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“really great 3 star motel”
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Motel West
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in Idaho Falls
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“really great 3 star motel”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spontaneously booked three rooms early Friday evening, a break in a long road trip. While we prefer non-smoking rooms, only smoking rooms were available. However, the rooms were large, clean and did not smell smoky. The beds were comfortable, and there was lots of counter space for luggage. For an extra $3 we were able to have a hot, tasty and nutritious breakfast at the diner next door. The rooms were quiet, even though the motel was quite full. There were also mini-fridges in each room - cold enough to freeze my Pepsi. The front desk clerk was really pleasant and helpful, and having fresh baked cookies for guests as they checked in was a welcoming touch!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Norfolk, UK
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stopped here as it was a convenient place on the road between Salt Lake City and Glacier National Park. It was our honeymoon, so they had been really kind and upgraded us to a suite at no extra cost. We had a big room with a huge bed, there was a shower room, a sofa, fire place, TV and DVD player, dining table and a whirlpool bathtub with extra sink in the room. There was also a fridge, microwave and coffee pot. I found the room quite noisy – it is on a main road, and there was a noise which I think was coming from the whirlpool bath, but I couldn’t find a switch anywhere in the room to turn the power off to it. That said, I still managed to sleep, and the bed was very comfortable. There are a lot of fast food places around the motel – McDonalds, Arbys, Subway, Burger King, Jack in the Box and a Mexican place - all just outside the door. The breakfast was self-service – there was tea/coffee/hot chocolate. There was toast, bagels, cereals, cookies and pastries. Very tasty and more than adequate to fill you up for the day ahead. There was also free wi-fi access. We thought that Motel West offered good value for money, even before the upgrade of the room!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montrose, Colorado
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The rooms are a nice size, and fairly quiet since they are cinder block. The great part is the Hometown Cafe next door. For just $3 a person, you can get a choice of 5 different hot breakfasts, drinks included.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wallace, Idaho
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice room at a good price. Indoor swimming pool was nice. It was worth paying three dollars more for the upgraded breakfast at the restaurant next door. The free breakfast option was a cold breakfast. My only complaint was the WiFi. The signal only worked near the lobby for me. I would give this motel four stars if the WiFi wasn't an issue.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Minot, ND
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Room had a fridge and it was clean. There is a restaurant attached and you get discounts, but there was no Internet service in my room. I made several request and was told the router was reset which was all they could do, but it never worked in the room. While I picked this motel due to recommendations from TripAdvisor, I wouldn't stay again. Although they do have a loyal user program.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The only problems we had is you had to walk into the smoking building to get ice and the front desk lost information they had provided to me just one week earlier and the TV skipped past some channels nothing to big. Other than that the beds were comfortable very pleased with Wi-Fi and in room coffee maker microwave and fridge got an awesome rate. Can't complain for one nights stay had a pretty average breakfast. Definately some where to stay for a short time in you are tight on funds.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great value for clean rooms with WIFI, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker. Continental breakfast included has cereals, pastry, toast, bagels, fruit and coffee, tea or cocoa. A good value! We stopped here on our way from AZ to the panhandle area of Idaho. Convenient to shopping in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Motel West
Address: 1540 W. Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
Location: United States > Idaho > Idaho Falls
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in Idaho Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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