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Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed for a vacation stay while I showed my wife the town (I grew up here) and explored the many other places to see in the area (Lone Pine and points in between, the Pinnacles, Randsburg, the China Lake Museum, etc.).

As always, the room was comfortable and everything worked the way it should. We appreciated the included breakfast buffet, although there are other good places to eat (Kristy's is a favorite). Staff was always welcoming and helpful.

If there is any complaint, it's that the AC unit is pretty noisy. Worked well, though.

Room Tip: Pool-facing rooms may be the quietest. The north and west sides don't get much traffic noise, bu...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian_Donna_2010
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Redlands, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

One of the less expensive of the nicer hotels in Ridgecrest. We got a suite for three for under 90 bucks after tax and that included a wonderful free breakfast!

Desk help was professional and more than accommodating. They even took the time to help me research where I could purchase a piece of equipment that I needed to purchase at the spur of the moment. Wifi is strong, and if you need they have a computer and printer available in the lobby.

Pool and spa are nice with plenty of towels, seating shade and BBQ equipment. They have an exercise too.
I have stayed here for work and with my family and will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KurtRH
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed here on a business trip. The rooms are large and comfortable, and have refrigerators and microwave ovens. The rooms are in bad need of updating but are well cared for. The one complaint is the shower - the hot water was variable, and kept coming and going -and not just by a little bit - it was wide variations and the temperature never stayed the same for more than a few seconds. Hot breakfast was included and was serviceable, if limited. French toast, eggs, bacon, toast and oatmeal. I would have liked to had cereal as an option. Cannot recommend the restaurant (Charleys)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Fxgovers
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Santa Barbara, California
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289 reviews
170 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Right outside China Lake Naval Weapons Test base with, an old box low-def TV featuring the Pentagon Channel and the Naval Channel along with HBO, Showtime etc and free wi-fi. Coffee machine, microwave and small fridge. Individual A/C units which of course have the compressor kicking on and off through the night. Your standard two story motel with parking, nice swimming pool area, fitness center. Clean and comfortable. I came with a group so I can’t give a value for money estimate. Nice large sports bar that was not too loud.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gary G
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Sacramento California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

First, the good; the staff is friendly. Then the bad; no hot water on a cold morning when I had to be on the road early. Then the ugly; the management knows about the problem, but instead of fixing it, they just blow off the complaints.

This hotel charges over $100/night for a very ordinary room in the middle of nowhere. When I mentioned the problem at the front desk as I was checking out, the manager's response was "gee, we're sorry. This doesn't happen very often." VERY OFTEN?!? Every day? Every week? Shouldn't you comp the customers or at least offer a token discount for the next stay?

There are other, newer hotels nearby. You can get nicer rooms at a better price there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CHAMBEAU
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Travelers are raving about these Ridgecrest hotels

Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
Level Contributor
99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I find ourselves in Ridgecrest once or twice a year for endurance horse events. The horse stays with the trailer but we like to have a warm shower and a real bed, so we rough it at a local hotel. We have stayed at this place a few times now and the rooms are if nothing else, quiet. This is not to say that the place is the Taj but it is relatively clean and the staff is pleasant. We have not had much of any experience with the restaurant as we tend to come in late and get out early. So far this is the place that we like best in Ridgecrest.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank powdercoater
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Diamond Bar, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hotel is nice and clean. The room was large and comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. I stayed during winter,18° F at night, and room heater was efficient and relatively quiet. The receptionist was attentive and helpful.

However: (a) The included breakfast selection was mediocre; (b) Pancakes were "outdated" on two days I stayed (you know what I mean); (c) Shower water was hot but its pressure and volume just little above than that from a conventional water cooler. Tried to get nice hot shower after long cold day working outdoors - it was frustrating experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simon C
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Additional Information about Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest

Property: Carriage Inn of Ridgecrest
Address: 901 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3160
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Ridgecrest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carriage Inn Ridgecrest is the premier full-service hotel in the Indian Wells Valley. Bask in our beautiful heated lap pool and spa surrounded by picturesque rose gardens, hummingbirds, and swaying palm trees. The Carriage Inn is located a short distance from the major Mojave highways of 395, the 14 and 178. ... more   less 
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