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Elma, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Clown Motel not what the story tellers make it out to be. Despite the motel is dated, it is very comfortable and clean. We ended up staying there 2 nights. If you have a phobia of clowns, that would be the only down fall. The cemetery does add a different prospective, but not creepy even at night.... More 

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Thank Michael L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of those unusual places I had to stay in. I've stayed in a huge dog in Idaho, train carriage in Pennsylvania, lighthouse in Michigan and Wigwam in Arizona. So I had to stay in the Clown Motel! Service was friendly and the reception full of clowns was great! The room itself was old, yet it was large... More 

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Thank PhilUSA2010
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late night check in. We were told they would leave the key by the door. We pulled up, got the key, turned around and then we saw it!!! There was a Porn video being filmed in the rooms. They had the room doors wide open, naked women walking around the parking lot. The night manager was out... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived very late in the night, and as is customary for a late check in apparently, they left a key by the door for us! Upon pulling up, I notice several doors open on the first floor, and, out of the corner of my eyes, I see a flash, so naturally I turn to look.. Literally,... More 

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Thank mpg81
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Jim S
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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.

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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 

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Thank Cherry P
Placerville, California
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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 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Clown Motel

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