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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Reviewed 7 September 2012

The rooms were very good value for a nights stay. They were clean with a complimentary breakfast. The only downside was the air conditioning. You couldnt sleep without it on due to the heat,but it was rather noisy. All in all though it was fine for a night's stay

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Just outside Death Valley to the South the town of Ridgecrest boasts several cheap hotel and motel options. From Best Western at the expensive end of the scale and with EconoLodge and America’s Best Value Inn being at the opposite end of this scale.
We selected EconoLodge for our stay in Ridgecrest as it served its purpose if being a place to stay for one night for then to move on early the next day. We paid $69 including internet and a well-equipped continental breakfast. That’s less than half price of Best Western a mile down the street. The room was from another era and I’m sure they loved it back then. The thick, brown wall-to-wall carpet makes it a little warmer in this desert motel. The warm water in the toilet bowl didn’t cool anything down, either. We were glad the noisy aircondition unit actually worked – the room went from desert heat to arctic cold in a matter of minutes.
Despite these few flaws and the free internet being out of order we actually thought EconoLodge was worth every one of the 69 dollars we spent for this one night stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Price was OK but my room was shabby and didn't smell so good. A/C only did freezing cold. Free in-room WiFi is a big plus, except that it was very slow the first night and kaput the next. This was very frustrating as I had work to do. That said, the staff were genuinely apologetic and tried to arrange access to another network for rooms close enough to the source (did not work for me). I chose this motel based on price and proximity to Rt 178 but Ridgecrest is small and its only a short drive to chain restaurants etc.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Basically everything was as could be expected for 69$. Checkin fast and friendly but the lady at the front desk told me the Internet was down. Thats a major minus for me and would have been a no go if i hadnt paid in advance.
Room pretty large and clean with lots of TV channels to choose from. Aircon very loud and it took its time to cool down the room. But i guess its ok taking into account the outside temperature of around 110 F.Right beside the motel is the local movie theater. Shopping and eateries within a 5 minute drive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Stayed here with a group of friends for two nights to attend the Petroglyph tour on the China Lake NWS.
PROS
Closest hotel to the base.
Updated rooms with granite counter tops in bath (king rooms)
Clean, quiet in back of building, great water pressure and refrigerator
Nice breakfast with waffles, although I augmented with our own deli ham and yogurt
CONS
Water pressure was too strong for the drains (all well, my feet got cleaned)
Breakfast could expand a bit with healthier choices
Some rooms only had a/c, no heat...one of our group needed to change rooms
Caveat: The front desk was quick and changed the room in less than 5 min.

I have stayed at the Motel 6 for trips to Death Valley and the Petroglyph tour. This beat them hands-down. This will be my hotel of choice for a quick stay in the future.

Room Tip: Book via Internet for best prices. Gal at registration desk commented on our great price
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Check in was easy and fast. The room was very clean. It was located right next to the base entrance gate.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

I just got back from a fall family trip to Death Valley, and we stayed at this hotel. I don't know about you, but in these tough economic times I am not focused on luxury, but a place that offers simple good quality and high value. This hotel was exactly that: clean, safe and comfortable enough, nothing fancy, for my family traveling in a group of 8. We got one standard room and one suites room for pretty cheap. It was exactly what we needed to have a fun, economical vacation to Death Valley.

The morning breakfast was a bonus too, these guys have a full spread from muffins to toast and hot waffles, and was perfect to fill up my munchkins before we got going in the morning.

Room Tip: Rooms near the pool seem a bit more quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 201 W Inyokern Rd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-2611
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Ridgecrest
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Ridgecrest
Price Range: £46 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 86
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