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“Roadside Motel - it is was it is”
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The Border Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Baker B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed here one night whilst visiting Great Basin NP. There are not a huge amount of hotels to choose from in the area and this was fairly close (although in the middle of nowhere!) to the NP and the rates were ok for what we received. Emailed ahead for the reservation and emails were polite and friendly. Arrived early evening and had a meal in the restaurant at the side of the motel. The waitress was very friendly and attentive and the meal was better than expected and reasonably priced. The room (9) was pretty basic, was at the end of the row so only one guest on one side but we didn;t hear any other guest noise so the room may have been vacant. The bed was very uncomfortable and urgently needs replacing. The room was unbearably hot but we couldn't turn off the thermostat and could only turn it down a notch. Wouldn't have wanted to stay longer than one night but if its just a base you want to stopover then it served a purpose.

Room Tip: Room 9 at end of the strip of rooms so only one guest on one side.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Considering the location and limited alternatives, Border Inn met the requirement of a bed and shower at a reasonable price. Room décor and furniture were dated and no luggage rack was provided. The bed was ok. Food in the adjacent restaurant was good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We opted for the Border Inn because the few other places nearby were full, and choices are very limited. The room was clean, staff was pleasant. We were OK with our room until our "neighbors" in the next room turned on the TV and were talking. Neither were at an obnoxious or overly loud level, but sounded like they were in our room. We weren't thrilled when their alarm went off at 0530 and the TV and talking resumed. The toilet seemed like it wasn't secured to the floor. We checked out early, which staff was happy to accommodate.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dave D
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Jeremy, was at the desk when we came in. We left another place in Baker because it smelled bad and was dirty. Jeremy gave us a great price and saw that we were upset and tired and made us laugh- Gave us a spacious room, queen bed, clean, cool and had good towels! highly recommend room #13..

Room Tip: Smell room first then check the sheets
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank iamhappy
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

This stretch of Highway 50 and 6 in Eastern Nevada and Western Utah proudly bills itself as "the loneliest highway in America" - an apt and well-deserved description. It is 153 miles between Ely Nevada and Delta Utah - 2 hours 39 minutes driving time between them. Border Inn is the ONLY place to eat, rest, and refuel between them. There isn't even cell phone service on any carrier in this area. At night you can drive for hours and not see another vehicle on the road. Thank goodness for the Border Inn. It is a hybrid cross between a general store, gambling hall, restaurant, gas station, and motel. Apparently they have two types of rooms - the $49 and the $59 per night units. I think there are a total of 24 rooms and some RV sites out back. We stayed in one of the $59 models. It was basic and reasonably priced considering the only other choices in the town of nearby Baker suck. Food in the restaurant was OK but overpriced considering it was all canned or prepackaged stuff that was warmed up and served on a plate.

What are the attractions to this area? Great Basin National Park featuring 13,000 foot Mt. Wheeler is the centerpiece. Located within the park are the Lehman Caves. They are good for an hour or so of sightseeing. Mt. Wheeler has just 12 miles of paved road up to the 10,000 foot level. Primitive campgrounds and hiking trails comprise the rest of your visit to the Great Basin National Park. If you are a stargazer this area does have some of the darkest night skies anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Since the closest medical facilities are in Ely NV about 50 miles away by road and there is no cell phone service to call for help, be prudent about potentially dangerous activities on the mountain. The base of the mountain is approximately 6000 feet elevation. Needless to say heavy snow is to be expected in the winter time. The 12 mile road heading up Mt. Wheeler and the associated campgrounds are closed most of the year for that reason.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

This place was a throwback to our first trips out west in the 1970s. The room is basic strip motel, the internet was glitchy but at least it was there in the middle of nowhere. Restaurant was fine and the local color provided int eh bar was worth the modest cost of the room.

Good place to stay to see great basin national park
Note for women-our room had no "secure" lock on the door e.g. no deadbolt.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Emeritus24
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

I spent over 3 months working in area , and stayed here every weekend . A super place to stay in the middle of nowhere .Don't pass this one up The motel clean and quiet . Food is fantastic and prepared by a great staff ,Waitresses are friendly and outgoing. The bar and casino is clean and well stocked with your favorite beverage Bartenders are great .large campground on site also and plenty of truck parking

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Tony P
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Additional Information about The Border Inn

Address: Hwy 6 & 50, PO Box 30, Baker, NV
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Location: United States > Nevada > Baker
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Baker
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
The Border Hotel Baker

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