Best Western California City Inn & Suites,  California City

4.5/5  - based on 203 guest reviews.
10386 California City Boulevard, 93505-6302, California City, United States - See map
+1 760 373 1369 +1 760 373 7460



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Welcome to the Best Western California City Inn & Suites! Proud to host those who serve, this California City hotel is a favorite for guests in town for Edwards Air Force Base, but we also cater to vacationers, truckers and business travelers. When guests are close to stunning recreational opportunities at Red Rock Canyon or can easily explore the beauty of the Mojave Desert, it instantly makes any trip that much better. Sports are big business in this part of the state, with motocross events at SOCAL OTMX bringing in competitors and fans from around the world. Whether it is hiking, business at the base or an adrenaline packed motocross event that is on the agenda, staying in comfort is crucial. New appliances in every room and a lavish pool open year-round make guests feel at home. This California City hotel is renowned for cleanliness, but it is hospitality that really sets the bar high. Enjoy a fitness room on site to keep up with those workout regimens and a meeting room so you do not have to go far to close the deal. Slip away to the Desert Tortoise Preserve and get to know some real locals. Enjoy a golf tournament at one of the local courses or simply spend the day working on that swing. The nearby Silver Saddle Ranch and Club is a peek into the Wild West and entertainment for the whole family. Even business travelers with the Borax Mine and local correctional facility make time to enjoy everything Mother Nature has to offer. Truly get away from it all with a stay at this California City hotel. Construction and repair crews can take advantage of extended stay rates, and those with NASA or aerospace companies make the most of an escape from the hustle and bustle. Whether it is work bringing guests here for months or you are just passing through, make the most of your trip by staying in comfortable accommodations. Reserve a quiet stay at the Best Western California City Inn & Suites for the best rates around!

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Best Western California City Inn & Suites,California City
  • 4
    « At the Point of Nowhere »

    You can find a piece of gold in the desert. This hotel is super sanitary, has nice waffles you can make in the morning with good coffee. I slept well in the king bed and the tile work in the shower was quite nice. Really, it was a respite night with a good military discount.

    « Worst Best Western ever »

    Never again. Air conditioner sounds like truck in the room. No soundproofing, breakfast is a joke. How people think it is ok is beyond me. This is no doubt the worst Best Western Hotel we have ever stayed in.

    « 38 Kairos Volunteers Enjoyed 3 Day stay in CA City »

    Carmil, Genesis, Anabel, Berta & Mr. Shawn were so patient & kind with our large group of 38 Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers. Best Western is such an oasis that we try to stop by to see them when we are just going for the 3 hr. monthly reunions at the prison & don't need a room. After giving it some thought I called Mr. Shawn today & booked a room for the instructional reunion at CCCF on Saturday Nov 5th so we can spend more time in CA City & will recommend doing the same for our entire 38 man volunteer team. Mr Shawn & his staff have become family. We really look forward to seeing them all each time we come to CA City as their warmth makes our visit much more like home. The complimentary breakfast sure helps our men get the early days started & the coffee is the best in CA City. We hope to see much more of them in the future for our biannual Kairos retreat weekends at CCCF.

    « Budget and good »

    With a family of young toddlers, there's nothing to beat Best Western. Kitchenette. No nonsense staff. Prime locations. Best of all budget friendly. BW usually has an IHOP nearby in case you want a substantial meal. Rooms are standard and reasonably clean.

    « Great stay! »

    I was prepared for things to be at least a little shoddy, considering that this is the only hotel in town, and also fully booked for an event. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by how nothing was wrong at all. In fact, the staff were all pleasant, friendly, fast and efficient. No issues with the beds (comfy!) or the climate controls which I have encountered at some other mid-range hotels. Breakfast was decently stocked even toward "closing time". Housekeeping did not come in unless we called the front desk to request it (no door hanger signs?), which might be weird to some, but when we called, they were fast and thorough. I'm fully satisfied with my stay.

    « best western »

    I believe the Best Western inn in California City is the best hotel in the city. The staff was nice and friendly, also very helpful. The room was nice and roomy, with plenty of pillows on the bed. The free breakfast was above average.

    « New hotel »

    The hotel is new, so everything is still nice and fresh. The staff was friendly. Continental breakfast was available although I just had coffee. The walls are pretty thin, but I'm a deep sleeper so this didn't really bother me. Not really any other options if you want to stay in Cal City, so its a good stay. Didnt like paying $100 per night for a best western, but again, no options. My family has lived in this town for about 15 years and I've always slept on the couch during visits, so it was nice to get a room for me and my family this past visit.

