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“Very nice place at a great rate”
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The Shaker Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice place at a great rate”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at this family-owned motel. Check-in was smooth with the desk person being very nice. The motel is conveniently located & is in a nice, safe area. Our room was clean & passed my bed-check inspection. I recommend this motel & will stay here again. The rate makes it hard to beat!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Whenever I travel I prefer to eat at local restaurants and stay at locally owned hotels. This motel was clean, convenient, and a joy to find. The WIFI connection was the best I have had and I was in the very end unit. A very pleasant experience and it was only .2 miles from my family.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed here to go to Kings Island for the day. It was a nice stop, pretty impressed with cleanliness and closeness to KI! The bed wasn't to bad, maybe add a memory foam on top. Would return and maybe check out next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013
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bhow5555, Owner at The Shaker Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We work on a constant basis to update and make our rooms comfortable. We'd be proud to serve your needs on your next trip to KI.
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Because we have family in Lebanon and wanted to stay as close as possible to them during a recent visit, we decided to stay at the Shaker Inn. If I hadn't read all of the great reviews of this motel on tripadvisor, we wouldn't have considered staying at this property, as we normally stay at Marriott or Drury properties. Unfortunately, we won't go back.

While it wasn't awful, our room certainly wasn't as clean as expected. Our room had a musty, "closed-up" damp smell. There were dirty cobwebs hanging in the bathroom and bedroom areas. There was some kind of food residue on the inside of the bathroom door and what looked like a coffee stain on the wall and heater in that room as well. The baseboards and heater in the bathroom also had a pretty thick coating of dust. I wiped all of those things off with a wet washcloth. Yechh! Our room had two double beds and both mattresses were soft enough so that when we sat on the edge of the bed, the mattress noticeably sagged under us. The room curtains did not block out the outside lights and as a result, is isn't very dark inside the motel room at night. The room air conditioner is loud and blows directly onto one of the double beds. The "continental breakfast" consisted of a small basket with a mix of pre-packaged items available in the lobby/check-in area: powdered donuts, Honey Buns, granola bars, Nutri-grain bars and Otis Spunkmeyer muffins. It was a very limited choice of breakfast "food".

If our expectations hadn't been so high and we hadn't decided to stay somewhere out of the ordinary for us, this motel experience might not have been as disappointing. On the plus side: it is a well-cared for property that's very charming in appearance. The outdoor pool was clean and well-kept and the employees were friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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bhow5555, Owner at The Shaker Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we are troubled with your experience.

We have owned the Shaker Inn for almost 40 years and our family takes pride in the cleanliness, the comfort of our rooms and service we provide.

Please know that your these concerns will be addressed. It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.
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Altoona IA
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We read great reviews of this motel in advance of decision to stay there. It was good for our kids to see this type of "motor lodge" in comparison to usual box motel/hotel chains. The owners are very friendly, the rooms clean and structurally maintained. We spent most of our time at Kings Island, so unfortunately we did not get to sample the pool. It too was clean and sparkled blue. Old-fashioned key, old-fashioned phone, yet with wireless internet and flat screen tv. Not next to interstate, but not difficult to find either.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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bhow5555, Owner at The Shaker Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. We're pleased that you had a good experience with us. Please let us know if we can be of future assistance.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

This motel reminds us of the 50's and 60's when things were simple. It's a well kept motel with 40 rooms and a beautiful sky blue puol in the middle of property.Colorful flowers and shruns surround the pool and the grass area is out of this world.
The rooms are very clean and well kept. The sinks and faucets shine like mirrors. There's a little fridge and a flat screen TV.
The owner might have been in military or law enforcement cause this place is run like a tight ship. Quiet and rules are enforced strictly.
There is a smoking area 20 ft from rooms which we appreciated and you'd better follow them or be slapped with 125.00 fine. The price was 84.00/night and was worth every penny.
Distance to down town is a 1 minute ride and tou are close to the. L M& M railroad steam engine ride.
Do yourself a favor a stay at this great little place. You'll be back. I know we will.

  • Stayed July 2013
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bhow5555, Owner at The Shaker Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. We take pride in our rooms and our grounds and appreciate you noticing. Let us know if we can be of any future assistance.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We looked for a long time here on Trip Advisor to find a clean room at an affordable price near Kings Island, and we found it at the Shaker Inn! We had to check in a little earlier than we planned due to it raining at KI, so we got there right at check in. We were greeted by the friendly owner at the desk who gave me a brief history of the Inn and offered a brochure of local attractions. After getting the key, yes a real key not card, we then proceeded to our room. Upon arrival we found an immaculately clean room with the window air unit humming mightily keeping the area cool. We went back out a couple times before turning in for the night, each time returning to our quiet room. We were close to the highway but hardly could hear anything outside. Morning came and we left after checking out and picking up a few snacks & coffee from the free continental breakfast. I would defiantly recommend this motel to anyone looking for rest and relaxation after a long day of fun and games!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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bhow5555, Owner at The Shaker Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for the lovely words "Classic Roadside Americana". Our family has owned the Shaker Inn for just shy of 40 years and you decribed our place just as we see it. Thank you
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Property: The Shaker Inn
Address: 600 Cincinnati Ave, U.S. 42 South, Lebanon, OH 45036-9544
Location: United States > Ohio > Warren County > Lebanon
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lebanon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shaker Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All accommodations at the Shaker Inn are spotless and constantly cared for. Our cozy informal setting just outside historic Lebanon, Ohio is convenient to Main Street, bike trails, antique shops, restaurants, zip line and terrific area attractions. Our rates are reasonable and the personal attention from our staff makes staying at the Shaker Inn like staying with friends. Every room is beautifully decorated with a refrigerator, cable television w/HBO and free internet access. During the summer months, enjoy our sparkling pool and continental breakfast. We are located 6 miles from Kings Island Amusement Park and The Beach Water Park. ... more   less 
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