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“Mildew smell in bathroom” 1 of 5 bubbles
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California Inn
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
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Freedom, CA
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Mildew smell in bathroom”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2006

I was sent to a second floor room which still needed the drapes closed for privacy because of the elevated parking lot. People could look right into your room. The king size bed was clean and comfortable, but I was awakened 3 times by the maid knocking on my door yelling coffee is ready. After finally chasing her away, I went to clean up in the bathroom and was greeted by a strong mildew smell. This smell would come and go. I had a bad feeling this smell was coming from the toilet(or the plumbing). I would only stay here again as a last resort.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2005

We stayed for one night paying about £25 per room per night. The rooms were clean and basic and the breakfast was good ( more than just a muffin and coffee). The staff were helpful and the pool was nice. The IHOP a few doors away was good with exceptional service. Overall a really good hotel for the price.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2005

We stayed at Comfort Inn on Dec. 19, three cars next to ours got broken in during middle of the night. Need me to say more....? Thanks god that our car was okay.... The room was not in good shape, too. Besides the microwave and fridge, there was really nothing that I could recommend. The hotel was old, the towels were worse than the cloth I use in my kitchen, it also uses lots of energy saving lights that the room doesn't feel cozy at all. Oh yeah... One plus is that it is close to many supermarkets, gas stations, and fast food restaurants. Yet, it has an uncovered parking though so everyone has access to the parking lot and break in cars. The neighborhood is not good at all, it is a major city in the dessert. Think more than twice before deciding to stay at Barstow and especially this place....

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2004

We stayed in a non-smoking room that smelled of smoke. The bedspread had numerous cigarette burns. The towels were thin and non absorbant. The floors were dirty. The bathroom sink was falling apart. Room 224 was a dump.

The building interior resembles the inside of a prison and/or insane asylum.

The place is a dump!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2004

Well I guess it is what you expect from the price. The room is standard Comfort-Inn quality and the bathroom was very clean. Lobby is clean and the free breakfast is ok. But outside your room, the dark hallway had wallpapers ripped all over the floor dirty, which scared me a bit. Can't beat the price, though.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2004

Booked into this hotel because of favourable reviews on this website. Room was tatty, pool was not heated so unusable. Breakfast was just ok. There were several locks on the room door but the locks on the external doors to the car park did not lock. We went to sleep to the sounds of the couple next door screaming at each other. Barstow only exists to stop over night in, you would not want to hang around here any longer than you have to.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2004

Good value for money located at a much needed spot for a journey break on route to other destinations. Good selection for the breakfast.

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Property: California Inn
Address: 1431 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-3216 (Formerly Comfort 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 ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Barstow
#5 Family Hotel in Barstow
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barstow
#7 Business Hotel in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — California Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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