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Prairie Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yelm
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2011

The hotel was great. Nice staff, LARGE room, very clean, quiet, comfortable bed, black out curtains that actually work -perfect.

Finally an affordable, nice hotel that allows dogs. Large area for a game of fetch to help wear them out before another car ride. I will stay here again when I take my dog back down for her herddog training lessons in Roy. It would be nice if there was a continental breakfast, but the rest of the hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

The Yelm Prarie Hotel is really nice - and pretty much the only option in this area. The rooms are no frills, but with comfortable beds, and everything is really clean.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Was driving around at 7:30pm without a place to stay for the night, thinking I would have to drive to Olympia to find something decent. Then I saw a couple of fast food places and thought I might as well get something to eat. As I was driving around to see what all was available, I noticed the sign for the Prairie Hotel and decide to check it out. The property seemed nice from the outside and the rate was reasonable, so I checked in without seeing the room. Wow, what a surprise! Fairly large room with a King bed, desk area, and huge shower with two showerheads (one high, one low). Very clean, and very pleasantly decorated. Due to the small town location, it was also very quiet. If I had made it to Olympia, I probably would have had to settle for a hotel/motel just off the freeway. As it was, I had a long but not too unreasonable drive to visit Mt. Rainier the next day.

Unfortunately, I can't think of any reason to Yelm, but I would definitely stay in the Prairie Hotel if I did.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank David T
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

My family lives in Olympia, WA and picked Yelm, WA as the spot for our family reunion. I was defintely surprised when we showed up at the Prairie Hotel. The lobby was beautiful and the rooms are gorgeous. We used the conference facility to host the reunion and it went off with no problems. The conference room is beautifully designed and modern. The rooms were outstanding with pillowtop beds and 42" flat screen televisions. All the comforts you would get from a big hotel at a fraction of the price. We will never stay anywhere else when visiting our family in Olympia. Great hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank RLongview
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

When I first learned that my company was sending me to Yelm, WA for a business trip I was not very excited to say the least. I made my reservation at the Prairie Hotel and hoped for the best. I can not begin to express the experience I had at the hotel. The hotel is beautiful with all the small touches that make a business trip bearable. The rooms are large compared to most other hotels I have stayed at. The decor is wonderful and the staff was amazing to this traveler. After talking with the General Manager Leslie I found out that the 3 story building was built in 2009 and the older building was a complete remodel at the same time. It was a pleasure talking with her and her staff. I will absolutely stay here again. The website pictures are true which is not the case for the majority of hotels posting on the internet. Excellent stay from beginning to end.

Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
2  Thank portland_kathy
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Stayed for 5 days.
Hotel tried to bill me a no-show fee when I checked out, claiming an erroneous reservation date.
Staff called me a liar, when I disputed it, and demanded evidence.
I printed the email correspondence and produced it.
Then they said the manager was the only one who could fix the bill and they were absent.

They also tried to sneak in another charge for a single night!

I don't know if they are incompetent or malicious, but whatever the case, you can find a better place to stay.

Luckily, I had documentation and could contest the charges with my credit card.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

We were traveling through Yelm and was expecting the usual small town motel ambiance. But once I walked into the Prairie, the reception area was an indicator of the suprise waiting for us. The reception and lounge area featured a 50 inch flat screen and new up to date furniture. So when I asked about the room options at the last minute on a Saturday night, the King was $89 and a good deal. But when I informed the "Studio" was available for $129, I jumped on it. Here's the run down:
About 700 square feet. A sitting area in front of the gas fireplace with new sofa bed combination and furniture. A King size bed. A soaking tub with jacuzzi in between the bedroom area and bath. A 50 inch flat screen. And a great bath. The room was expansive, stylish, and the lay out worked; we were in motel heaven. The same room in Seattle would be easily $300 plus a night.

Excellent customer service on all ends. When we departed, we left a salad in the frig and the staff called us up first thing once discovered to see if we wanted it. Overall, this is a great "getaway" for Seattle area folks and the near by restaurants are supposed to be great for take out or casual dining.. A true gem overall!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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2  Thank Larue57
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Additional Information about Prairie Hotel

Address: 700 Prairie Park Lane, Yelm, WA 98597
Location: United States > Washington > Yelm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Yelm
Price Range: $117 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prairie Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Yelm, WA, Prairie Hotel is perfectly located between Olympia and Mount Rainier. We are centrally located: only 30 minutes from the Olympia State Capital, 15 minutes from Lacey and 1 hour from Mount Rainier. Prairie Hotel guests enjoy the convenience of being close to the city with the amazing views of Mount Rainier in a 100% Smoke Free establishment and dog friendly hotel (restrictions and fees do apply). Offering 67 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, Prairie Hotel features 42" flat screen televisions, microwaves and refrigerators in every room as well as complementary wired or wireless internet and extremely comfortable pillow top beds. For the convenience of our guests, we also offer guest laundry facilities, a fitness center and a computer for guest use in our beautiful lobby. Within walking distance of the UpTown Lounge, Yelm Cinemas and a variety of stores & restaurants. ... more   less 
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