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“Excellent Motel with Awesome Owner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Inn Motel

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Independence Inn Motel
440 S. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Independence B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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25 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Motel with Awesome Owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We were initially perplexed as to where to stay since it was the Memorial Day weekend and pretty much everywhere between Las Vegas and Yosemite (where Tioga Pass was opened surprisingly early this year) was booked. Thus, when we saw that Independence Inn was still available we didn't think much of it, as we had the perception that all that is good is gone.

And wrong we were.

The owner, Jim, was really friendly and helpful. He gave us plenty of good advice, and provided us with great brochures upon hearing that we were headed for Death Valley and Las Vegas. The rooms themselves were really spacious and comfortable too! I'm really impressed that Jim has such passion in doing the things he love, despite having to go out of the norm to fulfill his interests. After chatting with him, I feel really inspired to fight for what I believe in! I hope you have fun pursuing your passion, Jim, and thanks for making our stay such an awesome one!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jgetzinger, Owner at Independence Inn Motel, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thanks for letting me serve you. I enjoy helping people with their local plans and sending them off with a full stomach and a well rested night. Being newly ropened not everyone finds out about me, I hope the word gets out.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The rooms are very comfortable, clean and quiet. The innkeeper is wonderful! He cares about the comfort of his guests and puts out a small breakfast that is most appreciated during a time when every penny needs to stretch as far as it can. The entire town is within walking distance, if the weather in nice.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jgetzinger, Owner at Independence Inn Motel, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Thank you, it's my goal to provide a good night's rest and a quick meal in the morning at the motel so you can be on your way.
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Davis, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We agree with everyone else. This place is a gem. Comfy room and bed. Great host. Be sure to hang around for breakfast and spend some time chatting with Jim.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jgetzinger, Owner at Independence Inn Motel, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
I keep the light on. I know it's not easy to predict when you'll arrive, so I am always ready and available for night time check-ins. Plus I try to hve breakfast ready on your schedule.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We got here at 10 PM on a Saturday night, and the owner/operator, Jim, greeted us warmly and had our room ready for us after a long day of hiking. He told us he would have breakfast for us whenever we woke up. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Jim served homemade coffee cake for breakfast...mmm! He was also great to chat with and shared a lot of knowledge about the area. Will be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The room is clean and quiet. Breakfast is great! the owner Jim is freindly and helpful. will recommand to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Pinon Hills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Wonderful place, clean, Jim is a hard worker and the inn shows that he cares. Enjoyed the breakfast and plan to return every time I am in the area. Also, very good value for the money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Region Parisienne
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Jim, the owner, was not here when we arrived. But he arranged a clever way for us to find the key :)
Our rooms was spacy, clean and quiet. There were a coffer maker, a fridge and a microwave.
Honestly, we were a bit disappointed that Jim was missing but it has a little impact on our stay (we had a coupon at a nearby cafe insted of the breakfast provided by the motel)


FYI: there is at least one gaz station in Independence. From Independence you are 1h30-2h away from Stovepipes in the DV

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 440 S. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526
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Location: United States > California > Independence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Independence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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