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Ray's Den Motel

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405 North Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will not find a cleaner friendlier place to crash for a night or two. After doing a marathone road trip this was as far as I could go. Perfect spot, the two girls at the front desk were most accommodating. Thanks!

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed here overnight prior to a backpack into the Sierras. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. Person at the desk was friendly and informative. Motel has basic amenities as described in their ads. Very convenient for trails off Whitney Portal (15 minutes to Lone Pine), and Onion Valley (7 minutes to turn off from 395). Took an hour to... More 

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wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Exactly what i was hoping for on my first visit to an american motel. Lovely warm welcome from the owner and a perfectly clean well appointed room with fridge coffee maker microwave. My only comment is about the town there is only 1 restraunt to eat and drink.! ! ! ! They only open If they decide to open. the... More 

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Richmond, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This motel is sparkling tiddly and right on the highway. It is a little gem with a covered walkway and outdoor seating in front of each room calls out to stay stay stay here. Super clean and ample space in the room with a table and chairs to make your breakfast if you happen to travel with your own supplies.... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ray's Den and the proprietor Linda were friendly and helpful on my motorcycle trip to Death Valley. I spent two nights. The bed was comfortable, the water hot, the shower pleasant, Wi-Fi fast and TV reception good. Not only was there a fridge and micro, but, a coffee maker as well, so one could indulge in one's own coffee. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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