    « excellent desert base »

    Visited here for one night in February 2015 having driven from San Francisco, briefly stopping for lunch in Carmel. The journey was Trecherous! torrential rain/snow through the Tehachapi mountains and pitch black so we were very relieved to get here. It was extremely quiet, but the receptionist was very helpful. Unfortunately we were too late for food and all the local takeaways were closed so could only use the vending machines! The room though - wow. A full-on suite with 2 queen beds. It was the best room of our holiday, better than the room we had the next night at Luxor in Las Vegas. The bathroom too was lovely, everything was clean and felt new. Great big TV with a remote in a little net bag. We had a perfect nights sleep. The next day you appreciate how isolated this place is. It's a stunning location but there's truly hardly anything around. Desert and mountains - a Macdonalds a few gas stations and a supermarket - that's about it. It was a stunning place to wake up though having arrived at night in the pouring rain :) Breakfast was cool - make your own waffles etc with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, cereal options, yogurt. All fine. And away we went on our way up towards Lone Pine (but peeling off through Death Valley) well rested and fed. Really lovely staff, reasonable price, SUPERB room, food fine, isolated but spectacular location - a real gem in the middle of nowhere and would make a great base for exploration of the Mojave region, or indeed - on the way Death Valley.

    « Pleasant surprise »

    I haven't stayed at a BW in years. This location in California City was excellent. The staff were all very warm and friendly and our rooms were spotless. We were in the smallest of the rooms offered, but it still had a refrigerator and microwave and the bed was very comfortable.

    « Gem in the desert »

    If you are coming to the desert this hotel is wonderful, clean, new and the owners and employees are outstanding, rooms are nice sized, plenty of towels, Directv, wi fi, and ice and the room are on the interior, which helps in the summer heat

  • 5
    « Beautiful & well-organized Facility »

    My family & I visited for a family reunion. Customer Service Reps to Housekeeping were all very helpful in making sure we had a pleasant visit. This is our 2nd year visiting and we plan to continue our stay at Best Western California City Inn. And oh, if you are visiting for July 4th, you can actually see the fireworks directly from the hotel/pool area - great scenery!

    « Very Clean and Very Comfortable »

    We were met by a very friendly staff member who accommodated all our needs. The room was very large and clean. The showers are very modern and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was the best I've had at a hotel. I highly recommend this hotel if you have to stay in California City.

    « Beautiful property in the middle of nowhere. »

    I was very happy to have room to park my semi. I was also very happy that the security doors are actually functional (not always the case). Beds were amazing. The showers were hot! Great got breakfast. Friendly and attentive staff. I definitely will stay again.

    « 12:56 05/31/2016 »

    ask for a king suite for 4 adult people. 2 people could not fit on sofa bed. nothing suite about this room. more like a single room with a king size bed for 2 people. need sound proof windows, kept hearing sirens all the time.

    « BEST Western called best for a reason »

    Always clean, always professional and courteous staff. Accommodating, good deal. Breakfast complete, helps to get the days started well. No problem too big for them to handle. Very nice outside and in, pool was perfect as well.

    « Modern Hotel in the middle of nowhere! »

    My review title is a little unkind but all of California City seems to be a series of isolated elements including this hotel at the far eastern end of town. It was a good place to stay on a visit to Edwards Airforce base. The room was comfortable, staff friendly and helpful, breakfast as expected and with a really efficient and useful guest laundry. The only downside is that there are no walking options to eat.

    « 36 Kairos Volunteers enjoyed their stay at CA City Best Western »

    Shawn, Genesis, Carmil, Candace and the staff welcomed our large group of 36 volunteers when we visited for Kairos #2 April 21-24 and made us feel like family. The breakfast selection was a delight (eggs, salsa, jalapenos, bacon, sausage, cheese, toast, tortillas, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, bagels, cream cheese, muffins, waffles, bananas, apples & oranges...) and having it ready at 5:30 am (!!) along with plenty of good, hot coffee, flavored creamer, almond milk & orange juice really helped us get started each day. We can't wait to come back again for "God's Special Time" at California City Correctional Center in October . Thank you for your kindness! <@{{{}}><

    « Best Western Cal City »

    Had a great experience at Best Western in Cal City. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends. Would stay here again. The friendliness of the staff was great and the cleanliness was relaxing. Thank you Best Western for a great stay!

    « Excellent place to Stay »

    Their full hot breakfast is great and very tasty. Nothing like have your own private jacuzzi in your room!! Great after a busy day! We've been there before and will return again!! Lots of things to see within easy distances! We used This Best Western as our home base and went to check out wild flowers in Red Rock Canyon, Elizabeth Lake, Cuddy Back (Fremont Peak), and extra stops include the Desert Tortoise Center, and Kern River!

