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Royal Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in La Grande
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

La Grande being the objective we pulled into RM. It is improved since last we stayed, which was a couple of years ago. Quick check in and adequate room.
As noted there are newer matresses in at least our room; carpet seemed different from last time also.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Thinking it was an exit for another hotel we were looking for, we accidentally found the Royal Motor Inn and were glad we did. Choosing to stay here because of it's AAA rating, we found an older motel with remodeled rooms that are extremely clean and being maintained very nicely. It's a few miles off the highway and had basic amenities but also included a small refrigerator, microwave, TV, free wireless internet, and small breakfast to include pastries and coffee for a price that can't be beat. The owner, Karl, and his wife, Ruby were very nice. Just before we were ready to leave, after talking to Karl for a good while, he suggested we might like to visit a historical site called Hot Lake Springs, across the highway in northern La Grande....and we're so glad we did. Thanks for the advice Karl....and we would definitely recommend your motel to our friends heading your way.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place is a nice old style motel, very easy to reach from the highway, and at a great point to use it as a stop in road trips.
This motel is very cheap (probably the cheapest in La Grande). The service was good, and the room was clean enough. We were 4 in a double queen bed room. The room was quite small, but confortable enough.
I would totally stay there again, and I would reccommend this palce to family and friends!
I booked rooms on hotels.com website, it appears to be the only website that has this motel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

If this place is #3 out of LaGrande's lodging choices, that says a lot about the sad state of lodging in the town. This was a place that was so dreary that we walked the streets of LaGrande for an hour in the dark after dinner to delay having to go back. The worst part is the exterior: drab, dirty, unswept, cluttered, dated, and uninviting. Once we made it up the filthy outside stairway to the second floor, we found a room with two double beds, one a foot higher than the other. The beds took up so much space that the side chair was placed in front of the lavatory - an interesting decorating touch. The room was generally clean, although the chrome bathroom fixtures have never met a polishing cloth and some of the bathroom wallpaper was peeling. The drapes were probably from the 70s, which meant that they fit in nicely with their drab, dated surroundings. This was a busy summer weekend and the price reflected it; in other words, not a good value -seemingly set at the maximum possible price to trap unsuspecting, tired travelers. Afterwards, I felt very foolish having spent good money to stay in a place that is all about moving bodies through with very little thought about the quality of the experience. I recommend, depending on your direction, that you drive about an hour longer to either Pendleton or Baker City, where you will have many more choices.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

I reserved a room online at the travelodge in La grande. I arrived and was told they don't take pets. Which was fine since I was not impressed with the property at all. I was sent to the royal motor inn. It needs work. No pool and no business center. The police showed up looking for someone the next morning. I will not be back at either property any time soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Passing through the town on my way to do the Hells Canyon scenic byway, just needed a place to stay for the night. This place was just fine. It was clean and location was downtown close to restaurants and gas stations. Some of the towels were dirty though and the air conditioning emits a terrible smell (although I got used to it). Bed was a bit on the saggy side. Staff was friendly. Parking is a bit limited.The toilet was also leaking some water. But overall, it did not dampen the mood of my stay and I was satisfied. If passing through again would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We were just passing through and chose this place because it's downtown and looked clean and it was. The rooms are on the smalll side but we had a king bed and a good location for checking out the lovely downtown. This hotel wasn't fancy but it had most of the basics and the price and location made it a good deal.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 1510 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850-2688
Location: United States > Oregon > La Grande
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in La Grande
Price Range: $58 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
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