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Best Western Colorado River Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Needles
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Warwick, Australia
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“Great motel on route 66”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We recently drove Route 66 from Santa Monica to Chicago and our first night stop was Needles. We stayed at this lovely motel. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. We were extremely tired as we had started out in Anaheim early that morning drove to Santa Monica to start Route 66. Our room was on the ground floor, it was a very good sized suite with 2queen beds, which was good as there was my husband and myelf and our 14 year old son. It was quiet and we had a wonderful nights rest ready for the next day's drive to Williams. The hotel reception area has a lot of route 66 memorbillia and a nice little area where you can buy souveniers.

We ate dinner that night at the cafe next door Juicys which was only probably a 100 metre walk from our room. The meal there was lovely and you got a good size portion on your plate for a reasonable price. The staff were extremely friendly and I would certainly recommend to anyone to eat there. We also had our breakfast there the next morning which did not bother us at all. Again the staff were friendly and the breakfast was ery satisfying. I do not understand what some of the other reviewers are saying about this cafe as we did not have a problem at all.

The position of the motel is good just off the route 66 so you don't have to go looking for it. It is a shame that the highway has taken away from these small towns as they are delightful to explore.

Al up great place to stay and we would definately stay there again when visiting.

Room Tip: Definately get a room on the ground floor if you have a lot of luggage as there is not a lift.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, We are happy that you had the chance to explore some of Route 66. If you ever get back to Needles make sure to stop in and get another good noghts sleep.
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We decided to stay here for the night on our Route 66 travel. The front desk staff were very friendly. We were on the second floor and there were no elevators so it was a pain getting the luggage up the stairs. The room was clean. There are no shampoo bottles. The soap and shampoo are in dispensers. The hotel is right on the railroad. Between the train and the kids running up and down the hall and screaming I did not get a good night sleep. However, the bed was comfortable. Breakfast includes either a hot or cold option at the cafe next door. It was pretty good, the hot meal was eggs with ham, biscuit and hash browns.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your review and I apologize that the kids were running and yelling. We try to control peoples little travelers but some times it is tough to do.
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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Phillip Crouch takes very good care of his guests. The rooms are clean and neat and the pool is very clean. His staff is very gracious and helpful. Do not miss it when you spend time in Needles. We had a blast here and it is right next to 'Juicy's' restaurant and bar. We will stay here again in 2013.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thanks Croc. We enjoyed having you and your traveling companions. We look forward to your return.
Phil
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Desk staff were very helpful except for one middle aged crab who snapped when we asked for pool towels. Very rude. The pool area is lovely with ferns and palm trees towerin over - espicially nice at night when it is beautifully lit up. good size pool and nice jacuzzi. the rooms are big and everything is fine in them. the air con is brilliant - kept us cool even though 104 degrees outside (september) - but it is very noisy. Reception is route 66 themed but really unique - free popcorn, singing birds, 60" TV, etc. (retro space invaders inactive - rats). Tea coffee and juice available free all day. BUT our big grumble is the "breakfast included" arrangement - it is a big put off. you have to go to the restaurant next door - Juicy's river cafe - and 2 choices are all you can choose from for breakfast- otherwise you have to pay. and no substitutions. So you have to end up paying for breakfast after all or eat what you do not want. plus the service was abysmal -= unfriendly and it took forever. We wasted too much of our morning just waiting in this dark and unfriendly restaurant. It would be much better if the hotel just offered a simple cold breakfast in the lobby/pool area. (In terms of eating dinner we ate at juicys the night before too and the food was abysmal and service just as bad - see my review - the only other nearby option is a restaurant across the road and that looked even worse - smelt damp in a bad bad way the moment you went in the door. ) My suggestion therefore is to spend the night but eat elsewhere

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your thoughts regarding your stay. Our guests receive (1)Scrambled Eggs, diced ham, hash browns, a biscuit and juice or coffee or your choice of Cold cereal or Oatmeal, a biscuit and juice and coffee. Both these options are at no charge to our guests. If you prefer something different from the extensive menu you can use your breakfast voucher as a 20% coupon.
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Needles these days is not known for much. There are not really very many good hotel choices there. This hotel has a hot-tub and a swimming pool and also offers a good breakfast in the joint next door. Until the Harvey House gets renovated, this is the place to stay.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Robin,
Thank you for the review. We look forward to the Harvey House renovations.
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Not much choice in Needles as far as food and lodging goes. This is an adequate hotel for one night - nothing fancy. It has an adjoining Restaurant - Juicie's - which you get a discounted breakfast that is included in the room price. Popular with truck drivers.

Room Tip: The back side of the hotel faces the tracks so you do get train noise. The front facing the restaura...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Breakfast is served in the restaurant Juicys Famous River Cafe. We provide several options for breakfast. If our travelers opt for something other than the FREE options they can use there voucher for a 20% discount off their extensive menu.
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Livermore, California, USA
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The staff at check-in and check-out were friendly and very efficient. The room was clean and quiet. Although Juicy's is convenient for dinner, we would prefer to have the standard BW continental breakfast in the BW facility for convenience and to save time in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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pcrouch, General Manager at Best Western Colorado River Inn, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your review
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Property: Best Western Colorado River Inn
Address: 2371 W Broadway, Needles, CA 92363-2106
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Needles
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Needles
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Colorado River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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