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Peppermill Empress Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1233 Alder Street, Centralia, WA 98531 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Centralia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Victoria, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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“renewed my faith in Independent properties”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

II spent about 50 nights a year in motor inns across the country. Normally, as a result of bad experiences with independent properties, I only stay in chains. This hotel/experience is causing me to rethink that! The room was exceptional value, the staff was professional and helpful, everything was clean and modern and very comfortable and all this for $60.00 per night! I will be back!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This hotel is a nice clean hotel that is priced right. I tried the others in the area and they were not as nice and clean. I felt safe and the bed was comfortable. The night staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was good size and clean. I stayed here while doing a travel nurse assignment and would recommend it for travelers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Astoria Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I was a little skeptical about this hotel because of the 3 star rating, but it was the only hotel in the area that had smoking rooms.Since my girlfriend still smokes, I booked it over the phone.We were pleasently surprised at the inthusiasm of the desk clerk. We were even more surprfised by the room itself.It was fully equiped with micro,reefer,and king bed.It was actually a king suite, and very largeIt had also a sofa,coffee table, and desk,with avery comfortable chair which was separated the sleeping area by a half wall. The bath was larger than most, and had a whirlpool tub, which held us both .The price of the king suite was only $89.00 per nite. A real bargin. We rated this hotel at 5 stars . The staff was friendly and very helpful. We would recomend this hotel very highly.

Room Tip: Smoking rooms are all on one floor so as not to bother non-smokers
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PeppermillEmpressInn, Owner at Peppermill Empress Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your favorable review and for your very kind words. We appreciate your support very much!
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SAN LUIS OBISPO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We've stayed at this hotel at least a dozen times and always have an excellent experience. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and quiet, and the beds are quite comfortable. It's nothing fancy, but perfect for a good nights sleep. I would strongly recommend it!

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back have less noise from I5.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Bryan, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We were very pleasantly surprised!! We picked this motel based on tripadvisor reviews and folks got it right! It's an older motel but it was very clean and the rooms were spacious. And the price was excellent! The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. The motel staff were also very friendly. Just a great little motel to stop at for the night while passing through. Nothing spectacular and no frills but for the money it was one of the best values on our cross-country trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Chilliwack, BC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Soooo clean! We have stayed here several times on our route south. This gem is nestled off the motel strip and worth finding. The rooms are fully equipped (microwave, fridge, coffee maker, etc.). Bedding is snow-white clean. There's an indoor pool and an expanded continental breakfast available in the price. It is also close to the discount shopping outlets. Lots of food choices in the area. Centralia itself features antiques, but we have not taken the time to check them out. The only thing that might be done better is larger or more pillows for the bed, but then we didn't ask :-(. Rates are excellent. Staff friendly too.

Room Tip: I'd think it might be quieter at the far end of the hotel, not so near to the freeway.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Enjoyed our recent stay. Rooms were large, conveniently furnished with "cold" mini fridge, microwave, lots of fluffy towels, clean, king size bed, low to the ground tub, powerful shower, nice pool, convenient location just off the freeway, but still quiet and "safe". AC worked well. Nice continental breakfast. Nothing quaint or luxurious - but excellent lodging at a reasonable price. It was also fun to explore Centralia - lots of antique stores, old depot, robust community college, had a nice car show - Americana at its best.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Peppermill Empress Inn

Address: 1233 Alder Street, Centralia, WA 98531 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > Washington > Centralia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Centralia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Peppermill Empress Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since the 1850s, when stagecoaches carrying travelers between Tacoma and Kalama stopped for the night, Centralia, Washington has been known for its hospitality. This tradition continues at the Peppermill Empress Inn, where visitors to Centralia always find a warm welcome, attractive rates, and clean, comfortable accommodations.The Peppermill Empress Inn offers large, clean rooms and a prime location, conveniently located just off I5, but undisturbed by freeway noise. Guests enjoy free WiFi, free continental breakfasts, and free parking. For visitors exploring historic Lewis County, and travelers passing through along the interstate, the Peppermill Empress Inn is the perfect place to stay in Centralia. Guests at the Peppermill Empress in Centralia enjoy the spaciousness of large, clean, and comfortable rooms. Accommodations feature both single king, single queen, or double queen beds, and every room features free WiFi, a microwave, refrigerator, and more. The bathrooms are large, and some offer whirlpool baths. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Peppermill Empress Hotel Centralia
Peppermill Empress Motel
Holiday Inn Centralia
Centralia Holiday Inn
Peppermill Empress Inn Washington/Centralia

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