I stayed here a few weeks ago and could not have been more pleased with the experience. Please note that this property has only been a Sleep Inn since around the beginning of this year (2014), and so all reviews prior to this year refer to the days when it was a Holiday Inn Express hotel. I stayed there many times in those days, and while it is true that the quality of the hotel started slipping a few years ago, it has been revitalized and renovated marvelously now that it is a Sleep Inn. Personally, I really like the cozy queen bed rooms which are perfect for a solo traveler or a couple. I paid a lot less for my room a few weeks ago than what I was used to paying when it was a Holiday Inn Express, and the quality this time around as the new Sleep Inn was much better. The lobby and breakfast area look great and honestly, for all you get in quality for a night's stay here, the price simply cannot be beat. Service at check in and check out was great and everyone I dealt with during my stay including the housekeeping staff were pleasant and professional. While it's true that you can hear the trains at times behind the hotel slowly moving into downtown Barstow, I never hear them while in the hotel, and the train sounds have personally never been a problem for me. I'm really glad that this hotel has been updated with a new name and new management as I always liked staying at this property until it started to not be so great anymore as a Holiday Inn Express. As a newly renovated hotel however, it is back to being my preferred destination whenever staying in Barstow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay awhile with this hotel on Route 66 location. Welcome to the friendly Sleep Inn Barstow on Historic Route 66 Hotel, where the coffee and iced tea are ever-flowing and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel specializes in taking care of business travelers, specifically government and military travelers in need of extended stay options. Guests enjoy both free wired and wireless HSIA and a 24-hour Business Center with fax, print and copy services. No matter if you are in town dealing with the Railyards, USMC Logistics Base or Fort Irwin Military Base, the hotel can help you stay productive and comfortable. We also offer per diem rates year-round.The hotel's location in Barstow, CA surrounds guests with rich railroad and pioneering history, so consider starting your adventure at Calico Ghost Town, which offers gold panning, mine tours and gunfight stunt shows. Experience the desert landscape as you tour the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The hotel is also on Historic Route 66, so a visit to the Route 66 Mother Road Museum is a must. While there's plenty for the hotel's guests to do in Barstow, CA, the on-site amenities offer guests plenty of options, as well. Soak up some rays by the outdoor pool, grill out with the propane barbecue grill or work out in the Fitness Center. We serve a hot and free breakfast daily. Book today and let us show you what a difference friendly Southwestern hospitality makes! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Barstow - Historic Route 66 Hotel Barstow
- Holiday Inn Barstow
- Barstow Holiday Inn