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Mt. Williamson Motel

P.O. Box 128, 515 S Edwards Street (Hwy 395), Independence, CA 93526
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel a week ago. And now I want to recommend it to all who will need to stay in this place. Excellent hotel! Very comfortable, clean, and very friendly, helpful owners, We received help, tips for our further route, which were very much needed and helped us. Thank you so much!!

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Vail, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place. It may look unprepossessing from the road, but definitely stay here! The rooms are very clean, very comfortable (great beds) and air conditioned. Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful. The owners are knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. If you're just passing through Independence this is a great place to stay. If you are coming on... More

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Newport, South Wales
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late and awoke the next morning to a most stunning view of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. Great owner who personally cooks you breakfast. Rooms are of a chalet type and had recently been upgraded. Unfortunately space was at a premium because there were 2 queen beds in the small bedroom. The fridge was in the bathroom! A great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night and arrived late. Owners left a note and key for us, true,ed on the a/c so room was nice and cool when we arrived. Homemade family style breakfast was great. Be sure to call in advance as they are quite popular. Definitely would stay here again.

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Paso Robles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are amazing, wonderful people who own and operate this cute motel. Spectacular views, excellent home-made breakfast and cozy rooms. This is a popular way-station for mountaineers, so you will have excellent conversation with the owners and the patrons during your stay. This simple motel will be a highlight of your trip.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Mt. Williamson Motel has cabins at the base of the Eastern Sierras. It's run by a cool couple that really understand hikers. They help in resuppliyng Pacific Crest Trail hikers and even giving them rides from the trail and back. We stayed in Mt. Williamson Motel because we were visiting Manzanar National Historic Site, the former Japanese internment camp. If... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabins, actually more little houses, are lovely. Very clean and comfortable. The owners are really friendly en willing to help. Perfect place to stay if you're looking fore a nice, quiet place on your road trip.

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Walnut Creek, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Though I give the review 3 stars, it wasn't to say it was a bad experience in the least. I try to be fair in my reviews, and the main reason I give it 3 stars is the value for what we got. We like the idea of having a "cabin" because sometimes it is hit or miss in a... More

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West Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My son, Will, who has stayed here 3 times, recommended this place and so we reserved a cabin there on our way from Santa Fe to Sacramento. The cabin was very comfortable and the owners were SO pleasant - it made the stay much more personal and delightful than other motels. The delicious breakfast was a communal affair with several... More

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

On my 353 mile walking trek to June Lake I needed a place to ease my bones and found the hotel on-line as highly recommended. It was a very comfortable place and the room was very clean. Wanted to soak in a hot tub after being on the road for so many days, but it took almost ten minutes to... More

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Address: P.O. Box 128, 515 S Edwards Street (Hwy 395), Independence, CA 93526
Location: United States > California > Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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