THE CLOWN MOTEL
“America's Scariest Motel"
It all started in 1985 when Leona and Leroy David built this motel in memory of their father Clarence David who is buried at the Old Tonopah Cemetery right next door. Their father who was a clown lover left a collection of 150 clowns in his home which they decided to use as the theme and focal point of their motel in memory of their father. The Clown Motel was named “America’s Scariest Motel” due to its clown theme and proximity to the cemetery where many miners were laid to rest due to the Tonopah-Belmont Mine Fire of 1911.
Today our motel offers a little bit of something for everyone. It is home to over 2,000 clowns from every era and corner of the earth. Staying at the Clown Motel is a unique experience. All 31 of our rooms feature 2 to 3 custom clown art paintings along with air conditioning, heating, a refrigerator, and more. The Clown Motel is an experience you’ll never forget. We’ll do everything to make your stay comfortable, but what happens after dark is out of our hands….
Enjoy a fresh cup of complimentary coffee in our lobby
Stay connected and surf the web with our free WiFi
We provide BBQ grills on our patio for your enjoyment
Relax in a clean room with replenished linens daily
Our motel is pet friendly! We love all animals great and small
Ample parking is available for all of our guests