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“You get what is promised, a quiet, clean room with no frills.”
Review of Blair Motel

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Blair Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Idaho Springs
Jacknville, IL
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“You get what is promised, a quiet, clean room with no frills.”
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

I'd stay there again. Most importantly for $65 a night it was nice and clean. One minor incoveniece was they no longer take credit cards. Good thing we brought the checkbook.

  • Stayed July 2012
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atmjak
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

First, we have stayed in five star hotels and small town family owned motels. As long as a place is very clean with basic amenities, bug free, comfortable beds/linens and in a good location we are not picky. The Blair Motel room was all of the above but the floor creaked terribly every step we took in every spot of the floor. It was more than annoying. Also, we like to sleep with the window open and found that the noise from I70 bothered us enough that we had to keep the window closed. The coffee that was provided was terrible or maybe it was the pot itself that didn't heat enough to brew the coffee to a strength other than lukewarm and caramel colored. I also had to go buy a hair dryer as one is not provided. Even in motels we've found this to be a standard amenity.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Caseyville, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We spent the night at Blair Motel last month. Our stay was VERY pleasant! The room was large and very clean! It was located on a quiet residential street and the owers were very helpful. I would ask to stay in a room on the front side of the motel. There is a large apartment building facing the back side of the motel and the view wasn't quite as nice on that side of the building.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank elbrooks
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Washington, MO
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

We always try to use the family owned Mom and Pop's while traveling and it can be hit and miss. This is definitely a hit. Clean place, everything worked, quiet, nice people. The owner's 11 year old granddaughter checked us in (with help from grandpa). Very nice. We checked out two other motels in this same class and the Blair by far was the best.

Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Denver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2011

We thought the Blair Motel was excellent. Rooms were very clean, and the price was outstanding. The friendly young lady who helped in the front office was so sweet and helpful. Love to see family run businesses like this today, they are far and few between. Definately would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable, clean place to stay.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Tiffin, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

It gets in the 90s in Idaho Springs in the summer and the Blair has no air contioning! Unbelievable. It was terribly hot and I had to leave the windows open for a little breeze and this left me open to all the drunken goings on in the apartment house directly behind me. Certainly not quiet as advertised. They had an 8 year old girl running the desk--I kid you not-- she showed the rooms and even ran the credit card machine. When she messed up our bill, she had to go get mommy to help, but both had problems with the machine. If this kind of thing isn't illegal, it should be! The room was old and worn. You could feel the floorboards creaking and moving under your feet when you walked. The floor was covered in old carpet that needed replaced. The closet was an odd thing that set up off the floor and was patched up inside with unfinished plywood. The rates are certainly not "value priced" as we paid $76 a night for this hole in a wall. There are few choices for motels in Idaho Springs, But I strongly suggest you choose somewhere else.This place has little warning notes pasted around in different places, for example, what will happen to you if you get the towels dirty. Not exactly customer friendly. Overall, an old, noisy joint you won't be happy with. No air conditioning!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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south dakota
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

The Blair is nothing fancy, but it worked great for us. Fridge and microwave in the room, nice clean bathroom, and semi-comfortable beds. Rates had just gone up, but still a pretty good deal for the area. Not alot of high end hotels to pick from in Idaho Springs. Only drawback is the Blair is on the western end of town farther away from all the restaurants. On the plus side, check out the hummingbirds at the feeders by the office about sundown. There are probably 30-40 each evening. Nice to sit and watch. I would stay here again. Very quiet.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blair Motel
Address: 345 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs, CO
Region: United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Idaho Springs
Number of rooms: 15

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