BEST WESTERN PLUS Frontier Motel
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Thursday 27 June
We woke to another beautiful but scorching day with clear blue skies. …
Left Jojoba Hills Resort at 8:30 am today - leaving behind smoke filled skies from the fires in San Diego County and Camp Pendelton. By 10:30 am we finally hooked up onto Hwy 395 via Freeways 215 and 15. Stopped at Pilot Travel Center for fuel. Cost was $102.69 for 25.053 gallons at $4.099/gal. Hwy 395 is basically a two lane highway with passing lanes ...
... started my trip with whales last month, it seems a suitable way to end it, rather than just drifting across California for the last week. I may also have a chance to head down Big Sur and Carmel on the Pacific coast, so a double bonus there.
Tomorrow, I may try to visit Coyote Flats, west of the town of Bishop in he Sierra Nevada in the 4WD, provided it isn’t too rough. The viewpoint is 11,000 feet+ so should offer wonderful views – if I make ...
Windy night in the tent, I woke up at 2am thinking it was day but it was very bright moonlight filling the tent. JC could stand 2 hours of the tent. He slept in the truck. When the beautiful dawn finally broke, he missed it. We headed to Ubehebe craters. Fascinating half-mile wide and 500 ft deep crater formed just 2000 years ago when steam built up under the surface then exploded out. Bit of a hairy climb, steep and slippery ...
... the mysterious Area 51 and the Nevada Nuclear Testing Site. Officially known as Edward's Airforce Base, Area 51 is a remote government facility that has captured the imagination of conspiracy theorists for years. If you believe the rumours it has been the home of alien space-craft to aliens themselves. Obviously we weren't allowed to visit the actual ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Frontier Motel Lone Pine
A Great Motel
This is a beautiful motel at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Mt. Whitney). Stayed at this motel one night in July 2005. Standard room rate was $94.50. The rooms are large, clean and quiet. There is a guest laundry. Front office staff is friendly and helpful. I had some car problems and asked the staff about a trustworthy garage in town. They guided me to a repair shop in town that fixed my car problem quickly and at a reasonable price. The grounds are nicely landscaped. There is a free continental breakfast which is very nice. I definetly would stay here again.
Enogh space / free W-LAN / average
Just a normal, average room, free W-Lan in room was good. Free Breakfast was nothing special; good, that it's available from 5 a.m. in morning. We had some problems in charging with 1-800-numbers (even they told it's free of charge they charged me with about USD 15.-- for 2 calls by checkout and it took more than 20 minutes until they took it from the bill; not very friendly at check-out; friendly at check in (Trainee).
Whirlpool nothing special, a lot of bad insects in room (I dont know how they have been called in English; German: Motten; means, they eat your clothes...).
Nice hotel, good place
We enjoyed our stay in this hotel. It's close to Death Valley and not far away from the centre of Lone Pine.
Only negative thing is we called in advance to enter the room early. This was not a problem. When we arrived the room was not ready yet. So we went back to town and when we came back the room was still not ready.
We waited for 20 minutes and the room was ok.
The pool was closed at that moment :( Because of heavy wind coming in.
The hotel and breakfast were fine. So I assume most people won't have the 'pre'problems... this is a great hotel.
Great location, clean, breakfast included!
My husband and I stayed 1 night at the Best Western Frontier in Lone Pine on our way to Death Valley. I booked the 2 queen beds room, which was comfortable, and clean. Parking was just outside your room, and the hotel was pet friendly. Breakfast was included in the price, and consisted of bagels, muffins, toast, fruits and cereals. I would the rate the breakfast as OK, nothing special, but you could get your fill before you started your day.
Great motel at a great price
The Best Western affords a wonderful view of Mt. Whitney and is located close, but not too close, to the commercial section of Lone Pine. Our family of five was impressed by the good and helpful service of all the desk clerks, the cleanliness and spaciousness of our room and bathroom, the decent continental breakfast, and the motel property itself. The AAA rate is unbelievably good deal for what this Best Western provides. The beds were very comfortable and the premises quiet. We will most certainly return on our way to our next visit to Mammoth area. By the way, Lone Pine is a great get away destination of its own. Our three boys loved the Whitney Portal and climbing on the rocks of the Alabama Hills.
My husband and I stayed in Lone Pine on our way to Yosemite.
I have stayed in a 3 star Best Western hotel in Europe which was good, however the standard here was much lower.
The decor was old and a/c was very noisy, so if you are planning on staying, 1 night is enough for anyone.
A whirlpool tub - how nice(!)
After a long day in Death Valley where it reached 117 degrees, my girlfriend and I were very pleased to see how nice our room was when we checked in for one night in May 04. The room was massive, with a small lounge area, King size bed, two sinks and a huge whirlpool tub - great for relaxing in. The staff were charming, parking was immediately outside our room and we found a great restaraunt just down the road.
Would most certainly stay again - our room was called "Greogry Peck"!
A perfect find after a long drive from Las Vegas.
Fantastic views, reasonable rates and a good complimentary continental breakfast. The setting is magical with views over Mt Whitney and the Alabama Hills. Staff friendly and the little town of Lone Pine was a real surprise for a Brit - small town western USA with really good restaurants.
I would recommend this to anyone.
Great Place. Have stayed here several times and the quality and comfort are consistent. Best bet in Lone Pine.
People & Dog Friendly Motel !!!
We love the Best Western "Frontier" Motel in Lone Pine, California. They welcome us and our two Great Danes (160 pounds each) with Open Arms each time we arrive for our twice yearly stays(April & October)...Nice Rooms, especially the ones with a jacuzzi, spectacular view of Mount Whitney from Motel Lawn. Lone Pine Airport Field is perfect for Dog Walking, right out our room door. Airport Manager is friendly also...Highly Recommend thismotel for Lodging while in Lone Pine.