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“A basic decent place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rustic Oasis Motel

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Rustic Oasis Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Olancha
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“A basic decent place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

A decent motel. Beds and the toilet were clean. Our room had 2 beds, which was good because we were three friends. A TV and microwave are available. I would not expect more from a motel.

It is an ideal location if you are heading to Death Valley (the 190 highway to Death Valley is just a mile ahead of this motel)

an important thing to be careful about: No food options around the motel.
The deli at the Mobil pump a mile north closes at 10 PM. If you plan to arrive after 10 PM, you have drive to the Subway in Shell gas station 25 miles south of the motel in Pearsonville. Or drive 20 miles north from the motel to eat at Lonepine.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

This was acctually a really neat experience, our transmission on our car broke down coming back from a Bishop Creek Fishing trip. My Girlfriend was so freaked out when I said we better turn around and stay at the motel back there the car is breaking down sure enough as soon as I said that the transmission blew, we were able to pull the car into the driveway and get safely parked. We had our 11/mo puppy w/ us which loced every minute of the experience except when we had to go to sleep she kept crying we believe maybe she was seeing ghost lol. Anyways next morning we woke up and hung out waiting for the Tow truck to come & I had time to walk behind the motel & 420 while the girl was in the shower, WOW what a view this place had & so quiet I loved every minute, i will probaly stop off again sometime in the future just for memories sake.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

Stayed here 1 night and enjoyed our stay. Friendly owners and lots of space on the property. Enjoyed the rustic element though the room we had was a bit tatty. This did not distract from the overall experience as you do get a bit of a bates motel experience (in a nice way). For a spaced out motel experience go here. If you like the outdoors go here. If you are afraid of small insects then avoid!

Hope to visit again on my next trip to this area.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2010

Stopped here for a night on our whirlwind tour of the desert southwest / Death Valley. We arrived a bit early to check in, then spent time checking out Owens Lake and the 4x4 trails into the local mountains.

My wife an I are pretty easy going and this was a decent place to rest for the night. If you expect 5 star treatment, it's probably best to drive on through. But if all you need is a basic place to sleep and shower in the morning, it's fine. As a bonus, we scored Room #4 and 'free upgrades', just like the movie Vacancy!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

Holly crap what a mess this place shuold be close down..do NOT STAY HERE. Sleep in your car..

Stayed January 2008
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2007

We stayed at this hotel with friends on our way to Death Valley from Kings Canyon. I read the review from the person in 2006 and thought it would be a hoot! It was basic but clean (avoid room 2 though, our friends had that one it was not great). We also went to the diner down the road which was hilarious-great waitress!
Would highly recommend staying here, the view in the morning is incredible and the swing is a must!
Also great value cos its right at the junction for Death Valley and saves paying the prices you would pay staying there.

  • Liked — The view in the morning
  • Disliked — the spiders in the shower!
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night to break up our drive from LA to Death Valley, and it is a perfectly good place to spend a night on the road. The rooms are basic, but have a few major tv channels, a shower, and are of a good size for two easygoing people. For dinner, we went to the diner two minutes' drive down the road. In the morning you get a coffee and a view over a very desolate part of the world (which is what we came to see.) Behind the motel, there is a great view of the Sierra Nevadas. A tip: we headed to Lone Pine before going to the park to stock up on fresh food for our bbq, as there is nothing in Olancha and once in the park, it's more expensive.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Property: Rustic Oasis Motel
Address: 2055 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Olancha
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Olancha
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rustic Oasis Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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