After much map-studying, I landed on Ridgecrest as a good choice to stop between Las Vegas and San Luis Obispo. My family had spent the entire day visiting Death Valley up and down and all around. We left no rock unturned. We arrived in Ridgecrest, ready to collapse. The reception people were extremely friendly, and the cookies offered were a welcome treat. The room was clean and very large, more than ample to accommodate a family of 2 adults/2 children. The bedding was comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was good, with its hot waffles and oatmeal. Would definitely return.