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Raleigh N C
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93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't believe my luck what a nice room. The owners welcomed me and he escorted me to my room and showed me how to work the TV which is a good thing as I am electronically challenged. 😌 the room is spotless no coffee maker but they had bottles of water if you get thirsty. So considerate. The bed clean... More 

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2 Thank Ellen E
Oro Valley, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Folks, I can guarantee best bang for your buck period. Lee and Jung recently bought this place as most hotels in Silver City did not have no where near the amount of cars parked in there hotel/motel period. Both are very personable proprietors , as a senior discount and the breakfast next door free was excellent. My girlfriend and I... More 

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3 Thank fromzod
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review! We're so excited that you had such a pleasant stay with us at the Drifter Motel, as we're trying to give our guests the best they deserve! We're also very pleased to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, and it makes us happy hearing that your girlfriend liked it as well. On another note, you... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I stayed here for one night to attend a softball tourney. The place is older and is now under new ownership. The room I got was clean and looked newly remodeled. It had a small refrigerator and a new flat screen TV with plenty of cable choices. The bed was comfortable with comfy pillows as well. The bathroom had a... More 

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1 Thank Anthony M
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel! With the new transfer of ownership we're trying to improve everything, I mean literally EVERYTHING. Reviews like yours help direct us what we need to improve on next, and we're definitely going to add shower head on our long list of ways to improve the... More 

Silver City, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

There are other local hotels that have better features and comfort but when you want to rent by the month it is the best choice. The manager is wonderful and works hard to ensure a quiet, safe and afforable environment. Several guests have been residents for a year or more. All utilities included with room cleaning twice a month makes... More 

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1 Thank amnesiacurrie71
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review at the Drifter Motel! With new ownership as of approximately last month, we're proud to say we're making major changes to the Drifter Motel that everyone will benefit from. We just installed high speed Wi-Fi running throughout the entire motel yesterday. We also ordered two coin washer/dryers which should... More 

El Paso, Texas
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

The place has been around for over forty years and still has good food. Had a morning meeting with friends on a Sunday. Wasn't crowded. The wait staff was wonderful and food came quickly. I had french toast,bacon and hash browns.

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1 Thank Christina J
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us several months ago. The Drifter Motel has experienced a change in ownership, and we've registered the business to tripadvisor and are responding to all the reviews. We're doing major renovations and installing many services to the motel,... More 

Seguin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Do yourself a favor. Skip this place!! The beds were horrible. As if sheets/blankets were not changed for several days. On arrival, rude staff. On entry of room, moldy cigarette smell. Bathroom was a disaster. Looked like a pack of dogs left hair in the sink & shower. The bed was even worse. Found red hair, blonde hair and black... More 

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10 Thank Lee K
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lee, We thank you for your review! The Drifter Motel just experienced a change in ownership, and as of yesterday have registered the business to tripadvisor and are in the process of responding to all the reviews/questions. We're proud to say that all the concerns you've mentioned have already been fixed! We currently have renovated rooms with new carpeting... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We ended up here because everything else in town was booked (or way overpriced) during the Blues Festival. The A/C did not work in the entire motel. Later I overhead another guest say the A/C did not work during the festival the previous year either. Coincidence or a money saver for the owners when people are desperate for motel rooms?... More 

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9 Thank riverspud
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! The Drifter Motel has experienced a change of ownership, and we're responding to all the reviews on tripadvisor (apologies for the 3 year late response!). We're proud to say that we're doing complete renovations of the rooms, and installing many additional services. We've changed the carpeting, installed new beds,... More 

Budel,
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

I booked my stay via internet from The Netherlands were we live. Seemed like a good choice. After we checked in ( and payed of course) the woman at the desk say "we have a little problem. Our airconditioner broke down but the rooms are cool enough". My foot !! It was hot in the room.! And there came an... More 

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6 Thank Pieter v
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pieter, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review at the Drifter Motel! We apologize for such a late response, we've just recently acquired the motel and registered the business to tripadvisor. We are doing everything we can to rectify people's problems/issues. We've finished major renovations/repairs and are in the process of doing more. We've fixed... More 

NM
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2009

Motel was outdated, wore out and tinny rooms. Restaurant is great, lounge was friendly and a big dance floor. Just avoid the overpriced for what you get.

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6 Thank utobobo
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Drifter Motel! We've just recently acquired ownership of the motel, and are going through many steps to completely renovating the motel and responding to reviews (even though it's been many years!). We've added many brand new amenities, such as the bed/bed sheets, TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, bathroom necessities, and more!... More 

las vegas
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2009

Didn't stay at the hotel, as it didn't have any internet access. But did do breakfast at the restaurant. It's a very "locals" place, which was good. Place was very busy, so busy we used the counter. Wait staff very quick on their feet, coffee offered very quicly and order taken with same rapidity. Food is very basic eggs,pancakes, simple... More 

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1 Thank vegasrider
James L, Manager at Drifter Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! The Drifter Motel has transferred ownership as of last month and is under new management. We are currently responding to all the reviews (sorry for the 7 year response delay). We've renovated major portions of the motel, many of which are still going on, and we've also added many... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Drifter Motel was just recently purchased by new owners, and is in a huge remodeling process! We have installed brand new internet services, and are in the process of upgrading them because we feel it's not fast enough. We've included free breakfast, and implemented suite rooms which include amenities like microwaves, refrigerators, coffee machines, hair dryers, etc. We've also added brand new TVs to the suite rooms, and remodeled all the room furnishing. We're currently in the process of building a new website for our business. We're excited to give a brand new experience to all our guests, and make them experience the best stay we have to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifter Motel & Restaurant

Address: 711 Silver Heights Blvd, Silver City, NM 88061
Region: United States > New Mexico > Silver City
Price Range: $78 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drifter Motel & Restaurant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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