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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to this place!!! My expérience: 2 hours after the arrival we saw Crack dealers in front of the motel and car-jacking. The Cashier is hatefull and won't give you a refund if you don't feel safe inside the motel. You can also enjoy the fight of alcoolized people against some Junkys inside the pool.

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1 Thank Madman44
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel itself is old. Most things might be outdated but gives it a home like atmosphere. The area itself is sketchy like most places but only if you get involved in such things but you'll be safe as can be if you don't mind them (Nothing can't hurt you if you ignore the problem). The staff was alright especially... More 

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Thank anonymous88953
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Front desk man nice motel isn't top line but older and nice for price got king bed clean room only 69.00 night other motels wanted 100-130 night. Would stay again. Had salt water pool very clean nobody brother us quit. No bugs great

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Thank Sherrie H
Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My biggest gripe was customer service our last day. The main front desk woman on weekdays could soften her tone a bit; she can be brusque. I asked her if I could swim at 8 a.m. and she said the pool was open from 9 to 9. I came back at 9 and first she said, "It's not 9 yet!"... More 

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Thank fanoftennis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We just spent the weekend here and will be staying again when we return. Yes it's a seedy motel. There are shady characters around the hotel but we never saw anything within the court yard area where we stayed. The rooms were clean enough; we didn't see any bugs, the sheets were clean, the bed comfy, plenty of hot water.... More 

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1 Thank roseann c
White Lake, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A little far off from downtown. Found it to be clean but could use a lot of updating. If you are only using it to stay the night it's fine but I would not stay more than a night. Previous reviews claimed of prostitutes and drug deals but we didn't see any of that. Stayed in the main courtyard where... More 

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2 Thank meshellmcc
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Coupon at the rest stop/retro picture,"stay where the stars stay" suckered me in/got a room..propped chair against the door/knocked on several times all night I played dead. Hey! I could be overdosing, entertaining a John, dead from a stab wound, or whatever goes for "too busy" /planned to sleep in....once daylight came... I hit the road.I reported the knocking to... More 

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6 Thank Jamie G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We are from canada and have been coming to nashville twice a year for 15 years. I always stay at the drake. Yes it is in a seedy neighborhood and yes there is prostitutes and strange characters but it has its history and own charm. We always get room 117 which is the jacuzzi room and is on the parking... More 

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9 Thank Michael S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Staying at the Drake Motel was fantastic. The 1993 blockbuster with River Phoenix, "A Thing Called Love" was made here. It's pivotal to the movie. I could just feel the inspiration coming to me. Time to write a hit country song. The people at the Drake were fantastic. Many would-be songwriters, producers, and guitar players. Stay at the Drake and... More 

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4 Thank plashadpobedy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is terrible. Cockroaches, not clean, sketchy people hanging around all night. Had 3 different people 6 different times knock on my door in the middle of the night waking me up. Luckily I didn't answer the door. I'm positive they were trying to rob me. No help from the staff and no refund. Stay away from this place... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 420 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210-2896
Location: United States > Tennessee > Nashville
Price Range: $68 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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