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Best Western Desert Villa Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Convenient location for long distance travellers but when a hotel provides complimentary ear plugs you have a good indication of what's in store. The hotel was clean but old with doors to outside (motel style) and old fixtures etc. breakfast was average but sufficient (no hash browns :(. Would not be my choice again mainly because of the train and dated feel.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Pankaj P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Dear Traveler

Thank you for your comments. As with most hotels in Barstow the train does run past them in the evenings. We are sorry that this disturbed you. We are replacing all the furniture and TV's in the guest rooms at the end of this month. If you are in Barstow again I encourage you to come our new rooms.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Pankaj P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stopped here overnight on a tour and it was perfectly nice.

Lots of nice touches like a towel elephant on the bed, ear plugs, toiletries etc provided - they really try to make your stay as nice as possible.

However, there are trains running past the hotel all night, some if which even shook me in my bed! and two busy roads. As soon as I put the earplugs in and fell asleep it was fine.

Breakfast is included and there are waffles, yogurt, cereals, juices, eggs etc.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank TravellingEmm
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Pankaj P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Dear Traveling EMM

We are humbled by your review thank you for your kind words.

In fact- the credit is due to my staff. They are proud of what they are doing and always trying to make the guest feel at home.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

My family made a last minute stop over with the Best Western in Barstow this past July. We had great lodging, wonderful recommendation for local Mexican diner, trains running past the hotel, and awesome breakfast the next morning. The little shops inside had all sorts of "Route 66" merchandise, including a hat for our son. He's lived in that hat for 6 months. Last week it turned up missing, so I called the hotel and they sent me a new one just in time for Christmas. Patty & the GM are my new favorite Santa’s! Thank you so very much!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anne K
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Pankaj P, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad we were able to assist in making your son happy. Please visit us again next time your in Barstow.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Very pleasant stopover. Clean, good sized rooms, friendly staff. Great hot breakfast before heading off the next morning. Ear plugs provided should you have trouble sleeping due to the trains, however, I didn't hear one all night.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Nice, clean room. Walking distance to many restaurants. Full hot breakfast included. It was a nice way to start a long trip. Very accommodating staff; they must be used to people just passing through.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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HIG110, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

Dear Traveler,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We're so happy to hear that we got your trip off to a good start! We hope the rest of the trip was as pleasant and that you might be stopping here during future travels.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We appreciated this hotel after a very long leg of our cross country trip. It was great to come into a clean fresh room in a city we knew nothing about! It was right off the freeway and easy to find, the parking lot looked very congested but proved to be no problem.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Julie E
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HIG110, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Dear Traveler,

We're happy to hear that we provided safety and comfort in the midst of your long road trip. We understand the need to find a clean and cozy hotel along that strectch of highway, and we're happy to provide it! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your adventure and found equally as nice accommodations along the way!

Safe travels

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Address: 1984 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-3218 (Formerly Best Western Desert Villa Inn)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Barstow
#6 Business Hotel in Barstow
#7 Romantic Hotel in Barstow
Price Range: $90 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Desert Villa Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn is a moderately priced, pet friendly hotel conveniently located on Route 66 in quaint downtown Barstow, California. Offering all of the features and amenities that business and leisure travelers expect, the BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn is situated just minutes from the Amtrak station and only 71 miles from Ontario International Airport. Guests traveling to Barstow and through Barstow will all appreciate the friendly service and delightful accommodations provided by the BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Desert Villa Hotel Barstow
Best Western Desert Hotel
Best Western Barstow
Barstow Best Western

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