As a seeker of value in overnight lodging, I believe $50 or so is a fair amount for a bed, TV and shower in an average motel in the average small American town. Not, however, in the case of my night at the Economy Inn. I should have been paid to stay there. Family with children in room above me, pool "out of order" (looks pretty permanent to me), smokers hanging out near room, couldn't find any ice machine and no one at front desk. The outside door to the front desk is kept locked all the time, ostensibly because of the wind, and one must ring a bell to summon help or register. The room's refrigerator was inoperative and a small bar of soap was the single amenity offered. In short, it is not recommended by this seasoned traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Economy Inn Barstow is convenient to many of California’s most appealing sites such as Calico Mountain Trails, Barstow Rodeo Grounds, Calico Ghost Town, Rainbow Basin, Marine Corps Logistics Base and Tees and Trees Golf Course. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers guests a Continental breakfast served from 7 am to 9 am, free high-speed wireless internet access, free parking with room for large vehicles, an outdoor pool, fax/copy service and pets are accepted with additional charges in select rooms only. ... more less
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