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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This motel is in a quiet area away from major roads. Our room had been recently renovated and was quite clean. Stayed in room with microwave and fridge, near the office. The price was very reasonable.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the pioneer motel found it to be excellent very clean and the staff was very accommodating. The room rate was very reasonable in fact we couldn't catch our flight and had to go back for 2 more days and I was given an upgraded room for the same rate. If you are planning a trip to... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is stressful enough not being able to catch your flight, I am glad we were able to accommodate you and I hope you enjoyed the extra few days here in the valley More 

Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is my first Trip Advisor review after using it for years to find hotels. Trip Advisor helped me find this place so I owe it to The Pioneer Motel to tell everyone that this is the best motel I have stayed at in or around Anchorage by far. At half the price of what I pay in the city,... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Trip Advisor is a wonderful way to find accommodations and services in areas that you are not familiar with. Since taking over the motel in 2014, we have tried to make staying here the best of your Alaskan Adventure. Hope if you are ever back in the area you stay with us More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband was greeted by Buckets, the dog which immediately feels like home. The manager whom checked us in asked where we were coming from and where we were going, then drew us a map of a few atteactions on the way, which didnt disappoint. The rooms we slightly small but adequate. Im slighly immobilized due to foot surgery and... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I appreciate you taking the time to do this. Hope if you are ever in Palmer again you stay with us More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great little motel! Beautiful views on the mountains. The rooms were clean and well decorated with little kitchenettes. They make sure you have everything you need and the young man who checked us in was super friendly. Definitely stay here!!

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it always makes a momma proud to hear that her son is doing a wonderful job. Hope you stay with us again if you are ever in Palmer More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The outside of this motel is deceiving at first glance. It looks like a basic old motel with a dirt parking lot. However the insides are completely remodeled and are very clean and updated. The room we had was large with 2 queen beds, a kitchenette with a dining table and a modern bathroom. The owners were very nice to... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are currently getting bids to do our parking lot. I am so excited> I think this will make the outside look so much better More 

Bend
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

So we are tired,wanted a place. We are 50 miles from anchorage .we stopped at a visitor center and we told her about our horrible experience the nite before...she directed us to here. First look we thought oh no.....but we went in,I asked to see the room.......poses toy surprised. New beds,covers and pillows like in a higher priced place, bathroom... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am very proud of the "insides" of my motel and this year we did a "quick" paint job until we can get the metal and siding done. Right now, we are concentrating on the insides of the motel and cabins. This year, (winter) we will be re-doing the bathtubs in the rooms. I recommend... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The fully refurbished cabin was clean and comfortable, everything in excellent order, introduced with pride and enthusiasm by Valorie. The old Pioneer had a bad reputation, but the upgrades and service make it now the best motel in Palmer. Don't miss the Vagabond Blues coffee shop down the street, or the books shop or quilt shop.

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I am so happy you were pleased with the cabin. I am very proud of how they turned out and I think that nice we finish the outside the whole "vibe" of the motel will change. We are working on this as I write this and hope to have it complete if Mother... More 

Sun City West, SAZ
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Forget the outside--it's the inside that counts. Wonderful beds and linens are what count for a good night's sleep and they are right here. Lots of amenities, including condiments for cooking and cookies on you bed in the evening! They have every kind of cooking utensil available on request. The manager, Van, reports they are having the bathrooms remodeled this... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. The past 2 years we have all worked really hard to re-establish The Pioneer Motel as a place to stay when you are visiting or passing thru the Mat-Su Valley. My staff and I work very hard to make sure everything is perfect as we want your time with us to be memorable... More 

Annapolis, il
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We made our reservations 6 months in advance because we needed a reasonable rate for a two week stay. This is an older motel that has been completely remodeled. I was very pleasantly surprised. The manager, was helpful, even loaning her cell phone to us as our phones didn't work in Ak. There weren't phones in the rooms, which wasn't... More 

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Val_James_mgr, Manager at Pioneer Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you here. Thanks for mentioning the TRAC phone, many people dont realize their cell phones might not work up here in Alaska. (ATT usually does) and this is an "extra" cost they might not have figured into their budget. Hope to see you again! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pioneer Motel has made some drastic changes in the past few months. There is a new manager who is committed to making sure your stay here with us is perfect. A new Housekeeping staff whose goal is to provide you with a clean and comfortable room. Our remodeled rooms are wonderful. They have been redone from top to bottom. Each room has brand new carpet, hard wood floors in the kitchenette area and by the front door. The beds have all been replaced with a top quality mattress and bed spring. We also now offer "Kitchen Packs" that come with dishes and utensils, plus we have a wide variety of small appliances for your use while you stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pioneer Motel

Address: 124 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6252
Region: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Price Range: RM388 - RM719 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pioneer Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“All rooms face a gravel parking lot, and are at ground level.”
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“See the room first. We had a queen”
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“newly refurbushed cabins are quiet and private”
 of 5 bubbles davidcS1203KX, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All are facing the same direction, are smoke and pet free.”
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