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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Ridgecrest with free breakfast and outdoor pool


Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Maturango Museum, and Leroy Jackson Park Sports Complex. China Lake Golf Course and Ridgecrest City Hall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and barbecue grills.

Room Amenities

All 86 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

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3.5 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Excellent Choice for the Area

5 out of 5
by from Grand Rapids, MN
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: The room was VERY spacious with plenty of room for two beds, a sofa, two chairs, small table and the tv cabinet.
Cons: The bathroom area needed some minor cosmetic work but I still felt it was clean and well cared for.
Location: We were passing through to Death Valley from the Sequoia National Forest. There are plenty of gas, shop and restaurants to have your pick.
The decor itself is slightly dated, but it was clean, comfortable definitely worth the value. Would have stayed a 2nd night if it was my choice but the husband wanted to keep on our schedule through Death Valley.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 17, 2017 by GHP
Lisa, Thank you very much for your stay and the review. Did you try our breakfast ? We have added items like fresh and healthy waffles, fresh boiled eggs and freshly cooked steel cut oats ! Items like these in our breakfast, makes our breakfast best in town; when you compare it with other economy brands. Hope, next time you and your husband can stay longer, and enjoy our pool, and barbecue !
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Will never stay here again....

1 out of 5
by from San Diego
Posted Dec 12, 2016
We stay in Ridgecrest a couple of times a year, it breaks up the drive from San Diego to Mammoth. I usually book us at another hotel but there was a deal on Econo Lodge and the place got good reviews. We check in late at night and get up before the sun comes up... we aren't looking for anything luxury by any means but this was the WORST hotel experience I've ever had. We got to Econo Lodge at 10:30 - a pleasant girl checked us in. We get to our room, the key does not work. Had to go back to the front desk. Front desk girl has to walk us back to our room and let us in with her master key. WE GET NO ROOM KEY! The room keys aren't working she explains. Start unloading our stuff into the room - realize there is NO DOOR ON THE BATHROOM? There is a huge walk in shower? We figure out they have put us in a handicap room. I did not request a handicap room, nor when we checked in did the fact it was a handicap room ever come up. By this time we are so tired from our drive we just go to sleep instead of dealing with the hassle of going back to the front desk, then moving all of our luggage out of the room and into another room. No bathroom privacy - shower floods the entire bathroom - shower head is broken and has to be handheld. I will never stay there again. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 15, 2016 by GHP
We had a trainee on the front desk that day. Plus, we were full that day, so you wound up on the handicap room. Please accept as our compliments, free room upgrade, next time you come to town. No expiration date for this offer. The room upgrade will be based on availability. Hope, to have another chance to serve you.
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Road trip stopover

3 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jul 25, 2016
After along hot drive through Death Valley this hotel was a welcome relief. First impression was a bit daunting as the car park was full of work trucks & the room was very basic. However there was a great pizza place a few hundred yards a way and a launderette a short drive away with a very helpful lady so we could wash a few of our clothes. We didn't spend any time exploring just had a good night sleep, had the basic breakfast and hit the road again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 26, 2016 by GHP
Paul, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad, that we became your home away from home. Ridgecrest has couple of big construction projects. So, we do have lot of tired construction workers staying with us. Hope, to see you soon!
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Good hotel right outside the China Lake NAWC Gate

5 out of 5
Posted Jun 19, 2016
Pros: Besides being a good value, the hotel is located right next to the front gate of China Lake Naval Base.
Cons: A minor issue as I didn't need it this trip but the refridgerator did not work.
This hotel is a very good value for the price and has amenities not often found in a budget facility. The room overall is clean and roomy. There is a special outlet tree for multiple electronics and WF-FI is included. Both the bed and bathroom are good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 19, 2016 by GHP
Thank you very much for staying with us, and taking time to write the reviews. We will look into the fridge issue. You made us proud, by confirming that we are the value leader in town. Hope, to see you soon!
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Clean, practical room

