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My wife, dog and I stayed here while I was getting ready to kick off a month long llama powered tour of the John Muir Trail. Close to everything in Lone Pine...there's even a nice restaurant on the property.
We'll be back!
Stayed for one night in the upgraded side of the motel, staff where great from the start, the room was nice clean and everything we needed and the hot tub was awesome to chill in when we arrived, which was after dark so couldn't see...More
1st night we stayed in the upgraded side. Very nice very quiet. However the second night which also happened to be our night before our Whitney summit. Horrible, the room next to us was loud.. Very loud! The room above us must've had a bunch...More
Staff was amazingly friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the motel portion and found the beds very comfortable, air conditioning worked great, and the free WiFi was a plus. Centrally located in Lone Pine we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go. Would...More
The Hotel is a museum of Hollywood westerns. Independence was once the favored location for shooting westerns and the hotel has lots of photos of film crews and extras on location, as well as great photographs of Gene Autry,Roy Rodgers, John Wayne and others.
Response from Dow V, Owner at Dow Villa MotelResponded 2 September 2014
Thank you for your review. All of us at the "DOW" are very proud of our Historic Hotel built in 1923 to house the movie company's that were coming into the area. The Hotel has 50 guest rooms, 31 of those rooms have a private...More
That really depends on what you are interested in lodging wise. One area is more modernized while the other really has that cowboy charm. Both sides are well maintained. The Dow Villa Motel is three diamond AAA rated and has... More
That really depends on what you are interested in lodging wise. One area is more modernized while the other really has that cowboy charm. Both sides are well maintained. The Dow Villa Motel is three diamond AAA rated and has all of the AAA amenities. This amenities include a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, free WiFi, and personal climate control. Lodging in the Dow Historic Hotel is based on the 1930's style and amenities are more lobby based. You have access to coffee, a microwave, refrigerator, and WiFi, but they are all accessed through the lobby or from the front desk staff. The heating and cooling are central units controlled by the front desk. Their is no individualized thermostat in the room. What it really boils down to is, who is Baconbutt, and what makes a stay great for him/her?