If Stephen King’s It gives you nightmares, this Clown Motel may not be for you. On the other hand, if you’re a glutton for punishment, you should consider booking a room at this Nevada motel.
If you ever find yourself traveling down Nevada’s U.S. 95, you can make a pitstop at a one-of-a-kind motel. It’s not a four star hotel (unless you’re talking about their Yelp rating) and you may not be able to sleep, but you’ll have one heck of a story to tell. We’re talking about the one and only Clown Motel in Tonopah.
The motel sign will warmly greet you with a smiling clown, but it’s after you park your car that things get really creepy. The hotel’s lobby has a clown collection full of, you guessed it, clowns. Some have the traditional white face paint, some have jolly suits but the scariest of all sits in a cage. He’s so terrifying you’ll have to see it to believe it.
Once you get past the lobby, it’s on to your room. The rooms themselves aren’t that bad — unless we’re talking about that comforter pattern. Apparently, you can even get an extra special room with a view of the nearby cemetery (you know, if the clowns aren’t scary enough). No matter which room you get, don’t make eye contact with any of the room’s clown prints. Trust us.
According to the Clown Motel’s Facebook page, they have 31 rooms and they’re all filled with clown prints and paintings. They’ve been open for 20 years and the owners seem to really love their visitors. Bob and Deborah Perchetti promise a family-friendly environment and clean rooms and the Yelp reviews suggest that’s true. If nothing else, they have inexpensive prices, free wifi and the lobby offers free coffee, if you can make it past the 500 clown statues.