Still very good, but....
I've stayed at this motel 3 times in the past 3 years, each time for between one and two weeks, so as I keep coming back, I obviously think it's OK - but the only other similar motel is marginally more expensive, so competition at a similar quality end is limited. There are quite a few other motels in Lone Pine, but they are lower budget and less attractive ( in my opinion).
This year my stay was OK, same good free breakfast, (perhaps slightly better than last time with the introduction of rather tasty sausages in the hot food section!), same friendly and efficient staff, but there were a few niggles which took the edge of my stay. Firstly the quality of the TV reception was poor, a friend who stayed at the Comfort Inn down the road said the reception there was much better. Looking behind the TV -while not being an expert - I think they were using the wrong type of connections between the cable box and the TV to get the best quality picture. Secondly, although advertising improved wi-fi, while it may have been faster, it was only faster when it worked. On several occasions it didn't - which was extremely frustrating, other guests reported similar problems. Thirdly, I stayed for 9 nights, my sheets were not changed during the stay. While I could (and should) perhaps have asked for them to be changed, the fact that they weren't changed suggests a lack of quality control on the housekeeping side. Finally, as I said I've been staying there for the last 3 years, although still very clean and well cared for, the rooms are not quite as pristine as they were 3 years ago.
Having said the above, the criticism are minor and the motel is still a good one, however for the price (over $130 a nigh including tax), I feel they could improve. As for the price, I think it is high - I paid between $80 and $90 for similar quality motels at other places during my holiday, but the high price no doubt reflects the remote location and they have a captive market. less