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Idle-a-While Motel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 2pm on a Monday. * Was barked at for several minutes by a dog before a grumpy woman in a red robe came out to charge us too much for the following room: * TV didn't work * Phone only made local land line calls. I had no cell phone service and was unable to call relatives cell from...

Thank Tami B
Clinton, Washington
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place has been for sale for ages and the current owners seem to have run out of momentum. It is outdated, dark, small. Just not a place I would choose to stay unless it was the last resort. Only marginally cleaned. Fixtures in the bathroom outdated and in need of replacement

Thank D M
Custer, Washington
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very expensive $120 queen, hard beds, pet friendly , yes. no coffee in rooms... Offer a continental breakfast in office , only coffee and tiny slice of muffin . Never again. Even a huge spider in towels..

Thank upriverkids
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night. $99 was rediculous. Totally overpriced. The operators are quite rude. No coffee machine. The air conditioner was on high all night and made no difference. Obviously not working properly. The roo. Was clean and the bed was comfortable but for the price I would not stay there again and I certainly do not recommend it.

2Thank Cheriiel
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had reserved well in advance but had to change due to fires in eastern Washington. The change was accommodated without problem. This is an older motel in good condition. Plumbing in good order, which is often not the case. Check-in was easy and friendly. There are a few restaurants near but I purchased food from a good quality full-...

Thank Rob C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We have been staying in the cottages every other summer for 12 years for up to a month at a time. The cottages are very cozy, solid, and so retro! It is an ideal place to stay for anyone: romantic couples, hikers as one has access to the trails up the Twisp River and the Mazama area, motorcycle riders, workers...

1Thank Lona H
Roseburg, Oregon
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is an older property newly painted and very clean. It appears to be for sale and the night I stayed there appeared to be but one other occupied room. I did not try the sauna, but it advertises one. I found the wifi very slow, but useable with patience. I thought the road noise might be a problem, but...

1Thank Tom B
Everett, Washington
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We stayed here recently with a group of friends. We were able to see all the different types of rooms- cabin, room with kitchenette and room with queen bed. Everyone was happy with their rooms and the price was very reasonable. Located close to different sno parks and walking distance to town.

Thank Cathy R
North Bend, Washington
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Oct 4th we stayed one night in a kitchenette room prior to a four day backpack trip. We found it to be clean, quiet with a comfortable queen bed. We made a decision to return after the backpack. Unfortunately, our return experience marred any good opinions we previously had of this property. Driving in at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct...

4Thank Silverheels2013
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

My mother and I rented one of the little cabins on our way through town. Thr cabin was rustic but quaint and very clean. We were more than happy with our choice until the sun went down. Now I know that you can not blame the motel for the actions of your cabin neighbors however you can judge them on...

3Thank Jody W

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Idle-a-While Motel

Address: 505 N. Hwy 20, PO Box 667, Twisp, WA 98856
Region: United States > Washington > Twisp
Price Range: RM214 - RM427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Idle-a-While Hotel Twisp
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“Choose something away from the highway if you want to sleep with the windows open.”
345DM, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some units are a bit farther from the road. (SR 20)”
619robc, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Select rooms set to middle/back of the property. Busy Hwy 20 runs in front of the motel but quiet can be found.”
Silverheels2013, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The gal behind the desk mentioned she was giving us a room in the "quiet end" (closer to town end). Probably because her sleeping quarters faced that way.”
8string, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Ask for and pay for the cabins. While as outdated as the rooms I think they would be worth the extra because you get a coffee pot, fridge with ice trays and coffee mugs to use.”
JandGW_11, 17 Sep 2012 | Read review
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