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Drifter Motel & Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Reviewed February 15, 2009

Motel was outdated, wore out and tinny rooms. Restaurant is great, lounge was friendly and a big dance floor. Just avoid the overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled solo
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6  Thank utobobo
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James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel!

We've just recently acquired ownership of the motel, and are going through many steps to completely renovating the motel and responding to reviews (even though it's been many years!). We've added many brand new amenities, such as the bed/bed sheets, TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, bathroom necessities, and more! We've installed brand new high speed Wi-Fi that covers the entire motel, offer free breakfast to daily guests, and have dryer/washer services pending. Unfortunately the lounge has been closed for awhile, but if the demand is high enough we have some ideas of re-opening it in the future.

Thank you again for taking the time to review us, and we hope that you can give the new (and improving) Drifter Motel another chance the next time you visit Silver City!

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Reviewed January 19, 2009

Didn't stay at the hotel, as it didn't have any internet access. But did do breakfast at the restaurant. It's a very "locals" place, which was good. Place was very busy, so busy we used the counter. Wait staff very quick on their feet, coffee offered very quicly and order taken with same rapidity. Food is very basic eggs,pancakes, simple omlets, nothing exotic. Servings plentiful and coffee flowing. For what I ordered it was very good. Restaurants only downfall is cleanliness. If your a "clean freak" you might want to rethink walking thru the door. Just keep in mind your in a small town "out west".

Stayed: May 2008
1  Thank vegasrider
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James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review!

The Drifter Motel has transferred ownership as of last month and is under new management. We are currently responding to all the reviews (sorry for the 7 year response delay). We've renovated major portions of the motel, many of which are still going on, and we've also added many services to our motel. You'll be happy to hear that we just installed a brand new high speed Wi-Fi system that spreads to the entire motel, and offer free breakfast to daily guests. We've also renovated parts of the restaurant, as well as many of our motel rooms with new carpets, walls, beds/bed sheets, TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and more!

We're excited to be making so many changes to our motel, so that we can give our guests the best experience that we have to offer. Thank you for your review, and we hope the next time you visit Silver City you choose to stay with us!

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Reviewed June 22, 2006

looks like a slum. everything is frayed surprised to find it was clean .mattress was firm. at $38 i had no complaints.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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4  Thank L-the-fiddler
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James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Dear Larry,

Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel! The motel has just recently undergone a change of ownership, and we're responding to all the reviews the motel has received (even the ones a decade ago!).

We're happy to announce that there has been major remodeling done to the motel, with many more in-progress/planned. This ranges from new floors, TVs, refrigerators, toilets, beds/bed sheets and microwaves, to services such as Wi-Fi and free complimentary breakfast.

Thank you again for taking the time to review our motel, and we hope you visit the new (and improving) Drifter Motel the next time you visit Silver City!

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Reviewed December 6, 2005

I needed a shower after I left The Drifter. The place looked filthy and chairs were dirty, see my pix. We got out of there ASAP.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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13  Thank megtravelsdotcom
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James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel!

The Drifter Motel has recently gone through a change in ownership, and we've just officially registered the business onto tripadvisor as of yesterday morning. We're in the process of responding to all the reviews (11 years isn't too late of a response is it?).

We were appalled seeing the picture that you posted, and you can be very confident that situation will never happen again. We're in the process of completely remodeling the rooms with new TVs, microwaves, beds/bed sheets, floors, walls, toilets, etc. We've also added free high speed Wi-Fi services across the entire Motel along with free breakfast to daily guests. We're posting up the pictures of the remodeled rooms, and will be posting up many more pictures in the near future.

Thank you again for your review, and we hope you give us another try with the new (and improving) Drifter Motel!

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Reviewed August 27, 2003

This place has central air-conditioning. Translation: guests have no control over room temperature. Even though there is a thermostat in the room it will do you no good to fiddle with it; it doesn't work. Temperature of the room was not to our liking. We switched rooms but encountered the same problem in the second room. Its centrally controlled; get it? My wife had to sleep sitting up in a chair directly in front of the A/C unit to catch whatever little flow of air was coming out of it I am currently disputing the room charge with my credit card company. If you like a "cool" place to stay in the summer, this is not the place.

  • Stayed: August 2003
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14  Thank AlCYonkers
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James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel!

Apologies for the 13 year late response, the Drifter Motel has just recently transferred ownership and we're responding to all the reviews.

We're currently do major renovations and remodeling with the motel, with new floors, walls, paint, beds/bed sheets, TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, toilets, and more! We're offering services now such as high speed Wi-Fi, and free complimentary breakfast for daily guests.

There were many problems with the air conditioning units, with a large majority of them not functioning properly when we acquired ownership of the motel, but we have made sure that most, if not all of them are working properly. If a room doesn't have proper AC we're sure to make accommodations. We want our guests to have a great experience with the new (and improving) Drifter Motel, and hope you can give us another shot the next time you visit Silver City!

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Additional Information about Drifter Motel & Restaurant

Address: 711 Silver Heights Blvd, Silver City, NM 88061-6925
Location: United States > New Mexico > Silver City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Silver City
Price Range: $72 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drifter Motel & Restaurant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Drifter Motel was just recently purchased by new owners, and is in a huge remodeling process! We have installed brand new internet services, and are in the process of upgrading them because we feel it's not fast enough. We've included free breakfast, and implemented suite rooms which include amenities like microwaves, refrigerators, coffee machines, hair dryers, etc. We've also added brand new TVs to the suite rooms, and remodeled all the room furnishing. We're currently in the process of building a new website for our business. We're excited to give a brand new experience to all our guests, and make them experience the best stay we have to offer. ... more   less 
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