Best Western Hotel California City Inn & Suites,  California City

4.5/5  - based on 271 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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  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
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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 to 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
  • 5
    « Awesome Hotel!!! »

    Super clean, great breakfast choices, friendly and helpful staff. Great WIFI even worked out by the refreshing outdoor pool. Modern room with nice new tv, microwave and a fridge! Thank you so much Best Western California City!

    « Great hotel for film crew! »

    I put my film crew of 50+ people at this hotel for 4 days, and I have to say that they were beyond accommodating. Nimisha, and her staff bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. Handling all of our last minute changes and requests with grace! The rooms were PLENTY spacious and the ACs were very cold, which is great for a hotel in the 105+ degree desert. There is plenty of parking, very clean lobby, decent breakfast in the morning, and really good wifi. I'd not only recommend this hotel for Film Crews/Large Groups, but anyone who is passing through California City!

    « Very helpful staff »

    The hotel was very clean as was the room, The walls are paper thin and you can hear noises from everywhere, If your a light sleeper, not good. The eggs for breakfast could have been real, they looked like they were out of a box.

    « Met our needs »

    This city only has one motel however they don't act like the only place in town. The service staff was excellent and cheerful and the hot breakfast was normal for this class. The room was small. They may have bigger and if you are looking for more room would need to look a little closer. Since we were here to visit somebody it worked find and didn't need a lot of room to hang out.

    « Great hotel »

    Was a great hotel. The breakfast was nice. Waffles and pancakes eggs, bacon, sausage, cereal, juice, toast, bagels, yogurt, fruit. Very clean! Great staff! The pool had just opened back up. Very nice. Not heated pool but in the middle of the day was nice.

    « Wonderful hotel »

    Have been coming since December doing a job at the Air Force. Staff was pleasant and helpful at all times. Mariah, Carmil, Annabelle, Nimisha, Emma, lauren all brightened my day and the teams day. Best wishes to all of you. You all became like family to myself and my team.

    « Nice hotel in a bad location »

    If for some odd reason you have to spend the night in California city, your options are very limited but this hotel is a surprisingly nice place to stay overnight. The furnishings in the room were top quality, the customer service was friendly and the bed was comfortable, BUT the negatives are very poor sound-proofing and almost nothing to do in the immediate area, and the breakfast was average at best. Also, one strange thing was that this was the first hotel I have ever stayed at where I could not run the room fan to drown out the noisy neighbors. You can turn the A/C or heat on but no fan option. Luckily I had a white noise generator app so just ran that and slept good. If you are passing thru the area and need a place to stay overnight, this hotel is a good choice.

    « Pleasantly surprised »

    I certainly wasn't expecting a lot since we were going to the desert but was pleasantly surprised. I found the staff to be friendly and the hotel room to be clean. One complain't I have about the suite is it is advertised as a queen bed with a pull out couch. The pull out couch is a twin bed. I placed our 11 and 10 year old on it and kissed them good night. My husband and I had a visitor who couldn't sleep in the middle of the night and ended up in bed with us. Next time I would request a rollaway. Other than that the room did the job. I was surprised there were 2 bathrooms in the suite. The other issue I had with the hotel although it was not the hotels problem but the guests was the parking situation. Some selfish people felt the need to park their trucks and trailers with dirt bikes in them parallel taking up to 4 spots leaving those with a regular vehicle no place to park. There were other places these people could have easily parked their trucks and trailers since they have the means to go over a curb unlike a minivan. If visiting Cal City again I would have no problem staying here again.

    « Annual trip to this property »

    come here every Thanksgiving. We continue to pay the constant price hikes because it is the only location in town. The rest of our family stays at our relative's home or at another hotel in Mojave. They feel the extra 30 minute drive is worth the better price. We will continue to use the facility but we would like the rest of our family to stay here as well.It would be nice if this hotel could compete in price with the best western in Mojave and elsewhere.The breakfast is pretty good and the rooms are well maintained.

