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“Mount N Ride By” 2 of 5 stars
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Mount-N-Lake Motel
311 E Evans Rd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285   |  
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Mount N Ride By”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

O.K we admit it we were seduced by the recommendations of Tripadvisor reviewers. We stayed here on the 5th October 2012 in room 8 for one night, and regretted it.
We arrived early afternoon and was immediately dissappointed by the surroundings especially the adjacent plots and general run-down appearence of the area. Our room was small with two rooms off, one the bathroom, the other the kitchenette which we had hoped would allow us to cook a fine meal. What we saw was an ancient combined unit with fridge and two ringed hob. The cooking utensiles consisted of one dirty pot and four dirty plates; Oh! and some plastic knives and forks. Ther were no washing liquid nor dish cloth etc.
The owners took the dirty things to wash and also found us a fryingpan. They also found us some steel knives and forks. Remember this is advertised and priced as a Kitchenette.
At first we thought that our room was one that hadn't been refurbished, but after careful look, yes the bathroom had been re-decorated as had the living area.The bed had a new top matress on an old smaller base. But all this didn't disguise the fact that the building was past it and needed some major work to bring this property into the 21st century. Outside there were some tables and chairs, but insufficient for the number of rooms.
When checking-in ther are signs about no-smoking in or near the rooms, but ther was a man smoking a large cigar by the office door! Standards, what standards?
We had other problems too, noise as one room seemed to have about 6 noisey children in it and that we know disturbed the German Couple in the next room. Another problem was that the advertised WIFI wasn't available in our room and try as he may the owner couldn't fix it. All he could offer was a number of passwords and logins and then an offer to sit in his office to be near the router.
This is not the peacefull retreat of the reviews, nor is it good value for money. Hapless management is not attractive.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is not a chain hotel so if you are ok with that then your stay will be worthwhile. It appears to be mom and pop owned and the front desk woman was very nice. The property is older but well kept. The location is off of a main road which is nice and is nestled in a residential area. Stores and restaurants are very close by and a small park is located across the street from the motel. It was very quiet at night and during the day. My room was very simple and clean. The bed and furniture were old but I didn't mind because I was only staying for the night and I expected that for the price I was paying. I had a small and clean microwave and refridgerator and a coffee machine. The bathroom was clean and included towels and toiletries. If you don't want to pay for a B&B in kernville this place a reasonable and cheap alternative.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

We decided to stay here as we were the only family in the camp site. It felt odd to stay there alone. We were greeted very warmly. We were not forced to take a room. We got to see and then decide if we wanted to stay here. There is a BBQ area where we cooked our own dinner. They have rooms with kitchen as well. The stay was comfortable. I liked the stay here. The cons of this place are very few. it's old, the carpets are old, so is the feel. This is not a big establishment.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Everything in the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. TV worked well. Bare necessities plus a microwave. We were able to check in late with no problem. Don't expect the Ritz Carlton and you'll be very satisfied.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Neston, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is the first season for the very friendly and enthusiastic new owner who is restoring the place after a few years of disuse.
The location is great, close to Lake Isabella but quiet, a block off the main road and overlooking a park through trees.
It is traditional old style motel with parking outside the door. The equipment in the kitchens is a bit old, but the kitchens are well equipped and the rooms are very clean. I am sure this Motel will be improved further as time goes on and with the friendly atmosphere I found it a great, good value place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I'm sorry to say that the previous reviews must be relating to a different motel. Or else they are spurious. After driving over 500 miles to get here we were less than impressed with the room. We were met by a man who was acting for the owners who were away for the day. In the first room we were given, the bed was full of dogs hairs. At that point I wanted to leave. My husband asked for another room. The bed here looked somwhat cleaner so we decided to stay. However, the "kitchenette" contains no means of making even a hot drink: no kettle, mugs or cutlery - not even a refrigerator or ice. The only utilities are an aged hob and a sink. The water appears to get no hotter than tepid. Despite a lick of paint the whole thing is very tired. And coffee and donuts nowhere to be seen!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Venezia, Italia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed one night at this Motel. An oasis of tranquility. Room spacious, clean and equipped with a small kitchen. The Wifi works fine. Hot coffee in the morning and is ideally situated for visiting the Sequoia National Forest. But I would recommend it especially for the hospitality of the new owners that make you feel at home. Thanks for the great hospitality J & J. Albert and Emilia from Italy

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 311 E Evans Rd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285
Location: United States > California > Wofford Heights
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wofford Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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