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“Find another motel” 2 of 5 stars
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Drifter Motel, Restaurant and Lounge
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711 Silver Heights Boulevard, Silver City, NM 88061   |  
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Boise, Idaho
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16 hotel reviews
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“Find another motel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We ended up here because everything else in town was booked (or way overpriced) during the Blues Festival. The A/C did not work in the entire motel. Later I overhead another guest say the A/C did not work during the festival the previous year either. Coincidence or a money saver for the owners when people are desperate for motel rooms? At least it was inexpensive, although we were not given a discount for the lack of A/C. (After one night we were able to get a room at the Holiday Inn, which was worth every penny).

The rooms are dated but the bed and bathroom were clean enough. The upholstered furniture was filthy! We had a non-smoking room but it stank of smoke and had an ashtray. The breakfast was good at the restaurant but the service was slow because some of the staff didn't show up.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Budel,
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I booked my stay via internet from The Netherlands were we live. Seemed like a good choice.
After we checked in ( and payed of course) the woman at the desk say "we have a little problem. Our airconditioner broke down but the rooms are cool enough".
My foot !! It was hot in the room.! And there came an awfull smell (of moth-balls ??) out of the ventilation. After that, we discovered that the pool was closed. Of course, there was not even water in it !!! The claimed restaurant is only a breakfast restaurant. Of the two chairs in the room one was a wreck. The toilet has to be flushed twice before your things were gone. The matrasses were covered with PVC folie ( can you imaging this in a hot room ?).
But one thing was alright. It was clean.
So if you want 100% for your money. DON'T STAY THERE !!!!!!! There are plenty of good other motels in the city !
My wife and I are very disapointed.
Pieter and Ingeborg from Holland ( Europe)

Room Tip: look for an other motel !!!!!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

Motel was outdated, wore out and tinny rooms. Restaurant is great, lounge was friendly and a big dance floor. Just avoid the overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

Didn't stay at the hotel, as it didn't have any internet access. But did do breakfast at the restaurant. It's a very "locals" place, which was good. Place was very busy, so busy we used the counter. Wait staff very quick on their feet, coffee offered very quicly and order taken with same rapidity. Food is very basic eggs,pancakes, simple omlets, nothing exotic. Servings plentiful and coffee flowing. For what I ordered it was very good. Restaurants only downfall is cleanliness. If your a "clean freak" you might want to rethink walking thru the door. Just keep in mind your in a small town "out west".

Stayed May 2008
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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2006

looks like a slum. everything is frayed surprised to find it was clean .mattress was firm. at $38 i had no complaints.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2005

I needed a shower after I left The Drifter. The place looked filthy and chairs were dirty, see my pix. We got out of there ASAP.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Yonkers, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2003

This place has central air-conditioning. Translation: guests have no control over room temperature. Even though there is a thermostat in the room it will do you no good to fiddle with it; it doesn't work. Temperature of the room was not to our liking. We switched rooms but encountered the same problem in the second room. Its centrally controlled; get it? My wife had to sleep sitting up in a chair directly in front of the A/C unit to catch whatever little flow of air was coming out of it I am currently disputing the room charge with my credit card company. If you like a "cool" place to stay in the summer, this is not the place.

  • Stayed August 2003
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Drifter Motel, Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 711 Silver Heights Boulevard, Silver City, NM 88061
Location: United States > New Mexico > Silver City
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Drifter Motel, Restaurant And Lounge Hotel Silver City
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