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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Central Motel Inverness, Florida
- Central Hotel Inverness