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Ponderosa Motel

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775 East Broadway Street, Goldendale, WA 98620
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We could not find a hotel and settled on this one. I'll admit it wasn't one I'd choose. We were very comfortable here. Clean room. Good service and not a bad breakfast bar. If we're ever back in this direction I'd stay here again. No free soaps or shampoo - but I think the community soap is much better for... More 

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Forks, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were greatly impressed by the competence and friendliness of the staff, both in making the reservation and checking in. The room was better than we expected, much larger than normal, very clean, very comfortable. The shower was a delightful surprise with colored lights coming out of the shower head. The kitchenette was perfect for us and we memorized the... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Average sort of place. One downside is the foam mattress that was placed on top of the normal mattress. It was one of those where the foam slowly mounds to your body and you end up out of shape. I had to take it off before I could get to sleep. Clean and apart from the mattress comfortable

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This motel was very clean and comfortable. Our unit had the full kitchen, although we only used the stove top. There was a small table and two chairs in the kitchenette part of the room and another table with two chairs next to the window. The internet connection was better than most of the other fancier hotels I've stayed in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good value and friendly service. Very nice breakfast. Goldendale is not on a much-trafficked route, but it has some interesting things to see nearby. Maryhill Museum is a hidden gem. There is also a replica of Stonehenge nearby. One of the best things is the Goldendale Observatory. Great presentations. The Glass Onion Restaurant, in town, is a top-notch farm-to-table eatery... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for work for approximately 4 months and had a great stay while here. There is nothing fancy about this town, but the Ponderosa was a perfect option since they had studio apartment style rooms with a full kitchen and living room. The staff was very nice and easy to work with on any request I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is the sort of small town motel run by someone who lives on site and cares for it. It is clean, well lit, in a quiet area (at least at night) although during the day it is busy and there is a tire store nearby. This is not a view spot although the town itself is in wonderful country.... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I represent a group from Bend, Oregon who traveled to Goldendale, Washington for the Maryhills Concours car show and hill climb. The owner and staff at the Ponderosa went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. In our group there were 21 adults and we had the best time. The Ponderosa is centrally located and offers... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Wife and IGot out of town for the weekend on the bike to see the stars. Decided to stay in Goldendale. Staff was very friendly and helpful, even offering me her last pair of tickets to a concert at the Maryhill winery. The motel is a 70,s erea and showing a little wear and tear but it was clean and... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a late start to our 3 day Labor Day weekend and arrived at the Motel at 2 a.m. For such a small area we were surprised that the front desk was still open. Had a problem with the key card not working but the front desk was able to quickly fix the issue.

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