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“"Not as bad as it all sounds" July 13, 2013”

Blue Mountain Motel
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Blue Mountain Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Okanogan
Everett, Washington
1 review
“"Not as bad as it all sounds" July 13, 2013”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We came up the Cascade mountains for trip on the bike. With no rooms available from Winthrop to Twisp, we ended up here. They were just doing the finishing touches on a remodel of room "45". The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was even better. What more does a person need to hang their helmet for the night? The staff went out of their way to accommodate, included a nice cup of good old English Indian tea, in the morning. If you are looking for 5 star, don't come here. We left happy, and will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is a poor throwback to the old whole in the wall motels of the 50's. They have several if not more, permanent residents, "making themselves at home". The room had no telephone, we weren't told how to sign on to the Internet from our room and the tv was small and old. Luckily we got in very late and planned to leave very early. There was no ice bucket or ice available. The only food and gas was 6 miles away and the Best Western there would have been a much better choice. Bottom line, in 60 years, this is the worst hotel ever and should never be considered.

Room Tip: There aren't any good choices for most travelers here.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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spokane
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed here while looking for a rental due to starting a new job in the area. Within the first day I was covered with what I thought were mosquito bites which continued to get progressively worse over the next several days until I was forced to go to the doctor. I was immediately put on antibiotics. Family advised me to look for bed bugs and I certainly found a complete infestation behind the headboard; not just a few we are talking hundreds. Looking into getting a refund, management not very helpful so far.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank SpokaneAng_m
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
374 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

In spite of all the bad reviews on Trip advisor, we drove by and checked this place out. Those reviews were several years old and we found our stay comfortable, great value and would recommend this place.

Basic, but clean, quiet and a staff who was eager to please.

Room Tip: stay in the building away from the street
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stopped here for the night as most other hotels in the area had full vacancy. Owner was friendly and helpful but our experience here wasn't as advertised on the sign outside. The sign mentioned "Clean" rooms. Well, when we checked in, and pulled back the bedsheet, the first thing we noticed that the sheet was on the outside, and the flannel blanket was on the bottom - we had to remake the bed before going to bed so that the sheet was what we were sleeping against. The next thing we noticed were stains on the sheets. Also the bathroom sink had grime in it - kind of an orangy color which looked like the residue of someone's makeup. It had not been cleaned since the previous visitor had stayed there. The real kicker was when we woke up in the morning though - we found 2 bright red bed bugs that had just feasted on us which exploded in a burst of blood when we squished them. Also on the mattress were 2 blood stains that weren't there when we went to bed - we must have rolled over on some other bed bugs after they had dined on us. Makes me shudder just thinking about it. Now we are back home and are taking all of our travel clothes to the laundromat - we don't want to bring these guys into our home. And we have a nice souvenier from our road trip - itchy bites and red welts. We will not be back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Wenatchee, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

My family and I were looking for last minute rooms! we were coming from lake chelan and alllll rooms were book there! so we tried wenatchee and to our bad luck none were available!!!! so anyways i looked up okanogan hotels and the only available rooms were at panderosa lodge! Of course cuz its the worst place ever to stay!! we got a 2 bedroom room that looked like an appartment and as soon as we walk in there was a non-smoking sign and the room smelled like pure smoke!! So i had to spray my purfume all over the room! but the worst part was when i lifted the blanket there was an under sheet full of hairs so they dont wash the bed cover and i didnt have extra blankets uggg then i went to my car to get some stuff from the car and there were two drunk girls yelling and being crazy i was really scared! then the next morning the police got there knocking on the next rooms door hard and pounding and yelling ''get out get out '' then we quickly grabbed our stuff and left!!! And the rooms were ugly an dirty!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Wash. State
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2008

I did not choose this hotel, I was with family who did. The hotel wasn't that bad, but it was definitely older and a bit run down. The room i was in was very similar to a one bedroom apartment, so it was very large for a hotel room. It had a kitchen with older basics. Bathroom was small and cramped and a bit run down. Carpet needs replaced badly! Not really decorated at all so very plain. Appeared clean but not astounding. Bedspread was ancient! Situated so close to the road that there was a lot of noise when traffic was awake and moving. Price was very low compared to other around so that makes it worthy of a night but not really more.

  • Liked — very large room
  • Disliked — very run down room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Blue Mountain Motel
Address: 1034 2nd Ave S, Okanogan, WA 98840-9721 (Formerly Ponderosa Motor Lodge)
Location: United States > Washington > Okanogan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Okanogan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Mountain Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The pet friendly Blue Mountain Motel is minutes from downtown Okanogan, WA. This hotel is 2 miles from the Okanogan Fairgrounds, home of the County Fair every September, the Omak Stampede, and the Suicide Race in August. Fishing, hiking, and outdoor fun are within a 45 minute or less drive to Omak Lake, Alta Lake State Park, and Alta Lake State Park. ... more   less 
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Ponderosa Hotel Okanogan

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