    « Pleasantly Surprised for a Best Western »

    We normally stay at 5 star chains and had to stay at the Best Western. Did much research and looked at pictures was pleasantly surprised at the reviews and pictures submitted so it helped us to make a choice. The room is nice not 5 stars but nicely appointed same with the bathroom. We have experience 2 occasions when the room was not serviced. We bring our own cleaning supplies and carry extra sheets and blankets. Only thing I will complain about is the AC/heating unit in room is very loud when it kicks in. Front desk staff have been very accommodating on each time we needed assistance. Here visiting friends.

  • 3
    « Don't plan on using the sofa bed »

    We had a king room with a sofa ?bed?, the mattress was a glorified blanket. My 60 lb son was basically laying on metal bars. Front desk told me everyone knows that sofa beds are this way and I shouldn't have expected it to be serviceable as a bed. My response to this is that if the hotel markets the couch as a sofa bed, it should serve the purpose of a bed, not a medieval torture device. I was grudgingly provided with a rollaway mattress to add extra padding, and expected to be grateful that I wasn't charged the normal extra fee for the mattress. During this whole exchange, the front desk person spoke to me rudely and disrespectfully. The king bed was comfortable and the room was clean.

    « Better than I expected »

    The hotel was clean. The rooms were clean. I agree with one of the previous guests, bring pillow cases or ask for them. T hey were more than happy to bring me extras. The beds were comfortable and our view was pretty. There was a small issue with our reservations, no fault of the hotel. The front desk employees went above and beyond to try every means to get this issue settled so we did not have to drive 3 hours back home. And it was settled to the satisfaction of all, and we are very grateful they were so accommodating. I also was surprised by the very nice breakfast in such an out of the way Best Western.

    « Excellent Property »

    This is the best BW that I've experience. My husband and I travel and have stayed at other BW but by far this is the BEST! If traveling through or staying in California City, I highly recommend to stay at the BW.

    « Swivel trailer trip »

    Very nice facility with attentive employees. We asked about places to eat and were directed to a wonderful Mexican Restaurant that we will make every attempt to visit again. Very quiet location and comfortable bed. The breakfast was more than we expected.

    « really nice »

    Very nice place to stay. Very kind staff. luggage carts. very clean. They accepted us with our two dogs. Only improvement would be softer sheets, bring a pillow case and you're good. No in room coffee but breakfast is served.

    « Clean, well lighted place »

    This Best Western met all my needs and was impressed with the modern look and clean facilities. Spacious room. Quiet. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Not much in the surrounding area in terms of activities.

    « Thanksgiving »

    The hotel was very busy but everything was efficiently run. The breakfast was excellent and the food items were restocked quickly. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and attractive.

    « Another overall nice stay!!!!! »

    Clean room and comfortable, friendly, and professional staff! Breakfast was ok. Egg thing and potato's very bland and cold. Next time I'll stick with cereal, waffles, muffins, yogurt, juice and coffee.

    « Scary Elevator »

    Our room was on the second floor so we had to ride the elevator. The first day we arrived we discovered some of the elevator buttons did not work. If we wanted to go down from the second floor to the first floor we had to push the up button to bring the elevator. There were two elevators and only one was working the four days we stayed. One time we got on the elevator on the second floor and pushed the first-floor button. The elevator door shut but the elevator did not go anywhere. After several attempts, we decided to take the stairs and report the problem to the staff. There was supposed to be a repairman working on the elevator but no one was able to locate him. Finally, we were told he had left the premises.

    « Quiet rooms »

    The room was clean and met all of our needs. It was very quiet and we were next to the elevator. The price was reasonable and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. We will be coming back. The man who checked us in was very friendly. I had accidentally booked a room one day more than I needed. He adjusted our price with no issues.

  • 5
    « Nice place »

    Large, comfortable room. Very clean. Friendly staff. Good breakfast with lots of choices. Close to Central Park and golf course. Most places to eat are a couple of miles away, towards the center of town.

    « Great hotel »

    Nice, clean and large room. Even had a large hot tub but we did not use it. Friendly staff. Air conditioner was noisy but we did not need it during the night. The king-sized bed was very good. The shower was not a tub but a step-in shower - very nice!

