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Ray's Den Motel

405 North Edwards, Independence, CA 93526-1774
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#2 of 3 hotels in Independence

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Independence does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ray's Den Motel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Rooms at Ray's Den Motel provide a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Independence, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Ray's Den Motel, including Still Life Cafe (0.3 mi) and Tacos Jalisco (0.4 mi).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular historic sites such as Manzanar National Historic Site and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.

Ray's Den Motel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Independence.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Medo wrote a review Nov 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom247 contributions72 helpful votes
We stopped here for one night only on the way to the death valley. Linda, was very friendly and hospitable. Linda then recommend a great local place for breakfast the following day. The room was spacious, clean and had all the required amenities. Great Pitstop ahead of full day through the death Valley. Independence was a great choice place with some history attached to it. I would stop again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mrs Mac wrote a review Sep 2019
Chino, California50 contributions26 helpful votes
Ray’s Den is hands down the best independent motel on 395 between Lone Pine and Tahoe. We’ve been all over 395, and have yet to find a place as perfect (and there are some good ones). Pride of ownership is obvious at every turn. The rooms are spotless, and I’m not being hyperbolic - they are spotless. Mattresses are great. Towels are pure white and fluffy, and I love the common sense hamper under the sink for dirty towels. Linda (the owner) is great and works her tail off to meet her own exacting standards. We love this place and will return again and again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We had room 2 and it was quiet. Two full sized beds.
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Patricia R wrote a review Aug 2019
Sun City West, SAZ17 contributions6 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times throughout the years. While it is small and probably easier to manage, the owner personally takes care of the rooms so each one is immaculate and you won't find a drop of dirt or dust anyplace. Linda, the owner is a former park ranger who wanted to be closer to her hometown and has certainly made a good impression with the locals. Not many places to eat, but grab a sandwich from the new Port of Subs and bring it back to eat on the chairs outside your room overlooking Linda's flower pot garden.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Richard Hildebrand wrote a review Jul 2019
Tucson, Arizona593 contributions171 helpful votes
We stopped after a day of sightseeing in Owens Valley as we traveled from Sacramento to Las Vegas. The room was very clean and beds comfortable. Linda (the owner) is very pleasant and friendly. It is a modest hotel, but then again I am not paying for a swimming pool or workout room that I am not using. Would definitely stay there again if in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Michael F wrote a review Oct 2018
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I went to Independence to spend several days photographing the area. A friend recommended this motel and I was not disappointed. It is a small quiet location with a very comfortable bed. The room was exceptionally clean and the wifi worked great. I was in room #1 near the office. The owner Linda is very friendly and helpful and even invited me to join others for dinner at a local church that was celebrating 140 years of operation. All and all this was just what I needed. Nothing fancy just a very nice clean place to spend several days exploring the area.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Close to the office for better wifi.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ray's Den Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ray's Den Motel?
Nearby attractions include Eastern California Museum (0.3 miles) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (2.9 miles).
Is parking available at Ray's Den Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ray's Den Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Still Life Cafe, Tacos Jalisco, and Owens Valley Growers Cooperative.
Is Ray's Den Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Independence.
Are there any historical sites close to Ray's Den Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (2.9 miles).
Is Ray's Den Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.