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Independence Inn Motel

440 S. Edwards St., 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Jim the owner is an retired carpet cleaner, and takes great pride in how he's fixed up this old small hotel. Rooms are spotless, view of the Sierras are great, road noise can be a little high. Expecting a cheap continental breakfast, we were surprised with fresh made banana and coffee cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Jim was a wonderful host, and his motel a great place to stay. And we stayed rather longer than expected: our rental car broke down and we had to wait several hours for a replacement. Jim helped with a jump start and tinkering with the battery, and was a relaxed, friendly support in time of need!

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just spent three nights here and everything was perfect. Staying in relaxing Independence is far preferable to very touristy Lone Pine, and this Inn is comfortable and a terrific value. Everything we did in the area was a close drive. The friendly owner Jim and his generous breakfasts added to the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I felt I already knew Jim from our telephone call when I made the booking. Following a long drive from the Grand Canyon via Death Valley the welcome was warm and we were soon in our room which had a coffee maker, fridge and microwave. The bed was very comfortable and the noise level, being close to the highway, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent views of the Sierras both on sunset & sunrise Accommodation is very good with all you needs covered, Jim is an brilliant host with charm & knowledge Will defiantly return & oh the Cinnamon cake is to die for! Many thanks Jim Wayne, Christine, Dave & Mel

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Ojai, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here last June and really enjoyed our visit. Our room was very pleasant and clean. The towels were soft and white and the owner was wonderful. He was very friendly and he baked a delicious coffee cake for breakfast.

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Giessen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

On the way from Las Vegas to Yosemite we found this nice motel. Friedly service and clean, breakfast in the garden and great views - it is worth a stay. @Jim: thank you! PS: Dinner is great at Still Life Cafe, Edward St, 3 minute walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Originally an old ranch then travel lodge for folks and now a cozy vintage motel along scenic 395. I am a writer and tour guide myself and would like to say this place made my recent book signing in town a pleasant stay. The rooms are available in modern attire that I viewed as well as the classic vintage room.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

To be honest we used this place recently as a staging post between Death Valley and Yosemite; it is placed very strategically between the two to split that journey. There is however a bit more to the place. The motel itself is unassuming on the southern edge of the town of Independence. There is a car park immediately in front... More 

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Covina, Ca, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our group stayed here while on church business. Beautiful view of the Sierra's! The rooms were very clean and well maintained, the check-in/check-out efficient. The morning coffee was good; the homemade coffee cake was yummy! The owner does a great job!

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