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Cool Harbor Motel

141 West Fifteenth Street, Front Royal, VA 22630
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Cool Harbor Motel
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Front Royal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Having arrived at Front Royal on the Saturday evening of Fall Festival we soon discovered that most places would be fully booked. Reluctantly a receptionist at a hotel suggested that whilst he was not recommending it as such, we would be sure to find availability at the Cool Harbor Motel. Having read the mostly negative reviews on Trip Advisor I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Do not stay here. We got a 'cheaper' rate on Hotwire which they equated this hotel with Super 8. At about $80.00 total for three of us it was no Super 8. As a previous reviewer said the stairs were certainly a death trap up to the second floor. Finally on the second floor, almost every room was listed as... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wanda, the front-desk person and manager, is awesome, and did everything in her power to make our stay pleasant, but the room was a dump and the place was an overall dump. The steps leading up to the second floor were rickety and in need of paint and repair, and there were cigarette butts everywhere. The room looked and smelled... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I got stuck in Front Royal due to some vehicle problems, and stayed at this Motel. The staff and management treated everyone like they were family. They answered any questions about town and gave me suggestions where to go ear and sites to see. The rooms were some what dated but comfortable. The pool was good, the price is really... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed at Cool Harbor last weekend with my family when we had unexpectedly warm weather. It cannot compare with a new and corporate managed hotel in terms of amenities and overall "newness", as some of the furniture is a bit dated. But the attitude and friendliness of the owners, combined with the great price, and the small-town charm of... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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32 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

It really is hard to write a review for Cool Harbor Motel. We were cycling the Skyline Drive and would have preferred someplace closer to the Skyline, but those motels got horrible reviews and when we saw them, we were glad we didn't book a room in any of them. Getting to the Cool Harbor by bicycle was no picnic,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Straight out of the past, but residing in the present, this place was unremarkable. From the outside, it looks like it has seen way better days, and you have to climb some pretty steep steps to get inside. Very bad for those with mobility issues. The lobby was spic and span and seemed to be up to date in its... More 

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Reinholds, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The room was clean but the a/c didn't work all the time. We were suppose to get deluxe queen size bed and we got 2 double beds. We booked through hotels.com which was another joke because they couldn't help with the issue. the manager at cool harbor said they didn't get that we wanted 3 deluxe queen but they sure... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel was quite sub-par in my expectations. I was hoping to receive a cheap night's stay in a local motel but instead got average pricing in a run-down motel with all sorts of nastyness. Arriving at the hotel at night, I was unable to convince the Front Desk person to give me a special rate, but at least I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Wow, it's more difficult to write a review of this hotel that you'd think. There is nothing wrong with it, but it's so very much different from what I am used to that I am not finding the right words to accurately describe what this hotel is. I wasn't very picky when I was booking it, I knew we would... More 

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