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Brighton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To enjoy this experience, you have to be comfortable about finding yourself entirely alone in a secluded valley/oasis surrounded by coyotes and not much else. For many, this would be paradise but I was rather unnerved by the whole situation and slept badly. If you arrive late in the day, make sure you come with food as the nearest place... More 

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Vienna
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

It's been our second time to Death Valley and the 2nd time at Cynthia's. You get what you pay for - we slept at the bunk bed rooms and it was great. It's very clean and the beds are comfortable. Cynthia is the best - funny and helpful. It's been a great time and the next time we come to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Well, if you rate this place based on an expectation of "hotels", then look somewhere else as it is far too basic. It has everything you will need but that's all, e.g. comfortable bed, clean toilet, parking. There is no breakfast, no cell phone signal. there is no 24hr reception to take care of you, there is no restaurant and... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Although this in a fairly out of the way location we found this property to be the worst stay we had on our trip to the West Coast of America. Unfortunately there are not many choices in this area for accommodation, however there must be something better than this. We found this property to be greatly overpriced, jerry built &... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night on the way to Death Valley. Pros * Unique experience * Location - easy access to Death Valley (breathtaking!), close to hot springs (drive through Tecopa to the far side and take a dip in the natural 'mud flats' pool for free!) * Helpful staff * Bed warmers in tepees * Tepees large and can fit... More 

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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Cynthias on Easter weekend in the dorm room with two bunkbeds. Cynthia was very gracious and helpful and even discounted a room since there were only two of us. When we got there she recommended a couple things for us to do it was very very helpful. We took her suggestions and went to China Ranch for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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223 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This is "getting away from It all". Great hospitality, clean, comfy and super quiet room set in the desert. No cooking or coffee making facilities on site. Nearest eatery 3 miles away. If you want a beer you should Stock up at the nearby Shoshone general Store.

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New England, USA
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Cynthia's is exactly as advertised - excellent if you like funky character. We stayed in a trailer unit, did not check out the tipis. Comfortable bed, quiet nights, desert night sky, friendly proprietor. We used it as a base to explore Death Valley. Tecopa is a down on its luck place working on a comeback- new brewpub, and a new... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I loved this place. I stayed in the dorm for the two nights I was there at the end of November, and I had the place to myself. It really did feel like it was in the middle of nowhere, and when I got there I had to phone Cynthia (a phone is handily provided) to let her know I... More 

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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I've had my eye on this lodging venue for a long time and it exceeded my expectations. We stayed at the end of November and although the weather was cold, we were not. The house next to the tipis has a wood burning stove and we enjoyed that area in the evening. When we retired to our tipis, we took... More 

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Additional Information about Cynthia's

Address: 2001 Old Spanish Trail Hwy, Tecopa, CA 92389 (Formerly Ranch House Inn, Hostelling International)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Tecopa
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Cynthia`s Hotel Tecopa
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“bring your own food.”
 of 5 bubbles Rach_lr, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Quietness and remoteness in a place that is different from what you have ever seen!”
 of 5 bubbles geert_deroeck, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Bring a headlamp even though lanterns are provided. Explore the surroundings. There is much history. The date farm is another added bonus.”
 of 5 bubbles 39ullil, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Get food in the last town before you go there. and wine, tobacco,....”
 of 5 bubbles danielmani, 21 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Tips are great fun”
 of 5 bubbles FiddlerDoyle, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
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