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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Great two day stay here. Shawn and staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. Keep in mind this is an older roadside motel. With further remodeling they could rock this place at a five. We loved that we had an outside table to sit at and eat or just relax with a drink. Speaking of drinks...this is a dry county, come prepared.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Shawn K, Owner at Early American Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you were pleased with your stay. I really enjoyed you staying with us and enjoyed hearing about your trip across the country. I am glad you brought up that we are a dry county. Our county just voted in alcohol sales a couple weeks ago. So they will start selling alcohol in the next few months. You are very nice people and it was my pleasure for you to stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again!

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

I recently stayed in a kitchenette unit and had some concerns. Shawn was very gracious and made sure I was satisfied in the end. This motel has a lot of potential to be very retro cute with a lot of TLC and hard work on the part of the new owners.
The set up is nice with duplex units and a pool nearby. Shawn seemed genuinely committed to improving his property and shared that it is very popular with those who ORV and hunt/fish. I believe that to be true. If you have any questions about exactly what to expect, i recommend you ask Shawn specifically what you want to know. Perhaps some close up photos of the units inside and out would be helpful to preventing misunderstandings.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Shawn K, Owner at Early American Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we had some misunderstanding but I am glad we were able to satisfy you in the end. I appreciate the conversation we had and we have already implemented some of your ideas. We are truly committed to make every stay enjoyable. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were in the Land Between the Lakes area for a few days, not wanting to camp/cabin so knowing the Aurora KY area decided to stay at the "highest" rated motel in the area.

It was an okay experience, and they are pet friendly so that was a plus for us.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Shawn K, Owner at Early American Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. We appreciate your comments and we take them to heart. We are very fortunate to be only 1/2 mile for the land between the lakes area. We are just celebrating our one year anniversary in owning the business! We have made many updates and changes to improve our guest’s stay. Example: The room you stayed in we have new beds and a new flat screen TV. We just purchased all new grills so our guests can grill out. We are constantly replacing and updating. Thanks again for all your comments and we look forward to you staying with us again.

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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We stay at a hotel near the lake every other weekend but this is our first stay at the Early American and it was a pleasant experience. Staff/Owners very friendly very helpful. Private rooms. Will be our go to spot from now on. Thank You!

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Shawn K, Owner at Early American Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2015

It was great pleasure to have you stay with us. I remember talking with you about all the things there are to do in the area. Thank you so much for writing us such a wonderful review. We look forward to you staying with us again!

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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We where passing through the area and needed a place for the night, I met the owner a real nice family man who has recently purchased the hotel and is looking to improve and expand his operations too accept trailers in the future. I would like to make it back to the area for some fishing or hunting and this is the place I will stay.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Shawn K, Owner at Early American Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2015

Thank you so much so much for taking the time to submit your review. It was nice to talk with you and get your feedback on some of the planned improvements and upgrades we will be doing in the future. We all work very hard to make every guests stay enjoyable and it means allot when we get great feedback. We look forward to your staying with us again! Thanks again!

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