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“black mold and filth ok with AAA?”

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Econo Lodge Barstow
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Penn Valley, California
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3 reviews
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“black mold and filth ok with AAA?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

My mother and I I recently spent a very unpleasant night in a room that had not been "upgraded" (bottom left room across from the office). There was a large black mold accumulation above the toilet and I don't believe the window sill in the shower had ever been cleaned as there were used shampoo bottles and razors covered in a thick layer of filth. Needless to say, we did not dare use the shower. I have photos to back this up. Also, the room REEKED of deoderizer; the need for which I don't even want to think about. I would not recommend this hotel as the front desk man just shrugged when we advised him of the conditions. I can't believe AAA would be associated with this motel.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the bottom left (301?)
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barstow, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Were staying in the hotel for a long period, cuz of business trip. The best choice in this city, if comparing price/quality. Clean rooms, Convenient location - foodmarket round the corner, and a good bakery restaurant just near the hotel. The pool saved us in these hot days, when it was bout 100 F.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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econolodgebarstow, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Barstow, responded to this review, 20 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share this five star experience with our management, staff, and future guests.Our primary aim is to give you a comfortable and accommodating experience, and we are very pleased to hear of our success in this ambition.We are so glad that your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

They had recently upgraded the entire property and they have done a wonderful job. The room was very clean and very comfortable. The staff was WONDERFUL! They were very helpful with finding food and andything else I needed during my stay. I was very impressed with how friendly they were. The beds were comfortable and clean. I was very happy with my stay here!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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econolodgebarstow, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Barstow, responded to this review, 20 April 2016
Thank you for leaving your five star rating of our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and to acknowledge the efforts of our hardworking staff to be as accommodating, helpful and welcoming as possible. We are all looking forward to your next visit and hope it will be just as enjoyable.
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Soldier, Ka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

The price was great and the staff was friendly enough. The room smelled when we first walked in. The bed was comfortable enough. The carpet is dirty. There is mold in the shower. The water pressure is very good though. The a/c sucks! We were both so hot and there was no air movement to help out. Finally just kept the fan on and while it was cool, it was air moving which helped. Good price for the stay but wouldn't stay here again or recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Since we were only there about 4 hrs, we figured it wasn't too bad for the price. But after staying one night we decided to pay a little more and go somewhere else for our second night. The pillows were about 2 inches thick and the blanket was terrible. Big holes and very very worn, my dogs have better blankets! The hot water never really got hot, had to shower in room temp water. Left before breakfast was served, so we can't rate that. Arrived around midnight and there were a several noisy men hanging out around the pool area. I'm glad they didn't put me over there near them. We were back on the road around 5am.

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed here this week, recommended by a gentleman who ran a RV place, where we stopped for directions. It was a good choice, it was clean, spacious with good facilities and a light breakfast included. The Manager was extremely helpful with guidance for our ongoing trip to Death Valley and was even kind enough to assist us on I.T. when we were struggling to get our laptop enabled to use the WiFi. We would strongly recommend this Lodge.
Mr and Mrs Bridges, Sheffield, England

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

we needed an inexpensive place to stay halfway home from Phoenix, Arizona, and decided on Barstow. we were traveling with a dog, so choices were limited...the room was basic (some of the furniture did not match and was very spare), but was clean - sheets, floors, sink and toilet. the shower had mildew growing in it and the hotel is in dire need of updating. bit ot was cheap, clean, and exactly as advertised. the innkeeper was prompt and friendly (made our reservations ahead of time). Our only suggestions would be that they spread out the guests among the hotel rooms (had a snorer that came into room at 4am and a woman who was smoking outside our door) and that they clean the mildew out of the shower.

Room Tip: ask for a room that is not immediately adjacent to other guests...the walls are a bit thin.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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econolodgebarstow, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Barstow, responded to this review, 20 April 2016
We appreciate that you've taken the time to share the ways that we have impressed you and the ways that we can improve . It's important for us to impress our guests and your comments will make this goal that much more attainable. It is our sincere hope that you will one day return to see how your comments have affected our direction in reaching our ultimate ambition of giving each guest a five star experience.
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Property: Econo Lodge Barstow
Address: 1230 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-2409
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Barstow 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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Located on Historic Route 66, 1/2 mile from I-15 and I-40. ... more   less 
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