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Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 North China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93555   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Ridgecrest
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed for a vacation stay while I showed my wife the town (I grew up here) and explored the many other places to see in the area (Lone Pine and points in between, the Pinnacles, Randsburg, the China Lake Museum, etc.).

As always, the room was comfortable and everything worked the way it should. We appreciated the included breakfast buffet, although there are other good places to eat (Kristy's is a favorite). Staff was always welcoming and helpful.

If there is any complaint, it's that the AC unit is pretty noisy. Worked well, though.

Room Tip: Pool-facing rooms may be the quietest. The north and west sides don't get much traffic noise, bu...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Redlands, California
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4 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

One of the less expensive of the nicer hotels in Ridgecrest. We got a suite for three for under 90 bucks after tax and that included a wonderful free breakfast!

Desk help was professional and more than accommodating. They even took the time to help me research where I could purchase a piece of equipment that I needed to purchase at the spur of the moment. Wifi is strong, and if you need they have a computer and printer available in the lobby.

Pool and spa are nice with plenty of towels, seating shade and BBQ equipment. They have an exercise too.
I have stayed here for work and with my family and will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed here on a business trip. The rooms are large and comfortable, and have refrigerators and microwave ovens. The rooms are in bad need of updating but are well cared for. The one complaint is the shower - the hot water was variable, and kept coming and going -and not just by a little bit - it was wide variations and the temperature never stayed the same for more than a few seconds. Hot breakfast was included and was serviceable, if limited. French toast, eggs, bacon, toast and oatmeal. I would have liked to had cereal as an option. Cannot recommend the restaurant (Charleys)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, CA
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144 hotel reviews
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Right outside China Lake Naval Weapons Test base with, an old box low-def TV featuring the Pentagon Channel and the Naval Channel along with HBO, Showtime etc and free wi-fi. Coffee machine, microwave and small fridge. Individual A/C units which of course have the compressor kicking on and off through the night. Your standard two story motel with parking, nice swimming pool area, fitness center. Clean and comfortable. I came with a group so I can’t give a value for money estimate. Nice large sports bar that was not too loud.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

First, the good; the staff is friendly. Then the bad; no hot water on a cold morning when I had to be on the road early. Then the ugly; the management knows about the problem, but instead of fixing it, they just blow off the complaints.

This hotel charges over $100/night for a very ordinary room in the middle of nowhere. When I mentioned the problem at the front desk as I was checking out, the manager's response was "gee, we're sorry. This doesn't happen very often." VERY OFTEN?!? Every day? Every week? Shouldn't you comp the customers or at least offer a token discount for the next stay?

There are other, newer hotels nearby. You can get nicer rooms at a better price there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I find ourselves in Ridgecrest once or twice a year for endurance horse events. The horse stays with the trailer but we like to have a warm shower and a real bed, so we rough it at a local hotel. We have stayed at this place a few times now and the rooms are if nothing else, quiet. This is not to say that the place is the Taj but it is relatively clean and the staff is pleasant. We have not had much of any experience with the restaurant as we tend to come in late and get out early. So far this is the place that we like best in Ridgecrest.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diamond Bar, California
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hotel is nice and clean. The room was large and comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. I stayed during winter,18° F at night, and room heater was efficient and relatively quiet. The receptionist was attentive and helpful.

However: (a) The included breakfast selection was mediocre; (b) Pancakes were "outdated" on two days I stayed (you know what I mean); (c) Shower water was hot but its pressure and volume just little above than that from a conventional water cooler. Tried to get nice hot shower after long cold day working outdoors - it was frustrating experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest

Address: 901 North China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Ridgecrest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Ridgecrest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carriage Inn Ridgecrest is the premier full-service hotel in the Indian Wells Valley. Bask in our beautiful heated lap pool and spa surrounded by picturesque rose gardens, hummingbirds, and swaying palm trees. The Carriage Inn is located a short distance from the major Mojave highways of 395, the 14 and 178. ... more   less 
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