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Marine Motel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Ajo
Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“NEVER AGAIN”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

The room was like a cell. The sleeping area was 13'x11',the bathroom floorspace was 4.5'x2.5',the sink/mirror alcove was 6'x4'. Everything in the room was old and cheap. There was barely any water pressure. I had to press my head against the shower wall in order to get close enough to the weak spray in order to wash the shampoo from my hair. The motel itself appeared to be subdivided trailers with a peeling green paint exterior. There were red wooden doors about 2' of the ground in the facade that were sealed and went nowhere. There was a collapsing and peeling green bench in front of our room. There was no ice machine. We stayed in a single queen, which in spite of the advertised internet price was $5. more per night. No explanation offered. The desk clerk was very sweet and accomadating and moved us to a room in the front that was 3x the size of our room with a king. No extra charge. The owner was not on premises but rather back in Poland for a month vacation.
Now for the good news! The WiFi worked great and there was extensive Cable TV. As you can imagine I would never stay here again. I would sleep in my car first.

Room Tip: Stay in the front of the motel. Apparently some of those rooms have been refurbished.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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MMWebmaster, Owner at Marine Motel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to stay at Marine Motel. It is unfortunate that the condition of the room was unacceptable for you. With new management and manager in place we guaranty to provide a satisfactory stay of yours in beautiful, small town of Ajo, AZ. We wish that you come again.
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Glendale, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The hotel room was cheap, but not worth the bug bites rotten smell or thin walls. Arrived in Ajo in the evening, by morning my family noticed a crack from under the door for sun to shine inn. I personaly will never stay at this hotel again.Notified front desk of the insects in room, they just looked on.Other guest also complained of infestation.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank NEWLYWEDZ12
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

The room met the basic requirements. TV, heater, spacious room etc. This is the cheapest one in Ajo and nothing to complain about.
There was no one in my adjacent room. Not sure if you can hear the sound if someone is there in the next room.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank gokulanathan
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Ajo, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Room was basic but very clean - staff was very friendly and helpful - wifi came in very strong. It suited our needs for 1 adult and 2 children. We forgot an Ipod and every effort was made to return it to us quickly. Great location for visiting Organ Pipe National Monument and for hiking in the desert.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank Wendy M
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Pasadena
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2011

We stayed in the Park Model Suite of this motel for Christmas vacation 2011. The suite is fully functioned for my family (2 adults w/ a small child). We got foods from the grocery store on the other side of the road and cooked all meals at the suite. We can see great landscape with cactuses from the room. The staff is very friendly and kind. It was a so good trip.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

I recently stayed at the Marine Motel with a friend, in one of the motel's trailers. It really is in a great location of Ajo. It was simple, very clean and affordable. The bed was comfortable, the sheets and towels are soft and smell like fabric softner. Nice clean kitchen, living room and dining room area. We really felt welcomed and well taken care of by the staff. There is a stunning view from the window of the sunrise over the mountains! I recommend waking up early to see this. And don't forget to visit the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Breathtaking.....

Room Tip: There is a supermarket across the street. The motel has a outdoor grill you can use!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank MMaslany
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This is a budget hotel well located for visiting the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument which is 40 miles away to the south, and the closest hotel to the Monument. I was initially put in a small single room far away from reception, and when the Wifi connection didn't work well, the receptionist kindly transferred me to a more comfortable double room at no extra charge for a better Wifi signal. The rooms are quite basic, so avoid if you are used to being pampered.

Room Tip: Be close to the Wifi connection if you need it.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank levado656
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Additional Information about Marine Motel

Property: Marine Motel
Address: 1966 N 2nd Ave, Ajo, AZ 85321-1120
Region: United States > Arizona > Ajo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Ajo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Marine Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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