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Clown Motel

521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV
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Clown Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Tonopah B&B and Inns
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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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Ridgecrest, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

we did not stay here but had to go in and see all the clowns. We actually had wanted to stay here but it was full. The price is great and it right next to the Tonopah cemetery (another place to see with history)you might even see the ghost there. You have to see the clowns, Can't wait til we... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's not overly fancy but the rooms are large and very clean. The place was packed but it was still surprisingly quiet. The owners were friendly and helpful with any questions that we had about the area. They directed us to a historic cemetery right off their property that was fascinating. Check out wasn't until 11 which allowed a bit... More

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Florence, Arizona
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you stay here and don't like it you must make a lot of bad choices. The sign out front says "Clown Motel, $35 per night, motorcycles welcome". The construction workers trucks are already there by 4 PM. How much more warning would you need? We found the rooms clean and the place was quiet. The staff was a hoot.... More

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Gold Point, NV
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The rooms are large. They are pet-friendly. They are knowledgeable about local history and events. They personally visit the local eateries and give accurate assessments. The price is low which is perfect for us because we sleep in our room. They provide hot coffee in the morning in the office. Rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. I have stayed at several... More

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Interesting location. Clowns on each door and hundreds of them in the office. I guess some would say that there are some in the guest rooms too. Very cheap and therefore just what I needed at the time. Yes there were quite a lot of energy workers staying here at close to the time of the previous review, but they... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I've stayed at the Clown many times from the early 90s to just a few months ago. The rooms have always been clean, a great value and a great view. And management and the help have been the greatest. Unfortunately, now they are taking in the workers at the energy plants outside of town. Such obnoxious folks and I don't... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Funky, cheap, no ice machine, but clean and it is right next door to the not-to-miss Tonopah cemetary. They are rumored to have the biggest collection of porcelain clowns in the world. Not for the luxury traveler, but if you want a clean bed at a cheap price and stories to tell afterwards, this is your place. Another no-miss in... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have to say this is a crazy motel! The rates are very economical. The rooms are almost unbelievable! The bedding, linens and bathroom were clean. The carpet was old and stained, the chairs and furniture were repaired with duct tape as was the bathroom floor, (see picture). The soiled curtain on the front window was held closed by a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

"Holy Carp, its a clown hotel!" I yelled to myself on one drive from points south to points north via Nevada and Tonopah... I really thought, at this point in my drive, that I was hallucinating. It had been some time since I had done this drive, and back then the Clown Motel was shut down. But it was open,... More

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Tucson AZ
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A friend and I stayed at the Clown Motel for one night. I've passed by it three times, working up the nerve to stay there. I'm so glad I did! We got the last available room, and it was clean and comfortable. It was a nonsmoking room, just fine, no smells. The furniture and appliances (AC and fridge) were in... More

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Address: 521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV
Location: United States > Nevada > Tonopah
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tonopah

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