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“Health Hazzard, FILTHY!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Sands View Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Yucca Valley
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Health Hazzard, FILTHY!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Could not find a place that would let us stay with our small pug dog that stays in his carrier, so the U-Haul company called around and found this place who said they would allow it this one time. We arrive, the outside looks quaint, nice new parking lot and paint job. We see the owner's wife dragging a bag of dirty linen across the parking lot which raised our eyebrows. We are shown to our room, and I just stood there in shock. The owner went in and played around with the television and remote which were very old and dirty. We tried to settle in, but the more I looked at and 'smelled' the room, I just could NOT picture staying in the room, let alone the bed. The room smelled of intense old body odor, feet, and feces, with a nice hint of crack cocaine. No kidding... The bed closest to the bathroom door had a large indent about 3" deep the size and shape of a large person's behind. Didn't want to know who why or what... So I opened the bathroom door and was almost knocked over by the intense septic tank fumes. The owner admitted they had just pumped it out, but the room was still very unlivable.

We used their wi-fi to find another hotel that took our pet, that was much much better. Camping out in the truck would have been more acceptable! They only refunded 50% of our rate for a 20 minutes check in...

Room Tip: Do not turn into their drive way... keep going!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very reasonably priced for the Joshua Tree area. Stayed 3 nights - good TV selection, Wifi worked well. Had a fridge, which was appreciated. Had a walk-in closet as well - an unusual feature that provided lots of storage space. The beds were comfortable and despite being fairly close to the highway, we didn't have any trouble sleeping. Friendly family management. There were a couple of hiccups - no one was on the desk when we arrived, it took us a while to get our receipt, and the room didn't get cleaned until just before we checked out. We took these as honest mistakes and the apologies were profuse and sincere. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sands View Motel
Address: 55446 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2504
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Yucca Valley
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Yucca Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands View Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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