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Drifter Motel & Restaurant

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Room & Suite (16)
Dining (6)


#6 of 9 hotels in Silver City
The Drifter Motel was just recently purchased by new owners, and is in a huge remodeling process! We have installed brand new internet services, and are in the process of upgrading them because we feel it's not fast enough. We've included free breakfast, and implemented suite rooms which include amenities like microwaves, refrigerators, coffee machines, hair dryers, etc. We've also added brand new TVs to the suite rooms, and remodeled all the room furnishing. We're excited to give a brand new experience to all our guests, and make them experience the best stay we have to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
8Room tips
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My husband and I recently spent two nights at the Drifter Motel in Silver City. The owners are on-site and very friendly, the rooms are comfortable, and the location can't be beat! Their towels are as plush as anyone's and the bed made for a great night's rest. I highly recommend the Drifter Motel and we will stay there every time we're in the area.
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I was running late to getting to the hotel room. I called the hotel to let them know and they said that they would save my hotel room. When I finally arrived the front Dess was very happy to see me even though it was very late in the evening. This hotel has been totally remodeled!!! The breakfast was a sit down order from the menu with a waiter. I had the Denver omelette with hashbrowns toast and coffee at no cost to me. When my grandchildren come to visit I will be going there when we visit Silver City
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My stay at the motel was nice. The rooms were clean and the owners are really nice. They made me feel welcome and made sure we were taking care of. The breakfast was amazing. I would recommend to anyone who is coming to silver city! I give this hotel a 10/10! Thank you
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First, options are few if you are traveling with pets and no reservations. We decide on this property based on the reviews on this site. I was not really happy with our stay, because it was really not to the level of cleanliness I expected. So beware. The lobby gives a clue to the fact that the owners are perhaps overwhelmed and trying to do a lot of the work themselves. The lobby was not inviting nor clean, but disorganized, crowded and we should have just kept going to stay elsewhere. The owner complained of not being able to find workers in this small town, and that was my second clue that we should not have stayed. The room was worn even though it was renovated, as if deep cleaning is not being done, it's evident is you notice the grim building up on the baseboards. The motels rents to a lot of long term workers (like road crews and such) we even noticed that some of the rooms had indoor plants on the windows, so we assumed that some rooms are being rented to permanent town residents? They are renovating rooms, still (perhaps one room at a time?) and all that noise is bothersome during the day. We were suppose to get breakfast vouchers, the owner said she would have them in the morning, but to our surprise the office was closed and the restaurant said they would not be anyone there until later. We left and went in town for coffee instead. I would not stay here again
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I’ll be up front with you, reader, from the start: this will be a mixed review. From the hotel information in the TripAdvisor entry for this property, the owners are new and are in the process of improving the guest experience. To be honest, they have their work cut out for them. We could see that work is being done on some rooms. Our room felt dated and that there just weren’t the usual cues that everything had been sanitized. The bed sheets looked clean which is an absolute must, but the rest of the room felt like maybe it wasn’t clean. In addition, the room was small and the amount of furniture made it cramped. The shower surround was newly tiled. So, there’s been some effort at updates- I just would like to have a more complete experience and the owners could charge more. I would recommend that these wonderfully sweet and earnest owners have a look at the McCoy Hotel in Tucson for a cool example of how an older hotel can be upgraded while preserving its retro vibe. Bottom line: I really want to like the Drifter Hotel, it just needs more help.
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$79 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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