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Melody Motor Lodge
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“great place for the money”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

Great place for the money! stayed there on our way to Fallingwater! quaint place to stay a night.. if you are looking for all sort of amenities then maybe this place is not for you

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

This motel had the feel of a movie set with it's immaculately maintained period finishes and furnishings, down to a sticker on the bathroom mirror that stated that the premises were "Protected by the WIlliam J. Burns International Detective Agency, with offices in all principle cities". I found that to be over-the-top quaint.

Pluses: great stop-over location for an early start the next day to Fallingwater (about 20-25 min.), Kentuck Knob, and Ohiopyle; clean rooms, very friendly service, door-side parking, there's a 24 hr Wal Mart a block away (go north and turn left up the hill) for groceries, all the basics you need.

Minuses: smelled strongly of cleaning products when I walked in (there was so much furniture cleaning spray on the desk and tables that I had to wipe it off before putting my bags down), thin walls means plumbing noises can be loud, and wi-fi is only available in the lobby, but really not much else in terms of negatives.

Room Tip: Walls are thin, so I'd ask to see if there are any rooms that aren't occupied next to you.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Dover, DE
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

Believe me. The place has not seen an upgrade in facilities for 50 years. Dark, dingy, smelly. If it were not for the fact that we visited the area on a busy weekend and there were no other motel vacancies, we would have NEVER stayed here. Don't want to be mean, but really --- It's just a rather trashy motel.

Room Tip: Go someplace else.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2010

This was all about budget. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has changed in this place since 1960. You pay through bullet proof glass and the rooms have signs about not smoking in bed. Nonetheless, the room was clean and there is a good diner next door. Like a previous reviewer, I arrived on bike and it was a bit of a climb. The road was incredibly noisy all night and all the rooms face the road. I stayed on a Monday night and they put me in a room between two other guests. There couldn't have been more than 4 people in the whole place. Would have been quieter with a little distance.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2010

We found ourselves in Connellsville, which is the closest town to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater". The motel is a throwback to the 50's; it's located right along the main highway into town and is a motor inn where you pull your car right up to the door of your room. We weren't expecting much for $49 a night, but our room was very clean and neat. The couple that manages the Melody Motor Lodge live on-site and obviously take great pride in the place. Only surprise was that the wi-fi was limited to the motel's lobby. An added bonus was the diner right next door, which served up breakfast and lunch to locals and tourists alike.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

There are no motels in Connellsville except this one, but this is one of the cleanest motels
I've stayed in. It's run by a little Polish lady and her husband who do their best to provide a
decent place for the traveler. Those wanting (demanding) a "big name" experience should
drive on to Uniontown, but my wife and I have stayed here twice and we'll be back. There is something to be said about supporting a business that is unaffected, basic to one's needs and
at a very reasonable price. I'm very happy to stay there!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Rococo48
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Hudson, NY
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2010

Wireless internet only works in lobby. It does not work in the rooms. This motel is very, very old. Place has central air conditioning but it does not get very cool in the rooms. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Melody Motor Lodge
Address: 1607 Memorial Avenue, Connellsville, PA 15425
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Connellsville
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Connellsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Melody Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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