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Clown Motel

521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049
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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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our last stops on a 3 week road trip. A lady in Reno had told us about the Clown Motel and shown us pictures and we thought it sounded fun and at $45 it was very cheap. The clowns in the office were a bit scary but the only clowns in the room were pictures over the bed... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after hiking Half Dome (exhausted). Gotta admit, the clowns scared me. But the rooms are clean, the A/C works well, and the price was great. I'd crash there again and won't forget this motel because of the clowns. Also, the staff was very nice. The beds are very firm, how I like, we slept soundly for 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been wanting to stop here for many years. This time we decided to stop and I am so glad we did! The office was a great picture opportunity and the graveyard was so peaceful! Our teenager even bought a clown while we were there.

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Cotati, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented the room for the weekend, checked in Friday and left on Sunday for about $86. They have great rates here and the staff are friendly and helpful, and you can have a pet - may cost more but not sure on that, I was here alone for a ghost hunt in a nearby town, I stayed here because i... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed here for one night whilst on a 3 week road trip. Rooms in Tonopah were hard to come by and this was one of the few places that had one available when we drove in. The desk clerk was polite and happy to chat, and soon had us sorted out with a room. The room seemed fine with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We can't believe TripAdvisor members gave this place 3-1/2 stars. After reading the reviews we decided to book this hotel since our main criteria is that the room is clean. This was the dirtiest room we have ever stayed at. The carpet was gross, the top sheet on one of the beds smelled like vomit and the toilet had diarrhea... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have reviewed this place in the past as I have stayed at that motel numerous times. My last experience in June was less then favorable. I must say I was warmly greeted by the owner Bob. I got checked in and everything with my stay was perfect until Bob informed me that they were going to be upgrading Televisions... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am rating this place a "3" just because I don't want people to be discouraged from staying here. Yes, the whole clown thing in the lobby is a little creepy, and it's not helped by the cemetery next door. But, the room was clean and cheap - only $42. We got a good night's sleep and a shower and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Tonopah was a convenient stop off between Yosemite and Yellowstone, and after reading about the Clown Motel in roadtrippers we had to give it a go! The reception is full of Clowns of all different shapes and sizes. The owner collects them and apparently will give you a free room if you bring him one! The rooms were bog standard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Tonopah is located centrally for travel across Nevada and the Clown Motel is on the main road. A large sign welcomes bikers. This is a place that stands out on the Main Street, as being different. The other motels are fairly normal and I suggest a little predictable. Whereas the Clown Motel is an experience in its own right. I... More 

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