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Mt. Williamson Motel

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Lincoln, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was quite a treat to stay here before my big hike up Mt Whitney. The room was clean, comfortable and a great price. The hosts were personable and welcoming. Breakfast was the best! I would highly recommend this to any weary traveler in this desolate part of California.

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Mount Angel, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I had the small cabin with a fenced in yard for the dog and it was a fantastic set-up with an outdoor area with a small firebox, seating and table - a great place to be after a day of hiking or sightseeing. We loved looking at the stars - more than I ever see at home. The little touches... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris and Jim are very accommodating hosts. So friendly and helpful! They also serve a very nice breakfast. My casita was very clean and comfortable. I enjoyed sitting around the communal outside area and chatting with the other visitors.

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little place was great! Cabins are nicely decorated (pinstripe sheets, quilts, lots of good pillows) and super clean. Owners are very friendly. Freshly made breakfast in the morning and very reasonable price. Beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mtns.

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Carolina Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect but was ready to take whatever I could find off my beaten path. Boy was I surprised when I opened the door to my tiny cabin! There was a beautiful quilt with a mini fridge/micro combo. and two wine glasses. It was tiny living but just what a tired hiker needed. The next morning... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room as a stop-over on the way up to Onion Valley to camp and hike with my husband, and as the reviews say, this place is top notch, clean, and very comfortable (ultra extra firm mattress), with amazing hosts. Jim cooked us breakfast, (simple scrambled eggs, toast, and one slice bacon, coffee), while Strider drove the early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

First time stay at the Mt. Williamson Motel. Met by Jim and Strider at the front desk (small cottage at the back and to the right). Easiest check-in EVER. My room was cleaner than some large hotels. Well furnished and interesting art on the walls. Real towels like at home! The site has multiple fruit trees that are hand watered... More 

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I first learned of the Mt. Williamson Motel & Base Camp as a resupply site for long hikes in the Sierras. I've now stayed there several times. Independence has become my favorite stop off on the 395 south of Topaz Lake. There's probably 150 reviews here describing the MWM&B. Yea, it's clean. Yea the beds are great. Yea there a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is the second time I've stayed here, and it's definitely to be recommended if you are in the area. The cabins are neat and clean and the owner/host Strider is very knowledgeable about the local trails and attractions.

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We drove after work on Friday, so it was late and dark when we got there, thankfully Strider and Daniel were awesome and accommodating! Walking into a lavender scented room was pure heaven and so were the beds. In fact, the beds were SOOOOO comfy, I slept more soundly than I do at home! When you wake up here- you... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic, clean, comfortable, historic cabins in a base camp setting at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mt. Williamson Motel

Address: P.O. Box 128, 515 S Edwards Street (Hwy 395), Independence, CA 93526-0128
Location: United States > California > Independence
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Mt Williamson Motel
Mt Williamson Hotel
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