Our group rented four rooms on our visit to Prescott, AZ. We were a bit concerned about what we would find at a roadside motel but counted on the reviews to allay our fears. This place is oh so retro, furnished with 60's and 70's thrift shop finds (all in very good condition I might add). The decor is funky, surprising, and very comfortable. Not many people can pull this off in a way that not only works, but makes you not want to leave. Bathrooms are VERY small but clean. 3 of our 4 rooms had fireplaces, which was a nice touch. Each room had a small sitting area outside. The beds were very comfortable as were the pillows. There was a coffee maker in each room - an important factor when I travel. Also, the motel is within walking distance to Whiskey Row and shopping.
Joe, the proprietor, was very friendly and helpful. He advised us on restaurants and even made dinner reservations for us (El Gato Azul - the subject for another great review). We were warmly greeted when the 7 of us squeezed into his small office for check-in and were presented with a welcome cocktail. Nice touch Joe!
Every part of the small complex is filled with 'objets d'art' - including the big lighted traffic sign hanging off one of the patios, the tandem bicycle (available for your use) hanging on the garage wall, the little saucer chairs on the patios, and the funky collection of telephones from the 60's and 70's. There's even an old hi-fi stereo system with turntable in the suite and an old singer sewing machine in one of the cabinets. The rooms have big bedside lamps a la 1965 - a nice feature if you like to read in bed. Also, a nod to present times, there is a wall mounted flat screen TV and free wi-fi (password 'thegrooviest', of course).
I highly recommend The Motor Lodge - except to those who are looking for a big hotel experience. This place leaves a smile on your face as you comfortably drift off to a good night's sleep. Really, can you ask for anything more? We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering a comfy, unique place to stay (coupled with superb service), The Motor Lodge does it's best to maintain true to it's history...We hope you'll enjoy your visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Motor Hotel Prescott
- The Motor Lodge Prescott
- Prescott The Motor Lodge