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Ellis Motel

2238 State Highway 139, Tulelake, CA 96134
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Needed a place to sleep and shower on my walking trek from Ventura to Canada after many nights in my tent. Was told that the Ellis Motel was the best in town, so I am shocked to think how the other few might be. The motel is just north of town and right on the highway. I was on foot,... More 

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El Dorado Hills
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Please let me qualify this review. I am a seasoned hunter and have packed in on horses, spent long hunts in a tent with 20 degree nights, but at 65 and somewhat of a ladida lady have now graduated to my 21' trailer with a slide out and walkaround queen and a full bath. However on this trip, we decided... More 

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Longview, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I would like to give a shout-out to any weary travelers near Tulelake, CA to take a pit-stop at the Ellis Motel. I have stayed at the Ellis Motel on several occasions and am very happy with the accommodations! The furnishings are quaint and dated, but to me, this is what makes it a place to rest. The rooms are... More 

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Escondido, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Sooo, hit up Crater Lake, looking for a place to stay in Klamath falls, during labor day weekend, could not find a single room, in any price range, came across Ellis motel, a bit outdated, but very clean!. Called and spoke with the owner, he stayed up extra late to check us in, very very friendly!! I would highly recommend... More 

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

I stayed at this motel for 4 nights while I was working at the Tulelake Fair. I was thrilled to be so close to the fair because, last time, I commuted from Klamath Falls, OR (30 miles away). Opening the door, the first thing I saw was a fly swatter, and thought "Oh my..." and, sure enough, that first night... More 

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Redding, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

The Ellis Motel was a refreshing experience. The rooms are simple with a good bed. a hot shower, nd a good cup of coffee. The kitchens are adorable. Like a cabin. It is cozy and reminds you a good warm cup of hot chocolate. It is simple. Back to the basics. It is refreshing. The area is beautiful and quiet.... More 

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South of the Border, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

So, it was too late in the evening to turn back to Klamath Falls and nothing over the horizon... here we are at the Ellis Motel. Get your Visa card ready, this place is gonna cost you. It's way overpriced for what you get. $60 for the most basic room ( no kitchenette ). The Owner/Manager, friendly as she was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

I stayed here in 2008 whilst attending a sheepdog training clinic. This place cracked me up. For one, I'd never before seen a motel room in which the floors were linoleum and the only decor was a mirror and a gun rack! That just slayed me. However, I will say that for those who don't mind a bit of redneck... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

when visiting lava beds national park, local accomodations are few and far between. the ellis motel was the closest and cheapest motel to the park. it's a small motel on the side of a highway and its grounds are well-shaded with trees. the rooms are small and spartan. it looked freshly painted and was generally clean. kitchenettes are also available.... More 

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