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Bodie Hotel

281 N Main Street, Across from the Historic 1880 Courthouse, Bridgeport, CA 93517
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Eugene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Very dirty and grimy, I would have slept in the car if I knew what this was like. I love and have spent years living a very rustic life style with no electricity or running water, but this place gives the word discusting a whole new meaning

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This really is a step back in time and our visit was what we'd expected in terms of the decor, and based on previous reviews. We weren't prepared for the dirty state of the room though. Unfortunately it hadn't been cleaned at all, and for quite some time. I won't go into all the details but, suffice to say, I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I really hate giving bad reviews...but I did not like this hotel. The lobby of the hotel is decorated with items from Bodie and er some creepy stuff. The receptionist was rude and unapproachable. The stairs up to the room where wonky and one felt like it was going to give way. Our room is shown in the picture below.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter & I deciced on a spur of the moment trip over Labor Day weekend. Taking the back way to Reno we came into Bridgeport, which was having a Founders Day event. Deciding to stay the night there & going to Bodie the next day our choice was to stay at the Bodie Hotel. Wow! What a step back... More 

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Folsom, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband surprised me with a trip to Bridgeport, for three nights, for our anniversary. Our trip did not start well..... nor did it end at this hotel. We pulled up and went inside the Bodie Hotel. It was very interesting in the "lobby", and I was looking for some information regarding the hotel itself and didn't see any. I... More 

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Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

While the facts/accounting in this review are essentially correct, there is a great amount of embellishment, fabrication and omission that TripAdvisor readers should be aware of. First of all, our cancellation policy is clearly stated on our website and is restated personally at the time a guest makes a reservation. Many businesses have similar 24-hour cancellation policies. After being offered... More 

Alba, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family of five (two parents and three adult children) stayed here one night before a Bodie road trip. This hotel was a perfect stop. The feeling of this old hotel that was actually brought down from Bodie in the 1880s before loading up in the car was irreplaceable. It is worth staying here just for the experience of sleeping... More 

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Thank Jacqueline M
Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

I really appreciate your review and you kind words. I love taking care of guests and treating people to the kind of experience you have described. Paula is a gem and I am so glad she came into my life. She has exactly the kind of hotelier ethic that I do and that is rare in this business. Thank you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have slep 2 nights at bodie hotel with my wife and son. I agree with other advises about small rooms, long hot water to come hold furniture etc. But according to the story about this hotel, we were absulotely facinated about the decor. It was like if it was travel back in time. Every things was fine and clean,... More 

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Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad that you had a wonderful and memorable experience with us here in Bridgeport. I look forward to meeting with you again, and your family, the next time you are in town. Jean Courtney, Owner More 

Sacramento, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

...but only once. Boyfriend & I stayed here 3 years ago in 2012; & I still can't escape the memories. Genuinely scared all night, expecting a sociopath passing-by-on-the-highway-to come through the unlocked front door of the building,stride boldly past the unoccupied clerk desk (he went home after 9, though he promised he was a phone call away), padding quietly on... More 

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Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

Three years ago, I replaced all the mattresses with new name-brand, high quality mattresses. While the plumbing was replaced several years ago, some rooms require time for the hot water to reach proper temperature, up to a minute. As with all smaller hotels, fluctuations in hot/cold are experienced when several guests are using water at the same time. Built in... More 

Pittsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Have been staying at the Bodie Hotel for over 20 years . Great price about 1/2 or more of the other places in town. Great rustic feeling of what the old west may have been like. Rooms are always clean and the staff is friendly .Was driving thru and just had to stop. The hotel was built in about 1856... More 

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Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you very much for your continued support and your kind words. As I have stated in many other replies on TripAdvisor, I strive to keep the hotel in excellent condition-as excellent as a 150+ years building can be! My staff and I pay great attention to detail and I am a daily part of the operation, even though... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Everything is completely outdated, the shower is a trickle, and takes about 10 minutes for the hot water to get there. Anytime you use the toilet, you have to take the lid off and pull up on the float to stop it. The water is contaminated, and highly recommended not to even brush your teeth with it, let alone drink... More 

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Jean C, Owner at Bodie Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to review the Bodie Hotel and am sorry for your experience here with us. We strive to keep the hotel clean and dust-free which is sometimes quite the task with the amount of wind and dust we get here in Bridgeport. After a long winter we spend extra time cleaning the entire hotel since... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bodie Hotel is a two-story Victorian era house reminiscent of buildings in the nearby mining town of Bodie. It's much like the boarding houses of the 1860s except each room had its own private bathroom with shower installed after being moved to Bridgeport. The rooms vary in size, some with a single bed and others featuring two beds. The black velvet wallpaper coupled with the shag carpeting really help make this boom town building unique. Reasonable rates range from $59.95 to $125 per night. The facility has wireless internet available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bodie Hotel

Address: 281 N Main Street, Across from the Historic 1880 Courthouse, Bridgeport, CA 93517
Location: United States > California > Bridgeport
Number of rooms: 9
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