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“This place needs to be closed, soon.”
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Santa Fe Motel
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Tehachapi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This place needs to be closed, soon.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This place is not even on my top 100 places to stay. The staff here is very unprofessional and rude. room 120 doesn't even have a refrigerator because someone has stolen it. the manager refused to give us a key. His excuse was that the room did not have a key and would not give us another room. The towels have holes and the beds are repulsive. There are ants in the rooms and the walls have marks and places where the paint on the walls have been just repainted over. The blankets have cuts in them and some of electrical outlets can easily be pulled out of the walls. I would NOT recommend wasting your money on this place.

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 Thank DDT1992
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a slezzy motel. Me and my boyfriend got a room here for two nights and we walked In the room there were ants EVERYWHERE. The fridge was stolen out of the room. The blankets were dirty and sick. No soap or anything of that matter. You can't get a key cuz you have to give them 5 bucks for a key. So chances are if you leave the room some tweaker will break in and steal your things. Don't sleep in this motel unless you have nowhere to go.

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank BBDDF
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Sleep in your car, under your car, or under the wheel of you car before staying at this dump. Non-smoker rooms are anything but. Cigarette burns on all the furniture. Sheets are dingy grey and pillows should have been replaced 25 years ago. Pretty much the sleeziest motel I've ever stayed in, and all this at $60.00 a night.

Room Tip: any motel but the Santa Fe.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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5 Thank timothy g
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed here with friends on route to death valley,The rooms are fine,Clean and well presented and very reasonably priced. It was nice and quiet when we checked in but within 5 mins the trains started coming through the town with whistles blowing.They lasted all night and one local told us that 67 pass through every day.Great if you are a train buff

Room Tip: Pick a room farthest from the street and Take ear plugs with you.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank gordonstmungos
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newcastle, australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2009

found this santa fe to be one of the older motels we stayed in...bit expensive but found the rooms clean & tidy...situated on the main street, so having a train fanatic in my husband. he enjoyed trains going through all night....manager looks like he has family help run this motel & all were very helpful with anything we requested

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank blackalls
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Linz
1 review
Reviewed April 12, 2009

I like trains and on my recent train spotting trip to the line between Bakersfield an Mojave I choose this charming motel to stay near the famous Tehachapi loop. I also love this classic style of motels especially when the rooms are clean, the owner is very friendly and the whole site is in very good shape like the Santa Fe Motel. Beside the occasionally train rumbling by (I counted 7 that night and it warmed my train spotters heart) it is very silent in this downtown location. Everything you need is in walking distance. Try breakfast at Kelcy´s restaurant down the street and get a loop-souvenir at one of the two train stores in town. Trains etc. in the same building as Kelcy´s has good information if you are planning a trip to the loop.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
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Thank AutTrainBuff
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manteca, ca
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2007

I hadn't made a reservation. They answered the bell right away. Had my two dogs which weren't a problem for them. (I told them they didn't bark, chew things up, or make messes and that they wouldn't even know dogs had been in the room when we left...and that's true.) It was clean, good locks, tv had lots of cable channels. Fridge worked fine, even had fresh ice cubes. Liked being able to park in front of unit. Walked around town then had dinner at Kelsy's next door. Good home cooking. It was a Sat night. Charge was $59. I def stay there again.

  • Liked — Old fashioned, original motel. Accepted my two well-behaved dogs.
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
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2 Thank feelindicey
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Property: Santa Fe Motel
Address: 120 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1632
Location: United States > California > Tehachapi
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Tehachapi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Santa Fe Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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