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Carmel Valley, California
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70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Looking for Route 66 charm inthe heart of downtown Tehachapi, we tried this place on the way back from a Grand Canyon hike. Just so happened the Giants were in a play-off game that night; too bad for us, tough luck on the TV selections--no game, few working channels, and in one of our two rooms no channels were visible.... More 

Thank jheyl
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small room, dingy interior. Hair in the bathroom that wasn't ours. Most uncomfortable hotel/motel bed I've ever slept on. Plus, right next to the train tracks, so plan on being woken up frequently, if you can even sleep on the bed to begin with.

Thank Julie Z
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Really modest and totally outdated... A whole new experience for me and my friends! We stayed one night while passing through and just wanted to sleep overnight. The price wasn't way too much, at least I guess it was decent for that. Anyway, we were happy with clean beds and warm showers.

Thank Katriina S
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! It's obviously not a luxury hotel; it's just an inexpensive motel. But it does have some charm, with the old sign out front and the pitched wood ceilings inside the rooms. Management was friendly and everything was clean and perfectly adequate. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because yes some things are dated or slightly shabby... More 

Thank ede3
Level Contributor
148 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stayed one night at the Santa Fe Motel, passing through town. It was basic. A room with 2 beds (one a single!) cost $70. The room itself was small. The beds were comfortable but the sheets were ill fitting. The TV was old style and small. The stations were very limited. Wifi was included and worked fine. There was... More 

Thank Mila W
4 Corners
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I needed a clean place to sleep and shower. This satisfied my needs. Room was adequately clean. Yes, furnishing were worn, linens were as basic as you can get, but clean and functional was all I needed and that is all I got! As is common with these classic motels, rooms and beds are small, next to highway and railroad... More 

Thank Nena B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We stayed in Tehachapi on he way from San Fransisco to Vegas as an alternative to Bakersfield which did not look appealing. This motel is on the main boulevard near the small shops and local businesses so is within easy walking distance for meals etc. The staff were very friendly and the rooms very clean and comfortable with fridge and... More 

Thank BriddersP
Croton On Hudson
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My shabby room smelled of disinfectant, plumbing fixtures were broken, there were approximately 4 sheets of single-ply toilet paper left, the bar of soap was microscopically small, and the TV was not responsive. The owner generously offered to rent me a bicycle for $5. Spend more for the Best Western and get a decent room, a spa, use of a... More 

3 Thank Brice F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2014

It's just unbelievably bad. Dirty carpet, smoking room advertised as non-smoking.... I'm so glad I asked to see the room before actually paying for it. And it was $79 (!). Value for 2 double beds is something like $40. Stay away please. Best Western next door is just 20 dollars extra, super clean , has breakfast and miles ahead in... More 

1 Thank andre b
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This place is not even on my top 100 places to stay. The staff here is very unprofessional and rude. room 120 doesn't even have a refrigerator because someone has stolen it. the manager refused to give us a key. His excuse was that the room did not have a key and would not give us another room. The towels... More 

5 Thank DDT1992

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Additional Information about Santa Fe Motel

Address: 120 W. Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA
Region: United States > California > Tehachapi
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Santa Fe Hotel Tehachapi
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“Rooms towards the back (108 or higher) are further from the ubiquitous trains that pass through town.”
 of 5 bubbles jheyl, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another motel.”
 of 5 bubbles bricef820, 14 Jun 2014 | Read review
“any motel but the Santa Fe.”
 of 5 bubbles timothyg800, 1 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Pick a room farthest from the street and Take ear plugs with you.”
 of 5 bubbles gordonstmungos, 10 Oct 2011 | Read review
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