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“Convenient Place in Historic Town”
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The Stardust Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wallace
Tri Cities, WA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Convenient Place in Historic Town”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Clean, staff friendly and accepting when we needed to check out late. Best feature is location, location.

It's clean, other guests were courteous; design is old style, but I will stay there again because of the location on edge of downtown - well downtown such as it is. Walkable easily - winner.

Wallace is an old mining town seemed to be built about 1900 and a gem to stroll through. Eateries, wine bar, brew pub, mine tours, liked the stay a lot. Planned to leave at 9:30 the next morn, left at 12;30.

W/O a pool of its own, Stardust apparently has arrangement with another motel walkable distance (long) to use their pool if just show Stardust room key. There is also a city pool in walking distance.

Room Tip: no advice on room choice, but front desk help seemed straightforward.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the second year that we attended the Wallace Blues Festival and stayed at the Stardust Motel. There's no argument that the Stardust is a piece of Americana because it's an older motel in a small town, but that doesn't diminish the hospitality of the folks that run it. Ed and Nancy Larsen are extremely friendly and accommodating; as is Rick when dealing with him via emails. The rooms are comfortable and the A/C works great. It had a coffee maker as well as a small refrigerator. Every time we return to Wallace we'll see about getting a room at the Stardust. The best part is its location to the major venues of the annual Blues Festival.

Room Tip: If you plan on staying at the Stardust for the annual Wallace Blues Festival, book early.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We’re thrilled about your two fabulous stays and reviews. Glad you were happy with Stardust hospitality. See you next July!
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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I got an amazing deal to do The Route of the Hiawatha and two nights at the Stardust Motel. What a great deal that was! Ed & Nancy were so nice and very personable. The motel has an older feel to it, but is very clean. You can count on us to be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We’ll look forward to seeing you again soon! Please let us know if we can help you plan another bike ride, hike, or other adventure. Thank you very much for your review.
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed here during the 2013 Blues Festival. Rick and Ras graciously welcomed us and made us feel right at home. They were most helpful, very knowledgable about the area and quick to respond. They were delightful to work with.

The Motel is a slice of Americana, with a classic look and setup. The rooms are clean, comfortable and complete. The rates are very good. Restaurants and bars are an easy walk away. The location is ideal.

We had a blast at the Festival. Many of our friends stayed there too. This was our first time at the Stardust. We have already made our reservations for the 2014 Blues Festival, and intend to stay here for many years to come.

I highly recommend this fine motel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Your great review means a lot! Happy to have you for many years to come.
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Belgrade, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
730 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A blast from the past, an older motel off the beaten path. Very friendly front desk woman. We liked the look and feel of this place even with the mixed reviews we decided to stay and see for ourselves.
Everything was expected from a pretty well maintained older motel. We laughed at the air in the pipes when we turned on the water. That didn't bother us and didn't last long once we figured out just how much water pressure was needed for that not to happen. The room was clean, had a fridge which we appreciated and used.
The location is great, actually. Just off the beaten path about a block or so from Main Street where most of the town's businesses are. The neighborhood is mostly residential and quiet with lots of lovely flowers and HUGE trees. We took a fairly long walk around the neighborhood and admired the old homes and the many churches for such a small area. Some of the buildings were maked with the yr built back to the 1800's. As I said before, A step back in time~

Room Tip: We stayed in the main building on the second floor room 38, it suited our needs well. It is more o...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
So happy to hear you enjoyed the historical buildings and the rest of your visit. Thanks for sharing.
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Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to historic Wallace in the past 5 years. As a member of a 5 family cycling club, we decided to start (rather than end) this year's trip in the quaint town of Wallace, more specifically at the Stardust Motel. We were greeted by Rick (Prime Minister of the Trail system) who was instrumental in shuttling us back to vehicles at the Hiawatha! Rick provided countless corresponding emails to ensure a great trip. Our families always have a blast back in time in the town. The Motel was super clean and the management was more than helpful (especially when it came to filling our camel packs with ice!). I had a great sleep and our kids loved the morning safety meeting in the space craft...nanno nanno!
Everyone we met in town was friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Greg and Dianne were also helpful in providing beautiful copies of the "Centre of the Universe" jpeg photos for our jerseys. I felt like the entire town, including 1313 Club for supper and Red Light Garage for breakfast, received us with open arms. Another successful journey for our cycling group..... we can't wait to return to make new memories!!!!

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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
And we look forward to the Canadians’ return! So glad you had a successful journey and that it began with a great time in Wallace.
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Olney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by the Stardust ( remember Back to the Future). You can't judge a motel by its exterior. It was clean, easy walking distance to Wallace's restaurants and attractions and the staff couldn't have been nicer. We would definitely stay again and recommend it to all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Flora S, Public Relations Manager at The Stardust Motel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
We are so happy to hear about your experience at the Stardust! Thank you for sharing your thoughts – we especially like the title of your review! Hope to see you again soon.
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Property: The Stardust Motel
Address: 410 Pine St, Wallace, ID 83873-2255
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Location: United States > Idaho > Wallace
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Wallace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Stardust Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stardust Motel offers only the best to our guests. Our spacious, western-style rooms are clean and provide excellent amenities. Room types include twins, queens and king-size beds. We are pet friendly and pride ourselves on our hospitality and personal service. ... more   less 
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