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“Quaint Property, Wonderful Atmosphere, Excellent Value”
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The Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Prescott
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
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“Quaint Property, Wonderful Atmosphere, Excellent Value”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We recently spent two nights here in room number 7 and it was wonderful!

As others have mentioned, we were promptly greeted and offered drinks upon arrival. My boyfriend had a beer and I had a glass of wine.
I mentioned in my reservation request that I wanted a room further away from the road (based on the recommendation from others that the road can be busy and noisy). Brian let us choose between cabin number 10 and number 7. They were nearly identical in layout with different styling. We chose number 7 for no particular reason and had no regrets. As for the street being noisy, I didn't notice any noise at all. Perhaps June isn't the busy season, but it seemed like a small town with little traffic. They call it "rush hour" when more than two cars are waiting in a turning lane. :)
After selecting our room, Brian gave us a map of Prescott, pointed out some recommendations for dinner, gave us instructions for using the bikes on site, and left us in peace.
The cabin/room/unit itself is nice. I loved the quirky styling and bright accent colors. The furniture is a mix of every decade. We had these funky leather mod chairs that were so fun to relax in.
The bathroom was comically small as others have mentioned. If you're a girly-girl with more than two hair products and styling tools that need to be plugged in, this is going to inconvenience you considerably. However, if you can manage with just a mirror, there's a full length mirror outside of the bathroom that you can use for make-up or primping. I pulled up a chair and it worked well for me.
The bed was SUPER soft and comfortable. It felt like a feather bed that you could just sink into and never want to climb out. We loved it.
Since there isn't any breakfast served on site, we bought groceries to have breakfast in the room. (There's a Safeway grocery store just half a mile away. We rode the bikes there and back in just a few minutes.) However, since there is no stove and no microwave, you're basically limited to pastries and fruit (which was fine with me but the boyfriend wanted a little more sustenance). There is a coffee maker and we used that to make some hot water for instant oatmeal and that worked really well until we realized there was no silverware! That problem was easily solved by a quick trip down to the main office. They handed over two spoons to borrow without any hassle whatsoever.
Finally, I think it's worth mentioning that there's a sense of community built-in at this property. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the patios and socialize. Everyone we met was friendly and having a great time. We were also granted cookies at checkout as everyone else has mentioned.
There were no surprise fees or charges.
Overall, it was an excellent choice. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Prescott.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

The place is great and the owners are wonderful. We stayed with our parents/in-laws and we all loved it. The place has a familiar Americana theme to it but it's done with an attention to detail and character that is unusual. Each room is unique. Although there's no pool or fitness center they have a fleet of very cool vintage bikes available for guests. The rooms have fireplaces, kitchenettes and a private carport directly adjacent to each room. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. Did I mention that they also have great recommendations on where to eat etc?

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Fareham, Hampshire
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

A 10 cabin motel on South Montezuma Street on the way into Prescott. We had No. 6 which has the king size "honeymoon" bed! Beautiful soft comfy bedding as well as interesting artefacts in the room. We were offered wine on arrival and received home baked cookies on leaving. Excellent host and stay.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

A friend of mine has stayed at the Motor Lodge before that is how we came to this location. It was the cutest hotel/motor lodge with the B&B feel. When we drove up and went into the office to check in the gentleman was so nice, friendly, personable and we were offered wine or beer upon checkin, imagine that. The check in was easy as well as paying individually was offered to us and made that process much easier for 4 people. We were shown to our very cute room #8, decorated in all the items I remember as a kid (old telephones, lamps, furniture) – very nice. This room had 2 queen beds and a standup shower. The kitchen area was great with fridge. #8 does not have a sitting porch, but that was ok as there are 2 community area’s that are cozy as well – especially when the “cat” comes around. They also were helpful in recommending a restaurant and calling our cab for us. All in all, this was a great place for couples, or girls weekend.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

During a recent road trip thru Western Arizona we discovered the Motor Lodge in Prescott. What a blast from the past. We even had a garage to park in. The accommodations were more than sufficient although the shower was a little tight. The bed was comfortable and the linens were more than clean. We were met a the desk with a smile and a positive attitude. After checkin we were offered beer or wine, now that was a first! I must say this establishment provided the best ever hospitality and definitely went way out of the way to insure our stay was the best ever. We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Woodinville, Washington
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place was great! Love the charm & nostalgic atmosphere. Clean, cool with a/c blowing. We sat outside our room with wine and petted the motel cat. Our room had a big comfy bed, we had a mini kitchenette with frig so our take-out & water bottles stayed cold. We will most definitely come back and Stephen who checked us in was so kind/helpful, he wrote a long list of dinner recommendations for us. Great job to The Motor Lodge!

Room Tip: We stayed in #4, we did not see other rooms
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

My Husband and I heard about the Motor Lodge from our pet sitter, and we've been trying to get to Prescott to check it out for about six months. After canceling and rebooking our reservation several times, this past weekend we FINALLY made it to this funky hotel and it was everything our expectations thought it would be.

As you've read in previous reviews, the service here is top notch. Beer/wine upon check-in, cookies at departure, and great suggestions and information about Prescott along the way. Our room was so cute (#6). We LOVED the bed, especially the creamy sheets... too bad they don't make them anymore because I would have ordered them in a heartbeat. The decor in our room and around the property is so well thought out and eclectic, it's hard not to smile and enjoy the place. Our favorite part was sitting outside, whether on our porch or in the common areas and reading while having an adult beverage or coffee. So relaxing. We only wish we could have stayed even longer!

Room #6 was super nice. It didn't have a fireplace, but they had a cute electric one that looked like real fire. I loved the barn door on the bathroom and although the room was small, it was functional. The air conditioning is just ok... and our room faced the afternoon sun, so it did get hot from time to time. This property is so quiet... even though all the rooms are close together, we really didn't hear much of anything in the mornings or at night. Also, as everyone has said the hotel is close to shopping and food options, whether you walk there, take a bike, or drive... it's very convenient.

I have no doubt, when we come back to Prescott we will be staying at the Motor Lodge... why would anyone want to stay at a corporate chain, when they can experience too service and a funky, fun place? Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Motor Lodge
Address: 503 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303-4225
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Location: United States > Arizona > Prescott
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Prescott
#1 Best Value Hotel in Prescott
#4 Family Hotel in Prescott
#5 Business Hotel in Prescott
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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