This is a nice clean budget hotel. I'd recommend it to anyone passing through Barstow on a one-nighter, and to business travellers looking to stay longer.
My room was clean, the bathroom was nice, the wifi was good, and the room had a small coffee maker, a microwave, and a 3 foot high fridge. The bathroom was nice and the fixtures looked newish. The walls were thick enough that the TVs in the next rooms didn't bother me. Even though the neighborhood didn't seem particularly threatening, it was nice to see triple locks on the room's front and patio doors, and room key required to gain access to the building. The night clerk was friendly and helpful.
Negative points? The carpet is ugly. There's no hot tub. The complimentary breakfast is mediocre. But if that's the worst you can say about a $50/night hotel, I think you've done pretty well.
On my return trip, I'll be staying here again. I guess that says it all, doesn't it?