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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from Yosemite to Death Valley/Las Vegas we were looking for a place to stay the night. Since it was late the two other Motels in Big Pine were already full and we were happy to get a room in the Starlite Motel. Tuchar and his wife Carol are the new owners of the motel since spring 2016... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 20 yr old son and I recently stayed here before hiking up in Big Pine Creek Lakes trailhead. The owner was extremely gracious upon check in, offering us juice and lots of maps. Our room was clean and comfortable and just what we needed. The next morning he again was offering us drinks of orange juice and asked how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights at the Starlight in late June while exploring the high altitude beauty of the eastern sierra. Was very hot at the time, 104 or 106, but the room was cool and quiet, the cinder block walls have great insulation, also cant hear others or trucks using 395. The new owner, was very helpful, and did whatever he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a modest hotel that fully lives up to its claims of cleanliness and quiet. However the owner could not have been more generous in making my stay pleasant. He was constantly trying to find ways to help out. I have stayed at hotels at three times the price where customers are ignored but that certainly is not the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is just an ordinary motel, noting else. But the man who runs it now (he recently bought the place) is so kind, generous and service minded. We arrived very late and hungry, and he brought us water, soup, fruits and chocolate. We had a very good stay on our way to Yosemite park. / Gunnar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We needed a place to stay between Death Valley and Mammoth lakes, so booked the starlight motel. The owner was very flexible with our late check in, offering food and water and also coming in to check that the air conditioning was working before we settled in,in case we needed to change rooms. In the morning, we were offered granola... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We needed a place for a one-night stay and felt lucky to get a room in Big Pine. The Starlite turned out to be a very pleasant experience. The host and owner is new to the motel business and does whatever he can to make sure his guests are taken well care of. The rooms are simple but they are... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was looking for a place to stay at in big pine because we were planning on hiking up north creek trail. I found out that Starlight motel would accommodate my dog so I decided to give the place a try. It was a lot better than I expected. The rooms were very clean, sheets smelled fresh, and the ac... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Starlight Motel is a great choice for a stop on your 395 road trip. Basic motel, clean, comfortable, and with good cable and internet. Tushar is a very friendly and accommodating. Juice, granola bars, and fig newtons for breakfast too. I will stay there again the next time I'm in Big Pine.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Arrive as guests, leave as friends. Yep, that is exactly how it is. Tushar is such a kind gentleman. He really cares about his guests. We usually are sleeping on a mountain in a tent high above the Starlight Motel but recently on a trip to recon some peaks for future climbs we decided to get a room. Well, we... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family owned motel providing excellent customer service. We have clean, comfortable & caring environment at reasonable prices. We have multi-lingual staff and value cultural diversity. We strive to provide outstanding service at reasonable prices. We are located on the scenic Highway 395. We are nestled between Sierra Mountains to our west, Death Valley to our east & the magnificent Yosemite National Park to our north. Mount Whitney is just over 50 miles south-west and you can easily reach there in about one hour. Starlight Motel is within 25 miles of the Bristlecone Pine Forest. Mountains, lakes, and hiking trials surround us with wonderful fishing as well as skiing in the vicinity. We are just 14 miles south of Bishop & north of Independence. Starlight Motel and the Oza family always welcome children. To make your child feel at home, fresh fruit, snacks, or treats await you at our humble abode. Children always bring us good cheer and positive energy to this lovely landscape. We offer special price to teachers, military veterans, senior citizens, emergency caregivers, artists, writers, theatre community, union workers, & students. We welcome pets based on availability. (*Charges may apply.) Guide dogs are permitted FREE for our guest's convenience. Starlight Motel is a proud sponsor of "Adopt-A-Highway" program. We promote recycling & not wasting our natural resources as we support the Sierra Conservation Project. Our motto: Arrive as guests, leave as friends! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starlight Motel

Address: 511 S Main St, P O Box 718, Big Pine, CA 93513-0718
Location: United States > California > Big Pine
Price Range: $126 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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