I've never been to Barstow and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotel options. I'd like to stay in a hotel that is central and gives me good sense of what Barstow is like. I'd love to know where locals tell their friends to stay when they visit, and why those areas and hotels are special. thanks!
I don't think there are that many nice neighborhoods in Barstow or at least any that you would enjoy staying in. A quite bit run down from was it used to be. I would just make a stop there to visit the original and first Del Taco. That's the only real good thing in Barstow.