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“Excellent value for money budget motel” 5 of 5 stars
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California Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1431 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311 (Formerly Comfort Inn)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
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Copenhagen
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money budget motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Half the price of any comparable motel. It may be pretty basic, but the rooms are fine, there is a reasonable pool, the morning breakfast was one of the better ones we'd had, and quite frankly, that's all we really wanted for a one night stop-over. Even the wifi worked in the rooms! Definitely the best budget motel we stayed at during our 4 week holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Recently stayed at the California Inn at Barstow. Right from our arrival the service was a lot more than expected. The young lady at Reception could not have been of better help. Our room was clean, neat and ideal. The breakfast did the deed. Yes, we've stay there again, and , as such, we have no problem in suggestion the place to you. It was close to most need places AND it was affordable. Can't ask for much more, really.

Room Tip: Around the back was quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barstow, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

the california inn in barstow california is a nice surprise, clean and safe,very helpful staff. the rooms are large and comfortable. The swimming pool was clean and well located for client use. Ample parking with an Ihop next door, an easy walk from your room,and Italian restuarant across the street also an easy walk.

Room Tip: close to parking was best for me
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Szczawno Zdroj, Poland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Hotel was for us unexpected surprise, low price , but we found very kind and helpfull staff , clean , quiete , large and save room , breakfast was reach and full . I recommend sincerely.
We travelled thru USA with 2 children and this hotel is one of the top,

Room Tip: price low , value high , we have been on 2 floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmel, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were driving from Colorado to Northern California, and had to rest a night on the way. I searched the web and found this hotel. It had better reviews than similarly priced motels, so I booked it.
The staff was efficient, and fast. The room was very clean and well furnished. (Obviously, they didn't consult an interior decorator with colors, but the room was functional and clean.) I liked that the room had two vanities, one inside the bathroom, and one outside. The bed was a bit too firm for me, but better than an old and saggy mattress, so no complaint.
I think this motel is better than similarly priced Motel6 or similar corporate brands.

I felt a bit disturbed, when I read on the key envelope, not to open the door for anybody, and use all three locks to secure the door. But fortunately nothing happened to us nor to the car.

The breakfast area was a little too small for all guests, and the selection of food was below standard. There are many restaurants around to eat though. Ihop is next door.
I made the reservation via Expedia on my iPhone. It seemed that it would have been a little bit less expensive if I just called them.
Other than that, I can recommend this place to travelers.

Room Tip: Maybe safer and quieter on the second floor, but we were in room 111, and was fine.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed here for one night on the way to Vegas, hotel room is large and clean with a fridge, free breakfast is ok. Around the hotel there are plenty of eating places. This hotel is a great value stopover with a laundry area to do the washing before Vegas.

Room Tip: Park your car in front of reception where the cameras are as someone got there car stolen from the s...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ulverston
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at the hotel overnight on our way to Death Valley. The hotel was a revelation for the price. Nice clean rooms everything in the room you want plus free WiFi for the price. Swimming pool area was clean and looked after. The hotel is close to many different restaurants and shops around the local area. Would recommend hotel to all and I would stay there again if I was in Barstow.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Address: 1431 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Barstow
#7 Romantic Hotel in Barstow
#7 Business Hotel in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — California Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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