We stayed in the historical/older section, due to the lower prices and the fact that we basically just needed a place to crash for a couple nights and weren't looking for any sort of upscale accomodations.
The room was a little worse for wear, but it was very clean, the towels were suprisingly fresh smelling and soft, and we had the standard shampoo, soap, etc. The setup of the rooms was a bit weird. We booked a room with private bathoom, but the bathroom was in a middle sort of hallway between the adjacent room, and the doors going to each bedroom had two-way locks on them. We weren't sure at first if the other room would be able to get into our bathroom, but it turned out we weren't sharing after all, as the door was always locked from our side. It was a little confusing.
The employees were nice, and the lobby was really neat with a big screen TV, furniture, games, and books. Lots of western memorabilia in the main area and hallways.
The only real complaint I have was with the climate control. There was a sign at the front desk saying that the A/C was centrally controlled and that rooms didn't have individual climate control. The vent in our room was blowing frigid air until close to midnight the first night, making the room almost unbearably cold, even though we opened the windows because it was warmer outside. I would have complained, but I didn't think any of the other rooms would be different. I would suggest to the hotel management that an easy and inexpensive fix to this problem would be to replace the fixed duct covers with adjustable vents so that hotel guests can lower the amount of cold air entering the room if they wish.
Awesome location. It's probably a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel to be just about anywhere you'd want to be in Lone Pine.
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Thank you for your review. We are surprised to hear that you were disappointed in our "Historic Dow Hotel" Last year we spent over $10000. per room to restore and refurbish all 50 rooms. Our precious original Coronado furniture was refinished to as close as we could restore it to the original finish. Many new accessories were hand painted to match the original design of the Coronado furniture. Hours were spent finding the historic pictures of the valley. We think the new Pendleton bedding is a wonderful addition. For many years we have tried to find adjustable vents to fit the cooler openings. Several different solutions have been tried, and we will keep trying.
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We hope that our guest will realize the effort that we have put forth to restore the "DOW" to its "Historical" importance.
Sincerely, Lynne Bunn Owner
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