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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Motel was clean, large with 2 king beds: had a strange chemical smell. Hole in bathroom wall, paint chipping, tiles broken, bathtub with cracks. I personally did not like the attitude of person when we checked in. It is a AAA approved place, I asked for a AAA discount or senior citizen, an immediate no, take it or leave it,...

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Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is an average motel in a town with very expensive lodging catering to hikers and travelers hiking Mount Whitney. We were desperate for a room after our backpacking trip which we started in Kings Canyon. We didn't have a car and so wanted something close to the Eastern Sierra Transit bus stop, from where we were to catch a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very basic motel. Our room was dark, dingy and smelly. Bathroom was tiny, could just about fit 1 person in with a very small shower. Beds were average. No amenities. The other budget motels in Lone Pine have pools, lights and some amenities. Investigate everywhere else before staying here, even camping!!!

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Helpful staff in a clean motel with all the usual facilities. Quite shady in rooms on the north side and a bit noisy with traffic in rooms close to the highway entrance. But we did sleep well and enjoyed our stay.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

It was basic, with a little wear and tear on everything, but also very clean. I spilled some water on the floor and wiped it up with a white towel so I was confident about the cleanliness. The mattresses were very firm, but I didn't wake up with any pains so that was a plus. The people were friendly and...

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Thank alatzio
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Our first to choices had no vacancies, so we just resorted to whatever we could find. Sometimes, you get an unexpected gem. This was not the case this time. It was only $10 less than the nicer chains, so it wasn't even a great bargain. The owner's idea of "recently renovated" is much different than mine. The bedding is the...

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Thank Angie K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the Annex and the room was good, actually much better than expected after the check-in process and the shady back street that leads to the Annex rooms. Room was clean and well equipped (micro, fridge, coffee machine) however there were some termites wandering in the bathroom. Not many, always just one or two, but was enough to make...

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Thank dmsdi
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

The room was clean, insect traps in the closet, staff was nice, the door and the security (window did not lock), was bad. The bed however, omfg! It was like five half flat basketballs under a sheet of plywood, covered by a sheet. I will never stay there again.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

V good wifi, John Wayne dinner 2 minutes walk down the street, perfect over nighter before or after Death Valley drive. Cute wee cowboy town. The old guy at the front desk was lacking personality, but put that one side, the room very neat and clean.

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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Pretty expensive. Wednesday night early June non holiday $110.00 Two weeks prior same day it was $80.00. WiFi worked. Clean rooms. Would stay again but only after checking rates around town. Walking distance to market and a couple of restaurants.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Portal Motel

Address: U.S. 395, Lone Pine, CA
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
Number of rooms: 17
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“Book in advance, but if you cannot, this is okay. There was the loud sound of the car wash next door.”
 of 5 bubbles JoyJoyGreece, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms on the south side of the complex for brightness in the room and away from the road entrance to minimise traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles neils31, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest a room in annex where we stayed as it was pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CMRussell, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The annex, just behind the Motel is even quieter than the building on 395. Talk with the owners about their garden and food. You might be in for a delicious surprise. ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles MtDavid, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Get the room with three beds!!!”
 of 5 bubbles JoseV784, 3 Aug 2012 | Read review
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