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Bristlecone Motel

101 N Main St, Big Pine, CA 93513
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#3 of 3 hotels in Big Pine

Welcome to Bristlecone Motel, your Big Pine “home away from home.” Bristlecone Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Bristlecone Motel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a convenience store, and express check-in and check-out. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Big Pine, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Bristlecone Motel, including Coppertop BBQ (0.1 mi), Country Kitchen (0.1 mi), and Rossi's Place (0.1 mi).

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out Owens Valley Radio Observatory (1.1 mi), a popular attraction that is within walking distance of Bristlecone Motel.

Bristlecone Motel puts the best of Big Pine at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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dave30214 wrote a review Sep 2020
Fayetteville, Georgia52 contributions22 helpful votes
Located right on Hwy 395, it's the perfect location for anything in the area. It's an older motel, but well cared for. The rooms are average sized, but clean and comfortable. Good wifi. Yes, you get some road noise, but it's not very loud at all. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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traveler065 wrote a review Aug 2020
NH6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed one night at the Bristolcone Motel in Big Pine. The check in was at the convenience store/gas station next to the motel. There was no front desk. Our reservation was inaccurate, check in was cumbersome, but we were able to get the type of room we wanted. The key didn’t fit in the door, so back to the convenience store to get let into the room. Didn’t look around much, dropped our stuff, asked for toilet paper back at the convenience store (none in the room) and went out for a couple of hours. Got back and really took a look at the room. The bathroom was not just dirty, but filthy. Looking like it hadn’t been cleaned in a while. The rug the same way. Felt it was too late in the evening to again ask at the convenience store for another room. Also with the store closing at 11, and no front desk person, wasn’t sure who we would contact if there was an issue in the middle of the night. Would not recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
George R wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Pull up at midnight, very tired and a danger on the hwy. Have stayed here many times for vacations and never had ANY issues. Over the last weekend (Friday) Pulled in and the guy wouldnt even come to the door when the sign clearly stated VACANCY. Ticked off, had to drive to Bishop. I will stay here again but demand an apology for the loser attitude by the manager or whoever it was. I'm too tired to do my job and keep everyone safe and promote business. What a jerk that night. Only reason they got three stars otherwise I would rate at 5 stars. Too bad, too nice of a place for that type of management. Oh well, try the place, its still a good place.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
jcn_uk wrote a review Aug 2019
Barcelona, Spain676 contributions186 helpful votes
The Britlescone Motel is the very definition of a road motel. You check in on the gas station, you get a comfortable bed, a clean room, and a very large bathroom. It serves its main purpose: to give you a good night sleep before you continue your journey. If you want more, than you should look into other towns. People come to Big Pine for 2 reasons: 1. To rest when travelling from Yosemite to Las Vegas, or 2. To rest when travelling from Las Vegas to Yosemite The town barely exists; it has a couple of restaurants, a couple of motels, and a couple of gas stations. Old Pine or Mammoth Falls (if you can afford it) are much more interesting options if you want to stay for a whole day. But if you are just after a good night of restful sleep, the Britlescone will do just fine.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nickbranch2016 wrote a review Jul 2019
San Diego, California51 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here after hiking Kearsarge Pass and on the way to hike Big Pine Lakes. Price was right and I was worried about it being right on the highway for noise, but did not hear much at all. Bed was nice and comfy, room had frig and microwave. AC worked fast to cool down the room, fan speed only high works though. Check in was easy. I needed dinner after a grueling day but the restaurants were closed due to the holiday, so I was given a free hot dog, which was nice. Nice basic room for the price. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I stayed in Room 19
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US$88 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bristlecone Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bristlecone Motel?
Nearby attractions include Owens Valley Radio Observatory (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bristlecone Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Bristlecone Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Bristlecone Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bristlecone Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Copper Top BBQ, Country Kitchen, and Rossi's Place.
Is Bristlecone Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Big Pine.
Are pets allowed at Bristlecone Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Bristlecone Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.