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Wigwam Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2728 W Foothill Blvd, Historic Route 66, San Bernardino, CA 92376   |  
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Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in San Bernardino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“pow-WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

After passing by it many times as a kid (70's) and seeing a scene in Cars ( the animated movie) that replicated the teepees, I finally had a chance to stay here 3 nights when work brought me to the area. It's not the biggest or most extravegant, but still, it was an experience I will remember for a long time. The bed was comfortable, A/C worked great, next time, I will bring friends and family. Thanks to the staff for a great experinece.

  • Liked — Ambience / Nostalgia
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

I surprised my wife with this motel stay; I pass by the Wig Wam on a daily basis (I'm a local truck driver), and I thought it would be a unique experience to stay there. My wife was THRILLED!!

The room was clean, neat, and when we arrived/turned on the AC, it cooled the room down very quickly. The bathroom was great, and had an unusual shower/tub combo I hadn't seen before.

We left very early in the morning, and my wife forgot to pack her nightgown...when I called management the following day, they had found/bagged/kept it for me to pick up later!!

I commend Manny & his family on running a special motel--keep up the good work!!!!

Sincerely,

Paul & Alicia Talley

  • Liked — Unusual theme
  • Disliked — Doorway entrance a little narrow at the top for tall people
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

filthy and in a horrible horrible neighborhood - liquor stoor across the street gang banger types were openly selling drugs, the carpet looked 20 years old, the place reeked of mild and the TV offered porno - free.

  • Disliked — totally filthy and run down
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Athy, Ireland
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

Fantastic clean Wigwams. They are really big on the inside, complete with a lovely little en-suite. Deffo would recommend a visit here. There is a great photo op in the areas around the Wigwams as they have lovely old cars parked there. No drive of the Mother Road would be complete without staying here for the night. We loved 66 that much that we are doing it again this year with 3 infants!!!

  • Liked — Its quirkey ,fun, clean and affordable.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

My friends and I planned on going to San Bernadino to watch The Inland Empire 66ers play and stay overnight. We checked online and found most of the places to have reviews equal to or worse than a prison. I saw a link for this motel and couldn't believe my eyes; a wigwam! We booked our stay and talked for weeks about the trip and when we arrived, we were not disappointed. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable, the outside area was well maintained and the staff was friendly. The bathrooms are a bit older and according to the owner's son, will be redone sometime later this year.

When we plan our next stay in San Bernadino, we're staying here and only here. If you're a history buff or just someone who wants a clean comfy room, The Wigwam Motel is your place.

  • Liked — The look and the beds.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

A friend and I took a road trip along Route 66 for a girls' weekend away. On our last night of the trip we stayed at the WigWam Motel. We were pleasantly surprised.

When we arrived late due to car trouble the inkeeper was very accomodating. Our room was immaculately clean. We had one of 2 rooms with 2 queen beds. Although we had to sacrifice a decent sitting area for the extra bed, we were very comfortable. A nice couple let us peek into their room, which had one bed and a sitting area. It was nicely decorated and again very clean and well-maintained. The grounds were well manicured, and the price was exceptional even for a roadside motel.

The only complaint I have is the area: we found it hard to find somewhere to eat that wasn't fast food or a Mexican mom-and-pop restaurant...which is excellent if you're in the mood for those things, which we weren't. Still, it was a great place to stay.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, price, decor
  • Disliked — Surrounding area
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2008

I'll preface this by acknowledging that this place is not for everyone; however, I absolutely loved it. I just got back home from a 4 day business trip to the Fontana/Highland/Loma Linda area. I could have stayed @ any number of traditional places, but I have just enough "Clark Griswold" in me to think that this was the coolest place around. The place is well taken care of, but it's been around for decades, so it is in need of some minor updates. It's not the best place for business travellers b/c it lacks storage (unless you don't mind living out of your suitcase) & an iron/ironing board (although I didn't ask, so they may offer it in the office like some other hotels do). That being said, the novelty & ambiance of staying in a Wigwam on Route 66 more than make up for it (in my opinion). The staff is very friendly, responsive and very appreciative of your business...which is an advantage over chain hotels. The bed & couch were both very comfortable as well. I'd definitely recommend staying @ the Wigwam & would stay again

  • Liked — The novelty & the staff.
  • Disliked — N/A.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 2728 W Foothill Blvd, Historic Route 66, San Bernardino, CA 92376
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Location: United States > California > San Bernardino
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in San Bernardino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wigwam Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Route 66! One of the few remaining classic motels. This family-fun roadside attraction was built in 1949 and has undergone a renovation phase. The motel offers a complete guest room in a peculiar fashion of actual wigwam units. The motel comprises of all the standard hotel amenities and even includes free Wi-Fi connection! ... more   less 
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