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Desert Palace Inn

2980 East Main Street, Barstow, CA 92311 (Formerly PennyWise Inn)
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the most miserable night stay of my life. Should have turned around when the front desk attendant spoke and took the credit card through a slot in the door. Slept in a sleeping bag on top of the bed it was so filthy, couldn't take a shower in the morning as linens were stained with who knows what.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife has been here over here in this motel 22 days and not once has anyone been around to ask us do we need towels.i got the valcom cleaner one time i had to go to the front office to get it.i asked for it 3 times since last week and still havnt gotton it. I asked... More 

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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

My son and daughter and I.stayed here Lastnight. It was the only motel available since it is Memorial Day weekend. Really didn't have much of a choice. The first room we got there was no toilet paper and the room was smelling like weed so my son asked for another room. This room was no better..... the sheets were dirty... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here purely for the price.... And would never recommend this place to anyone. Where do I begin.... The room was tiny, and seriously outdated. I couldn't tell if the sheets were clean or not, as they were all wrinkled, and the bed hadn't properly been made. The top sheet and bedspread were just been thrown on the bed haphazardly.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

well i always travel passing by barstow due to wok and im always looking for cheap rooms , i stayed at this motel few months ago when i stayed few days ago what a huge improvement they had from the outside of the property to the inside New Management and they are so friendly , the rooms are absolutely cleaner... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

... to another motel! It was later in the evening that we arrived, so it was dark. My first impression when I walked in the room was good. I thought it was very cute, until I walked into the bathroom! First thing I noticed was the missing linoleum and ugliness of it. The shower was so thickly caulked and done... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

You can tell this places needs a lil work but the new management is showing much need improvement and energy to the property after the last time i came it looks to be improving the room was clean towels soap there was a problem with my tv but the night manager was quick to fix it and made my night... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I saw the Pennywise Inn Motel off the side of the 40 freeway and pulled off from driving most of the day. When I pulled in, the outside was clean but the place it self looks vintage. When I walked into the office I was greeted by Michelle. She was very friendly and helpful. The room they gave me was... More 

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1 Thank Josh R
California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

I reget ever staying here for a month I rather have saved my money sleeping in my car rather than talk to Wanda the manger who refuse service always had the do not disturb unless emergency. You can just look at her and see she's made alot of bad decisions in her life and takes it out on the customers.... More 

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3 Thank PennywiseHorrible
San Jose, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We booked this hotel for two nights for a family vacation because it was cheap. Like others, when we checked in, the clerk seemed surprised that we were staying for more than one night. To give the positives, the people who worked there seemed nice, and the motel is located right outside the marine base gate. There was a fridge... More 

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