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Desert Inn Motel
Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“We had to leave.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I've stayed in some of the worlds most gross motel rooms over the years (I'm a touring musician) but this one was the worst. All sorts of stains on the sheets, a dirty toilet, awful smells. All sorts of shady characters are living in this motel as well. Their mail is scattered about the office. This felt like something out of a 70s horror film. Yeah, it's only $50 a night, but not worth it.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Auburn, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's cheap, and if you are traveling with friends, it will be an inside joke for years to come. The room itself was OK, but the pool was "closed" during the day and only open at night. For vampires that like to swim? Never really got an explanation. But in any case, the pool was so dirty we didn't want to swim in it anyway.

Also, no TV remote, no coffee maker in the room. But like I said, it's cheap.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I booked this stay online because it was cheap, 2 hours away from pricey Vegas, a one night stay and the reviews all said it was clean. It was only $36.00 and when I got there around 6:30PM, I had my doubts because the outside walls needed paint and office looked like something out of the 1950's. They still use the hand swipe machine for the credit card and that made me more skeptical. When the old, friendly owner of the motel show me the room, I was quite surprise to see the room was very clean. They even had plenty of towels, soap and a box of Kleenex. There was a micro wave oven and a refrigerator to my surprise. The other reason for choosing this motel was because all the other reviews for Barstow hotels complained about the noisy train that ran all night. This motel is away from the railroad track and to be quite frank, I had one of my best night sleep at this charming, funky motel. I'll certainly be back if I pass through Barstow again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Desert Inn Motel
Address: 1100 East Main Street, Barstow, CA 92311
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Desert Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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