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“Nasty” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Fe Motel

Santa Fe Motel
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120 W. Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA   |  
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Tehachapi
1 review
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“Nasty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a slezzy motel. Me and my boyfriend got a room here for two nights and we walked In the room there were ants EVERYWHERE. The fridge was stolen out of the room. The blankets were dirty and sick. No soap or anything of that matter. You can't get a key cuz you have to give them 5 bucks for a key. So chances are if you leave the room some tweaker will break in and steal your things. Don't sleep in this motel unless you have nowhere to go.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Sleep in your car, under your car, or under the wheel of you car before staying at this dump. Non-smoker rooms are anything but. Cigarette burns on all the furniture. Sheets are dingy grey and pillows should have been replaced 25 years ago. Pretty much the sleeziest motel I've ever stayed in, and all this at $60.00 a night.

Room Tip: any motel but the Santa Fe.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed here with friends on route to death valley,The rooms are fine,Clean and well presented and very reasonably priced. It was nice and quiet when we checked in but within 5 mins the trains started coming through the town with whistles blowing.They lasted all night and one local told us that 67 pass through every day.Great if you are a train buff

Room Tip: Pick a room farthest from the street and Take ear plugs with you.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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newcastle, australia
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

found this santa fe to be one of the older motels we stayed in...bit expensive but found the rooms clean & tidy...situated on the main street, so having a train fanatic in my husband. he enjoyed trains going through all night....manager looks like he has family help run this motel & all were very helpful with anything we requested

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Linz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

I like trains and on my recent train spotting trip to the line between Bakersfield an Mojave I choose this charming motel to stay near the famous Tehachapi loop. I also love this classic style of motels especially when the rooms are clean, the owner is very friendly and the whole site is in very good shape like the Santa Fe Motel. Beside the occasionally train rumbling by (I counted 7 that night and it warmed my train spotters heart) it is very silent in this downtown location. Everything you need is in walking distance. Try breakfast at Kelcy´s restaurant down the street and get a loop-souvenir at one of the two train stores in town. Trains etc. in the same building as Kelcy´s has good information if you are planning a trip to the loop.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manteca, ca
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2007

I hadn't made a reservation. They answered the bell right away. Had my two dogs which weren't a problem for them. (I told them they didn't bark, chew things up, or make messes and that they wouldn't even know dogs had been in the room when we left...and that's true.) It was clean, good locks, tv had lots of cable channels. Fridge worked fine, even had fresh ice cubes. Liked being able to park in front of unit. Walked around town then had dinner at Kelsy's next door. Good home cooking. It was a Sat night. Charge was $59. I def stay there again.

  • Liked — Old fashioned, original motel. Accepted my two well-behaved dogs.
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2007

I like the older motor lodges. smelled like lysol, clean enough. i always bring my own pillow. 2 double beds. park in front of the door. tv worked. small frig that you need to turn on if you need it. good, old historic restaurant next door (if you like chicken fried steak & mashed pots, which i do). $51. for the night. it was quiet except the train goes by every 1/2 hr or so, which i didn't mind. i had to wait for someone to check me in. there was no one in the small office. the manager must live in one of the units. you might need to honk the horn a couple times. i would stay there again. i did not make reservations.

  • Liked — historic, cheap
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 120 W. Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA
Location: United States > California > Tehachapi
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Tehachapi
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Santa Fe Hotel Tehachapi

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