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Ray's Den Motel

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405 North Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
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Ray's Den Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Independence
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like others, we had left Yosmite and headed south on 395, expecting to find roooms a plenty as we motored south. That was not the case, the fires had brought fire fighters from afar who needed a room. Thus all the major chains were booked solid for months. Some of the small motels were capitalizing on the shortage by charging... More

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49 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just finished the John Muir Trail and wanted a good night's sleep before driving home. This is a funky motel in a very small town located on the west side of highway 395 in the town of Independence. The owner was away and her parent's were covering in her absence. They were delightful, friendly people. We took the room... More

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El Cajon, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to stay all of the hotels within 100 miles were sold out or wanted 200$ per night. going through independence say a vacancy sign. stopped got 2 rooms was very pleased very clean great place to stop. The only thing if you smoke she will tell you 4 times there is no smoking if you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had originally booked another motel in the area (but for the wrong night), so we ended up at Ray's Den. Our room was clean, quiet, and had everything we needed. Hotels in Independence are not pretending to be luxury resorts; they are quite plain, but with a refrigerator, microwave, A/C, good wi-fi, and a comfortable bed, we were happy.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there during the week for about 2 months or so while working nearby in Lone Pine. I travel a lot for work and have stayed in many motels. Ray's Den isn't a new cookie-cutter chain motel, rather a one-of-a-kind place. A little older building but well-maintained with lots of personality. This is probably the cleanest room I can... More

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Yucaipa, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I read the reviews from others regarding Ray's Den. We signed for an 84.00 charge for the room for one night and after we left they put a charge through on our bank card for 184.00. Linda accused us of smoking in the room and we did not. Neither of us smoke and even if we did... More

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Madera, California
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17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed there last week. Linda the owner was fantastic, an old time inn keeper that cares about your stay. Prices are low for the area, and to prove it she drives a crappy 88 Toyota, she invests back in her building. Clean, neat and quiet. Thank you!!!

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've buzzed through Independence dozens of times. Aside from the 30 mph speed limit, I never paid close attention. I had no idea what I was missing. Since I live lower elevation in the LA area, I try to stay at a higher elevation on my way to hike out of Mammoth, Yosemite or Bridgeport. I prefer traveling up 395.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were on a driving holiday and decided to stay here because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. Found it great that I had to call from the UK to book, it meant there was a connection straight away with the owner Linda who's very loverly. The room was spacious and very clean and even though it was by the road,... More

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santa fe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The owner, Linda, who will give you lots of suggestions, has taken this motel and freshened it up so that its spotless, comfortable and just fine. We stayed in #4 with two queens, two chairs, desk, microwave and fridge (useful things for the hiker - be sure to buy your food in Lone Pine cuz there aren't any stores in... More

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Address: 405 North Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
Location: United States > California > Independence
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Ray`s Den Hotel Independence
Rays Den Hotel

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