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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 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 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Seminole, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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171 reviews 171 reviews
130 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Outside this place looks a bit old and tired and it did give us the impression that maybe "deals" went on here or something similar so were a bit hesitant about staying but on seeing the rooms our impressions changed. The rooms inside were modern and clean and on the whole were very nice and comfortable. WiFi works well here... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I gave this motel 5 stars because as motels go....this place has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Newly remodeled rooms offer new comfortable beds, full sized sink, microwave and small refrigerator ....perfect for a long stay. Bathroom has soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. Centrally located close to Fred Meyer and Safeway for all your grocery needs. On site... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was traveling through palmer and found the Pioneer motel. I wanted to see a room. The night manager said no you can't see a room. He called the police on me. Without reason. I was polite not angry and very tired from a long drive. I have never been to a motel that is this inhospital. If you like... More 

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WinonaBone, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

I would like to take a moment to address your concerns and thank you for helping us improve the service we provide here at the Pioneer Motel. We try to give great service to our guests here at Pioneer Motel on a daily and nightly basis. It has been our policy for some time to not show our rooms at... More 

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