    « Best Best Western Stay »

    This was the best Best Western Hotel my family and I have stayed at and was the very clean and the staff was very nice!!!! All the other Best Westerns could not compete with this one in California City!!!

  • 5
    « Best Hotel in Town »

    This is the best hotel in town. Why? It is the ONLY hotel in town! But it is new, clean and fresh and the staff are very friendly. Very good breakfast. On your way there or after your stay, be sure to visit the Borax Visitor Center on H'way 58 just west of Boron. There is a museum there, a 20 mule team wagon with 20 mules (life size) and the open pit borax mine too. It is a gem.

    « Very Good hotel , But don't come for their breakfast. »

    The breakfast was the most horrible experience I have experienced. Being that there were not a lot of places around to eat breakfast except a McDonald's, I thought choosing this hotel that had a breakfast would have been a great Choice and value. But I was extremely wrong in regards to the breakfast, it was horrible! The eggs seemed like they were made from powder and water. The sausage meat was some form of gray Dead flesh reconstituted with steam water. The taste was something I had never experienced and I quickly through it into the trash after one bite. The waffle maker, made beautiful looking waffles that tasted just like cardboard, and it would quickly disintegrate into sawdust once touched by a fork. The milk for the breakfast cereal was extremely warm. Breakfast is not that hard to get right, it just seems that this best Western has put zero effort into finding a vendor who can provide a normal wholesome breakfast made it from natural eggs, not powdered and fresh sausage meat not precooked and frozen for years and brought back to life with steam. The waffle batter mix could be of a better quality product. The milk canister could be kept on ice. This breakfast experience diminished my stay. I hope they get it right in the near future. Maybe they should eat it first, and have some quality control. If this is not too much to ask.

    « Simply perfect. »

    I absolutely loved everything about this hotel. I have stayed at this hotel four times now. They have a friendly staff, and great service. The staff here all go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. I intend on going back and would recommended this hotel to anyone. The hotel has clean rooms and main areas. The breakfast was really great as well. I absolutely adore the breakfast hostess Candace. She is really sweet and she exceeds all expectations. I enjoyed waking up early to a fresh breakfast and a big smile from Candace. Everyone there really makes you feel like you are at home.

    « Leisure trip »

    This Best Western hotel made me feel welcome from the moment I came in. The room was clean modern looking room all which made for a nice stay. In the breakfast area, the staff was nice, helping me make my waffle. If I had any questions, which I had several the staff never seemed bothered by me, they were always polite. We picked this hotel because of its good rating and location, not too far from Red Rock Park where we wanted to visit, (Highly recommended to see by the way. There are also some ghost towns not too far away I read. There are some nice restaurants in this town too. We did not get to take a swim but the hotel also has a pool.

    « The Staff Really Cares! »

    I have stayed at this hotel once a month for the past year and a half. The staff goes out of its way to help. They are friendly and cheerful and have a can-do attitude. The manager, Shawn, spent a chunk of time helping me get some grid paper printed out at the precise size I needed. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Not sure about the breakfast because I always carry my own when I travel anywhere. I highly recommend this Best Western.

    « Best Experience »

    This hotel went above and beyond in customer service. The cleanliness and comfort also exceeded all expectations. Overall, this hotel raised the bar and blew all competition out of the water. Loved it. Will return here the next time I'm in town.

    « Getaway »

    My wife and I did not know what to expect in such a remote location and were very pleased to find a really nice, inexpensive hotel near our destination (Desert Tortoise refuge). The clerk at the counter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the entire area. No complaints at all regarding our stay.

    « Best Hotel »

    Stayed to nights. Clean, roomy and great breakfast selections. Friendly staff. The hotel is convenient to restaurants, the American Legion, and Ace hardware. Has pool and jacuzzi's. We always stay at Best Western.

    « Nice room »

    The room was nice and the facility is located in a quiet area. The breakfast was good and the dining area was very clean and well maintained. There are also a number of vending machines in the lobby offering a wide assortment of snacks.

    « Good value »

    Stayed here for two nights, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Not many options in the area but this was a very convenient location for what we needed. The employees were friendly, the parking lot huge, and the lobby, halls and rooms clean. Although the room was clean I did see a cockroach in the bathroom the first night. The walls were a bit thin and we could hear people in the rooms next to us. Not much to do in the area but the few restaurants and things are not far from the hotel. Overall an alright stay for the price.

