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Palomino Motel

1508 Westover Drive, Sanford, NC 27331
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Raeford, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I read the reviews prior to going here and while they weren't good I kept an open mind. First, they need better lightning around the rooms. When I walked into the room I was immediately met with the stench of stale cigarette smoke. I pulled back the blanket (checking for bugs) and it had stains on it. It was old,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The best thing I can say is that the only insects were tiny ants. Not clean. My "non-smoking" room smelled so badly of smoke that the clothes in my suitcase were permeated with the stench. There are many long-term residents living in the motel. I have stayed in hostels in S. America and India, and this was far, far worse.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The old lady that runs the motel is very rude, came out while i was at the pool and questioned me if I physically renting a room and said if not that i was not allowed to be at pool, I preceded to tell her yes and still she wanted to know what room... I have never experienced such while... More 

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the second year in the row we stayed there. As long as you stay in the Executive Suites you are good. The rooms are huge for the money. The maid service works hard. They change the lindens everyday. They scrub the bathrooms everyday also. The Marriott doesn't even do that anymore. Over all a nice stay with a... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

I had to stay here for few weeks and had to change rooms quite a few times.My family saw many things we only heard about on the news.On the so called "bad" side we saw a drug bust going on.Remind you I have children who happen to be playing in the tiny spot of grass right when this happened.We then... More 

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Sorento il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

My boyfriend and I travel everywhere for his job . So I have been to some bad motels and this one was not that bad. The rooms r clean the pool is clean and the ppl r vary nice good place to stay for job travel but not for a vaca

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brcouple225
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

My husband was staying at this motel for over 2 months. He was working nearby at a Paper Mill plant. This hotel was in the price range of what his employer was willing to pay each day for his stay during the construction period of his job. I went there for a 1 week visit and was horrified! It is... More 

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New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

This is second time I went to stay at Palomino motel. Last year I went in August, 2007. This time I like there more then 2007. Friendly employees, clean room, like a resort. This time I went with my family and everybody in my family like it. Very low rate and clean. I will tell people that this motel is... More 

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Savannah, GA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

On our first visit to Sanford, NC we did not know where to stay. We spoke to a few people at the church we planned to attend and were told about The Palomino Motel, where other church goers had stayed while they found a permanent place to stay. The office clerk, indian (India, not that it matters) was very hospitable... More 

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north carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

Stayed in the so-called executive suite for a week while closing on our house. unless they have changed things drastically, it was terrible. first of all, if i had small children i would be worried about their safety. apparently crack heads "live" in the smaller units year 'round - oh and speaking of which, when we left for half a... More 

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