    « surprising gem in Cal City »

    This is a surprising gem in California City. Comfortable, well-situated rooms. I would not stay on the first floor facing the street again - was loud, and the hallway is echoey. But otherwise, surprisingly lovely and good, strong coffee for breakfast in the breakfast room.

    « Fabulous Stay »

    Hotel staff are extremely helpful and accommodating. Rooms are worth their value. Currently being the only hotel in California City, there are few options available. Hotels in outlying cities are far below Best Western's ratings.

    « Gem in the Desert »

    We stayed at the hotel during an off road race weekend. The hotel was a gem in the middle of the desert. The staff was friendly and the hotel was very clean. The perfect place to stay in California City.

    « Great place to stay! »

    The rooms were nice and the staff was very friendly. Nice clean and affordable place to stay. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone. We got a room that didn't work for us and the woman at the desk changed it immediately without a problem.

    « Nice Surprise in a Desert City »

    Came out to California City to visit my son who is in the military and stayed for a week. He's not thrilled about California City and didn't have much positive to say about this hotel. I looked at the pictures online and took a chance and boy am I glad I did. The Front Desk staff was absolutely great! The hotel is well maintained, the rooms were clean and updated and the pool was a nice touch on a hot and dry 113 degree day. The breakfast is very good for a small chain hotel in the middle of nowhere and I greatly appreciated the attentiveness of the people responsible for preparing breakfast. They tried to accommodate my every request and they did!! I brought my son over to the hotel to see the room and he was floored! He just kept saying "I can't believe this is in Cal City" Job Well Done Best Western! Keep up the good work and I'll be back to stay as long as my son lives in this area

    « Excellent! »

    We needed a local place to stay for a week while we visited family in town. This hotel was such a blessing. Having grown up in Cal City, I know that without this hotel, we would have had to stay in Mojave or Tehachapi, and it would have cut down the family time we had. The breakfast service and pool were wonderful for our family, and the room was nice and spacious.

    « Desert stay »

    Very hot dry day, but great hotel. Clean, good air conditioning, pet friendly, park across the street also has a dog park. Golf course next door, big empty lot behind hotel. Hosts were wonderful. Quiet sleeping.

    « Nice Hotel in Quiet Location! »

    I'm only here for one night. Nice and clean hotel.. It's in a quiet location and only a 20 min drive to Edwards AFB. I will definitely book here again the next time I'm at Edwards AFB. Although there is not much to do around here, there is a Dollar Market, McDonalds and you can have pizza delivered. Overall, it's worth it!

  • 5
    « Great for short riding trips in Cal City! »

    The staff are incredible, very warm and welcoming! My boyfriend and I stayed here one night when we wanted to go out riding for the day in Cal City. The breakfast was great! and the bed was comfortable. We will definitely be back soon!

    « Nice Hotel »

    Just stopover at this hotel. Only stay for 1 night but it's good. The hotel and room is tidy. The staff is very helpful and friendly when we check-in. Park near the hotel and my kids go to play for an hour their.

    « nice »

    what a great hotel very clean not over priced . big rooms we had a king with Jacuzzi very nice bed was comfy big breakfast lots of hot foods. pool golf course next door. in a very small town but a grand hotel.

    « Best Hotel in Cal City »

    Very enjoyable stay. Staff is great. Easy check-in on arrival. Front desk employees were very helpful. Luggage carts available for use. Used speed checkout and just dropped keys off at the front desk.

    « Best Western in California City, CA »

    This is the second time in 2 months that we've stayed at this location. All the employees are friendly and helpful. The employee who oversaw the breakfast area was AMAZING and attentive. The hotel is located in a quiet area of town and next to the golf course as well.

