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“Large room!”
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Budget Inn
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Certificate of Excellence
Long Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Large room!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I had a great experience, picking this place off the Main Street motel strip without a reservation. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The room was large, with a nice bathroom. It was a cool night, but there is a small pool and remote-controlled airconditioning (of course) for the warmer months. The price was extremely reasonable.

One small issue I had was that the motel offers both smoking and no-smoking rooms, which is definitely a rarity in California. I guess that is a plus if you are a traveler looking for a place where you are allowed to smoke. I was in a very clean non-smoking room, but a bit of smoke drifted in from someplace. But that's life -- I will definitely stay here on my next visit to Barstow, which is a fascinating old desert railroad/military town which definitely has not been gentrified.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very nice family run motel. Super clean rooms and new bathrooms. Highly reccomended, would stay here again!

The owner was super nice and gave us a room upgrade at no charge as we had no reservations. This place has very clean non smoking rooms that don't smell like a Reno roach coach like you see at most discount motels. They have smoking rooms as well for you that partake in that thing.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Red Mesa, AZ
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The price is right, the rooms are super clean, the bed was comfy and the person at the desk was helpful and friendly, in fact Expedia had messed up my reservation and Mr. Patel got it all straightened out. Good vibes and a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed there on the way to Vegas. It was an economy motel with decent amenities. Rooms were surprisingly clean for a motel.
Flat screen TV with HBO was a welcome feature. All the required channels were available.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Barstow, California
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel because it was one of the cheapest and the rooms looked ok. I must admit that most signs in Barstow say they have been recently remodeled, so I was suprised to see that the bathrooms really were nice and new. I think the owners should try and remodel the bedroom area now, the beds were old and not the greatest, but with it being over 100 outside the a/c seemed to be working great. The pool was small but perfect for my kids to swim in, the only complaint I have here is that the light was out in it so as it got darker we had to leave because the owner said there was no light and he was closing the pool. The room we stayed in was supposed to be smoking but we couldnt find an ashtray which is okay because we smoke outside anyway. They charge for ice and when my son paid and got us some there was black stuff frozen into the ice, so if you feel the need to charge at leaset clean your machine.

As I said before we stayed because the room are not to bad- the batrooms are newly remodeled and the a/c works great, just bring our own ice. We have stayed here more than once if that tells you anything.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2011

The Patel family have taken great care to deliver an incredibly clean and updated room. We take a group of British military Bike riders 4 times a year and this is the highlight of our trip. The location is quiet and close to everything. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Budget Inn
Address: 1111 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-2412
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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