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Western Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Folkston
Salisbury,N.C.
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great owner”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

My wife and I stayed in Folkston to do some train watching and visit the Okefenokee swamp. Check in went smooth and the owner was very nice and helpful. The motel needs some repairs and updates but it did what we wanted which was sleep. There were no bugs and the overall experience was ok. We thought it was a little pricey and the taxes were very high.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Cairo, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

The Western Motel in Folkston is really starting to show it's age. The bed has seen it's better days and was in need of replacing. The carpet and furniture also showed signs of wear and tear. The micro/fridge was in good shape and the room was pretty clean. If you are staying in Folkston, the Western is the best bet but Waycross and Kingsland offer better hotels for the same price as the Western (I paid $73 a night with tax). I hope they decide to upgrade the rooms soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2011

For this to be Folkston's newest hotel, I found it to be poorly furnished. The mattress/box spring was in terrible condition, ~ it looked as though it had been pulled from a trash pile! We disinfected and cleaned the room before we felt comfortable using the restroom or sitting on the beds!
Would I stay here again? Absolutely not!!!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Atlanta
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2010

The motel was more like one of those extended stay motels. The beds were terrible. Dirty carpet, stains on bathroom walls and the continental breakfast is fine if you like prepackaged bear claws. The coffee may have been OK but both pots were empty and there was no one around to make more. I waited for five minutes then left. I would not consider staying there again

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2010

The room was fine, adequately clean and comfortable. Room cleaning service good. Liked the microwave and refrigerator. Small continental breakfast with good coffee. Small pool cool and relaxing. Reasonably quiet, near to the places we needed to visit. Staff friendly and helpful. Rates reasonable. This is a good motel for the average person to get a good night''s sleep and a place to stash belongings on a shor trip. It is excellent for a visit to Folkston, Hilliard, Fernandina, and St. Mary's. Definitely not a metropolitan luxury hotel, but then you are not in a luxurious metropolis! We were in the area to visit family. Great southern cooking nearby.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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richmond
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2010

This was a great hotel to stay at. The rooms were really clean and the employees are really nice .like living in a home. great location, clean, friendly atmosphere.the motel was beautiful, organized, and very clean. front desk clerk is not good speck english but he is a very good man.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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citrus county florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2010

One of two motels in Folkston, I've heard the Western is the better of the two.

Motel run by a family from India, nice people who live on premises.

Continental breakfast: very limited, danish, cereal, coffe and milk.

Room: Carpet has cigarette burn holes in it, dirty carpet in corners, bathroom showerhead is about 5 foot up from tub floor which was unusual. Safety/towel bar in tub is missing and the holes where it was are not filled, wonder where the water goes after entering the holes (mold issue possible for those who need to be aware), caulking around tub bad, toilet bowl has ring at waterline. Has frig/freezer which works, needs to be defrosted, AC/Heat barely operable switches, once you firgure it out, you have to live with the setting or spend more time trying to figure it out, AC/Heat will stay on and run continuously, very irritating when sleeping. Inside security bar on entry door is broken and not working. Ice machine didn't work on our visit. Outside room near the stairs are old microwaves, refrigerators, and a large water heater. Rooms are cleaned by the owners and they don't do a good job, almost scary using the bathroom. Room we stayed in had damage to door trim that looked like somebody had locked their dog in the bathroom and it tried to get out.

Rates? Everybody gets a rate that is better than anything you can present management with. $60 gets you a room for the night, hoping that is all you need and are expecting.

This is a AAA motel, I'm sure it doesn't have the highest rating. Looks like the motel was built in the 70's and hasn't had any upgrade since being built.

You have been warned.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Western Motel
Address: 3340 Second St S, Folkston, GA 31537-4303
Region: United States > Georgia > Folkston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Folkston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Western Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Folkston GA. The Western Motel is a well maintained motel with restaurants nearby. Close to all of downtown The Western Motel is your destination when you want to relax in Folkston Georgia. Just minutes from scenic parks and Folkston Funnel. Privately owned property with friendly staff and all the amenities you could need. Let our friendly staff make sure your visit is the best it can be. ... more   less 
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