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Mt. Williamson Motel

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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived here at 8am from 8 days on trail and they took amazing care of me! Breakfast every morning, laundry, small library for Sierra's research. Strider and her staff were absolutely amazing! This has been a great experience and one of the highlights of...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Mt. Williamson Motel for two nights. The beds are EXCELLENT. They were brand new and FIRM! The owner takes pride in the rooms and has plush towels and beautiful quilts in the well laid-out rooms. Getting a good...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

I stayed at the Mt Williamson Motel for two nights in the middle of my John Muir Trail through hike. I used the Hiker Resupply Package which included pickup at the trailhead, cold beverage, a load of laundry, handling my resupply bucket, a nice room...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here twice in the last 2 years picking up my hubby and friend post backpacking trips. Love this place. Both times have stayed in the Piaute Suite which has a full kitchen. Super clean, the room smells wonderful (I know that sounds weird but...More

Thank wickedZ
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

To say that the Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp in Independence, CA is merely a great place to stay is an understatement. The owner -- Cris Chater, aka "Strider" -- runs a finely-tuned operation that anticipates the needs of hikers and goes above and...More

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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June 20, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
Nothing new to add except that the actual property seems small to me. If Strider does allow long term parking it may be on a first come basis. Definitely call first.
Scott M
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Cris C | Property representative |
The Paiute Suite has a full kitchen. All of the cabins/rooms have heaters. Cabin #6 has an outdoor fire pit.
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"cabin 1 is closer to road we were in 5 and it was peaceful"
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"Walking distance to the best restaurant in town"
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"Just call Sryker, the charming lady who owns it and she will give you the correct input"
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"There are no bad rooms!"
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