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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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Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of the other reviews said, looks are deceiving. Don't let it turn you away. The rooms are very clean. Management was VERY friendly and helpful with my elderly mom who I brought down for surgery. And when looking for a room, the Pioneer was the only one available for a last minute book. I am glad it was... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank You Robert for the review, I am glad that you stayed with us.. Hope your mom's recovery from surgery is going well. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived at Pioneer Motel, I was worried. It looks pretty run down and cheap from the outside. The tiny office that we checked in in wasn't great either, but the gentleman who served us was very friendly and helpful. When we got to the room, it became apparent that it had been recently upgraded and was surprisingly new... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. We appreciate that guests take the time to write a review so we can improve on what we need it. We want everyone's stay here to be as close to perfect as it can be. We have since added window curtains to the doors since hearing from our guests.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were skeptical pulling up, but someone clearly loves this place. It was clean, well refurbished with good beds and a lovely little kitchenette. A bit noisy but we're early to bed folks. It was a perfect place to overnight, and with the kitchette we could easily have stayed longer.

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We have begun the remodeling of the outside so next time you come we should be all done with the remodeling. Hope you come back soon! More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Alaska was an unexpected but amazing trip. I wanted to get away and relax and reevaluate my life. I called a few days ahead and spoke with the manager. She was so helpful and just as sweet, even came and picked me up from the airport. At first I thought I'd just stay a day or two and travel around,... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am really trying to be the best manager I can be. I welcome all comments and criticisms, and promise to do my best to make sure everyone's stay here at the Pioneer Motel is perfect. Hope to see you next year! More 

Fulton
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I read the reviews and wall mentioned the mini kitchens then no utensils. I called the owner to see if they were working kitchens as we are traveling on a budget. We will be making brown bag lunches, dinners and snacks. What a interesting person and pleasure to speak too. Motel guest check out what they need [including a crock... More 

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Anthony B, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

We are very pleased to now offer plates, utensils, along with a wide variety of small appliances to make your stay with us even more enjoyable. Can't wait for you to get here! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It had rained earlier in the day like it does many days in August, so the parking lot of this motel was muddy since it’s not paved. The one-level building has a pretty much cheap motel look. We were given an actual key to open the lock on the motel room door. There were some trailer-looking “houses” across the muddy... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are presently fixing the cabins across the parking lot and hope to have them all completely remodeled by summer 2016 for our guests to rent out. As for the parking lot, that is going to require a bigger budget so that many be a year or more before we fix that, but rest assured... More 

Seminole, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As per another review, do NOT judge this motel by its "cover". (The owner was a little irked that we wanted to see the room before checking in, but he really should have been proud to show it off.) Our room was newly remodeled, and it still had that "new carpet smell". The kitchenette had a sink, table with chairs,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We needed a room to stay in close to ANC for our flight out the next day and the boyfriend chose this one. On first look it looks like any other motel, unimpressive and sketchy. Once we got the room key I found the room to be clean and so was the bathroom, all in need of some updating but... More 

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