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Mt. Williamson Motel

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P.O. Box 128, 515 S Edwards Street (Hwy 395), Independence, CA 93526
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bishop, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to stay, lovely host who was most welcoming. Room was well appointed and had a kettle! Breakfast was hand cooked in a B&B style and we got to meet other travellers and enjoyed the company and great food. Highly recommended if you like something a little different from the ordinary boring motel style of staying... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible service by a friendly staff - treats you like family. Breakfast is cooked hot and made to order .....delicious. The rooms are clean and comfortable. A beautiful place! The flowers, cold drinks, amenities for hikers, shuttles are all a part of what contributes to an memorable experience.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year I head up the 395 for a visit to friends in northern Nevada. It's an 8 hr trip so often I stay someplace halfway. This has become my go to place. Previously owned by a little old German lady who made it clean and comfortable but not to aesthetically pleasing, though she made a great, yet simple, breakfast.... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to stay at mom & pop places on our travels to national parks and this place fit the bill! Stayed two nights. Cute little cabins with clean accommodations. It was bit small but that is part of the charm. There were 3 of us with big suitcases and a huge cooler and we made it work. Loved the... More 

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not a whole lot of options in Independence, but this hotel is a special place. I hitched in from the Onion Valley trailhead dirty, hungry and tired. The owners, Dave and Strider, know exactly what a hiker needs to rejuvenate and get back on the trail. They were warm and helpful. The rooms were small and basic but immaculate... More 

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New England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very nice motel. The owner, Strider (trail name) and her staff work very hard to make sure all runs well. Rooms are quite basic but spotless and breakfast (offered sometimes depending on the season) is excellent. The vibe is like that of a bunch of friends getting together. We went to Las Vegas after the Sierras and I found I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a night while visiting family. Staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. The cabins are small and not much room to move around in but, extremely clean and well kept. The only complaint was the room was not ready well after check in time. We had to wait a little bit but were offered drinks while we waited.... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The cabins may be small, but they are extremely clean and well-maintained, and the staff are wonderful and helpful with suggestions. It's so nice to walk in the evening and see a sky full of stars. We enjoyed our stay and will probably stay here again on our next trip.

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wellington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very cute, clean and cozy place to stay in Independence. My dog was welcome and there is a perfect place to walk dogs next to the motel in addition to a grassy park with trees. I stayed in the cabin with a kitchen which was in perfect condition. Will stay here again!!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are visiting Manzanar or doing some sightseeing or hiking in the area, this is the place to stay. I originally checked out places in Lone Pine, but every place I checked had a higher percentage of negative reviews than I liked. After driving through the touristy Lone Pine, I knew we had made the right choice staying in... More 

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