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Marine Motel

1966 North Second Ave., Ajo, AZ 85321
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is unfortunate to see some of the negative reviews and racist comments about this motel. We had a very pleasant experience. In fact, the manager also helped us arrange an extra portable bed in our room. The bathrooms were clean, bed sheets were organized and clean. Our flat screen TV had no issues. Manager was very cooperative. I will... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Maybe time of year makes a difference for insects and the need for ice but we had a perfectly pleasent stay for the money. It was clean and tidy. At reception the guy was really accommodating. We hadn't booked in advance.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Out of necessity I recently stayed at this run down facility. To call it a motel is too complimentary a term. It is run down and dirty. I kept socks and or shoes on at all times in the room. There were long hairs in the shower, on the bathroom wall and, most unfortunately, on both pillows and in the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

room was clean, I know new owners have this hotel less than year. front desk very helpful. they gave us room very small two beds. when i asked if there is something bigger, since with luggage for 4 people will be no space at all. we got really really nice room with small kitchen fridge flat tv. surprisingly internet WiFi... More 

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Pieterlen
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75 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Be aware, this is a very basic motel in a suspicious surrounding. The room was clean with new beds and bed spreads, but the bathroom was very old and the kitchen furnitures were run out. There was no airconditioning in our room, so it got very, very hot. No windows to be opened. The owner tries hard to do a... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Even the name makes no sense. There is no marine base and the ocean is 100 miles away in Mexico. I stayed here in August 2012. Apparently the motel has changed hands and I thought that there could only be improvement. The only discernible improvement appears to be a new coat of green paint to replace the peeling coat of... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the only motel/hotel that had vacancy's the night I drove into Ajo. The room was not clean, the refrigerator didn't work and had hair in it. The shower/tub was cracked and not clean. The heater was loud and there was a gap around the frame where you can see outside. These rooms are mobile homes with a facade... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I had a conference to attend in Ajo. I called the Marine Motel, and made a reservation for three nights. I asked for a confirmation number and the total price for a three night stay. I was given the rate of $129.98 for the three nights. When I checked in, I was required to pay then instead of upon checkout.... More 

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MMWebmaster, Owner at Marine Motel, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for staying at Marine Motel. When you called for reservations, you asked to reserve one bed and Harry gave you the correct price for three night stay. But, when you arrived at the motel, you asked for King size bed, which is higher cost than the Queen size bed. Thus, Harry had to charge you the... More 

Kalispell, Montana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is the best cheap motel room we have stayed in on our 2-week trip through Arizona. Rooms are bright and pretty big. Our room had two sinks in a big counter-top area in the bathroom area - great for fixing an in-room meal or sack lunch. Shower was good. Room had microwave, fridge, hair dryer (old, classic, but serviceable)... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hotel is very clean service was Great. Personnel was very helpful with any questions or needs I would require. Very convenient right next to grocery store. good restaurant were recommended by stuff. Very nice hotel for Ajo area.

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