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Dow Villa Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lone Pine
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed here for a night, not knowing quite what to expect. When we made our reservation, we were told that several rooms would have to share a bath and shower. OK, what the heck. We pictured a queue outside the bathroom doom. Didn't happen.

The staff was great and willing to go the extra mile for you.

If you are passing through this cool town, consider staying here for an interesting experience.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

After doing my research we booked the Dow Villa based on its reviews and we were not disappointed.
Although it was only an over night stop, we appreciated the service of the reception staff who checked us in within minutes and the room we found to be clean and comfortable with free wifi!!
Hubby really appreciated the coffee maker and although we didn't get to use the pool or hot tub they looked very inviting.
We slept very well, the noise was minimal outside and the location of the motel was fantastic ..mere minutes to shops and restaurants.
Thanks Dow Villa, if we're ever in the area again...we will be coming back to you.
Caroline & Martin

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Stayed there yesterday and the place is spotless. A guy working there(Victor) is on top of everything. Check in yesterday was quick. Room was great. Not one complaint and I will be back next week!!! Cancelled Mammoth hotel, would rather commute and hope the high standards remain. Thank you!!!

Room Tip: Historic rooms are fun but warmer in hot weather.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have stayed at the Dow Villa around 9 times now and we just love it. We are officially loyal Dow Villa customers. The rooms are always clean, customer service is always helpful (especially Benjamin), and it is close to everything. This time we took advantage of the pool, which was also clean, and there was plenty of seating around the pool, even some shade seating.

Room Tip: Non-Private bathroom means that you share the bathroom with the other rooms on your floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I have been staying at the Dow Villa over a twenty year span
This June in had made reservations for three rooms but at the
last minute my son could not make it. At 3:oo when I arrived
they allowed me to cancel the room without any penalty or additional charges ***** Thank you.

Room Tip: I like to stay in the motel section
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Very clean, nicely decorated room in historic hotel on the second floor with queen and twin bed. Sink in room, bathroom and shower down the hall. Temp was 107 outside. Central air with no in-room AC unit for the historic hotel portion of this motel. We knew this before booking. Got to 83 in room as staff said it could. Cool at night. Community refrigerator to use downstairs - just ask front desk staff. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Ice water, ice machine and pool helped us stay cool. Also, Dow Villa Motel is right across the street from the delicious Pizza Factory and down the street from Frosty's which has yummy soft serve ice cream and had a great strawberry milk shake. For the price, this was a very nice place to stay. Some of our party used the shower at the pool to rinse off, as they opted to not use the "community shower room" down the hall. Some rooms have their own private baths. Recommend this historic portion of the motel if you want to save a few dollars.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed in the main hotel part after backpacking the John Muir Trail. The hotel is nothing special. The hotel sits on Rte 395, which is a very busy truck route with traffic noise. While our room faced the courtyard, it still would have been noisy if we had left the windows open. In addition, you cannot set the A/C temperature or fan speed in your room in this part of the building, so you rely on the central A/C which wasn't cold. Our room temperature was in the mid-seventies temperature as an estimate, and it would have been nice to have it cooler as it was over 100 degrees outside. The rooms are dated, but the carpet was new. The downstairs area was nice, and the front desk cheerful. They have a nice pool area too, and there are several restaurants walking distance. Lone Pine has few options, and this one was acceptable and the price was reasonable. Don't kid yourself about luxury; it's not a 4 star resort. Also, there is no breakfast included, so you have to go to one of the expensive and slow restaurants nearby (there is a McDonalds too).

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Dow Villa Motel

Address: 310 S Main, P.O. Box 205, Lone Pine, CA 93545
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lone Pine
Price Range: £56 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dow Villa Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three diamond motel located in the center of town at the base of Mt Whitney. Your stop on the way to Death Valley National Park. ... more   less 
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