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Ludlow Motel

National Trails Hwy, Barstow, CA 92338
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Ludlow Motel
Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Barstow
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here, intentionally, on the first night of our Route 66 trip from California to Chicago. No wifi, but the room was clean, if old. We got free coffee and soft drinks from the gas station when we checked in and again when we checked out. Also got 10% off at the Ludlow Cafe next door by showing our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was great value for the money. We were informed that there was no WiFi, so accepted that. Free coffee at the Chevron service station for guests was good. Clean bathroom, comfortable bed. Great for a stopover. Glad to have somewhere to stay.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As many other reviews said, this motel provides the bare minimum. We were traveling Route 66 and discovered that this was the only motel between Needles and Barstow, which are around 150 miles apart, so the Ludlow was really the only choice we had. After a few endlessly ringing phone calls we started to worry that we wouldn't even be... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a no frills hotel at California I-40 Exit 50. There is no WIFI, no hotel staff of any kind, the door is an ordinary residential door that does not self-lock. The office is not staffed so you check-in at the Chevron across the street. This is my second stay and I like it fine. There is a diner... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night at this hotel to get an early start on a day of exploring in Mojave National Preserve. As the title of the review states, it is a clean, inexpensive, no frills place to stay - closest lodging we could find to Mojave Preserve. Most $50 a night hotels are to be avoided like... More

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Etobicoke, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There aren't really a lot of lodging options when you're visiting the Mojave Desert. We stumbled upon this one. We were happy to find an affordable place that had rooms available. The rooms look like they haven't been touched in 50 years. There was a new flatscreen TV with cable. The windows are very thin and rattle a little. My... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

This was such a horrible stay, we got there around 12:30am so tired from driving all day all we wanted to do was watch TV and lay down, the TV would not work there was no phone to even call the store and I didn't feel like driving to the store, we had no toilet paper when I went to... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Free Porridge/Tea/Coffee!!! What more could you ask for? How about double locks on every door, an original 'Scorpion' painting on the wall, and authentic, 70's hanging lights (red bulb) in every room? The Ludlow has it all. Initial misgivings were soon removed by the friendly staff and exceptional range of hats, keyrings and candy on offer in the convenient on-site... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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154 reviews 154 reviews
74 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Unlike most reviewers, I did not stay at the Ludlow Motel in desperation after a misjudgment of time and distance. I booked a room here in advance because I wanted to check out the place myself and it exactly filled a need in my Route 66 itinerary. People often refer to the place as "basic" and I suppose that's true... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Much as has been mentioned by previous posters, we ended up here after a long day on route 66 trip and just could'nt go any further. The place is not very welcoming as it is directly across from a service station, which is where you book in. Staff showed little interest in our enquiries and the place itself has a... More

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Address: National Trails Hwy, Barstow, CA 92338
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow

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