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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I had a really wonderful stay at this hotel. It is a clean place and well worth the price. The staff was very helpful and treated me very good. There is a cemetery located just next to the hotel and that is worth the visit as well.

1 Thank 777rocky
Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

How this place has 3 and 1/2 star reviews is beyond my imagination. It's been awhile since I've stayed there, but it's old, dirty, cheap, lacks even basic security, and the pictures of clowns don't magically cheer up the rooms. I stopped here because I'd had a very long day driving and this was the last place in town and... More 

2 Thank jdog17
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I have stayed at this motel at times over 20 years. I have always found the staff pleasant and this was particularly so on this visit. However i have noticed the décor getting more challenged over the years, but not to the extent that I would change to another hotel in town. I like the creaking floorboards. I like the... More 

Thank Jim S
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stayed at the hotel, room was sooooo old. The day before they filmed a horror flick about a clown. We walked the cemetery and read the grave stones. Owners are very nice. The place needs a complete overhaul. Way out in the middle of Nevada. Some people were burning sage in the parking lot. Wasn't scared at all.

1 Thank 991lisar
North Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

They say about this hotel is not true cuz I'm seeing dat No one is getting scared once they stay add least a night there so i went to go check it out myself with some friends and it was very interesting a lot of clowns and frames in the rooms yeah It was a little bit bad in the... More 

Thank Cherry P
Placerville, California
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were on a road trip and this was our half way point. I had read a ton of reviews and watched a few videos on YouTube. She was so freaked out to go and I thought it was great. All we needed to do was sleep and shower. Why spend more when that's all we needed?... More 

5 Thank Heidi B
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I like quirky. Clowns don't bother me. I don't mind a cemetery next door. But the room was scary. Arrived in the afternoon, office was locked with a note "no rooms available". We had a prepaid reservation. After about a half hour someone drove up and opened the office. The room was unbelievable. Dingy, dirty, ceiling was peeling. The dresser... More 

1 Thank 2IronRiders
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for the night on a road trip last year. Friendly staff cheap price for a quick stop over. We arrived late night and didnt know the history of the place nor the cemetery next door. Comfy room nice staff ideal stop on a US road trip :)

3 Thank WillHamster
Sparks, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Clean, but worn room. The staff are very friendly. I had plenty of room to park a 15 ft. U-Haul and a Car Trailer. The shower works great. In room refrigerator. On the north side of Tonopah. Coffee was made by 7 A.M. and was very good. I even purchased a mug and post card. Tonopah is a cool place... More 

1 Thank Frank W
Kongsberg, Norway
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The motel itself was old and shabby, and could need some paint. The room was big with to big beds. Clean but worn out. The reception was stuffed with over 500 clowns in all different sizes. And the most friendly receptionist gladly told us their stories.. Lovely atmosphere!! Right next to the motel is a cemetery from 1911..! We were... More 

5 Thank 1Happytraveller20
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28 rooms all with 2 queen beds - 21 Channels including local Las Vegas - Pet Friendly w/$10 Pet Fee Free Coffee ... more   less 

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Address: 521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049
Location: United States > Nevada > Tonopah
Number of rooms: 28
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