretty saggy; one thing to consider is that: For a no-extra-amenities place (no internet, pool, flat screen, complimentary anything, etc....) in the middle of nowhere, do $68/night seem appropriate? The motel is pretty much between Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks, which is why we stayed there. If you... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

First of all the location is awesome- out of an old western film but totally clean and cozy! The wonderful woman running the hotel with her husband let us look at every room - each had its own decorative theme and was totally charming! This woman was the most helpful and kind hotel manager my husband and I have ever... More 

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