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Pioneer Motel

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124 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Juneau, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we got to our motel and it was very clean. very friendly people, they help me with my things and I thought that was very nice of them to do....I would ask them how to get some where and they told me....the room was very big...nice, I would stay there again....we came up for my son's wedding...and we stay here...the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean, comfortable, and conveniently located on the way to or from Matanuska. We stayed here after doing glacier hiking at Matanuska, and it had everything we needed to get a good night's rest. Our room even had a kitchenette, which was also a pleasant surprise. We kept leftover in the fridge and microwaved it for breakfast the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a quick night in Palmer, this motel did the trick. It was affordable and clean, with free wifi and a kitchenette. Famous Amos cookies in the room was a nice touch. I found the bed very comfortable and the staff was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area and enthusiastic to share the highlights of their city! Only downside is... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're planning to go to Matanuska Glacier, you can stay in this hotel and then go to Matanuska in the morning. afternoon you can reach to Talkeetna for the Air Taxi Ride. The hotel is clean and having microwave, refrigerator. It doesn't have any AC so need to open the windows for the air. The bed was comfortable. It's... More 

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a stay for two nights, based on others' reviews. Our room was basic, but very clean. It had had some updates. The bathroom was dated, but it functioned perfectly well. Palmer is a small town, and most restaurants and stores are within an easy and safe walk of the motel. We will stay here again if the opportunity... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was enormous and very nicely outfitted. Small table and chairs along with a bit of a kitchenette. They also have kitchen/dining equipment to borrow (free of charge). I really appreciated having a comfortable chair in the room other than the two straight chairs at the table. Very clean place. They even had towels embroidered with their name.

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel sight unseen off the internet - very glad we did! The room we got had been newly updated. It was not boutique hotel stuff - it was northwoods clean and comfortable! Flooring was new, mattress and bedding were new, towels were new. It was a treat to stay here after some of the places we stayed... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful motel! The staff are very friendly and courteous. But the bed is what make this motel the best. I got the best nights sleep of my entire life! I went straight over and bought the same one for myself! Thanks pioneer motel for an amazing nights sleep!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The lady running the front office was very helpful and pleasant. The room had one queen size bed and a small kitchenette with microwave, dorm-size fridge, sink & counter top, which is very nice for avoiding eating out. The bathroom towels were much softer and thicker compared to towels at hotel chains. There was a large fan available in the... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not sure if what I have to say will fit in the box. This hotel while not much to look at holds the key to a great visit to Palmer. We lost our transmission 1/2 block from the hotel. We were booked in to the Palmer for two nights. Looking at the transmission fluid on the street this plan had... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. Being new to the motel life, I try to put my self in the shoes of the guests who are staying with us. Many have saved for years to come to Alaska, Many this is their "trip of a lifetime" For others it is a special anniversary, or a graduation present to... More 

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