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River Valley Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Needles
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This motel is GREAT! It's old, and in some ways run down but for under $40 per night (one person AARP discount) you get a decent size fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, very hot water with very strong water pressure, a good strong air conditioner unit. The king bed was quite comfortable, the towels were relatively new and thankfully not threadbare..... and all is very clean!!! I highly recommend this place, what a find!!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about River Valley Motor Lodge

Address: 1707 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363-2503
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Needles
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Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Needles
Price Range: $43 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Valley Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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