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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you REALLY love freight trains, or if you REALLY like smelly, claustrophobic casinos, then have I got a deal for you! The Frontier Motel is a clean, inexpensive motel located just a stone's throw from a windowless, nicotine-stained, 3-story floating barge that's been tarted up to resemble a river boat. You can lose small change or big bucks there,...

1Thank jim T
Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Glad I came upon this gem. Nice room, clean bathroom, no bugs, every thing was in good shape. Restaurants and a casino in walking distance. Easy access to bridge over the Mississippi to Prairie du Chain

Thank TCA7076
Reviewed 5 September 2016

the decor is straight out the 60's.... the mattress so soft , it hurt our back. there where only 2 pillows on the bed.and there where cheapies & spongee. needless to say, we didn't get a good night's sleep. there was no shampoo or conditioner in the bathroom.the curtains where so thin, that they let the sun in & we...

2Thank germangirl24
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great clean little motel with very friendly, nice owner. Within walking distance of Lady Luck Casino and also breakfast at a great little restaurant down the street. Wonderful to be able to park and unload motorcycle gear right into the room. Only drawback was the train that woke us up at 6:30 am. Gas station was also close. We also...

Thank randr1010
Mundelein, Illinois
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great little motel right on the Mississippi and block from the casino boat. We stumbled across it 2 years ago and enjoyed our overnight stay. Same thing this year. Rooms are clean and have you need for an overnight stay. (Don't forget to pick up your shampoo & lotion from the front desk!) Added bonus is it's walking distance to...

Thank Seabird_6
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We love this place because it has a mom and pop feel to it and that's something we both like as opposed to the hotel chain feeling, The owner is a likable and personable guy and you're near many fun places to go. The price is great, the owner is a likable and personable guy and you ar

Thank roguest4
Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The owner is why we stayed! He is very friendly and honest. We did not have a reservation and he had only one room left. It happened to be a smoking room (one of only 2 that he has on property). Understanding my hesitation, he allowed us to go and check out the room, waived the pet fee and allowed...

Thank Elmo3566
Sally K, Owner at The Frontier Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Motel. We strive to make every guest"s stay a pleasant, comfortable, and relaxing one. Our Motel is definitely not a chain hotel and we don't try to be one. We believe that we have a lot to offer our guests while they are traveling. As a small,...

Manly, Iowa
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Room completely renovated...very clean....nice furnishings...large flat screen tv... Room 23.....the only drawback was the bed..for 80 dollars a night, I would expect a good bed. We have stayed here before....and will return, hopefully they will be updating mattresses. Overall, great place to stay.

Thank Bugt2424
Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Frontier is an older motel. Our room was clean and comfortable, and it met our needs for a one night stay. The owner was very friendly and he has placed chairs outside each room. We were on the second floor and had a view from the balcony of the Mississippi River across the street. Unfortunately, the train tracks are...

Thank GloriaJC
Altoona, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We stay here every year. The price is right. The rooms are clean. The manager is frendly. The beds are a little soft for my liking but that's OK. There is the railroad across the street but that is part of the area. We also like the Lady Luck gambling joint down the street.

1Thank twodogs16

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Address: 101 S 1st St, Hwy 18 and 76, Marquette, IA 52158-7722
Region: United States > Iowa > Marquette
Number of rooms: 5
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“Bring ear plugs. Or stay up all night and watch the trains. Lots of tooting.”
  • Might as well stay up all night. TV works. Room is clean.
  • Loud radio + earplugs + close door, still hear train crossing 2 AM
jimT293, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only drawback are the freights that pass in the night, but hey, you're on the Big Muddy!”
Seabird_6, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the river. It is simple and pet friendly. Perfect for the area.”
Elmo3566, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 23...balcony level”
Bugt2424, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“It is just a 2 story hotel and the upstairs has a balcony. Not a bad room anywhere. Everybody has the same view facing east.”
DianeA667, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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