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“One of the nicest places I have ever stayed.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain Aire Cottages & Motel

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Mountain Aire Cottages & Motel
18 Motel Drive, Clayton, GA 30525   |  
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Lutz, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the nicest places I have ever stayed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

During a recent visit to Clayton I stayed at the Mount Aire. I found it to be very clean, quite, comfortable, and very well appointed and maintained - SUPER clean! I would highly recommend Mount Aire to anyone. Frank was a very friendly and helpful host!

Room Tip: I looked at several rooms and all were clean and appealing.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed for three nights in July in the Dogwood room. Very clean and nice. Pretty bathroom with handpainted design on the walls. Frank is a very gracious and caring host! We certainly plan to come back!!
Roberta& Wayne Sturgis

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

After a long day on the Chatooga River we stayed in the Dogwood Room at the Mountaire Cottages and Motel. Our room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. The kitchenette/microwave and small refridgerator perfectly fit our needs. Sue, the innkeeper was so gracious and welcoming! We will definately return when we are in the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This property is pretty and unique, comprised of several cottages of varying sizes plus four motel-style room units. We stayed in unit 4, a simple, small but clean room with two double beds.
Decor was DIY country style. (I liked the hand painted effects in the bathroom.) When we were there the dogwood trees were in bloom and the parking spot in front of our room was carpeted with pink petals -- a touch you won't find at a Comfort Inn! This place is rustic, clean, and provides the basic comforts. It is not boutique; it is genuine rural Georgia, in a beautiful, mountainous corner of the state. Low rates make this place a bargain.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The first day we arrived I knew we had made the right choice. Just driving up and seeing quaint beauty and we manicured landscape brought a smile to my face. Then as a took in the total package of the pristine cottages not to mention the sweet set of 4hotel rooms. They had the good since to save them. After meeting Frank the owner, I learned he started from scratch, poured his heart into bringing the lost era of hotel back to life. Well he did that and more! each room has it's own theme. The rooms are spotless. Nice kitchen area and the shower in our room "The Dogwood" is awesome. You gotta try it. And last but not least by ant means Miss Sue who manages Mountain Aire Cotteges is so nice and friendly. The best by far all around. We will be back many times I'm sure. Can't wait to see the area in the fall! Let's just say we will stay cozy and happy. Thanks Frank for giving so much of yourself to this wonderful place.

Room Tip: Any room that meets your needs will please.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We have spent the third week in October every year for 10 years at Mountain Aire Cottages. We've stayed in individual rooms (The Mountain Lodge and The Dogwood Room) cottages (The Mountain View Cottage and The Clear View Cottage) and also the Hillside House . All of these accommodations were cozy, clean and well equipped. From the very first visit we were treated more like family than lodge guests. Frank (Inn Keeper) and his family make Mountain Aire Cottages our second home. The beauty of the surrounding Clayton area is just icing on the cake. We look forward to our stay all year long.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

After checking in at 3 and resting for an hour, our child and I began sneezing, coughing, and eyes watered. Son got an asthma attack. We showered, thinking it must have been something from outside. Went to dinner, child got a little better, came back, child got worse again. Spotted mold on furniture. Smelt like a cat through the air vent. Had to check out within 4 hours of checking in. Came home feeling better, opened luggage and eyes started watering again. Had to wash everything and throw away bags and containers that had been in there. Otherwise, it was a cute motel. We chose it specifically because they do not allow pets or smoking.

Room Tip: Good place if you have no allergies or asthma
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mtnaire1, Owner at Mountain Aire Cottages & Motel, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
July 2011

Upscale and Affordable, The Gem of the Mountains, Family owned and operated, 11 years of quality service and personal attention to details, Perfect score of 100 at each and every County inspection for 11 years!! This and more is what you will find at Mountain Aire Cottages & Motel, so it is with great disappointment that I read the July 9th traveler review. We are a small property, so I know intimately each Motel Room and Cottage, and upon hearing of a complaint by this particular guest, I personally inspected the Motel Room from top to bottom. Neither Pets or Smoking are EVER allowed in our Motel or Cottage Interiors. We do have Maxine and Midnight, our 2 outside cats that most all of our guests love and ask for by name when they return year after year, but again, NEVER allowed inside. One side of a night stand in this guests room had a small amount of mildew on a back leg and side, which I promptly cleaned, likely because not all Rooms rent out each night, and it had been raining most afternoons. I smelled no odor. I urge all readers to weigh the overwhelming number of positive reviews against this one negative review, and I personally invite anyone coming to visit our beautiful Rabun County to visit our lovely property for Clean, top quality, family owned and operated lodging. Mountain Aire Cottages, The Gem of the Mountains!!
Thank you.
Frank Lastra - Owner/Innkeeper
Becky & Doug Berliner - Manager/Innkeeper
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Additional Information about Mountain Aire Cottages & Motel

Address: 18 Motel Drive, Clayton, GA 30525
Location: United States > Georgia > Clayton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Clayton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn Upscale & Affordable Cottages, The Hillside House, Individual Kitchenette Rooms, or Suites Daily, Weekend, Weekly, or Monthly Getaways. Upscale and Affordable - Casual, Comfortable Charm. Centrally located to everything! Please Note: All interiors are Strictly Non-Smoking! ... more   less 
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