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Independence Inn Motel

Certificate of Excellence
440 S. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526
Independence Inn Motel
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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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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here for a night after our visit to the Death Valley. The place was very clean and nice and the bed was comfortable. In the morning we had a nice small breakfast with fresh cake and enjoyed the view on the mountains.

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Ionia, mi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Left some items behind, not a problem, the owner Jim sent them to me ASAP. I think he threw me off when in the morning before the final room search he drew me in to the office for fresh coffee cake and Java. Nice place to spend a night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Independence Inn is a small charming roadside hotel. I normally stay in Best Westerns, Hamptons, & Holiday Inn Expresses so I would normally not even consider this hotel. It was great!!!! Very clean. You can park right in front of your room. The owner was very hospitable. We were going on a hike and the owner offered to keep... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Independence Inn is definitely the home away from home. Jim (the owner) treated us like family. The Inn is very clean and he takes alot of pride in the property and it shows! He took great care of my husband and I as we were mending from the trail. He went out of his way to help us in... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Independence was a much needed resupply spot for the wife and I as we made our way North on the Pacific Crest Trail. Looking for a place to relax for a couple of days before returning to the trail we stumbled across the Independence Inn. Our host Jim Getzinger was the best and went out of his way to make... More 

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