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Independence Inn Motel

440 S. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526
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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have stayed at the Independence in several times and keep returning on my twice yearly visits to the Eastern Sierras. Jim is friendly and sticks to his goal of making sure all of his quests have a great experience. This is not high end luxury but each room has been renovated and nicely furnished and very well maintained. Jim... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Lovely! We love highway 395! My husband cancelled our reservations at a name brand Motel when he saw the reviews on Independence Inn.. Good call! The place is clean clean clean.. Did I mention Clean! We are warmly welcomed by Jack O Lanterns on this fall evening.. Comfortable bed! Cute Bathroom! And we can hardly hear the highway a few... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Jim gives each guest personal attention. He will pick you up and take you back to the Kearsarge trailhead for $5 each way. I texted Jim from the pass and a ride was waiting for me when I reached the trailhead. Jim handled my re-supply shipment at no extra cost and I was able to do laundry for $5. Clean... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We booked direct with Jim, the innkeeper and he was welcoming on arrival and chatted about his experiences on Route 66 when it was still a trunk route. The motel is located on the Main Street so it was very easy to find but the road is not busy (during our visit) so the loudest sound is the air con.... More 

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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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Edinburgh
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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
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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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