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Jim Butler Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Tonopah
Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not ADA friendly”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

My husband and I tried to stay here on 7/6/2011. We were refused a room because I did not have papers for my service dog who was wearing her service dog vest. The ADA clearly and The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) state that you CAN NOT (emphasis added) require proof or special ID cards for the service animal and that asking for such is an act punishable by law. The business may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask what tasks the animal has been trained to perform, but cannot require special ID cards for the animal or ask about the person's disability.
So if you are disabled don't try to stay here. Or maybe do try and get equal treatment.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

Continental breakfast...hahaha...a roll wrapped in cellophane. If you have any perishables, make certain to call ahead so the "staff" can move the refrigerator near to a wall outlet and plug it in. The carpet is from the '60s...uncertain if it was the 1860s or 1960s. Plenty of space in the one step walk-in closet for a couple of jackets. At least the calendar thumbtacked to the bathroom wall was correct. Get ready for a dynamite entertainment experience with the garage sale TV and handy remote control. The remote control featured NO digital buttons for those numerically challenged. The foam rubber blankets took us back in time...WAAAAAYYY back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2010

Has everything you need and is in walking distance to the local shops and restaurants.. Wireless internet works great in the rooms..

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2010

While on our way to Tahoe from L.V. we split the seven hour trip with an evening stay in Tonopah. The Jim Butler Hotel sits on main street right next to the now shuttered Mizpah. This places it right in the middle of walking distance to everything that you would want to see in this little town except for the mine park tour which is up on the hill behind the hotel a distance. This hotel is older style, but well built. Once we were in the room we could not hear traffic or noises from adjoining rooms or even the upstairs room as we were booked downstairs. Being a quiet hotel where you can get a good nights rest was perfect for the next days drive. We drove around town and looked at the other available hotels from the outside and they all looked like they were cheaply constucted and had paper thin walls. That evening we ate at the new Mexican restaurant a few blocks down upon referral from the night clerk and it was allright..so-so. We slept well that night. The next day before we left we did the mine park tour which is very large in size and you could spend several hours hiking around if you are so inclined.
My only concern with our stay was that as we walked the mainstreet at night we noticed a couple of trucks and cars continually cruising the street and our hotel full of what appeared to be high school kids. I guess there is not much to do in a town that size at night for teenagers. After they circled our hotel for the third time looking at the vehicles parked around it I went out to our car and took the rest our luggage inside to our room. Although our car wasn't messed with you might do the same once there.
If you do stay there be sure to engage night clerk Wanda in some good stories about the next door Mizpah where she worked for several years before it was shuttered. All the folks in this town know the town histories and lifes of its characters well.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2010

We stayed at this hotel last week based on reviews on tripadvisor. The motel is very small and clean - goes for a homey feel - i.e. flowers on the walls, notes all around, interesting book of attractions around.

We stayed in Tonopah to enter the north end of Death Valley near Scotty's Castle.

This town is pretty isolated - no grocery stores or drug stores. We were there on a Monday and the few restaurants in town were closed. We had a choice of a McDonalds or the casino. The casino was fine but smokey.

The motel was an ok value - noisy in the morning - very thin towels and very small bathroom. Two beds - ok mattresses. The free continental breakfast was toast (two tupperware type containers - one with wheat bread and one with white), two containers of squeeze jelly, instant oatmeal, coffee, and a bowl of fruit - all in all not bad since nothing seemed open around there in the morning - so if you didn't have food with you, it would have been a blessing.

There were a couple of other places there - but I would recommend being prepared for pretty basic here and bring a cooler with your own food. I am not sure anyting else would be better. A few more years, and this place may not be around.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Bensus
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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2010

older motel in tonopah very well maintained and large clean rooms smoking allowed price great staff well informed of area attractions room has a notebook binder with very useful information re area

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2009

We stayed at the Jim Butler on a brief few days in Tonopah for a modeling assignment with my boyfriend as the photographer.

We checked in after a 3hr drive from Las Vegas. The clerk at the desk was very friendly and checked us in quickly.

The rooms were small, but what do you expect for a small motel in a small town? It was small, but comfortable and worth the price we paid.

There are restaurants around the town, plus a supermarket and many gas stations.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Jim Butler Motel
Address: 100 South Main Street, Tonopah, NV 89049
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Location: United States > Nevada > Tonopah
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Tonopah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jim Butler Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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