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“American Owned And Operated Is A Good Thing”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Motel

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Central Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
West Side, Florida
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223 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“American Owned And Operated Is A Good Thing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

WARNING: This review of Central Motel is not politically correct, but for now anyhow, it's still legal to express one's opinion on tripadvisor and in America.
It's important to me that we patronize American citizen owned and operated business in our communities, and Central Motel appears to be just that. All of their employees are obviously legal citizens who do a great job of cleaning and maintaining the property. They are also probably paid legal wages and pay taxes. It's nice to be able to converse with the staff without an interpreter.
About the recent stay's: A first impression can be a lasting one. The front desk area is not very professional or inviting. It has smelled of cigarette smoke on both occasions and looks like an extension of a living quarters. Almost a feeling if invading someones personal space. It's dated and in dyer need of a modern, more comfortable and brighter facelift as well as rid of the lingering smoke smell. The majority of the front desk staff was kind and knowledgeable. One person was not so friendly or enthusiastic about anything and my guess it's a family member in need of a job.
The rooms were adequate, but, also in need of some updating. It kind of reminded me of the days past when my friends and I would pool our money together for an inexpensive place to party on the weekends.
On both of our stay's (months apart), there were some partiers hanging out. The latest were some (American) working people who although were up late outside smoking, were very pleasant folks working for a living and perhaps passing through. On our previous visit, it was way worse. Illegal migrant workers, two busloads to be exact, were having all night siesta's jibber jabbering loudly and made us feel uncomfortable to say the least. America must look like Disney World to them. We knew it would be just a temporary situation for Central Motel, so that is why we returned again. We did however agree that if we saw the former school buses parked outside, we would go up US 44 to the Holiday Inn this time.
There is a restaurant on the property with some hit or miss food. Occasionally great, sometimes average at best. The Highlands restaurant up the street seemed consistently better for meals. The Rails to Trails bike and walking trail is right out back of this property. It has some beautiful scenery along it's some 40 mile trek. There isn't much to do in Inverness, but it does appear they are trying to step it up a bit and invite patrons downtown for music and car shows. Why is the Sheriff's office located on the best piece of ground in this town? That is a mystery in itself.
All in all, I would recommend Central Motel to family and friends. Old school buses parked outside would be the only concern of mine.
You were warned in my first line... this would not be a PC review.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in June, 2014. The lady at the front desk was friendly and pleasant. Even though the room was a little dated, it was clean and very roomy for a motel room. The free Wi-Fi was okay, with some areas of the room with better reception than others. While we didn't do any swimming, the pool looked clean and inviting. If we come back to Inverness, we will definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Stayed for 2 very pleasant nights (June 22-23) as we were bike riding the Withlacochee Trail. Rooms were the cleanest my wife and I have ever encountered anywhere in years. Excellent king bed with frig, microwave and great flat screen HDTV with a great cable channel selection. Would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here this past April to visit family. The front office was accommodating and friendly. The rooms were very clean but also very dated. The few nights we stayed there were some partiers sitting in chairs outside our room smoking and drinking which for me and my sister was a little unsettling. No frills motel, just a clean place to stay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Smithfield, VA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The reservation process was very easy and the staff person on the telephone was great.......Unfortunately the two nights we stayed, 5/9/14 - 5/10/14, were horrible. There was some sort of all-night party happening outside that kept me and my daughter awake all night Friday night. We were scared to death. People kept rattling the door knob to our room, that we finally placed a chair under the handle. In the morning we were told that migrant workers were in town to pick fruit. I don't care who they were or where they were from, the staff should have controlled this. The chaos had to have been clearly evident to the motel staff, but they did nothing. We didn't call the police ourselves for fear of retaliation to our car or room. We were so shaken from the events on Friday night, that we found it difficult to relax and sleep on Saturday night.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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tadkisson, Manager at Central Motel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
I would like to apologize for your unpleasant experience at the motel. Unfortunately we had some rooms that were occupied by female workers that were in the area and the evening that you stayed at the motel was in fact the night they were packing and leaving. As you can read from the previous reviews we have a very quiet, safe and clean motel. I only wish you had contacted me when you were at the motel as I would have made sure you were relocated to another area of the
and your experience with us would have been acceptable. I hope we can have the opportunity to serve you in the future and if you return please call me direct in advance to make your reservation. Again I am sorry for your unfortunate experience.
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Williston, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I stayed for one night. Room 48 was very clean, well kept, and comfortable. 1 King bed.
They give discounts for families visiting loved ones at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Very nice.
Staff was friendly and efficient.
Great Value.
And the diner on property is really good! Also gives discounts for hotel guests.

  • Stayed May 2014
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tadkisson, Manager at Central Motel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Central Motel. We are located only minutes from Citrus Memorial Hospital and are always pleased to offer a safe, convenient location to guests that find a need to utilize their services. Cinnamon Sticks is located on our property and they offer a 10% discount to our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Central Motel.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We stay with a big group for the Leesburg Bike Rally. It was a very nice experience very friendly staff rooms where very clean and spacious ,nice restaurant on site breakfast and lunch only. Would recommended highly.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Central Motel
Address: 721 S US Highway 41, Inverness, FL 34450-6031
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Region: United States > Florida > Inverness
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Withlacoochee State Hiking and Biking Trail in Inverness - 54 rooms. Clean, comfortable accommodations. Affordable rates including AAA, AARP, corporate and weekly rates. Brand new Extended Stay Apartments are now available. We offer rooms with One Queen Bed, Two Queen Beds, Two Double Beds and have recently upgraded several rooms to One King Bed Deluxe Rooms. All rooms have a refrigerator, coffee pot and microwave. Dillons Cinnamon Sticks Restaurant and Bakery is located on the property with fresh baked breads and pastries. We do our best to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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