    « Exceptional hotel & staff in a surprisingy quiet location »

    Easily the best, Best Western experience of a long trip thru the Western USA, great welcome at check in, exceptionally clean and tidy, well prepared breakfast area and fantastic staff to add to your well being

    « Clean hotel »

    Nice and friendly staff, we enjoyed the breakfast and the rooms were nice as well , the price was a little but high but it was ok, the bathroom was good condition and bed was comfy we would visit again

    « Oasis in the desert. »

    Had expected very little in amenities out here in seeming nowhere. The hotel was wonderful, the people friendly and the town offered a decent restaurant with great margaritas. I need to return for business and have no reservations to staying here every time I am back!

    « Average hotel with below averabe customer service »

    Due to an air condition problem I needed a place to spend a night in California City. The ONLY Hotel / Motel is this one. I explained the situation to the clerk and he said no problem $105.62 for the least expensive room. About 2 hours later my wife called and asked if I was staying in the Pent House. It seems that the clerk thought it would be a good idea to charge me a $100.00 deposit on my credit card. When I asked him why he didn't tell me at check in he said it was only for "incidentals". I asked him what I could possibly charge to my room and he didn't have an answer. He said the charge would come off my bill "in a day or so". Well here it is Wednesday and my card is still showing the $100.00 charge. The room was nice. Clean and tidy. But the way the hotel does business is a sure 1 star deal. So if you are stuck in California City and need to spend the night drive to Mojave or Rosemond. Incidentally, did I mention I'm never coming back?

    « good for location »

    nicely done breakfast was good they need to have trays that can be taken to rooms and don't cut off machines Nd lights when people are still eating just rude however that one time did not ruin it for us

  • 5
    « Work trip »

    The hotel is very clean and the staff is really friendly !!!! The only thing that needs attention is the shower curtains that slide towards the middle while you are taking a shower . other than that the town of California city is the weirdest and sketchiest town I've ever been in.

    « My stay at best western inn »

    Overall my stay at best western was good, breakfast was good a nice variety to choose from, room was clean, the size of the room was also good, the only thing about my stay was the noisey neighbors I had.

    « Best Western is the BestConvenient, »

    Convenient, Clean, and Comfortable Hotel. Courteous, professional staff. Breakfast was very good and we will recommend the Best Western in California City to all. It worked out very well for our visiting family. Thank You

    « 5 STAR REVIEW »

    By far, the best hotel in the area. The hotel appears to be new with all of the modern day amenities that you'd expect. Wifi, pool, small gym and breakfast. The staff was friendly and made coffee early for our departure. The entire place was spotless the breakfast was very good.

    « Tlhinking of Today's Users »

    Clean and well planned rooms. A lot of extra outlets for phones, chargers and computers on the lights to plug things in easily. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Several restaurants in the area.

    « Pitstop »

    We stopped here from death valley to sequoia. It is a newer hotel so it is clean inside and out. Staff was very helpful with check in and check out. Bed was comfortable. Room provides coffee tv fridge microwave. Perfect spot for a pit stop

    « Nice hotel on our way to Death Valley »

    Nice hotel but location is far from anywhere, good for stop by on our way to Death Valley. The facility is well maintained, the hotel looks like new, the room is nice, spacious and clean. Breakfast has many option, Gym is available.

    « Loved California City :) »

    Stayed here because I was on the way through, and read about California City online a long time ago. Really neat place, although probably not for everyone due to the distance from the main road. The hotel was pretty standard for a new Best Western. Liked the view. My room was new and clean. Extremely minor negative: I could tell the walls were quite thin, a suspicion confirmed in the morning, when people were walking through the halls. Fairly major complaint: The smell. The whole hallway and room smelled extremely of some strong foul bitter smell. No idea what that was. All in all it was good and getting to see California City made it well worth it. Would probably stay here again.

    « They have both pancakes and waffles »

    One of the best stays on our trip to the west. Rooms were in good shape. Was a little out of the way but worth the drive. The breakfast was outstanding. If was #1 of the hotels we stayed at for breakfast.

    « Great hotel at a great price »

    The cleanliness, modernism, and upkeep of this hotel distinguish the Best Western in Cal City at the very get-go from its regional counterparts. I just wish I knew about it earlier, instead of staying at those overpriced dumps cleverly disguised as hotels in Antelope Valley. Cal City is nice and quiet, too.

