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Swan Motel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • one of the best deals in town
  • warm hosts
  • on a private lot backed by farmland
  • outdoor pool

    Cons

  • basic rooms with parking-lot views
  • not walkable to downtown
  • motor-lodge layout around a parking lot

Swan Motel Review

The original 1960s motel sign still marks this single-story tawny-brick motel 3 km (2 miles) south of downtown, behind which you'll find clean-as-a-whistle, albeit utilitarian, rooms at good prices. What the Swan lacks in style, owners Peter and Colleen, who live on-site, make up in substance: they are friendly and deeply invested in the property, family-run since Peter's parents built it in 1964. Their pride of place is evident in the nicely landscaped grounds (with a large pool), covered with trees and flowering plants; the flowers hung outside the rooms; and little extras like muffins set out in the morning.

    Hotel Details

  • 24 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–May.
Updated: 09-12-2013

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