5 out of 5
by from Apple Valley, CA
Posted Apr 18, 2016
Location: Plenty of restaurants close by/
Clean, practical room. Comfortable. Nice breakfast w/good Farmer Brothers Coffee.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 19, 2016 by GHP
Henry, Thank you very much for taking time to write the review. These days, most us depend on what others write as reviews. I know, I do !! I am sure your review will help, other fellow travelers. Hope, to see you soon with your friends and family! Look forward to welcoming again !!
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Good place to stay

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 11, 2016
It's a very clean and convenience motel. The front-desk people are very friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2016 by GHP
Thank you for your vote of confidence. Hope to welcome you soon!
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Ok hotel

3 out of 5
by from w
Posted Feb 9, 2016
Clean room only problem was heater is noisy. Basic hotel that's just a little better than motel 6
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2016 by GHP
Thank you for your review. We will take care of noisy heater in your room. Compare to any budget branded hotel/motel; we have largest rooms and best breakfast. Our breakfast includes, items like fresh waffles, steel cut oats, and boiled eggs. No other budget priced hotel/motel offer, breakfast this good!! Hope to see you soon!
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Nice hotel, friendly staff, clean & quiet room

4 out of 5
by from california
Posted Jan 30, 2016
Pros: Friendly
Location: Close to off road area, Trona Pinnacles, Schmidt Tunnel, Red Rock Canyon
Easy to check in, room smelled fresh, breakfast was nice. We enjoyed our stay & will be back. Thank you!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 1, 2016 by GHP
Cyndi, Thank you very much for your vote of confidence. Reviews like yours makes all of us work harder; so valued guests like yourself, can keep coming back to our little motel. Hope to see you soon!
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Over night

5 out of 5
by from b
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Good breakfast. Staff excellent! I will stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2016 by GHP
Robert, Thank you very much for your kind review. Our staff tries hard, to take care of our guests. We have the best breakfast of any economy branded motel in Ridgecrest. Plus, we have among the largest rooms in town. Did you read the ingredients in our waffles?? Very rare to find fresh waffles, that are good for you!! As soon as the egg prices become "normal"; we will resume offering freshly boiled eggs. We do not believe in powdered eggs that come out of a plastic bags. Hope to see you soon!
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Nice,Clean and Friendly, breakfast included!

4 out of 5
by from Yucaipa Ca
Posted Oct 18, 2015
Pros: Staff was very helpful, friendly and accommodating.Rooms were clean and quite,Free Breakfast of waffles,oatmeal,small muffins,fruit,juice was good.
Cons: Breakfast
Location: Was close to Trona for the Gem O Rama... Not far from resturants and many, many fast food places..
We were there for the Gem O Rama.. A family of nine!..so having a place that included Breakfast was a bonus, we could all get up at different times,go eat and be ready to leave together... Without spending a fortune at one of the resturants and having to wait to be seated... The kids liked that they could go down and eat breakfast,at any time....they loved the waffles!...there was plenty to chose from to eat....but no scrambled eggs ....no bagels or cream cheese either. But everyone else was good with the selection... It was Free cannot be to pickie and saved us a lot of money. Super friendly staff... Quite and Clean!!....Overall a very nice, clean place to stay!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 18, 2015 by GHP
Bunny, Thank you very much for your review. You gave us 4 out of 5. Did you know, that no other budget branded motel in town offers as good as, we do? Items like, waffles (healthy), Steel cut Canadian oat meal are not required by our franchise companies. See you soon!
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites near China Lake Naval Station

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Ridgecrest hotel also offers an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 86 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.


Start your morning with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available each day of your stay.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.0 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 10.0 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Econo Lodge Inn Ridgecrest
  • Econo Lodge Ridgecrest
  • Econo Lodge Inn China Lake Naval Station Ridgecrest
  • Econo Lodge Inn China Lake Naval Station
  • Econo Lodge China Lake Naval Station Ridgecrest
  • Econo Lodge China Lake Naval Station

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites near China Lake Naval Station is listed in the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.