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Miner's Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Jamestown
Boise
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“never again!”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Staying at this place gave me the opportunity to review how I should pick my place to stay . If after reading my review you even consider staying at this dirty place, first go into the bathroom you will see mold and hair on the walls, try the hot water, you will find none. Next check out the heat which is noisy and the thermostat will not work. The beds like everything else in your room will be old and dirty. After looking around you should decide to stay, get out the bug repellant because right now I need some. When you talk to the manager about your stay you will feel even worse,.

Room Tip: If parking lot is empty, probably not a good place.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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8 Thank luckygolfnut
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rgpanchal, Owner at Miner's Motel, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
I apologize for your unpleasant stay at our hotel. We have taken care of all the issues. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

My wife & 2 children were doing a California road trip & stayed here 1 night. The room was spotless as was the pool. To us the motel had a 60s/70s Retro look about it which we loved. If we ever get back to beautiful California from Australia again we would definitely stay at the Minors Motel

  • Stayed September 2011
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Corona, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We had extended family stay here for two nights in 4 rooms to visit other family who live close by and it was a very reasonable stay. Rooms are not huge, but you are not paying for huge here either. Considering the cost of lodging in and around the gold mining country, this was a nice motel with good service and a nice room.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2011

The adversiting for this hotel seemed nice and good, but when we got there the rooms are small and smelled!! The rooms smell old and musty, not to mention the office it smelled really bad,like old rotten food! Dont stay here if unless its the only hotel left

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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6 Thank jeff L
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rgpanchal, Owner at Miner's Motel, responded to this review, September 5, 2011
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel. Jamestown is a very old town as is most of its century old buildings. The smell is characteristic of old buildings and not possible to get rid of without rebuilding. May I suggest staying in a large franchise in another location, since there are none in Jamestown. As advertised, our rooms are very clean and we try to make every stay at our hotel pleasant. Again, I apologize that your stay was not pleasant.
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We have stayed here and were a little disappointed by the information they supplied and the quality of the room and the location. This is not a good place to stay if you want to visit Yosemite for multiple days, like we intended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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rgpanchal, Owner at Miner's Motel, responded to this review, September 5, 2011
I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay. Yosemite is an hour and half drive from our hotel. There are very few hotels close to the actual park, and they are usually much pricier and difficult to find an opening. Our town of Jamestown is the next closest location to Yosemite National Park and we are only minutes from the turnoff to Yosemite.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

A standard motel in a roadside location. A short drive to shops and restaurants. Relatively clean, but nothing special. A good stop off point before/after Yosemite.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Alamitos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Stayed here based upon the reviews. The room was large and comfortable and the management was very accomodating. This room suited our needs as we were with friends on the lake and didn't want to camp. Location is great! The only issue we had were ants but I have ants at my house and realize that there isn't anything you can do about them. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

If you are picky and looking for something like the Hyatt or Hilton well, you need to stay in a different location as Jamestown doesn't have any large franchises which adds to its' appeal!

Room Tip: Request a room in the back if you are a light sleeper
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Miner's Motel

Property: Miner's Motel
Address: 18740 State Highway 108, Jamestown, CA 95327-9123
Location: United States > California > Jamestown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Jamestown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Miner's Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Miners Motel of Jamestown is just minutes from Yosemite National Park, Stanislaus National Forest, wineries, fishing, boating, horseback riding, and white water rafting. In the winter, guests can enjoying skiing, snowboarding, and sledding at the local ski areas. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers free wireless internet, an outdoor pool, picnic area and BBQ, and dogs are welcome with additional charges. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Miner`s Hotel Jamestown
Miners Hotel Sonora

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