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“cozy & carefree”
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The Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Pleasantly surprised when the hotel called, without any prompting, to say that my room was ready and had been upgraded. They had scheduled work to be done in the original assigned room. Received beer for me and wine for the wife on check in. Each room had a bicycle assigned to it but you could check with the office and use any that were available. Firewood stacked in the garage/car port, but the fireplaces are all gas burning. Quirkiness all over the property, yellow rubber tug boat in the shower, porch chair made out of shopping cart, no homeless guy in the area. Evening fireplace on the deck of the office for all to use that want to socialize. All in all a great experience. Only 5 short walking blocks to Whiskey Row, old Courthouse Square/park where something is ALWAYS going on.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to be about the same. Some have carports, those that don't, have a marked park...
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

I was lucky enough to stay one night in The Motor Lodge,because my daughter had recommended it.After driving for eight hours from New Mexico,I was so pleased to find that all my daughter's ratings were 100% true.The Motor Lodge is not only the coolest motel I have ever stayed in for the money,but also the most comfortable.Everything in room is very attractive,as well as being to quality.The bed was super deluxe,as was the bedding was exceeding comfortable.I loved the duvet,I swear I could use it ,if stranded in the Arctic,and I would still be warm.The owners,Brian and Joe,were delightful . Brian even let me use his cell phone ,so I could call my wife in an emergency.in summary,I highly recommend ths lovely Lodge.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Imagine a road trip across Arizona in 1954 with the landscape dotted with small motel courts. That is what this place was/is!
Great king size beds, tv and all the now amenities with the style of the '50.
Individual patios with a view of the butter...who could ask for more, but there is....beer in the refrigerator and fresh cookies in the morning! This is a must stop.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the south so you can see the butte
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We made a trip to Prescott for a Mother's Day getaway and stayed at The Motor Lodge after hearing rave reviews from friends. What a treasure this place is!!! We were met by Kim upon arrival and what a wonderful host she was. We were a little disappointed because we were hoping to meet Brian & Joe but hopefully next trip. We had room 8 which was perfect for the 3 of us and my mother cannot stop talking about all the memories that all of the little momentos in the room reminded her of. Before the end of the evening we had managed to meet everybody else staying at the lodge as we were all sitting on the patios relaxing and drinking our complimentary beer or wine. The gas fireplace was a perfect touch and the unfinished doors in the room were very unique. The service is impeccable, it's like staying with an old friend - warm & endearing. The location is great, we walked to Whiskey Row and the surrounding area for the art festival and many shops. A cab ride back at night only set us back $4.50. Can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CCarr
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Small stuff got my attention after the big stuff (hospitality and housekeeping) was appreciated. For openers, not just a cold beer on arrival, but a premium brew. The room rate included taxes, so nothing added to boost the bill. Nice touches.

My casita’s carport sported artificial turf to catch the drips (and save the carpet). The main room had six well-placed lights which all worked, bright enough to read the small print, and comfy chairs to relax while watching HD TV over the fire place. Six clothes hangers were contoured wood and removable.

Framed pictures were all oils, short of museum quality, but brush strokes showed from every angle. Lurking in many drawers were magazines from the 40s era, plus media with current events and some hard-cover books.

The bath: small and clean, with a recent lavatory which put the water above basin level, plus an upscale shower head. The kitchen (room, not area) had a refrigerator with a smoked glass door opening to a digital display (39 degrees), and a stainless steel sink beside the gas stove/oven.

Departing, four chocolate-chip cookies were in a fitted bag with their logo (and a lined bottom to prevent grease spots). Who cares? Well, the owners do. Paul Harvey would have loved this place, with seen and unseen things telling “the rest of the story!”

Room Tip: Gas log fireplace added warmth and ambiance
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We were in Prescott for a wedding and graduation for a week and were made to feel right at home at the Motor Lodge from the minute we arrived. The cottage we had was very clean and comfortable with our own deck to lounge on. In the evening there were two public decks with fires to sit around and meet other guests in a relaxing setting.

Room Tip: The five rooms our group used were all very clean and comfortable
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

All I can really say is that I agree with what everyone else has already said about this place. The owners are about as hospitable as anyone can be. They're friendly without being intrusive and are always willing to offer suggestions.

We were in room 8, which is a suite with two beds in a separate bedroom. The decor is probably the best part. So many fun and nostalgic things to check out. This room has one of the carports to park in. There are free bicycles hanging in the carports for guests to use around town. The Astro-turf down the center of the garages is a nice touch. Our room had a kitchenette with microwave and a fancy wine refrigerator. There is a gas fireplace in the living room.

The only thing that is minimally inconvenient is the tiny bathroom, but we had no problem coping with it and all of the amenities one can expect are provided. The age of the property limits what can be done, so this is just something to live with. And it is well worth it! The beds are plush and cozy, too.

Congratulations to the owners for saving this place and giving the rest of us a fun, retro experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Motor Lodge

Address: 503 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303-4225
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Region: United States > Arizona > Prescott
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Prescott
#1 Romantic Hotel in Prescott
#4 Family Hotel in Prescott
#5 Business Hotel in Prescott
Price Range: £82 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a comfy, unique place to stay (coupled with superb service), The Motor Lodge does it's best to maintain true to it's history...We hope you'll enjoy your visit! ... more   less 
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