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American Classic Inn

7545 West US Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201 (Formerly Ranch House Lodge)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop in Colorado before boarding a plane in Denver, bound to Europe. The owner, behind the desk, was very friendly. He gave us very helpful informations about what to visit between Salida and Denver. The motel was good looking with large rooms nicely decorated. There was a jacuzzi but no breakfast. The owner gave us the... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Wow where to start,, the other reviews are what is classic and completely right on. The ACI is a real nut house. I didn't read any of the reviews before I stayed there and after I have to agree, from the wacky owner to smells , lack of decent equipment (wifi, TV, etc) I have to say Pass if you... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Yes, the American Classic is a little run down, and not the place to stay for your big anniversary trip. But the showers blast hot water like in the old days, a hundred gallons a second. The "Snack Room" (which doesn't have any snacks) has a Jehovah's Witness tract next to a couple of Victoria's Secret catalogs. Everything is very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Owner and wife do not love this business or even like it. In conversation, he referred to me as lady, although he spoke my name at the beginning of the conversation. He had my ear about how much taxes went up, etc. No money has been invested in this motel in a long time. Rug in room is rippled, fixtures... More 

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Columbus, North Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we stayed there for a couple of days the place smelled horrible the bed spread was soiled just a dirty place.hair in shower he turned off our ac while we left i feel if i paid i should have ac on in room it was very hot out we came back to a hot room that smelled on top of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is fine for the price. The sign says it all "Affordable accommodation". The owners have been here 18 years and will probably move on soon. Maintenance therefore seems to be strictly on a needs basis. But the carpet does not smell, the room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the property layout means most rooms are well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed in this hotel recently and it was extremely unclean.Very outdated the room only had it a double size bed and a single size bed,It had no alarm clocks, no frigerator no microwave. It said that offered wifi but it had no indication of what the wifi password was...And I wasn't about to ask the manager who barely speaks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Highly overpriced for amenities because all of them were broken. In-room fridge will not turn on, ice machine has no ice, advertised jacuzzi was broken, and wi-fi connection failed because there wasn't any available. 'Snack pop and ice room' doesn't have snacks nor pop. However, front desk gentleman was nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place for 85$ for two people..sucked! The old blue carpet that is out dated and had wrinkles/ dirty! I don't even want to think about the blankets! Like what is on them! Shower is good for a midget, I'm 5'6 and couldn't get my head under it. Bathroom Is dirty. The heat is a joke! No accessible outlets for... More 

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Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This mom-and-pop, motel-style establishment would be a reasonable value at 60 dollars a night, but the owners have figured out that they can charge 120 dollars in trendy Salinas on weekend nights. Room quality, amenities were good for an independent motel.

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