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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really didn't want to stay here but my friends insisted. The rooms are actually OK and don't have too much clown memorabilia in them. The beds were clean and it was the best priced hotel in Tonopah. A good stop before Vegas.

Thank James P
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

After getting pounded by the wind all day I rolled into tonopah looking for a good nights sleep and I found it at the clown motel.Nice bed quiet and 43 bucks for the night with a flat screen t.v..Where else can you find that without a 2 week in advance reservation

Thank john m
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wife an I are paranormal investigators an we stayed 2 days here, didn't find any ghost but had a great time the staff are all fantastic, the rooms are older yes but they were clean an the bed was comfortable, we stayed in the haunted room 107 according to Ghost Adventures when they were there,but as I said no ghost... More 

1 Thank tx-friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am not a fan of clowns and whenever we have passed through Tonopah, just seeing the motel freaked me out. Well, last night, on our way home from a 5 week tenting trip, we decided to stay a night here. It is run down, and does need updating, but it is a different experience. Marlena was very nice when... More 

1 Thank Manxmk
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was travelling alone and I think my friends all thought I was bonkers but clowns don't bother me at all. The staff were really friendly and helpful so couldn't rate them higher. Rooms are grim but that's what you expect really and it's somewhere I will always remember that's for sure!

Thank khaleesi26
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend are travelling around America and we had wanted to include some random motels in the trip because they're so often featured in movies! This didn't disappoint. I loved the weird Clown theme and the location next to an early 1900s burial ground was pretty unique! The room itself was clean and tidy. Don't go if you're... More 

2 Thank Macolo3
Orting, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Of course, that depends on how you feel about clowns. I don't expect that many people with clown-phobia would be interested in staying here, anyway. You just need to manage your expectations. It's a 1980s roadside motel where someone put a colorful sign out front and 500 clowns in the lobby. It's old, it's inexpensive, the maintenance is not pristine.... More 

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Elma, Wa
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We found the Clown Motel not what the story tellers make it out to be. Despite the motel is dated, it is very comfortable and clean. We ended up staying there 2 nights. If you have a phobia of clowns, that would be the only down fall. The cemetery does add a different prospective, but not creepy even at night.... More 

1 Thank Michael L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was one of those unusual places I had to stay in. I've stayed in a huge dog in Idaho, train carriage in Pennsylvania, lighthouse in Michigan and Wigwam in Arizona. So I had to stay in the Clown Motel! Service was friendly and the reception full of clowns was great! The room itself was old, yet it was large... More 

Thank PhilUSA2010
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a late night check in. We were told they would leave the key by the door. We pulled up, got the key, turned around and then we saw it!!! There was a Porn video being filmed in the rooms. They had the room doors wide open, naked women walking around the parking lot. The night manager was out... More 

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  • Refrigerator in room
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28 rooms all with 2 queen beds - 21 Channels including local Las Vegas - Pet Friendly w/$10 Pet Fee Free Coffee ... more   less 

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Address: 521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049
Region: United States > Nevada > Tonopah
Number of rooms: 28
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“Get there early”
 of 5 bubbles 358michaell358, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the desk clerk - they control the room choice.”
 of 5 bubbles jimsK638JG, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Usually top floor. All rooms are old.”
 of 5 bubbles 991lisar, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“fridge and microwave may be really old school, tub may have been patched up, shower head sprayed water out nce and hard”
  • 2 beds and a lot of room for 1 person
  • nother view of the cemetery
  • tub with shower mat
  • bath tub
  • bath tub
 of 5 bubbles 286ronaldg, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“average accommodations, but clean rooms and comfortable beds”
 of 5 bubbles Travelpro_to_go, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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