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Portal Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for one night and glad we did not stay for more. Definition of a dingy motel. Staff not friendly, and the cleanliness of the room was questionable. Thin walls. Not worth it. Plenty of other options in Lone Pine, and I would take any one of them over this place.

Thank Beetle349
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed here for two nights and were very comfortable in the middle of a sand storm. Conveniently located on the main highway through town but within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The rooms were small but very clean and there was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Parking lot is small so not all vehicles can in front...

Thank BLD57
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on way to San Fran. It was cozy, clean offered fridge, microwave & coffee facilities. The owners were just lovely & directed us to 'The Grill' across the road where we had amazing dinner & went back for breakfast. Yes I would stay here again.

Thank Lorraine M
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Motel was clean, large with 2 king beds: had a strange chemical smell. Hole in bathroom wall, paint chipping, tiles broken, bathtub with cracks. I personally did not like the attitude of person when we checked in. It is a AAA approved place, I asked for a AAA discount or senior citizen, an immediate no, take it or leave it,...

1Thank JoyJoyGreece
Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an average motel in a town with very expensive lodging catering to hikers and travelers hiking Mount Whitney. We were desperate for a room after our backpacking trip which we started in Kings Canyon. We didn't have a car and so wanted something close to the Eastern Sierra Transit bus stop, from where we were to catch a...

Thank Iron_Rooster
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very basic motel. Our room was dark, dingy and smelly. Bathroom was tiny, could just about fit 1 person in with a very small shower. Beds were average. No amenities. The other budget motels in Lone Pine have pools, lights and some amenities. Investigate everywhere else before staying here, even camping!!!

Thank The_Jackson_6
Lyttelton, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Helpful staff in a clean motel with all the usual facilities. Quite shady in rooms on the north side and a bit noisy with traffic in rooms close to the highway entrance. But we did sleep well and enjoyed our stay.

Thank Neil S
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

It was basic, with a little wear and tear on everything, but also very clean. I spilled some water on the floor and wiped it up with a white towel so I was confident about the cleanliness. The mattresses were very firm, but I didn't wake up with any pains so that was a plus. The people were friendly and...

Thank alatzio
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Our first to choices had no vacancies, so we just resorted to whatever we could find. Sometimes, you get an unexpected gem. This was not the case this time. It was only $10 less than the nicer chains, so it wasn't even a great bargain. The owner's idea of "recently renovated" is much different than mine. The bedding is the...

Thank Angie K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the Annex and the room was good, actually much better than expected after the check-in process and the shady back street that leads to the Annex rooms. Room was clean and well equipped (micro, fridge, coffee machine) however there were some termites wandering in the bathroom. Not many, always just one or two, but was enough to make...

Thank dmsdi

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Address: U.S. 395, Lone Pine, CA
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
Number of rooms: 17
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“Book in advance, but if you cannot, this is okay. There was the loud sound of the car wash next door.”
JoyJoyGreece, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the south side of the complex for brightness in the room and away from the road entrance to minimise traffic noise.”
neils31, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest a room in annex where we stayed as it was pretty quiet.”
CMRussell, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The annex, just behind the Motel is even quieter than the building on 395. Talk with the owners about their garden and food. You might be in for a delicious surprise. ;-)”
MtDavid, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Get the room with three beds!!!”
JoseV784, 3 Aug 2012 | Read review
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