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“Quaint Sleepy Town Motel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Atomic Inn
350 South First Street, Beatty, NV 89003 (Formerly the Phoenix Inn)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Beatty
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Quaint Sleepy Town Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My fiancee and I recently came to Beatty, NV for a Tough Mudder event. Initially, we booked for two days at the Atomic Inn, however we needed to change to one day. Upon arrival, the person at the front desk remembered the call we had made a week prior to changing the reservation to one day. When we asked her for directions to the location of the Tough Mudder event, she was well informed in giving us perfect directions. Atomic Inn is set in a small town remote from the city, filled with friendly and welcoming locals.I enjoyed the little amenities that came with our room; microwave, small firdge, tv, a/c. Everything was clean, with exception to the shower curtain, which was layered in yellow scum on the inside. I can't speak for any other rooms, but we had a very, very firm bed, which was difficult for us to sleep throughout the night.
Overall the rooms were well kept, and for the price we got it at, it was a good deal.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Our mattresses are comfortable and soft for each and every person that sleeps here at the Atomic Inn. We have great amenities such as free wi-fi, fridge, microwave, flat screen tv, dvd player, premium directv channels, and a great breakfast as well as coffee.
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Like others, some of the negative reviews had me spooked - especially the ones about cars being stolen. Glad I ignored those. My experience was exactly as promised: I got a clean, cool room in which everything worked like it was supposed to. It was very close to Death Valley. And it was crazy affordable! The decor and the theme were a lot of fun too. I'm definitely staying here again when I return to Death Valley!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Our funky decor is one feature of the Atomic Inn that you won't find anywhere else. We also have the perfect location for anyone wanting to venture to Death Valley.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very enjoyable overnight stay, staff were lovely, helpful and friendly. Would stay again if in the area. We ate at a local bar and found the locals very welcoming and we all had a great time teaching Cole the cowboy to say some English words. Air conditioning, fridges, microwaves, TV's in rooms, very large car park. There is also a well stocked mini mart and gas station very close by for supplies.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We do pride ourselves in having comfortable rooms that are warm and inviting. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Orangevale, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We were looking for a place to stay before heading to Death Valley and were a little "spooked" by the first review... While it was not the Four Seasons, it was clean, convenient and fun. The manager was happy to give us travel advice, information on the town and was incredibly friendly. We did have a brief issue with the WIFI, but really, this place is in the middle of no-where. The rooms were well kept and comfortable. Very fun - you won't forget staying @ the Atomic inn.

Room Tip: The ones in the front are the best if you are comfortable being near the road. I recommend closer t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
We are in the perfect location on the way to Death Valley. We love being able to give advice and travel tips to those that stay with us. Come see us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

A friend and I were doing a couple days of hiking and siteseeing around Death Valley and stopped here for a night. I was quite happy with what they provided - a clean bed in an air conditioned room - nothing more. I had no expectations regarding anything else. Once you look at it from the outside, you know your expectations should remain simple - hot water, clean towels & linens. The TV was just a bonus! I'd put this at 3 1/2 stars - but there is not an option to use half stars, so I upped it to 4 due to the friendliness of the lovely young lady that checked us in!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Our rooms have everything you'd expect: comfortable bed, clean linens, flat screen tvs, dvd players, refrigerators, microwaves, and free wi-fi. One thing you don't expect is our unique decor.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We booked The Atomic Inn based on earlier Trip Advisor reviews, which were mixed, but on the whole reasonably positive. We needed a crash place after driving from Yosemite through Death Valley.

Unfortunately we were given a room right on the end of the motel, so we had no wifi reception. Which was disappointing as you only had to walk a few rooms towards reception and we had reception.

Ok so the room was cheap, but you don't expect to find the previous guests dirty towels still hanging up on the back of the bathroom door. Nor do you expect to find a lot of long, dark hairs on the blanket covering the bed - which was immediately stripped off. Perhaps we should have asked to change rooms then, but we knew the motel was at full capacity, we were tired, we figured it was a cheap option and we weren't staying longer than one night. But in the morning I woke up to find a string of bedbug bites on my shoulder. I've backpacked through Australia before and unfortunately from previous experience, I know bedbug bites from mozzie bites. Not great.

We hopped skipped out as soon as we could in the morning.

We don't like to leave negative reviews on Trip Advisor, as we appreciate this is someone's livelihood at the end of the day, however, with a catalog of dirtiness in the room such as the above, I really can't warrant a positive review I'm afraid. Cleanliness isn't hard to get right, even at the prices you pay at Atomic Inn.

Room Tip: If you do stay here (!) try to get a room close to reception, both for security and wifi access.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
We apologize if you've had a bad experience with us, this was not our intention. Please let us assure you that we do keep all of our rooms clean and well maintained. If the room was less than satisfactory we are sorry. Please also let us assure you that we have not ever had bed bugs. Our rooms, mattresses, bedding are cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Do not let one poor stay affect future visits. We do invite you back.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

After reading the most recent revues was a bit worried about staying here . However we found the room to be fine , clean and 70s style with a huge comfy bed . Beatty is a friendly place and the locals made us very welcome and told us alot about the area . It was a change not to stay in a tourist resort and meet some real charachters. The nearby garage has everything you need and the two local bars we tried were great value and friendly . Overall a good location for Death Valley which is vast and can take hours to see . I would say for the money it was value and we were able to park the car right in front of our room .

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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atomicinnmanager, Manager at The Atomic Inn, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
The retro theme of this hotel is what makes people interested in staying here because we're different and not like any other hotel in town. We have a fun and funky vibe. Stay here and take a step back in time.
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Additional Information about The Atomic Inn

Also Known As:
The Atomic Hotel Beatty
The Atomic Hotel
The Phoenix Hotel
The Phoenix Hotel Atomic
Address: 350 South First Street, Beatty, NV 89003 (Formerly the Phoenix Inn)
Location: United States > Nevada > Beatty
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Beatty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Atomic Inn is a newly remodeled retro-themed motel located only 6 miles from the Death Valley National Park entrance. All rooms have microwaves and refrigerators. Many rooms now have flat screen televisions and DVD players. NEW - Now the only motel in the area with dial from your room room service - order some popcorn and root beer to go along with your movie. NEW - DVD rentals and popular board games available for check out at the front desk! ... more   less 
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