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“OK hotel in average town.”
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California Inn
Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
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Melbourne, Australia
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“OK hotel in average town.”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

stayed here on a road trip. Hotel itself was ok but Barstow ihas nothing going for it.
check in was easy, breakfast was included. Breakfast room a little crowded at 8 am.
Room was clean. Sat by the pool but didn't go in

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

it is plain that the new owners of this hotel are putting a lot into renovating and updating the public areas and rooms, and while the work is not yet 100 percent complete, they have made a huge amount of progress. My room was clean and quiet, and for the price I felt that I got a great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This place was rated 7/10 and 8/10 on various sites and given the low price of the rooms, I decided to take a chance on the California Inn. This place simply did not deserve that rating.

Barstow was 104° that day and the room air conditioning was not up to the task. We woke up in the night overcome by the heat and couldn't wait to get going the next morning. Since we were already dehydrated a bit and fatigued from the drive, it was not a restful night. I woke up several times to chug a bottle of water to make sure I didn't wake up more dehydrated than I went to bed.

The TV was an old cathode-ray tube model with no auxiliary inputs, the fixtures and carpeting showed a fair amount of age. The porcelain and plastic in the bathroom had plenty of stains and the occasional cigarette burn from a butt gone too far. The shower curtain was tattered to an embarrassing degree.

On the up-side, the place was clean enough overall and the service was friendly if not entirely professional. I wouldn't stay here again, but I wouldn't disrecommend it for a budget traveler — as long as you know what you're getting into.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed one night en route to Grand Canyon. Situated just off interstate in motel land. Good standard basic accommodation with fridge, microwave and tea/coffee facilities. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was included which was adequate. All in all good value for money. Maintenance work was ongoing around the pool area but should soon be completed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is one of the older motels that made Route 66 so famous. The owners are working on fixing it up and that is encouraging to see. The rooms are huge and and even though they show some wear they are every clean and comfortable. Some rooms are quieter than others on weekends, the smokers from the Pub on the west side can get loud. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast has batter to make waffles along with the regular continental breakfast items. I've stayed at other motels in Barstow and this is my new favorite.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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melbourne, australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We were traveling with 21 month old twins, when we arrived the cribs were already set up in the room. First place we've not had to wait for them. The check in staff were friendly, polite & very helpful.

The room was spotless, with a sliding door out to the clean pool area, equipped with a BBQ and plenty of pool furniture. The breakfast the next day was plenty, and upon check out the staff were great. It's close to the I15 and is easy to find. The room was quiet, very clean and very comfortable. With a fridge & microwave too, bonus!

Couldn't ask for more

Stayed June 2014
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel for the price ($45.00/night for one bed) but you can get the same quality or better for cheaper right down the road. That is the only negative with this hotel. Staff is friendly and will work with your needs. Located on Route 66!

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about California Inn

Property: California Inn
Address: 1431 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-3216 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Barstow
#5 Family Hotel in Barstow
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barstow
#7 Business Hotel in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — California Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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