We booked this hotel for two nights for a family vacation because it was cheap. Like others, when we checked in, the clerk seemed surprised that we were staying for more than one night. To give the positives, the people who worked there seemed nice, and the motel is located right outside the marine base gate. There was a fridge and a microwave in the room which was nice. The rooms were old but seemed reasonably clean. Our problem was bugs. I removed the bedspread from the beds as I always do in motels since the bedspreads do not get washed often. When I pulled the spread off the bed against the front window wall, a smattering of dead bugs came with it, sprinkling all over the blanet underneath. Believe it or not, I still determined to give the place a chance - my husband disposed of the bugs and we went to dinner. When we returned to go to sleep, the same type of bugs were alive and flying all over the room. My husband gamely killed as many as he could before we went to bed. In the middle of the night, I woke up to the sound of a cricket chirping LOUDLY. I opened my eyes and one of the flying bugs was crawling across my pillow toward my face. My husband found the cricket in our room, in the bedspreads we had put aside in the closet area. Needless to say, we checked out early the next morning and spent the next night in a Motel 6 which seemed like the Ritz after this experience. To add insult to injury, the motel tried to charge us for the second night, which I had to fight through Priceline. Since Barstow is somewhat of a depressed town, I recommend staying at one of the big chain motels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern, nice, clean, and friendly. All rooms include refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, free cable and HBO, free unlimited local calls, swimming pool, gazebo, BBQ, coin operated laundry room inside premises, free coffee, free ice, ATM, vending machine. Located on famous old route 66. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pennywise Hotel Barstow