I had to run up to Apple Valley for business and did not have time to research reasonably priced motels. I generally have good luck with the modestly priced establishments- primarily because I am not looking for nor willing to pay for 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow-top mattresses and fancy flat-screen TV's. Not that you could hope to find that in the high desert at all.
Anyway, I'm going to cut to the chase. The rooms ARE NOT AIR CONDITIONED! Yes, they have "swamp coolers"... which DO NOT WORK DURING THE SUPER-HUMID MONSOON SEASON!! Swampers work by flowing water over filters which then evaporates and the thus- cooled air is blown in by (noisy) fan. They work pretty good when the humidity is low, but during the July thru September Monsoon season are, at best, minimally effective. The end result is that you feel sticky and hot. Bottom line: NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The rest of the room is just, well, OLD. Curtains consist of hemmed bedsheets. Mattress firm and not real comfortable. Bedspread and carpet acceptably clean but worn. WiFi worked with my Mac Book Pro but my iPhone 4s (which I know needs a stronger signal) would not connect. Beware re "non-smoking " rooms. Mine was non-smoking yet had definitely been smoked in -ALOT. Think about it: Do you think they are gonna be truthful about this- and let $50 or more fly away to another establishment.
Ahh well, you get what you pay for, right? Well in Apple Valley- not so much. It's too close to LA.
Bottom Line? : For about $5-10 extra per night you can get a much better room. I paid $105 for two nights- and that was with my "contractor discount". I would have to say that this is, no doubt, the cheapest motel in town. It might be OK in the winter as it has a newer-looking Williams wall heater. But forget it for the summer.
BTW, yep I BARBECUED this place. If the rooms were cheaper- and they HAD BEEN UP-FRONT ABOUT THE LACK OF AC, well ummm this is 2012. WHAT MOTELS DO NOT HAVE ACTUAL AIR CONDITIONING?!?!?!?!?