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Elms Motel
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Bishop
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
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“Good deal in Bishop”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I have stayed in several hotels here as my husband and I use Bishop as a cheap base for boarding Mammoth, but I have never found a hotel that I wanted to return to. We are definitely coming back! It is a great value. 47$ including tax. The room is small but the heater was running when we arrived which was very welcoming. Continental breakfast is included from 7-9 and there is a coffee maker in the room. It is easy to find. The owner is nice. There are a ton of chanels to choose from. I really have no complaints. We will return.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you need an affordable, decent, clean place to stay in Bishop, this is it. Everything you need, like, fast food, tourist information, gasoline, bank, is right there! We stayed in Bishop in order to be in a big-enough town to purchase Thanksgiving items (i.g. smoked chicken from Mahogany Smoked Meats) for our camping trip in Saline Valley, southwest in Death Valley.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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san francisco
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

From the outside the cottage style rooms looked charming. Inside they were rundown and depressing, with little touches like only one stirrer and 2 sugars put out for the coffee maker. But what frightened me when I settled in for the night was that there was no phone in the room, and my cell phone was out of range. This meant that there was no way to call the front desk or the police in case of an emergency. Bishop is full of weird people and there's a lot of meth use in the area. I was a single woman and the isolated only occupant of the cottage; without a way to call for help if anybody broke into the car or the room. A night of poor sleep for me. A shortsighted way for the hotel owners to save money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is an older cottage style motel off the Hwy. It's close enough to walk to restaurants but far enough to be restful. Friendly owner Ramila gave me a really decent price considering it was summer rate time. The room was comfortable but could have had better pillows on the bed. Considering the age of this motel it is well maintained and clean. There is a nice lawn in the back with a playground and tables w/chairs under the big trees. Breakfast was the usual muffins, toast, etc. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed here for a week whilst we climbed peaks in the nearby Sierra Nevada and White Mountain ranges. Its off the main drag, which means its quiet. Was always clean. Coffee machine in rooms, aircon & TV as usual, comfy beds. Breakfast provided to set you up for your day.
Harry and his team are friendly and always willing to help out.
In short reccommended if your in the area.
Simon & the 'Doctor'

Room Tip: Just talk to Harry, all rooms are quiet, maybe even quieter at the back.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night because we travelled from San Francisco to Las Vegas and wanted to visit the Yosemite national park.

The location of the town bishop is great for our trip. I found the people in this town a bit weird but that wasn't a problem because we ate something and went back to the room for a sleep.

The price is ok, like $60 for one night.
When we entered the non smoking room, it really stunk like somebody smoked there a lot of cigarettes. The room was hot and small. The bed and the bathroom / shower were good.

Parking space was good, everybody has their own place next to the room. Wifi was good and the breakfast was ok too.

So the room wasn't very comfortable because of the heat and smell of cigarettes but after all we had a good sleep and no problems.

I wouldn't recommend this motel for more than one night but for one night its ok.

  • Stayed June 2012
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La Crescenta, California
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

My friends and I have frequented the Elms Motel for a number of years. We have found it to be quiet, clean, very comfortable, and reasonable. The Elms staff is helpful and very responsive to
the wishes of the guests. We highly recommend the Elms Motel to all visiting the Bishop, CA area.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Elms Motel
Address: 233 E Elm St, Bishop, CA 93514-2415
Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Bishop, California, the Elms Motel is 2.5 miles from Bishop Eastern Sierra Regional Airport. Featuring an American continental breakfast, this motel has rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Cable TV is included in each simply furnished room at Bishop Elms Motel. All of the rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities. A hairdryer is provided. Fresh coffee, orange juice, milk, pastries, toast with jam and cold cereals are the main continental breakfast items offered daily. A 24-hour front desk is available at Bishop Elms Motel California. Guests can enjoy the sunshine on the large private picnic area, which has a covered table and chairs. BBQ facilities are also available. Paiute Palace Casino is 2.5 miles from this motel. Featuring all-day dining, Whiskey Creek At Bishop serves American cuisine just a 5-minute walk away from the motel. Its menu includes steak, seafood and a variety of cocktails. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip. This property is also rated for the best value in Bishop! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. We speak your language and welcome climbers, fisherman and families! ... more   less 
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