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“Very cute motel, UNBEATABLE value!!!!”

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City Center Best Rates Motel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Shelton
gig harbor, wa
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“Very cute motel, UNBEATABLE value!!!!”
Reviewed 14 January 2010

We were looking for a small cute town for a little getaway, a place where you could walk to everything. Downtown Shelton has many neat little businesses that could make for a nice time if you like to walk to things as everything's right there! Unfortunately we were on a tight budget for our "getaway," and it was great that City Center Best Rates had an unbelievable rate - just $39 a night! Not sure how they can stay in business with a rate that low. Anyway, at first we were leery, because we usually stay in hotels, not motels. But we found it to be surprisingly done very tastefully for such a low price. There was a lot of art on the walls, and it had all the cleanliness you would expect in a hotel, and I used to own a cleaning business before I moved, so I would know. There were a ton of amenities for the price like microwave, fridge, etc. The place was a little old fashioned and was a little creaky and shaky, but the stay was nice and we enjoyed a Twilight Zone marathon on their nice TV that weekend on the comfy beds. I saw that another reviewer said you had to check out the remote controls, but that wasn't the case with us at all. My husband had to get one from the office, but he didn't have to sign anything, it wasn't complicated, he just got one. The fridge came in very handy too for restaurant leftovers. They also had AC and heat which was a plus. We walked to breakfast the next day at Pine Tree and the food and service there were awesome. The only major complaint is that the internet was a little slow, thank goodness I didn't really need to be online that night. They're not the Taj Mahal, but for a motel, they had the basics I require of friendliness, cleanliness and nicely decorated like home. For anyone on a tight budget , I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2008

There was no where else to stay and I was too exhausted to drive on to Bremerton. This motel was the only game in town. I was leery when we had to sign out the TV remote. To be frank--this motel is old and the floor isn't level. The doors on the room are new, but the furniture is not. The easy chair had a few too many stains for us so we did not sit in it. The facilities are definately retro. I hadn't seen the salmon color before. There was no wait for the hot water and it never ran out. The towels were decent, not paper-thin. The sheets were printed--a nice change from hotel white--and had NO cigarette burns. The mini-fridge and microwave were a bit old, but worked well. Coffee service in the room offered enough coffee to make a FULL pot of coffee not just four (really just two) cups-- this is always a high point for me. The bed was surprisingly comfortable. Even though it needs new carpet, the carpet seemed to be clean. The bathroom certainly was! If you need a cheap, clean place to sleep, this is fine.

Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed 26 October 2004

We love the small town atmosphere. We feel safe and enjoy walking to the movie theatre through the historic area. Its' comfortable, clean, is set up so you can have a full pot of good coffee in your room in the AM., the beds are very good, etc. When we just want to get away from answering our phones,or for just a short getaway, you can't beat the rates.

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Property: City Center Best Rates Motel
Address: 128 E Alder St, Shelton, WA 98584-3100
Region: United States > Washington > Shelton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Shelton
Number of rooms: 13
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Clean rooms; great staff; good security; prime location; A/C; WiFi; Fridge/Micro/Coffee pot; Pet friendly and the best prices in town! ... more   less 

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