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El Paso Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Certificate of Excellence
Caves Beach, Australia
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118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed there for 2 nights this month. It is in a great position, once you park your car outside of your room you don't need to use it again until you leave. Our room was very clean and serviced everyday. Our room was $115 per night and included free wifi and continental breakfast. If you wanted something cooked for breakfast that is at a cost, but very reasonable.The staff in the dining room were very friendly as were the office staff. We had no problem with noise and enjoyed our stay. The cinema was over the road and there are a lot of places to eat within a short walk. The walking path to the break wall was straight around the corner and worth the walk.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you for the feedback Janice. It makes our day to hear positive comments such as yours.
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nice place to stay with the only real problem being window needed a better seal and cold wind came through and with it a lot of outside noise. Breakfast was ok for what it was. Like other reviewer said walls a bit thin and could hear next door from 0600 in the motning.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Many thanks for your comments luapnonnac. I suspect you were in one of the front Port Rooms. I will check the window seals but please let us know if you have problems when you stay again and we will do our best to redress them.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I had left home at 5 am to drive to Coffs Harbour.. The pan was to fix the problem and arrive back home at about 6.. Unfortunately it aw one of those days.... At 6.30 pm I drove into port Macquarie looking for a bed to sleep in.... I havt been to port for a while and headed for the hotel I usually have stayed at... Unfortunately it was full. So I drove towards town hoping to find an alternative. The El Paso loomed in front of me and. Took the plunge..... They had a room Yaaaa . The receptionist was charmingly cheeky and efficient. I had a nice clean and well appointed room ... With a company bed. Breakfast was included so that was good as well. As was free wifi... Couldn't ask for much more really.... It was a little noisy in the morning when the traffic started flowing but for a town centre hotel it was fine... Would I go back? Sure would

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Many thanks for your comments Belatu. We try to do our best and it is a pleasure to have reasonable, happy well-adjusted customers such as yourself.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Charming Hostess. Budget room was comfortable but getting our gear up the spiral outside staircase in the rain to the first floor was a pain. Breakfast in the restaurant was pleasant looking out to the river. We would recommend paying a little extra for a ground floor unit particularly if it is raining. A light continental Breakfast included is a bonus.

Room Tip: Ground floor, river end are probably the best.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments Betty C. I agree the spiral staircase is a pain, but you will be pleased to hear we are looking at options for its replacement with something more user friendly. In the meantime, we do have the large staircase at the other end of the Port Rooms which is suitable as an alternative.
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Rooms need a little updating ! Felt like I was in the movie psycho ! Although having said that the rooms were exceptionally clean spacious and customer service was fantastic . Walls are a little paper thin I could hear next door having a domestic at 1am which was a bit frustrating and not to mention the crazy birds the are squealing all night ! Loved the free wifi and continental brekkie great place to stay if just over night

  • Stayed April 2013
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments Travellinggypsy1. The Port and Macquarie Rooms are next on the list for renovations. If you are ever disturbed again on future visits for any reason, please do not hesitate to phone the on-site manager. Separating walls are brick but I recognise that even this is no barrier to determined domestics. Also, the bush lorikeets do eventually quieten down at night.
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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed here in early March 13 whilst attending a conference. The location is great - central to everything in the town centre and right across the road from the Hastings River - our 2 bedroom apartment had water views which were magnificent.
Our accommodation was in need of an upgrade. Only 1 bathroom in a 2 bedroom apartment seems inadequate in the modern travel age (maybe I'm picky, but most 2 BR accom these days have 2 bathrooms as well). The bathroom itself was in need of a renovation (I would say it is mid 70's at best). The small kitchen area was also in need of an update. Saying that, the bedrooms were roomy enough for all our gear and there was plenty of wardrobe space. The beds were comfortable and, most importantly, everything was clean.
Parking is great - off street and undercover. And, the reception staff were helpful with check in, information generally and booking an additional night stay when we decided on a very late checkout at the end of the conference. I'd stay again - possibly requesting one of the renovated rooms mentioned elsewhere.

Room Tip: Check in early to guarantee your undercover parking spot - there are limited spaces
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your review DJR68. I agree the Waterfront Suite is in need of an upgrade and I am sure you will be pleased to hear the renovations will be completed towards the end of the year. We will take your comments on board during the design.
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The rooms are in need of a makeover, but they are clean and its in a good location in the town. Nice to have breakfast included. We checked in quite late in the evening and after a shower we went to get some dinner to find all the restaurants closed by 9pm, so get you food early or you'll be going to bed hungry.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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James F, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you Liz_2Kelly. Unfortunately it's one of the features of many country NSW towns that they close early, especially on week nights. Some clubs stay open a little longer and you can generally get a pizza. I will do a little research and include some meal options In our advice for late arrivals.
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Property: El Paso Motor Inn
Address: 29 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — El Paso Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The El Paso Motor Inn is an iconic motel located right in the middle of town across the road from a major shopping Centre and the Glasshouse Entertainment Centre, within walking distance of Main Beach and most attractions, and backing on to the spectacular Hastings River. The Motel has recently had 44 of its 56 rooms fully renovated with more to come including an elevator and spectacular BBQ area! These are 4 STAR quality rooms although they are yet to be rated. These rooms include a brand new 42 inch HD TV, iPod docking stations, Brand new beds and built in USB ports. We also offer FREE continental Breakfast plus FREE high-speed wireless broadband when booking any of our rooms. Our restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant specializes in top quality contemporary Australian cuisine and has one of the best views in Port Macquarie over looking Town Green and the mouth of the beautiful Hastings River. Here at the El Paso Motor Inn we pride ourselves on our friendly service and will go out of our way to make your stay a memorable one. The El Paso Motor Inn is high quality accommodation in the CBD of Port Macquarie with an affordable price tag that you would be crazy to miss out on! You won't be disappointed! ... more   less 
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