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Dow Villa Motel

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St. Paul, MN
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The front desk staff is friendly and personable. They even kept a box for us that we had mailed ahead for couple of weeks. We stayed in the hotel and had booked in advance, which we are glad we did as all the rooms filled up by the evening - at least, in the hotel. This was a Sunday evening....

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Everett, Washington
Reviewed August 12, 2013

What a surprise to find a motel in the US that has 1 bathroom and shower to be shared by a whole wing! No mention was made of this when reserving, and it is not a common question to ask US motels. The one bathroom that they did have had a shower that I would be ashamed to put in...

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Dow V, Owner at Dow Villa Motel, responded to this review

Our AAA DOW VILLA MOTEL rooms all have private bathrooms. When this guest called to make a reservation it was late evening of the arrival day and he was told the only rooms available were in our HISTORICAL DOW HOTEL without a private bathroom. Very few of our HOTEL rooms must use the public showers as most have private bathrooms....

Palm Desert
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed...very clean. The air could have been set cooler a little warm to sleep. Has a card table in lobby that the family used to play cards...FUN!!! Historic old building!!! If traveling with small children ask for a ground floor room, the windows can be opened.

Thank Kbullington
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our family stayed here before heading to Death Valley. Room was clean and bed was very very comfortable. Room had coffee maker, microwave,refrig, hair dryer, and flat Tv. Had a great restaurant near Motel. Free wifi internet in room.

Thank Chaiyot T
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I liked Lone Pine. This place had heart, pride and seemed at one with itself. As opposed to so many other run-down, desolate, 2-gas-stations-and-a-pawn-shop towns we travelled through. And from the outside at least the Dow Villa motel looks to be the best place to stay overnight in Lone Pine. And what a backdrop - fantastic view of the mountains...

Thank CopenhagenMark
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed there 3 years ago, after finishing the John Muir trail and since we can't keep away from the Sierras, we came back. Although we had on.y reserved gone night, turning up a day earlier wasn't a problem and they found the parcel of clean clothes and other bits and pieces we didn't want to carry on the hike,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wonderful motel to stay after a backpack or visiting the area. Clean, comfortable. The Dow Villa Motel rooms are a bigger, newer, and nicer than the older Dow Hotel rooms, but I'd take either. Nice pool. Located right in the center of town. Comfortable lobby, friendly staff.

Thank danxy
Westcott, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This place was a great find. It is an iconic roadside motel that looks like it came straight out of a movie. And appropriately it is where John Wayne stayed in when he was filming in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The rooms are comfortable and well priced, the pool is a good place to cool off in as the sun...

Thank Mark A
Goffstown, New Hampshire
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We've stayed at the Dow Villa a couple times over the years when visiting family in Lone Pine and it never lets us down. On our recent stay of 1 night we stayed on the newer side (not the historic hotel section) on the first floor. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Nice and quiet too. A/c...

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Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed one night recently at the Motel as they also have a Hotel. Rooms were good size and very clean. The were also nicely decorated and had a microwave and frige. Plenty of parking was available. No breakfast available but good coffee in lobby. Rooms also a very good value!

Thank June R
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Three diamond motel located in the center of town at the base of Mt Whitney. Your stop on the way to Death Valley National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dow Villa Motel

Address: 310 S Main, P.O. Box 205, Lone Pine, CA 93545
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
Price Range: $125 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dow Villa Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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Dow Hotel Lone Pine
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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Just avoid rooms right on the highway. Most are good.”
shlamont, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We were on the second floor in the rear and it was very quiet. However, Lone Pine seemed very quiet at night.”
DebraA223, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Back rooms quiter”
LydiaS487, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Newer part of motel is modern while original hotel is 'quaint'.”
266Maggie46, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We like rooms on the first floor. Even better are rooms on the first floor with no second story. This property has that availability.”
kimmmiemaz, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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