i prefer the old motor lodges. park right in front of the door & walk in. register at chevron gas/mini mart across road. $50. very reasonable. i had no reservation. 2 double beds, shower only, no frig, no deadbolt lock, tv with approx 10 channels. clean. train track nearby, nice desert views. coffee shop next door. right off main hwy on old route 66. the only lodging between barstow & needles. Dogs are $10 extra. there is no beer, wine or alcohol of any kind sold in ludlow, so if you need a glass of wine to unwind with after a long drive be sure to bring an ice chest. i would stay here again.