  • 5
    « Great hotel »

    I stayed here in July 15, January 16 and will be back in March 16, the hotel is spotless,employees are wonderful and its a great place to stay, for all the outdoor people, they come to CC to race and this is the place to stay, your trailers are safe, the employees will watch your motorcycles, utvs and answer the front desk immediately and not put you on hold

    « MIdsized Hotel in the center of California City »

    Visited California City and dropped by to check this hotel. This is a new development in recent time. The place is two story next to the Golf Course. You will not miss it as it is next to the only traffic signal lights. It looks newly constructed in the last year and a half.

    « Only place in town »

    The room was satisfactory and the staff were pleasant. My main complaint is the price of the rooms. We go there every year for Thanksgiving, and our room cost $40 more this year than last. The price is quite high for this type of facility, but since it is the only choice, I guess they can charge this type of price. Our bathroom door would not stay open unless we propped it open with furniture. These annual trips would be better if we didn't have to pay such high prices for a Best Western out in this desert city.

    « Nice one night stay »

    pretty new hotel..nice staff and good complimentary breakfast! We stayed one there on our way to death valley. And we found this hotel. It is just as described by others. We are very pleased for our choice. Next early morning we headed to DV after had our breakfast at hotel.

    « Great staff however one complaint of service »

    One day of my three night stay staff was in the room as the bed was made. However, the garbage from the bathroom was dumped into the toilet bowl, the sink was not cleaned, the garbage from the main room was not removed, the light in the bathroom was left on and the fan for the room was on high heat (the room was very hot when I arrived).

    « Good accomodation »

    We stayed here for one night with short notice due to flooding in the area. This seems to be the only hotel in California City, and we were impressed with the quality of the hotel. Compared to other Best Westerns, the walls seemed better insulated to sound, although the hallways were noisy with people departing early in the morning. The sheets were a little pilly, but the bed was very comfortable.

    « 34 Kairos Volunteers Very Happy with the Accomodations »

    Shawn & the entire staff are very warm & friendly. He worked extra hard to get our 34 men visiting Thurs 9/17 - Sun 9/20 for the very 1st Karios Prison Ministry retreat at California City Correctional Center & we were very happy we stayed at this Best Western Inn. Our volunteers come from LA, OC, SD, Victorville, Lompoc, Simi Valley, Hawthorne... we had private rooms, double queens & queen suites and we all agreed that this was a terrific choice. Our team of volunteers will be coming back in April/May of 2016 and look forward to another very peaceful weekend again! Thank you, Shawn!

    « Only close choice »

    If you only want a shower this is the place to stay if you do not mind the noise....thin walls...I personally would have preferred a quieter stay. The breakfast was very basic. I would have loved the comfort of the bed if I could have slept past the noise. I could here the people snoring in the room next to mine.

    « great place to stay! »

    this hotel is very new and very clean with a welcoming decor and very comfortable bed, etc. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful; the breakfast had a great assortment of items, including waffles (made on the spot) and eggs made to order. Even though this is really the only place to stay in California City, it is a new and well-kept up place and I don't think I would stay anywhere else, even if there was an option to do so!

    « cal city »

    everything was great the air conditioning was wonderful this weekend with the temp soaring above 108 it was nice to be comfortable. the town was quiet and everyone around the town seemed friendly and eager to give advice on restaurants and neighboring cities it is a quiet place but HOT other than the temp California city best western is a great place to stay

  • 4
    « Dessert Gem »

    There is really nothing out here, but all of a sudden, you're in this town with a golf course and several restaurants and then this hotel.... You don't have high hopes, but the rooms were great! Clean, roomy, modern, and a great place to stay if you are on business or pleasure. I would compare it to the Hampton Inns and Marriott Courtyards I usually stay in. The staff were pleasant and helpful, with good recommendations on the local dining... which is limited, but okay. Near the air force base, so I guess that's the reason everything is there in the middle of the dessert, but it's a wonderful place with good people and the area is awesomely beautiful, especially if you're from the south east coast and are used to seeing live oaks and spanish moss instead of dessert plants and hills.


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·From: Mojave. Take 14N to California City, take California City Boulevard, turn right for five miles to center of city. Arrive at the Best Western California City Inn & Suites. ·From: Edwards Air Force Base. Take 58W to California City turn off, turn right and continue for eight miles to center of city. Arrive at the Best Western California City Inn & Suites. ·From: Los Angeles. Take 105S to 110N, then take 5N to 14N, follow this to California City Boulevard, turn right and continue to center of city. Arrive at the Best Western California City Inn & Suites. ·From: Ontario. Take 15N to 395N, then take 58W to California City turn off, turn right and follow to center of city. Arrive at the Bes...

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