  • 4
    « Good place to stay on our way through »

    Very clean and quiet. It was well run and the staff were very nice, helpful and chatty. The breakfast was buffet style and not wonderful, but there were several options e.g. bagels, cereal, yoghurt etc.

    « Loveliest Best Western I've ever stayed at »

    This is the most amazing stay I've had with vest western yet. My bf and I stopped here on our way back from Bishop, but we think we might make the travel back to California city just for the hotel! The city is a bit ghetto but it was very safe at this location. Rooms are spacious and incredibly clean. The tub was fantastic!! Incredibly comfortable and conveniently located. You'd think with such an emphasis on the tub, they wouldn't put much effort into the bathroom but the shower is absolutely stunning! Our room also had 2 mini fridges. I could go on and on. I mean it when I say that this is a perfect hotel escape. The only downside is the city where this is located, but even still, my bf and I are planning to come back for our own personal "spa getaway" because this place is pure luxury the second you step in.

    « Great visit at Best Western Inn »

    This was the best stay at a hotel I have had in years. The room had whirlpool bath tub and my wife stayed in for hours. The room was clean and the breakfast bar was great also. We highly recommend staying at this hotel.

    « Best hotel option for many miles in the desert. Much better than the options in the town of Mojave. »

    Very clean and modern hotel. Very friendly staff. Many nice amenities. Great value and price. Newly remodeled bathroom. Comfortable bed. Good coffee and decent breakfast, even has a neat pancake maker.

    « Close to Moyave desert »

    Booked online to visit family living in California city. Quick check in with a friendly staff. Pretty good size room for 2 adults and 2 children. The nice was quiet and got plenty of sleep. The beds,are great, the tv and Wi-Fi working well. The bathroom was with a stand shower and very clean. The towels,as well. Overall, a great stay and I will recommend it to everyone. We didn't have the breakfast but the choice of items is large. 2 minutes check out and we were back on the road to home.

    « Nice hotel on the edge of town »

    We booked based on Tripadvisor reviews and overall were not disappointed. Good sized rooms, comfortable beds, a quiet somewhat rural setting. On the negative side, the carpet in the common areas was tired (maybe carpet in the elevator is not the best idea?) in need of a shampooing, etc. Interior noise was also an issue, in that one need increase the volume on the TV if a neighboring room is showering, etc, or the frequent door slams. California City itself left us underwhelmed, despite some attractions nearby such as Red Rock Canyon, the "city" has a depressed feel to it, spread out over several miles and no real business centers or attractive areas within the city. Next time, I'd avoid altogether and stay at Ridgecrest or Mojave.

    « Best Western Cal City »

    New, clean hotel, with DirecTV. Nice clean bathroom, tiled shower, clean and spacious . Across from the golf course snd dog park. Friendly staff and good buffet breakfast. Its on the outside of town, but on the main road, so its easy to get to where you are going.

    « Great place to stay. »

    We stayed here last week for 2 nights while visiting Red Rock. Carmille(sp?) at the front desk was wonderful and he upgraded our room without our asking. The upgraded room was spacious, quiet, and clean. The staff were all terrific and the breakfasts were better than average ... one of the best we've had at a Best Western. California City is a small desert town, off the beaten path and very quiet. No nightlife to speak of which was fine with us.

    « Clean, quiet and friendly »

    Staff at front desk friendly and welcoming. Property is well maintained and cleaned. Room was clean and quiet. Bed was conducive to a sound sleep. Two recepticles on the desk lamp made for easy charging. Full breakfast includes scrambled eggs, waffles and pancakes. There are breakfast cereals, oatmeal and yogurt. Fruits were bananas, apples and oranges.

    « A nice place in the desert »

    You won't be sorry you veered off the beaten path. We have stayed here twice. Nice quiet town, away from the crowds; this hotel is a treat. Even a nice view. Eat at Gloria's Mexican restaurant - a must.

  • 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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