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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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel through Independence frequently and love Ray's Den. The owner always knows us by name. The hotel is very clean, with a quality coffee and amenities, and I love the mint chocolates on the pillows. It is so relaxing to sit in the shade on the chairs after a long drive. Highly recommend this motel!

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State College PA
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As in our previous stays at “the den”, our accommodations were very comfortable, clean and nicely appointed. We lucked out in getting what must be the best room (#8). Linda (Den Mother) was her typical friendly self. I can’t believe that one of the previous reviewers stated that Rays Den is too expensive. This is balderdash…considering the modest price for... More 

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Rockaway Beach, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 August 25, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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