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“Nice stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Bristlecone Manor Motel
101 North Main, Hwy 395, Big Pine, CA 93513   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Big Pine
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3 hotel reviews
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“Nice stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The staff was quite friendly, the room was comfortable, and the price was reasonable. We enjoyed the 'rustic lodge' type room interior. Ample hot water, fridge, and microwave included. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed two nights in July during a Sierras hiking trip. Room was clean, bathroom clean and spacious. The only issues were a nest of baby birds directly across from our door that left droppings all over the mat and doorstep into the room (which were difficult not to track in) and the bright lights from the electric store sign that the curtains did not block.

Staff was helpful and personable, but there was never anyone in the motel office; only in the attached store.

In short, we would definitely stay here again, but request a room further into the complex, away from the lights! And we would definitely go back to Copper Top Barbecue for dinner!

Stayed July 2014
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was actually afraid the price was too low. But it really is just a good price for basic needs. It is not fancy but like so many reviews say it is clean and the people are friendly. They do tend to sell out for the night so book ahead if you can. The store in front made it easy to pick up snacks and drinks. We didn't have much need for hardware but the crickets were cool to check out. The bar across the street was great for an evening beer and the restaurant down the street was perfect for breakfast.

The 4th star was for a problem that was corrected so well.

Room Tip: Do double check your reservation, We may have been the only one that has gone sideways in forever b...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A beautiful ride south from Winnemucca and nowhere is there lodging to be found in Bishop CA or even a Jacob's pillow for the Weary traveler. Twenty miles south of Bishop is a little town (spot in the road) called Big Pine. A lovely motel can be found called the Bristlecone motel. Dead tired I was afraid of something from the 50s and feared it hadn't been cleaned since then. I checked in at the gas station and was informed they had just one room left. I reserved the room sight unseen and very apprehensive. What a pleasant surprise! The staff is pleasant, friendly and helpful. The room has a fairly large bed room with a table to set up the electronics including wifi. Their wifi was better than my 4G hotspot thank goodness. The bathroom is large and holds the refrigerator and microwave which worked great. My wife turned the A/C on high and we forgot about it after turning in for a desperately needed sleep. About 4AM the poor over worked AC froze up waking us up to a very warm room. Fortunately turning off the AC helped it to defrost quickly it worked fine thereafter. The room is very clean, the bed is also very comfortable and a good night sleep was had enjoyed. No free breakfast for us city slickers but the restaurant recommended just down the road was fabulous. This motel must be great for the young both in spirit and in shape. All our neighbors had backpacks and could hardly wait to hit the trails up the Eastern Sierra Madras. Ah to be young. For those passing through and needing rest this is right spot.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Maria, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Second trip here. A little long in the tooth, but in a perfect location. We allways travel up for camping. We found the store and out of curiousity looked at some of the rooms. My wife thought the place was cute. So the next year we made a reservation and stayed. Not to bad for the price. We made a reservation this year and the room we got was better. So, hey, I like the place. Not 5 Star, but perfect for why we come. THUMBS UP! Oh yeah, they have free internet.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Its not fancy, but it's clean, close to all the local sights, and very friendly. The bathrooms are nice and large too. I booked at the last minute (got the last available room) and we just stayed one night, but were very happy with the price, the service and the proximity to the Sierras as well as the White Mountains with the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Quieter and better priced than the motels in Bishop. We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yucaipa, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was really impressed with our little room at this little motel. It had two full-sized beds and a twin bed, a full kitchen, cool bathroom with large shower, and a flat screen television. The internet was really spotty and the room smelled a little smoky when we entered. We really enjoyed are time there. The bed was one of the more comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in.

Room Tip: I think it was worth paying extra for the deluxe rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bristlecone Manor Motel

Address: 101 North Main, Hwy 395, Big Pine, CA 93513
Location: United States > California > Big Pine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Big Pine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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