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Independence Courthouse Motel

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Menomonie, WI
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Never in my lief have I seen any motel lower their rates by nearly half for someone who is recovering from a medical issue. They did that for me and the owners/managers are quite possibly the friendliest people that I have met on this planet. The room is super clean. It comes with a big-screen TV with multiple channels. The...

1Thank starshine90
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This is a very simple, yet clean and extremely friendly place to stay. I stayed here two nights while hiking the PCT and it was perfect. Along with regular rooms they have a hostel/bunk room, a large sitting area with bbq's and a fire pit. The onsite manager (who also happens to be a chef!) was nice enough to make...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

I headed here because I wanted to see the courthouse where Charles Manson and Family were processed after their arrest at Barker Ranch in Death Valley -- and also because Independence is a charming, beautiful small town nestled in the Eastern Sierras. The Courthouse Motel is a waypoint for some hikers doing the PCT because they offer transportation back up...

3Thank Bagan
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Just spent my 3rd night here and Im sure I will be back again. Everything is very well taken care of and very clean. The owners will even give rides to the trail head if you are a hiker....They have also just added a great bunkhouse for hikers. Great bunks and hooks for hanging your pack.. room 12 has amazing...

1Thank Missy P
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

We found this cute little motel right across the street from the Independence Courthouse. We called at 11:30 at night and Andrew told us he had one room left! We arrived 40 minutes later and we got excellent service from Andrew. Very polite and friendly :). Our room was clean and comfortable. Nice TV, microwave, coffee in the room and...

Thank tahoenht
Riverside, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I found the Independence CourtHouse Motel to be clean, very friendly, and it was very Convenient for me. The staff was familiar with the area and could refer me to many places to hike and take pictures. For the value and hospitality, I would definitely stay there again.

Thank Christy B
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Clean, comfortable, safe, and quiet but 2 of the pillows had that thrift store smell. I had room closest to street but noise level was fine. Walked short distance and Got dinner from Mexican food truck nearby ... very good. There were also a couple cafes within walking distance.

Thank TravelSeeker72
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We stayed at this motel for one night and were pleasantly surprised. The owner was friendly and gave ideas on local areas of interest. The room was clean and had more facilities than we expected! The only slight downside is that the dining options in this small town is very limited and we ended up with a SUBWAY. Would recommend...

1Thank dowtrader
Crestline, California
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The two of us were lucky, most motels along HWY 395 are still full in September from summer travelers. We got a room with a dubble and two twin beds for $125. The room was clean with matchimg comforters and pellowcases. The room had a flat screen, WiFi, a refrigerator and microwave and and a bench outside the door from...

1Thank Amanda S
Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a place to crash that's by Mt. Whitney. My friend and I stayed for 3 nights while attempting to tackle Whitney on the 2nd day. It worked out perfectly and the owners were so helpful and friendly. The rooms are small but come with a fridge and microwave as well as...

1Thank JMindler

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

Additional Information about Independence Courthouse Motel

Address: 157 North Edwards, Independence, CA 93526
Region: United States > California > Independence
Price Range: €68 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Just stay here! Highly recommended!”
starshine90, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“just talk to the desk, they are very friendly and very helpful.”
796christyb, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Check the Air Conditioner to make sure it meets your noise level requirements.”
srarakawa, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I was alone so chose a single but there were others to choose from. Felt very safe there.”
JoJ159, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Very small hotel, any room is ok”
Stockmboy, 5 Jun 2012 | Read review
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