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“RUN AWAY” 1 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn Bishop
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   192 Short St, Bishop, CA 93514   |  
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Ranked #17 of 21 hotels in Bishop
Dusseldorf, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“RUN AWAY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

absolutely filthy place!
Blood stained bed sheets .. stained chair, grey towels (had they been washed in the last couple of weeks or were there used for wiping the floor before ? unclear)..
it is amazing that this filthy place got a license to operate. You better sleep in you car than sleep there!
So basically, either skip Bishop altogether from the agenda or search for the next place (we stayed a the best western in Alabama..)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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abvibishopca, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn Bishop, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing us for your recent stay and the review.

We definitely appreciate every kind of criticism and suggestions about our hotel.

In fact, it’s one of the only ways we can improve.

We have addressed to your observations like bed sheets, towels and also the amenities in the best possible manner and would like you to stay us again.

We are confident that you will find an all new experience with us and would choose us for the next stay while you visit our area.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We were passing through on the way to Vegas and only stayed in Bishop overnight. The price was great for a king room, free wifi a bonus. Great for what we were after. Recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We presented a coupon at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon before most other travelers checked in. Desk clerk said they had no room at coupon price and offered more expensive room. We looked in a open room before entering office. Room looked dingy and old. We passed and moved down the road a block to the Super 8.

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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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abvibishopca, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn Bishop, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for the review.

We investigated the issue and have taken appropriate steps.

You are always welcome to stay with us and we will offer you the best hospitality.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Oxnard, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This hotel is off the main drag so traffic noise is not a problem. The facility is old but newly renovated. My blanket hems were worn to the point of falling off but other wise clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast is a joke. The eating area is the lobby which is big enough for three people to stand in while at the front desk, forget eating there unless you want to get hit by the door or someone checking out at the counter. The managesr's answer, "take it to your room."

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed in this motel in Bishop, it was the same as all the other best value inn's. It was clean and a decent stay. Usual breakfast stuff, ceral, bagels and coffee. Its within walking distance of the small town,if you wanted to eat out and have a few drinks.. What we didnt like was having our door banged down at 9am for room service. We were checking at 11am. We said this to the manager and he said they wouldn't do this, well they did!. Not just one knock, but 2 big bangs on the door!! It cost us about $69 for the night,they also have a pool here.

For motels and places to stay near Yosemite and Death Valley, Bishop is a very good place to consider. Not too sure on the driving distance to Yosemite, I think its just over an hour to the mammoth lakes,with a another drive onto the half done. Id advise people not to book, on say booking.com as they only show 2 motels. But when you arrive in Bishop you have your pick of motels. There are at least 15 motels to choose from. Drive around and take your pick. This way you will also save a few dollars..

There are also plenty of places to eat,you have your pick. KFC, Dennys, Carl Jr's, so you wont go hungry. Gas prices are a bit cheaper here to Big Pine that is 15miles souh of here.

So all in all I think people could really consider Bishop as a stopover to Yosemite and Mammoth Lkes, it has everything you need..

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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67 hotel reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

It's a small motel on a side street just off the main road so the location is good.

The rooms are fine - quite spacious and clean but in need of some TLC.

The first room we had along the back didn't get the wireless signal and we really, really needed it to book the next few nights' hotels. The receptionist suggested we sit in reception which is tiny and smells of curry. This was not an option for what usually turns out to be several hours work on the net. The alternative was to pay more for a double queen as no other king rooms were available. Given free wi-fi is a selling point for them, we weren't happy with this solution so eventually the owners were called out and they agreed we could move room for no extra charge.

The new room was fine, surprisingly not as large as the first so I couldn't quite see why this would have cost more. But anyway. The pool wasn't open but was pretty small and unappealing.

Breakfast was a no-go zone for me - just a choice of doughnut, doughnut or doughnut.

This place was by no means awful and as a no-frills stopover for one night, at the right price, it's fine.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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abvibishopca, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn Bishop, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying with us during your recent visit to our area.

We appreciate your review and also the observations.

We are addressing your observations related to the room features and cleanliness and of course the pool and the breakfast.

You shall definitely find the difference during your next visit.

We await your next trip to our area and promise a nice stay with us.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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givatayim, israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

We paid 67$ for one night during October 2011.
The lady at the desk was very nice.
It's bit old, but clean and very close to the main street where you can have dinner.
The shower is not in the best maintained but noting too extreme.
The breakfast included muffins, donates, bagels, serials and drinks.
We didn't find any bed bugs or other creatures.
For one night stop, for saving some money – it's worth it!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 192 Short St, Bishop, CA 93514
Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 21 hotels in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn Bishop 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful downtown Bishop, California. Bishop is known as the "Mule Capital of the World" and hosts a week-long festival called "Mule Days" that has been held annually since 1969 during the week of Memorial Day, celebrating the contributions of pack mules in the area. ... more   less 
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