We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mt. Williamson Motel

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Independence
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Mt. Williamson Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel a week ago. And now I want to recommend it to all who will need to stay in this place. Excellent hotel! Very comfortable, clean, and very friendly, helpful owners, We received help, tips for our further route, which were very much needed and helped us. Thank you so much!!

Room Tip: All rooms are comfortable
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Rimma G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

206 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    156
    30
    11
    7
    2
See reviews for
42
87
29
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vail, Colorado
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a wonderful place. It may look unprepossessing from the road, but definitely stay here! The rooms are very clean, very comfortable (great beds) and air conditioned. Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful. The owners are knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. If you're just passing through Independence this is a great place to stay. If you are coming on or off the John Muir trail or PCT or local trails the hosts will help with resupply, trailhead shuttles, laundry, advice and probably anything else you need. Check their website. We were JMT hikers taking a break for food and rest and couldn't be happier with their service, facilities or friendliness.

Room Tip: They are all good!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank J0yceMB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
131 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We arrived late and awoke the next morning to a most stunning view of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. Great owner who personally cooks you breakfast.
Rooms are of a chalet type and had recently been upgraded. Unfortunately space was at a premium because there were 2 queen beds in the small bedroom. The fridge was in the bathroom!
A great place to stay to explore some of the quieter parts of the state.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed 1 night and arrived late. Owners left a note and key for us, true,ed on the a/c so room was nice and cool when we arrived. Homemade family style breakfast was great. Be sure to call in advance as they are quite popular. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PR010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paso Robles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

These are amazing, wonderful people who own and operate this cute motel. Spectacular views, excellent home-made breakfast and cozy rooms. This is a popular way-station for mountaineers, so you will have excellent conversation with the owners and the patrons during your stay. This simple motel will be a highlight of your trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank OsoLibre
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Mt. Williamson Motel has cabins at the base of the Eastern Sierras. It's run by a cool couple that really understand hikers. They help in resuppliyng Pacific Crest Trail hikers and even giving them rides from the trail and back.

We stayed in Mt. Williamson Motel because we were visiting Manzanar National Historic Site, the former Japanese internment camp. If you're in the area, it's a place not to miss.

The motel serves a simple but good breakfast. The treat, when we were there, was fresh apricots.

A good place to stay.

Room Tip: All the cabins are in the same courtyard
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dannyhiker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabins, actually more little houses, are lovely. Very clean and comfortable. The owners are really friendly en willing to help. Perfect place to stay if you're looking fore a nice, quiet place on your road trip.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dee V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Independence
16.9 mi away
Comfort Inn - Lone Pine
Comfort Inn - Lone Pine
#3 of 8 in Lone Pine
4.0 of 5 bubbles 634 reviews
15.4 mi away
Dow Villa Motel
Dow Villa Motel
#2 of 8 in Lone Pine
4.0 of 5 bubbles 816 reviews
16.2 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Frontier Motel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Winnedumah Hotel
Winnedumah Hotel
#2 of 3 in Independence
4.0 of 5 bubbles 37 reviews
15.1 mi away
Mt. Whitney Motel
Mt. Whitney Motel
#8 of 8 in Lone Pine
3.0 of 5 bubbles 104 reviews
15.6 mi away
National 9 Trails Motel
National 9 Trails Motel
#6 of 8 in Lone Pine
3.0 of 5 bubbles 80 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mt. Williamson Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mt. Williamson Motel

Property: Mt. Williamson Motel
Address: P.O. Box 128, 515 S Edwards Street (Hwy 395), Independence, CA 93526-0128
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > Independence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Independence
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rustic, clean, comfortable, historic cabins in a base camp setting at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mt Williamson Motel
Mt Williamson Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing