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River Valley Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Needles
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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“Typical Route 66 motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night here. The guy was friendly enough on check in. The room was big with all you need as in coffee machine, fridge and microwave. It was nice and clean too. Was just a bit dated , our bathroom door didn't close but it all goes with the age of this motel.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night having spent nearly 3 weeks travelling Route 66.

Having had experience of budget motels and a few horror stories to tell we were quite wary (the sign 'no refunds after check in' always makes us worry!) but we were so impressed.

A comfortable stay, a quiet area, working wi-fi and for the price it really was perfect for us...we came away with a smile and restored faith in budget motels/inns!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

The decor and furniture are a little tired, but the very large room - which had a TV, fridge, microwave, coffee maker & free wi-fi - was perfectly clean, as were the bedding and towels. The bed was comfortable ensuring we had a good night's sleep after a long driving through the desert. There are several eateries within a few minutes' walk. We found the owner very friendly and helpful. For $36 (inc. tax)/night (through Bookings.com), this made a good value overnight stop.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salinas, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Large smoke free room, comfortable bed. Located on old Rte 66. Carpet, beds & walls clean. But the motel has seen better days ...in years past. Eastern wing, fully half of the rooms, closed due to fire that destroyed the last 3 units. So parking spaces were plentiful. Still, my full size PU stuck out into the driveway. The room AC cycles on and off throughout the night so killed it at midnight & slept atop the bed in almost bearable heat. Warm water flows out of the cold water taps. Pool water was not crystal clear & did not look inviting despite the heat. You must trace the fridge electric plug and connect. Bathroom in need of refreshed hardware & floor. @ $60 I expected a bit better. Needles is not prospering so this Motel may follow in the path of the many Needles businesses that have folded up. Except for the interstate, Needles looks a lot like it did when I first came through in 1960 on the old 66. None the cooler either. Still..there something redeeming there if only the ghosts of the desert survivors. A green spot in an otherwise incinerated vast volcanic landscape. I might be inclined to stay there again if rates were lower although I would not recommend this for my wife. Surrounding volcanic mountains & desert & blue sky are fascinating. The distant rumble of the regular mile long BNSF heavy through freights actually helps me sleep. You just know it's a hostile environment outside.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

it was easy to find, the property looked outdated.
the rooms are outdated, carpet dirty, the personal wasn't dressed properly (undershirt and a short), Tv was hard to set up, we won't stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bisbee, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Moved to this motel after a disaster at previous nights stay. Pleasantly surprised by the large comfortable room. Motel is well off freeway but easy access return to I 40 and direct route north to Bullhead City or Laughlin. This motel location is insulated from the noise of trains passing through Needles. Facility is well maintained with plenty of parking. Nice pool for folks staying in warm weather months. Good economical rates, senior discounts and free WiFi

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

This was a correct motel for one night. The place was a little old, but it was clean, so that was important. The woman at the reception at night was super friendly and the pool area was nice as well. Free coffee in the rooms as well as wi-fi. No complaints, clean and you get what you pay for. I would go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: River Valley Motor Lodge
Address: 1707 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-2503
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Needles
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Needles
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Hotel Class:2 star — River Valley Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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