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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The only good thing I can say about this place is that the desk clerk was friendly and polite. The motel is located in a sketchy part of town on a very busy street. There is nowhere to go for food or a drink within walking distance and there seemed to be a fair number of vagrants hanging around the... More 

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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Let me start with the good things: nothing! Really nothing. Bad things: bad wifi, no breakfast, old room, old furniture, and expensive. Horrible place to stay. Better sleep in the car next time. Better drive a little longer and look for something else.

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Selfoss, Iceland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Receptionist was very nice, friendly and helpful. She has even provided us an early check in. Room was very big and quite clean. The hotel is warm and even if it is near a busy road, room was quiet and comfy.

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Walnut Creek, California
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159 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I ended up staying here because I waited too long to make a reservation. This place was right on Aurora, thus lots of street noise. Even worse, the rooms walls were paper thin. We heard walking and talking all night long. Bed was a king, sheets were old but clean, pillows had lost their shape. Bathroom was OK, the shower... More 

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Thank khub79
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

While checking in, the older, larger, white man at the front desk (who I assume is the manager) seemed to be very nice, helpful, and kind if somewhat old fashioned. This was only because his friend was hanging out at the front desk with him. About five minutes after getting to my room, the phone rang. It was the voice... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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118 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Pros: Cheap; close to downtown Seattle, Fremont, and the University of Washington; free wifi; friendly staff. Cons: Questionable neighborhood; rooms and everything in them were old and outdated; no shampoo provided for the shower. I've stayed in far worse, and this is a cheap option if you simply want a place to rest for the night and put a room... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Lets face it people this is not the Hilton, and you should not expect it to be. First my room was clean, and that is the most important thing when getting a room, second no bugs, and again it was clean. So the two most important things are good. And third the bed and other things were comfy and electronics... More 

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1 Thank Nick Y
Poulsbo, Washington
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211 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We wanted a low-cost hotel/motel in the area for a good night's sleep and that's what we got. Our room, while worn, was very clean and we both found the beds to be very comfortable. Hot shower. Unfortunately, the WiFi, while free, was not consistent. The staff was very friendly. On our way out, the lady at the desk gave... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

To be fair I got the last room. It was 1am. Rooms were all booked in greater Seattle. I was in the basement. Summertime and no ac. I'm a simple guy. Motel 6 is fine by me. The bed was ok. I couldn't close the window. As it was too hot but there was bars over it. Y next door... More 

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Thank Neil L
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The room was your basic bed tv and bathroom and was super inexpensive. I hate paying an arm and a leg for a hotel room we literally just sleep in so this honestly was perfect. I went in having read bad reviews and was so happy when I saw for myself. The front desk guy and woman provided extra towels... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Columbus Motor Inn

Address: 9613 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: £51 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Columbus Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Skip this place”
 of 5 bubbles Bopat1, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“top floor so you dont have to hear footsteps all night long”
 of 5 bubbles khub79, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in two different rooms, one before and the other after the cruise. Both were quiet; good insulation in the walls.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenB145, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Sleep in your car,,its safer”
 of 5 bubbles donoceanhigh, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
“I would suggest not getting a room at all but if you must, pick an upstairs room. At least you won't have to hear the stomping of other guests above you.”
 of 5 bubbles JustAReviewer206, 2 Mar 2013 | Read review
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