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Rustic Oasis Motel

2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One has to admire a business that really understands its customers and the Rustic Oasis Motel in Olancha is a fine example. Isolated in desert country between the Grand Canyon and Sequoia National Forest, business traffic thunders through the town on the 395 and only hapless tourists look for a bed, a bite to eat and fuel. Superficially, the Rustic... More 

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Lancashire England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a mess and with only a little bit of effort this place could be improved. The rooms are not clean, in our room was a big, old spider web which would have easily been removed. The walls in the bathroom area would have benefited with a wipe down with a damp cloth which would have taken a couple of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up staying here for one night. The guy at the front desk was very helpful both in person and over the phone. The room had the bare essentials - a bed and hot water in the shower. Other than that there wasn't much else to it. Great if you're needing only a 12 hour stay somewhere. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

What an interesting place to stay. When you pull up, the sign depicts its name: rustic. The motel is literally not near anywhere but it was a good location after being at Death Valley. The room was old but clean. The bed was surprisingly comfy and the shower was lovely and hot. We ate dinner at cafe ranch 2 miles... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

VERY Rustic Motel..Just plain and simple, A bed and bath. no TV No internet, just what I wanted. QUIET great views day and night.Oh and did I say QUIET. Fantastic rustic Cafe just moments away. I would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Stated there for one night after visiting Death Valley. The motel and location looks really rustic as the name says, but that's really great :) The owner was so friendly and helpful. We had a clean bathroom, comfy bedroom and a little kitchen. They offer free hot drinks at the office. Wifi worked good. The only thing is that there... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

was pleasantly surprised as wasnt expecting a lot from this motel. The motel is just off the motorway and is very clean and comfortable. just 5-6 room and a separate reception area. we stayed in a room with two double beds. one double bed was in the main room with microwave, fridge and tv and the other double bed in... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Stayed one night, room clean but basic but more clean towels than many other stop overs. Motel was a location of the movie Bug which one of the stars was Ashley Judd but no promotion of this mentioned - if you google film trailer you will see the motel - but no bugs in our room! No evening facilities but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Definitelly better than expected. Very nice hosts!!! Helpfull also. Clean room, nice location, steps from death valley Free wifi I woul definitely go back to this motel or recomend it to everyone You can access the Sequoia forest and the landscape is amazing Very close to Lone Pine

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If the place was half the price I would still consider it massively overpriced. Pros: location (between Death Valley and Sierra Nevada), 24/7 reception area with hot drinks, microwave, etc. Cons: practically no WiFi (strange, you have a router in your room, but it doesn't connect with the outer world), rooms very run down Place is moody and nostalgic, but... More 

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Additional Information about Rustic Oasis Motel

Address: 2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Olancha
Price Range: $74 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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