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“I was impressed” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 South China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93030   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Austin, Texas, United States
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“I was impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I think $90 for one night is ridiculous but i know if we'd have paid any less i would have been grossed out. The room was nice, a big jacuzzi, a big clean bed, updated amenities, a nice pool with sun and shade and a hot tub it was too hot outside to use. The transaction was painless and i enjoyed the break from driving. The breakfast in the morning was a nice treat. They had cereal, bagels, waffles, biscuits, and gravy, baked goods, and juice. The only thing that bothered me is how easily the door to our room was opened by our toddler. She could unlock the door and squeeze out of the space between the latch on the door and the frame. I moved the nightstand in front of the door when we went to bed, because she usually gets up before me and I was afraid she might wander out. Other than that, i was pleased and would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Staff was friendly and we got the last room. The owner has a suite above the lobby, and is huge, with great a/c which is needed in the summer. Would stay again, breakfast was very nice but ended at 0930 AM. This is not a bad thing BUT a lot of navy people live there because they have no rooms at the navy air base. Your tax dollars at work!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Escondido, California
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My girlfriend and I arrived here around midnight. There was still plenty of parking. The check in went smoothly, and the guy behind the counter was friendly and courteous. We had booked the 2-bed suite, room 201. It was a huge room. The room was clean, and the beds comfortable. The air conditioner worked well. You need it during the summer months! The downside is that this room is next to China Lake Boulevard, so at approximately 5:30 a.m., the traffic noise begins. We ate the free continental breakfast in the morning. It was an average breakfast. Though we did not use the gym at this location, it is open 24 hours. The check out also went smoothly. Enjoyed reading the USA Today newspaper that is provided to the guests. Overall, I would rate this hotel an 8 out of 10.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Voorhout, the Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Very friendly and helpful staff at the reception desk.
The room was very clean.
Breakfast was better than we expected.
Stayed one night on our trip from Las Vegas to Sacremento.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

What else ya gonna do? There was a smattering of mystery hairs and the comforter duvet looked like it'd never been washed. But it's Ridgecrest. Not too many options.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Great location for a visit of the Death Valley, but the hotel is old and tired. There was an unpleasant smell in our room and the bedding smelled cigarette smoke although we were in a non smoking room and are non smokers. The room was also very small compared with other Best Western Hotel we stayed at. It looked more like a motel than a hotel. Breakfast was OK but limited...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Franconia, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

A very small room with too much furniture that was too big; standard Best Western expanded continental breakfast, friendly staff
Stayed as a stop over heading to San Diego

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 South China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93030
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Ridgecrest
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN China Lake Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus China Lake Hotel Ridgecrest
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