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The Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Who loves a motel?”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Remember taking the annual summer road trip in the wood paneled station wagon and after hours of saying "are we there yet?" you arrived at the classic 1970's motel along the side of main street of Small Town USA? This is the place where you used to stay - only BETTER!!!
So cool, comfy and inviting....and so fun! The proprietors are hometown boys (okay, Tempe and Scottsdale but it's the same!) and are as irresistible as the accommodations. Humble, charming.....the cottages oozes yesteryear decor (without the smell). The owner's cat is cute and he will undoubtedly join you as you sip wine on the front deck (highly recommended by the way). Yes, the motel is on the main road, yes the bathroom is a wee tight but the clean, comfortable walk down memory lane is WORTH IT!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great I'd say - they all face the same courtyard and ours had an awesome be...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Could not have asked for a better experience. You need to try this place.
Brian was so welcoming. Our room was fabulous-bed was so comfortable.
Decor is retro and so unique.
Within walking distance of everything downtown.
The owners even let us tour the other rooms before we left so we have
our next one picked out!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tucson
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Warm reception, awesome room, and an all over wonderful and unique place for your stay in Prescott! If you want something fun and different for your stay, this is it. All of the rooms are different and retro, and equipped with a coffee maker and a mini fridge. Where else are you greeted with a beer or wine and a bag of cookies upon check out? Nothing but fantastic!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This is our new in-state getaway! From check-in to check-out, we were made to feel special. Joe, Brian, and Kim make sure everyone has a wonderful stay. We received "welcome drinks" and enjoyed them on our fun patio - who knew a shopping cart could be so comfy. We not only received dinner recommendations, but reservations were made for us. Our room was cute, clean, and comfy and the lodge's tandem bikes were fun for touring around town. You can definitely tell that the lodge is a labor of love for Joe and Brian - our biggest disappointment is that we don't have the time to go up there as often as we would like.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

My husband and I recently spent a couple of nights at The Motor Lodge in Prescott, AZ. I am sort of a 4/5 star hotel kind of person so I was skeptical of all of the excellent reviews of The Motor Lodge. First we were called in the early afternoon and advised that our room was ready for us (that is a first for me). When we arrived we were greeted with a cold beer which was enjoyable after a six hour drive. I describe the hotel as eclectic in a fun way. It was like going to stay at your grandmother's house 50 years ago. It was extremely clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. Upon checkout we were sent on our way with some delicious chocolate chip cookies. I would stay at The Motor Lodge again on my next trip to Prescott!

Room Tip: We selected a suite which worked out well for us. There was a flat screen tv in a small living area...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arizona, United States
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

When I was making our reservations I told Kim that we would be arriving late between 9-10 pm. She replied: "Your room assignment will be on the board by the office, the lights will be on in your room and there will be 2 cold beers in the fridge." Which is exactly what we found when we arrived. That's my kind of place! The decor was fun, the bed was incredibly comfortable and we felt very welcomed. Loved all the different items used as planters! Brian was very helpful about places to eat and things to do, so was Kim. There are bicycles and a kayak for patrons to use in the area. We will definitely return!

Room Tip: No there really is not a restaurant although all of Brian's and Kim's suggestions were spot...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

The owners and management of The Motor Lodge are friendly, professional, and very accommodating. They went beyond the ordinary to make our stay terrific. We stayed in #6, which is full of Vegas Stardust Hotel retro coolness: King/Queen padded headboard complete with crowns from their 70's-era honeymoon suite, old vinyl records and a portable suitcase record player, a fabulous Vanity Fair coffee table book were just a few great features.

This retro-feeling motel has all the modern conveniences: coffee maker, microwave and fridge in room, as well as a small desk area for comfy WiFi use and a huge flat screen tv on the wall. All this boutique hotel coolness for a better rate than big, impersonal chain hotels make it a place I'll recommend.

The fact that it's about 8 mins. of easy walking to Prescott's courthouse and Whiskey Row seal the deal. When we were forced to cut our stay short due to family emergency, I was treated with concern and compassion. Kim called me to check on us after getting home--so very sweet, and the best customer service I've ever encountered in lodging. Thanks again!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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