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Pioneer Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   124 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seminole, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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

Tahoe City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Avoid if you can! Toilet not filling ,stinky smoky room, unfriendly welcome. What a mistake! The manager got upset that we wanted to see the the room before we paid. This place could be rented by the hour.

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WinonaBone, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of the Pioneer Motel. We welcome these opportunities to determine where we can improve our service. As stated in a previous response, our policy has been to not show rooms at night as this can put our employees at risk. Not everyone coming into a business in the middle... More

Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I'm in my Pioneer Motel room as I type. When I got here and saw the outside of the building my young son wasn't sure he wanted to stay here. The building was well taken care of but an old building looks uninviting compared to a new one. One thing that detracted from the external appearance was the parking area.... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I certainly expected very little for 86.00, and so was really surprised to get this great little room with kitchenette . It's clean and roomy,and although some parts of room are tired some are also new. Fully supplies with soaps and shampoo (most this price are not ).

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Address: 124 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645
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Location: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pioneer Motel 2*
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