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“Shoshone R V Park” 4 of 5 stars
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Shoshone Inn
State Highway 127, Shoshone, CA 92384   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shoshone
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Shoshone R V Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Pleasant is the way I would describe my stay .Stayed 5 nights while exploring the area.the park is clean ,quiet ,and well run .The managers were helpful , and friendly . The best part as far as I am concerned was unwinding in the nice warm spring fed pool at the end of the day. The only down side is the WiFi is really slow.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Kudos to Clay and Debbie (caretakers/hosts) for all of their hard work and being so helpful and friendly. This was our fifth trip to Shoshone RV Park and best to date--you can see the work that has gone into the place. The Tamarisks at the front and perimeter of the park where huge and with the winds they get at times we worried about branches breaking--no more; they have trimmed them way back. They are always keeping the place clean. The pool and the hiking/birding trails are a treat. You have to remember that this is an old RV park in a harsh environment and it is wonderful. The washers and dryers were very convenient, the restrooms clean, and the reverse osmsosis system was great for filling water bottles. We stayed for eight days and enjoyed every day. We are already planning another trip. Thank you. Dan

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Independence
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I guess it was better than sleeping under a bridge. However, it was not a "3-star" motel and expensive for what we got. It had very old furnishings, and one long orange EXTENSION cord from behind the refrigerator to accommodate our computer (they did have wifi), phone chargers (NO cell coverage), and also their microwave & coffee maker (lots of plugging & unplugging). The stove in the kitchenette did not work. The swamp cooler (no thermostat--only an on/off switch) was very loud, and when we awoke there was plaster on the bed from the ceiling around it. The bathroom vanity was made of plywood and the shower had mold. Having said this, the pool (which was 1/4 mile away) had a great homemade shower in the warm hot springs pool to stand under & massage our tired muscles. Also, it was close to Death Valley Nat'l Park, and the people were very nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was my first visit to Shoshone, on route to Death Valley. I had booked for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. The room was advertised as a Double and a Twin. When I was showed the room the so called twin was actually a single bed!! Not big enough for a young teenager and a 5 yr old to share. I ended up having to spend more money and get a room with two double beds. The staff were nice but the rooms were a bit tired yet clean. The pool is weird as it's up the road and not with the property but it was nice when we got to it. Refreshing after a long days drive. My only gripe about our stay was the bed described as a twin, the word twin implies 2. This is the only place in the world that I have ever stayed where a single bed is called a twin!! This room should not be advertised as having a twin bed, it was most definitely a single bed, suitable for just one person -small or large. The lady told me that a similar thing had happened the week before with someone else. I think the wording should be changed to make it clear. I had to pay an extra $30 for the other room. The room with two double beds cost us $125, I did feel that this was expensive for what it was. We had been on a road trip for a week and the room cost was much higher here and the standards were no better than everywhere else we had stayed.. The Crowbar café across the road served good food and the staff were very nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ShoshoneInn, Manager at Shoshone Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
I would like to take this time to respond to you in regards to your experience here at the Shoshone Inn. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and the confusion with the way our bedding situation is worded. We do call the small beds here "twin beds", however I can understand how that can be confusing when coming from a place where "twin" means 2 beds. We will now start referring to the "twin beds" as a "single bed" so we will not have any miss understandings or confusion in the future. I do hope that you will not let this mishap interfere with you coming and staying with us again. We value your opinion and will do our best in fixing the situation.

Thank you and have a great day!
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Ontario, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My family has been visiting Shoshone for over 50 years. Because of the family connection, we visit from time to time. Not much has changed.

We (my sister and I, in our 50s/60s, traveling with her disabled grandson and three year-old great-grandson) had a reservation for a one-night stay and arrived at noon. The motel office hours are 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. We then walked over to the Village Office to check in, and were then escorted back to the motel office for the check-in process. Even though I paid cash for the room, I was asked to leave a credit card open for "incidentals". There are no incidentals available for purchase. I was then verbally given "the rules" for the pool, at which time I had to sign a copy of "the rules" and was provided a paper copy of "the rules". There is no ice machine; you must ask for ice at the motel office. Since the office isn't always open, plan accordingly. Of course, you can always buy ice at the store, but the owner of the town owns both the store and motel, so decide for yourself.

Upon entering our room, we tried hanging our clothes in the armoire, but the clothes rod broke. The room was clean but needs to be updated. The owner of this establishment could learn a lot from the free advice given each week on Hotel Impossible. Our room was in the Oldtimers' section, and every old-growth tree that provided shade has been cut down. There is no shade to be had.

We changed into swimsuits and went up the road to the pool. While unloading the car at the pool, a woman on a bicycle approached at breakneck speed, identified herself as the property manager, and then questioned us about the contents of our little cooler. When I stated that it was water and sodas, she asked if we had any glass bottles as glass was not allowed at the pool. For the third time in 15 minutes, I was again provided with "the rules". The natural warm water pool is fabulous. The pool enclosure is not. Every shade tree has been cut down and nothing has been put into place that provides shade. There are lounge chairs at the pool, but you cannot "lounge" because the horse flies will eat you alive.

We ate at the cafe twice, and both meals were excellent, as was the service.

For the most part, all of the employees that we encountered were friendly and helpful. This little town is owned by one person; and she owns the water rights as well. It is unfortunate that there is absolutely no vision with regard to town operations. This could be the most beautiful little town in the desert. Unfortunately, Shoshone, California is the town of missed opportunity, population 13. And don't forget to follow "the rules".

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ShoshoneInn, Manager at Shoshone Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
We are sorry for your inconvenience checking into the Shoshone Inn. It was nice the room was ready for you by noon. When ever I stay at a Motel, Hotel or Inn I always have to leave a credit card number in case of any damages.

Shoshone Development has allocated funds for upgrading the Inn, RV Park and Warm Spring Pool. This work is being done continually. Along with are state of the art water system, there is a master plan for the future of this unique and beautiful oasis that includes, creation of nature trails for bird watching, bird habitat and preservation of species. Wetlands restoration and preservation of endangered species. Protection of historic structures and districts. These are important projects, which are expensive, that at this point few visitors see.

We did not like to lose our shade either. The Salt Cedar is a destructive invasive tree which needs to be eradicated. They drink up so much of our precious spring water and grow so fast that the roots get under buildings and ruin the infrastructure, which has to be repaired. The limbs are gangly and very heavy, which makes them break on there own accord.

Regarding the pool, we wish we did not have to be so vigilant about distributing the rules but in these contemporary times it is a requirement of our insurance company.

We would like to invite you back so you are able to see these changes.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Meant to stay in Beatty but had mad disaster finding way out of Las Vegas and bad map reading so ended up here. On spec . Knew reviews were kind of bad but just glad to stop driving! Reception lovely,, room pretty grim., crowbar salon across road made it all pretty acceptable in the end! My advice - go for the Sat nav!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was really a great little spot. Everyone is really nice and helpful, escpecially the two ladys in the post office/store. We ate at crows cafe accross the street where the food was actually pretty good. It was 130 degrees when we went so bring lots on sunblock and water! They dont call it death valley for nothing

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: State Highway 127, Shoshone, CA 92384
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Shoshone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shoshone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover your element at the Shoshone Inn in Shoshone Village, California. Enjoy our accommodations with a charm of western hospitality. All Inn guests have free access to our soothing warm spring pool, one of Shoshone's many abundant natural beauties. Guests also receive complimentary WIFI service. Located at the Southeastern edge of Death Valley National Park, Shoshone has come to be enjoyed by travelers from around the world. It is a small piece of paradise in the vast desert which is a delight all year round. ... more   less 
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