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Mt. Williamson Motel

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt. Williamson Motel is a treasure, well located on Highway 395, with spectacular views of Mt. Williamson and the Eastern Sierras. Easy access to trails for hiking and backpacking, near Onion Valley trailhead to Kearsarge Pass, and the John Muir Trail. Cris, aka "Strider" offers personalized backpacker re-supply services. She willingly shares stories, advice, and her extensive knowledge of local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is now my official home-away-from-home when I'm in the Eastern Sierra. Strider's place is FANTASTIC! The cabins are perfect - super comfy, always clean, and just the right amount of style & amenities to make you feel taken care of, but never stuffy or overdone. The hot shower is perfect after a day of hiking. Strider is a friendly... More 

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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

These are cabins at the south part of Independence. Nothing fancy, just clean and surprisingly quiet since they are right on the highway. The towels in particular were thicker than a cheap motel. The woman that runs the place is very nice and helpful. We would stay there again!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed there in our way from Death Valley to Yosemite and I'm so glad we stayed there. They are so kind, the room was very clean and the homemade breakfast was great. We went there as part of our honeymoon and they put a "just married" sign in our cabin's entrance. Really nice touch! :) We stayed in cabin... More 

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Palm Springs, California, USA
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had reservations at the Mt. Williamson Motel in Independence, CA, this past weekend, as we had not been able to find a vacancy in Lone Pine, due to the annual Cowboy Film Festival in that town which we were attending. We were a bit uncertain as to what we would find in Independence, but WOW, what a find! Owner... More 

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Tustin, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The room was very clean and was stocked with coffee, tea, soap and shampoo and an extra towel. There is a small refrigerator. Strider makes a delicious breakfast for all the guests each morning. Sitting together at one big table, you get a chance to meet and learn from the others. Although this motel is not fancy, Strider says she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I've been hiking the PCT for a few months, and stayed in many hotels/ motels... But this place has by far been the best. The owner Strider (Chris) is a very wonderful woman who exemplifies great service and comfort in the very small town of Independence CA. My room was clean, and the breakfast was delicious. I particularly enjoyed talking... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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44 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Some friends made arrangements for us to stay at the Mt. Williamson before a hike. This motel was wonderful, for many reasons. For me, the old, (1940s?) motel vibe was fun and the quiet of each individual cabin made for an excellent sleep. Each cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. I was in cabin 6... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On a road trip up the 395, I had researched online for places we might hit around 10pm, to crash for the night. Something made me look past the chain motels of Lone Pine and this one further north caught my eye. It looked like it had a really cool vibe, and boy did it. The owner Doug was so... More 

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30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed here recently after a section hike on the JMT and could not be more pleased. The cabins are cozy, clean and everything you might need has been thought of and provided. A homey atmosphere including a full breakfast with other guests. I wish there were more places like this around. Quite a change from the industrial motels, more... 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): $
Number of rooms: 8
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