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Motel 101

29399 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach, OR 97444 (Formerly Sand Dollar Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Directly across the street from the beach, easy walking beach access. Extremely clean and well maintained room. Mr. Paten, ( behind the front desk), was very cheerful, pleasant and had a fun laughable personality. He didn't even get mad at us when our gear in the truck struck his 7 foot breezeway. He said it happens all the time. We... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in August with family of four. I'm naturally thrifty but don't usually stay in cheaper lodging because I'm nervous about other guests being sketchy. Not at. Motel 101, just other thrifty people like myself. Would stay here again, room was clean and had a fridge and microwave and cable tv. Furnishings were up to date, bathroom was straight up... More

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

The new face of the old Western Village Motel of the 1960's. It is certainly not the Ritz but a good hotel if your not expecting the little extras. The rooms are clean, the furnishings are a bit dated and the walls are a bit thin but I like this motel. A good budget motel without the frills.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Arrived in good spirits - nice owner, bright, clean rooms, flat screen TV, fridge, microwave, nice location, great price. Had we found the perfect motel? At 9pm we discovered that unfortunately we had not. Two men, one of whom had an extremely loud, booming bass voice, checked in next door and it wasn't until I banged on the wall at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This hotel is clean and basic and excellent value. Great as a car journey one-night stop. The manager is friendly. For the money, they even provide coffee and oatmeal at breakfast time. I would stay here again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The motel is on the main road, within easy walking distance of restaurants, stores and other services. Our room was drab, with a purple wall, and the energy saving bulbs did little to improve that. But both the room and bathroom were very clean. As others mentioned, the walls are very thin and we heard the person snoring loudly in... More

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great price, great room, amazing service! The room was clean, smelled nice, and was well stocked with a huge bed (very firm, but I like it that way) and television. My family was just passing through and needed a place to stay the night, we arrived around 9pm, after the office had closed. The owner wasn't there when I arrived... More

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Chehalis, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We live by a river but a walk on the beach with the supplied coffee and taking the dog was a treat for us. Very clean well kept older motel with pink 60s bath tub and 40+ inch flat screen, microwave, and fridge . Beds are fine , We had absolutely no issues. The beach access is across the street... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After looking at reviews for sub $60 hotels/ motels in crescent city I opted for this one north in gold beach. Easy to find, just off 101. Owner was very friendly on checkin. Room (25) was lovely, nice decor- made a present change from the budget motel 6 stayed at previously. Room was very clean and spacious. Large Samsung LCD... More

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Shady Cove, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

First stay at Motel 101 and was very impressed.Clean room.Quiet.Great location with easy beach access.Owner/Manager was very helpful and outgoing.Housekeeper was friendly and outgoing also.Will definitely stay there on my next visit to the coast.

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Address: 29399 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach, OR 97444 (Formerly Sand Dollar Inn)
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Gold Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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