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Ray's Den Motel

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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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santa fe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

By far the cleanest,friendliest and most comfortable small motel I've stayed in ever !! When in Independence, staying here is a must, whether for a night or for several days.. Linda is the perfect host.

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Visalia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

With this being my first time to the Eastern Sierras I didn't know what to expect. I was meeting a group soon to be friends in Independence to attend the "Pilgrimage to Manzanar" and they had taken the liberty of selecting this place (as they had stayed a couple of times before) and I was throughly surprised. Small, quaint, easy... More

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Seattle
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The room was very nice with a table and two chairs. Also had a coffee pot and microwave. Bed was good. Bath was fine and had a nightlight. Our only problem was that Jenny's cafe is only open Wed-Sat so our Tues evening meant snacking in the room. There is a small casino/truck stop about 2 miles north that serves... More

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Ephrata, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Wow you have got to be kidding clean! Linda ad her mother Shirley were fabulous hosts. The price was awesome so I stayed 4 nights and saw the sites in the area. I loved this part of my trip. Beds good, microwave, coffee pot and fridge. I studied Linda's books from the office about the film museum and Alabama mountains.... More

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Silverlake, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A group of 6-7 of us 'Moto-Geezers' get together every year for a 4-5 ride. This year (2013) we based ourselves @ Ray's Den. Linda, the owner, was great. Friendly and trusting. (I won't reveal an check-in secrets here, but suffice to say it was a first-class experience.) The place is small (about 8 rooms). Everything is clean and well-maintained.... More

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Gloucester Point
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38 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This area is not overrun with hotels and motels but Ray's Den is the best Mom & Pop that I have stayed in. Cleanest motel that I have ever stayed at. Only 8 rooms but they are furnished nicely and are most comfortable with free parking in front of your room. The rates are excellent for this area and the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were only passing through while visiting Death Valley but we were quite comfortable here at Ray's Den Motel. It's a small place (8 rooms, I think) taken care of by the lady who owns the place. It's obvious that she takes a lot of care to make sure her place is nice and her guests are comfortable. I like... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed here last night would definitely recommend it if you are travelling the 395 from Death valley. Linda, the owner very friendly and helpful. Rooms are immaculate with gourmet coffee, fridges, microwave,outdoor seating. And toiletries. The only downside was the Wi-Fi it was quite slow but don't let it turn you off. If you do stay eat in Jenny's cafe... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

very lovely stay...comfortable, clean room...Owner is a lovely lady with great stories...I would recommend this place to all my friends...Jenny's cafe is a good place for breakfast...this is the spot to stay on the way to Yosemite

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

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