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Golden Door Motel

515 1st Street, Traer, IA 50675
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a trip to Traer to attend a friend's wedding reception. What a great place to stay! Scott the owner was great! We arrived late in the night and called Scott and he came over and checked us in. The room was adorable and super clean. Great flat screen TV and the econo size fridge stayed really cold. I... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took a chance and stayed at the local "Golden Door" during the July 4th holiday weekend. What a pleasant experience. The room was very clean and appeared to have been newly refinished. The beds were great too. The owner, Scott, went out of his way to be very accommodating to the point of bringing us a coffee pot and... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Golden Door, in a street-side room, for several days in early December while we visited family in the area. Our stay was perfect: the room was very clean and well-equipped, the bed was comfortable, linens and towels spotless, and everything--heat, lights and lamps, plumbing, TV, wifi--worked well. Enthusiastically recommended to anyone visiting or... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I don't say this flippantly and I have been critical on some of my reviews, but this is the most accommodating motel I have ever stayed at. Not only was Scott (the owner) accommodating, the room was immaculate. Because i was staying for an extended amount of time he rented me the 1 bedroom apartment for a great rate. I... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is by far the best motel we had ever stayed at. The owner, Scott, was just awesome! Check in was simple. The weekly rate was incredibly unimaginable for a wonderful facility. Housekeeping was great. Scott always tried to accomodate us on all of our needs. From doing laundry at his facility to finding restaurants and hospitals. He was friendly,... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I came in on a Saturday, The stay was amazing! Scott, Then innkeeper had my room looking amazing! He told me where to eat, What too see, And places to go when i have nothing to do! I came to visit my family, And it was an amazing stay! I loved the Winding stair festival! I loved the little town... More 

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

Clean and neat room, friendly innkeeper, good price; everything we like in a motel. The room had a fridge and microwave, and the WiFi was great. I would recommend to the owner that the heating thermostat be fixed, and the baseboard heater have the radiant fins turned vertically for better performance. We will be back to the Golden Door even... More 

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GoldenDoorMotel, Owner at Golden Door Motel, responded to this review

Hi Les, Thanks for the favorable review and the tip on the heating system. It was fun running across your review. Hope to see ya again. - Terrie & Scott Smentek More 

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