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“Great little no frills place”
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Idle-a-While Motel
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Idle-a-While Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Twisp
Kirkland, Washington
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great little no frills place”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

This is right on the Cascade loop in Twisp, WA and is popular with motorcyclists. The buildings are older but clean and quiet. Beds are comfy and the rates are reasonable. The location is walking distance to the "downtown" with a great restaurant right across the bridge.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington, USA
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

This place is a great place to stay in the budget category. AAA and AARP rates, plenty of ice, an outdoor BBQ for your use and an indoor pool. Clean, quiet (even though the highway is very close), located a ten minute walk from a nice pub. What's not to like?

I have no complaints at all and was surprised to read other reviews complaining of the rudeness of the staff. I've stayed here many times (at least five) and have never had anything but a nice interaction with the staff.

Oh, yeah, they like dogs and allow them in the room. I'm not sure if they charge extra or not, but your doggie will love all of the grass in front of the motel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

This was a last minute booking on Labor Day Weekend. The check in staff were friendly and efficient. The cabin wasn't luxurious but was very cute and charming. There were two beds, a double and a twin, which were reasonably comfortable if a little tight for two people around 6 feet tall. The bathroom was adequate with just a shower stall but there was plenty of hot water. The little kitchen was charming even though the refrigerator was in the living room. The air conditioner worked fine. There was a nice parking space out front and it was very quiet.

Not a four star hotel by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a nice place to stop for the night for the right price.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Southport, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We usually stay in Winthrop but decided to stay in Twisp instead. This motel is old but they do a good job of keeping it well maintained. We booked a cabin and it was spacious with a little living room, small kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. This place is not fancy so if your looking for something more refined, this is not for you. We liked the back porch where we could sit and look out onto the substantial property. The bed was comfortable and the towels and linens, while well used, were very clean and spotless.

We'd stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

Each June we stay at the Idle-a-While when our vintage motorcycle club crosses the pass to Winthrop and Twisp. This isn't a fancy place but we find it charming and comfortable. It's a short walk to Twisp and a variety of restaurants and shops, yet on one visit we saw a deer bedded down in the heat of the day right behind our unit. There's ample room for parking. I have no other relationship with the place, but I do have a regard for fairness. If you want glitz and flash, keep looking. But most folks will enjoy the Idle-a-While.

Stayed June 2010
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Moses Lake, Washington
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Reviewed January 20, 2011

I have stayed at the Idle A While on several occasions, and love the fact that I can hear the birds and the river above all else. The location is perfectly located within walking distance and I have always been treated nicely. The coffee and doughnuts are plenty enough hospitality for me. If you are a traveler that wants the basics of home, this is it. I will be traveling again to Twisp soon and will probably stay at the Idle A While because it is fairly priced and clean.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Any positive reviews found under this motel have more than likely been written in an attempt to offset the accurate portrayals of a more than repugnant accommodation. Having traveled extensively, I can honestly say that "Idle-A-While" was the worst experience to date. From the rude and arrogant front staff who appeared to detest not only her job but, as noted in other reviews, the paying customers as well, to the over priced cost for a room - this is truly a place you must avoid at all costs. Why then did I stay there you might ask? Having arrived in Twisp late at night and fatigued beyond belief - all I wanted was a bed. Sadly, as I found out the next morning, Twisp has more than its fair share of lovely accommodations that are fairly priced, employ polite and mannerly staff - AND - actually clean their rooms. Given the alternatives, please save yourself the trouble and STAY AWAY from "Idle-A-While". Trust me on this one. You'll be glad that you chose another lodging to rest your weary head.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Idle-a-While Motel
Address: 505 N. Hwy 20, PO Box 667, Twisp, WA 98856
Location: United States > Washington > Twisp
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Twisp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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