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Somewhere Around Barstow On The Edge Of The Desert... Lies Free Popcorn

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  Site Where: 2700 Lenwood Road [map], Barstow, CA, United States, 92311
April 11, 2011 at 11:06 AM | by | Comment (1)

How’s this for a check in amenity: along with two bottles of free water, a big bag of popcorn ready to be brewed in your in room microwave?

Also at this hotel, where we stayed last week, we had free WiFi, free breakfast and 24 hour access to tea, coffee, cookies and fruit. Amazing.

Sadly, it was nothing sexier than a Holiday Inn. Even more sadly, it wasn’t located anywhere we’ll likely be paying a return visit – Barstow, California (yes, we broke down driving to Vegas on a Sunday night and had to wait till the next day to get a new tire). There are two Holiday Inn Express(es) in the town but Hotwire selected the one by the outlet center - on the edge of the desert, if you will - for just $53.

The room could have done with a little airing, but we didn’t really care, since it was full of loving little touches such as the tissues folded into a little bow in the bathroom, that popcorn and the 24 hour access to the food, drink and heated pool outside. Also, the staff were phenomenally nice, even going so far as to ask us at check in whether we had a floor or view preference for our room.

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