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Palm City Motor Inn
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Overall a good stay - i wouldn't say Very Good though due to the hairdryer incident which cost me some hair & the fright of my life!

There were a few things i loved about this place:

1 HEAPS of towels in our unit - more than enough, it was great
2 PROPER bedrooms - not squished up, spacious.
3 Nice furniture, modern & comfortable (except the double bed - not so much)
4 Super friendly lady at reception, she was lovely (blond lady, not sure on name)
5 Full size fridge/freezer in our room (although check the seals on it room 25)

A couple of things i didn't like were:

1 Didn't have the normal complimentary individual shampoo, conditioner & soaps - instead had big & not very good quality pump bottles to be shared from guest to guest (most of which were quite grimy & slimy around the top) Very drying hair wash.
2 Door was hard to lock, hard to unlock & just plain rickety.
3 Hair dryer was older than me! & ripped out some of my hair due to the safety top being broken off (this is not acceptable & i was SHOCKED this had not been replaced or at least removed) This was NOT safe to use, very, very old & a major hazard - it could have been MUCH, MUCH worse had i not been quick to turn it off. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS.
4 Pool was a bit dirty, lots of bits in it & murky looking.

Overall apart from the hair dryer incident we were satisfied with the actual stay but its hard to look past a burnt scalp & having your hair ripped out. I didn't want to take it out on the poor girl from reception but i was pissed off - what if my daughters had used the hair dryer?

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank GandTHamilton
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PalmcityMI, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear all the lovely comments, but shocked to hear the hair dryer incident. Unfortunately this has never happened before (or since thankfully!) but when we begin renovating the two bedroom apartments we will certainly look at the set up of the hairdryers. As for the pool, we clean the pool every day over the summer months as we were away when you visited I cannot comment on weather conditions which obviously effect the condition of the pool.

Dean and Helen Young

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Studio room was adequate. The bed was very comfortable after a 3 1/2 hr trip. Loved the Guestaurant. The food was awesome! We were made to feel very special as guests. Katie, the assistant manager is wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. There was secure parking at the back of our room for the Harley. We would certainly return.

Room Tip: Maybe a room further away from the main road would be quieter. Our end unit had opening windows above the bed which was a bonus in the heat.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a 2 bedroom unit for a couple of nights. Service was great (staff extremely friendly and very accommodating - awesome), unit was very clean and well equipped, and the motel is in a great location. We had a couple of very minor issues in our room which the staff sorted out for us right away. Shower was very average, clean, but seemed to be either hot or cold. Decor a bit dated, and the children's play area could do with updating. Otherwise, for a family stay with 3 young children it suited us quite well.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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PalmcityMI, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2013

Thanks Julie for the lovely comments. We agreed with your comments on the children's play area and have now begun updating this. See our facebook page photos of the children's playhouse we have just built. We are planning to make a swing set alongside it soon.
Dean and Helen Young

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had a 2 bedroom unit for 3 nights. The unit was extremely spacious with comfortable furnishings. The kitchen was very well equipped. The price was very reasonable and the motel is in a handy location. We enjoyed free WIFI and the service was excellent. Too bad the onsite restaurant is not open on weekends. The decor was tired and the carpet clean but horribly stained which made it appear dirty. The unit next door had had some woodwork done evidenced by all the sawdust in front of its and our entrances, just made the place appear a bit scruffy as well as sawdust being brought into our unit by the breeze as well as on foot. The outdoor furniture directly outside our unit was filthy and came with a dirty ashtray. The blinds in the kitchen were caked in dirt, which surprised me as everything else inside the unit was so clean. The pool area was littered and a bit of vegetation in the pool itself. The housekeeper left a couple of wet and dirty cleaning cloths in the unit..yuck. Wasn't an overall bad experience, just a few niggly things that added up to bring me to the conclusion that it may not be worth the qualmark 4 star rating.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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PalmcityMI, Owner at Palm City Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2013

Thanks for your feedback Cynthia. We find that the weekends are a time when guests tend to go out for dinner which is why we don't open the restaurant although we do open on a Friday night if there is enough interest, and there are some local restaurants who deliver to the motel and charge the meal back to your room. We are sorry to hear your comments regarding litter. The neighbours had cut down a rather large walnut tree which bordered on our fenceline and that coupled with the wind had been the cause of the mess.
Dean and Helen Young

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Rang and spoke with Dean explained we only needed one nights accommodation, we booked a 2 bedroom unit. Very clean and spacious and suited our needs very well would highly recommend this Motel to others. Extremely pleasant and friendly

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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