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El Paso Motor Inn
Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good Value”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We attended a large family wedding at Port Macquarie and many of the family stayed at the El Paso Motor Inn. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, as we arrived early and were able to book in straight away. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the included breakfast was great value. The El Paso is perfectly situated within walking distance to many of the fine attractions and we enjoyed our brief stay here. Will definitely recommend the El Paso to our friends as a great place to stay when visiting Port Macquarie.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
Thank you for your review, and great to hear you received an early check in for the wedding. Our location is a major reason many guests book to stay at the Iconic El Paso Motor Inn and then there are other added benefits, some of which you have mentioned and many many more.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We discovered this motel back in 2008, we enjoyed our stay and so when passing through we would break our trip at the El Paso. Over the years they have refurbished the motel and it is looking very nice. We like the area because there are plenty of eating places and sights to see. The rooms are clean and the area quiet.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
I am happy that we left a good impression in your memory, so much so that you returned to stay with us again 6 years later. We have refurbished since your last stay and we are pleased that you again responded with some kind words.
Thank you
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I found and stayed here spontaneously about 7 years ago and was delighted to come across it again on my latest road trip through Port Macquarie. I was able to check in easily without a booking. The staff member at the check-in desk was friendly, professional and kind. The room I was allocated was very clean, quiet, spacious and had everything I needed. I liked that there was a mini kitchennette in the room too. The location is great - so close to everything you need in town. I had a good sleep and then yummy, complimentary toast and tea overlooking the water the next morning before continuing on my road trip. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. :-)

Room Tip: I opted for a ground floor room, but 7 years ago I stayed in an executive suite on the top floor and...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Great to hear your response after staying with us, we are nearing completion of our major renovation and it is nice to hear your views on recent stay.
Regards Bill M Manager
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Bungendore, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We've stayed in Port Macquarie before but always a little further away from the centre. This was a great find as motel-style accommodation with lots of nearby options for food. Continental breakfast included; a great deal. They appear to have done some renovations and these are still ongoing, but it didn't disturb or inconvenience us. They have wi-fi but we experienced problems with connection that the staff on duty couldn't resolve.

Stayed August 2014
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Yes our location right in town is superb, and many guests comment on this. During our renovations we try to keep guests away from works for their improved comfort. Sorry about the wifi that night as our provider was down. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Bill M
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

My family travel to visit my great-grandmother a lot and always stay here. It's just been renovated & refurbished and you get complimentary continental breakfast daily which is a nice touch. Rooms are basic but comfortable and all that we need. Unfortunately our last visit was for my great-grandmothers funeral, so I shouldn't imagine we'd be staying again much, but wanted to leave a review to say thanks.

Stayed July 2014
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing. We do hope to see you again in the future.
Bill
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Goulburn, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Our second visit, El Paso is an easy comfortable stay, strolling distance to the shops in town.
Rooms are simple but clean, the continental breakfast is a welcome start to the day.
Not fancy, but a clean honest stay that's accommodating for travelers.

Stayed August 2014
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
We certainly would like to see you again. We do offer different levels of rooms from Standard rooms to Deluxe and Executive rooms, we do pride ourselves on offering a range of clean, comfortable and user friendly rooms. Thank you for your comments.
Bill
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Erina, Australia
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I had planned a tour here for a group of 30 in October 2014 and came in August to check. Location wonderful. Room good . Restaurant outstanding. It will be perfect for our group, but is also excellent for just two of us.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bill M, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Great to hear you enjoyed the El Paso Motor Inn recently, and better still that it will suit your group booking for later in the year. It is our location that draws many guests to the Refurbished El Paso as does the Waterfront Restaurant, great chef and staff.
I look forward to seeing you again in October
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Property: El Paso Motor Inn
Address: 29 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — El Paso Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The El Paso Motor Inn is an iconic motel located right in the middle of town across the road from a major shopping Centre and the Glasshouse Entertainment Centre, within walking distance of Main Beach and most attractions, and backing on to the spectacular Hastings River. The Motel has recently had 44 of its 56 rooms fully renovated with more to come including an elevator and spectacular BBQ area! These are 4 STAR quality rooms although they are yet to be rated. These rooms include a brand new 42 inch HD TV, iPod docking stations, Brand new beds and built in USB ports. We also offer FREE continental Breakfast plus FREE high-speed wireless broadband when booking any of our rooms. Our restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant specializes in top quality contemporary Australian cuisine and has one of the best views in Port Macquarie over looking Town Green and the mouth of the beautiful Hastings River. Here at the El Paso Motor Inn we pride ourselves on our friendly service and will go out of our way to make your stay a memorable one. The El Paso Motor Inn is high quality accommodation in the CBD of Port Macquarie with an affordable price tag that you would be crazy to miss out on! You won't be disappointed! ... more   less 
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