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White Lake, Michigan
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

A little far off from downtown. Found it to be clean but could use a lot of updating. If you are only using it to stay the night it's fine but I would not stay more than a night. Previous reviews claimed of prostitutes and drug deals but we didn't see any of that. Stayed in the main courtyard where... More 

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2 Thank meshellmcc
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Coupon at the rest stop/retro picture,"stay where the stars stay" suckered me in/got a room..propped chair against the door/knocked on several times all night I played dead. Hey! I could be overdosing, entertaining a John, dead from a stab wound, or whatever goes for "too busy" /planned to sleep in....once daylight came... I hit the road.I reported the knocking to... More 

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6 Thank Jamie G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We are from canada and have been coming to nashville twice a year for 15 years. I always stay at the drake. Yes it is in a seedy neighborhood and yes there is prostitutes and strange characters but it has its history and own charm. We always get room 117 which is the jacuzzi room and is on the parking... More 

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9 Thank Michael S
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Staying at the Drake Motel was fantastic. The 1993 blockbuster with River Phoenix, "A Thing Called Love" was made here. It's pivotal to the movie. I could just feel the inspiration coming to me. Time to write a hit country song. The people at the Drake were fantastic. Many would-be songwriters, producers, and guitar players. Stay at the Drake and... More 

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4 Thank plashadpobedy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This place is terrible. Cockroaches, not clean, sketchy people hanging around all night. Had 3 different people 6 different times knock on my door in the middle of the night waking me up. Luckily I didn't answer the door. I'm positive they were trying to rob me. No help from the staff and no refund. Stay away from this place... More 

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6 Thank Cubfan120
Allen Park, Michigan
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

No, it's not a national chain with a mint on the pillow. The location is good, though, and the price ($60 all-in on a weekday) was great. The room was clean and spacious (microwave and small fridge) and our room (104) had a couple of interesting Elvis murals thrown in for good measure. There were some interesting characters around, but... More 

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1 Thank Roger M
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Do not stay here. Looks quaint by day in a bad part of town. At night it turns into a drug and prostitute filled nightmare. Rooms are dirty and strange pounding on door at 3 am by the local drug dealer who we had to call police on. Do not stay here, spend the extra 30,40,50,100 dollars and keep your... More 

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10 Thank john1229_13
Modena, Italy
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend. We were coming from Crossville and wanted to spend saturday night in Nashville so we booked a room here. I have to say, if I had read the reviews before I would never have chosen this place, but I was not the one who chose it. It is dirty and in... More 

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7 Thank LuciaSandrini
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The story. We were sitting in our room when a black guy knocked on our door. I stupidly answered the door. He asked if we want drugs(all types, pills, weed) I declined anything. That was not a good answer. He acted as if he had a gun in his pants and saId he has stuff he needs to sell so... More 

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15 Thank zstaylor22
Aix-en-Provence, France
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We were intrigued by this classic 60s motel, still with its vintage sign that boasts 'where the stars stay.' How could we not be charmed? Plus, it was St Patrick's day weekend, the beginning of Spring break, and the local hockey team were playing, so all the other Nashville hotels were booked or 300$ a night. Don't stay here! The... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 420 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210
Region: United States > Tennessee > Nashville
Price Range: $91 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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“The further off the main road, the better.”
 of 5 bubbles fanoftennis, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Keep driving”
 of 5 bubbles jamieg341, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“104 has a coupe of interesting Elvis murals.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerm332, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“GO ELSEWHERE, rooms on the other end of town are most likely cleaner”
  • The bathroom needs help
 of 5 bubbles cool_guy2, 19 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.Or keep a weapon on you at all times. Dont worry you can always buy 1 from the residents that stay there and sell their wares”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyB768, 8 Sep 2012 | Read review
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