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Early American Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was looking for a one night stay. This place was really nice. I would stay more nights. Room was dated, but very clean!! That is what I look for anymore, cleanliness! My room had 2 beds, was harder matress than I have at home, but would rather have a firm one when traveling vs a soft one! Had a room frig w/a little freezer section. Small microwave provided. Even had a full size coffee pot instead of one of those little one cup things. Did I mention how clean everything was?? Window air unit that was in a window overlooking the back of the motel. In 90+ degree heat the room was kept cool. Front porch had a small table and 2 chairs so you could sit outside and people watch. Good size pool was there and people were in it, but I didn't use it. Next business over was a food and bar place. Sat. night we were gonna walk over, as we could hear music from the live band outside. Decided we were 2 tired and didn't. Once we were in our room and closed the door, we couldn't hear the music or any road noise. I would highly recommend this place! Did I mention it was clean?

We loved our stay at Early American. The owners are fantastic people and went out of their way to make us feel at home and gave us some wonderful suggestions for activities to do and places to eat. They have also just installed a gas bbq which we loved cooking our dinners on, and the pool is lovely, clean and big! Would definitely recommend - wonderful value for money!

The rooms were comfortable, plenty of room for the family and cooking was made easy in the room with the kitchenette. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Pool was a nice plus. The grandkids and I enjoyed it very much. Great location near the lakes and the Elk and Bison Prairie. Strongly recommend for anyone looking to get away and enjoy some quiet time.

Because we could not stay in another hotel in the area, we arrived at this motel. We came here and thought it was a very nice accommodation. Upon arrival we were received very warmly. And immediately got the impression that we were very welcome. We ended up staying here for 3 nights. The owners are very friendly. They told everything about the area and the possibilities for recreation on the lake. We were even allowed to borrow fishing rods from them. The cottages are cozy and well cared for. There is a nice swimming pool, which provides cooling in the hot days.

Was on the 400 mile yard sale and came upon this lil diamond in the rough. Yes it is a older motel but it was very clean and comfortable. There was a fishing tournament being held nearby anda lot of fishermen was staying there but when in our room we were not disturbed or even really noticed that the motel had other guests. The rooms are small but we didn't mind a bit. The clerk was super friendly and even let us check out a room before we checked in. He recommended near by places to eat and such. There is a pool that was very clean and well kept. The room had a full sized coffee pot (which made the hubby happy). A refrigerator and a microwave which was a nice bonus. My only complaint was that there was a bit of a gap under the door but I put a towel down and problem solved. I would definately stay here again and have already suggested that next year we plan this on our trip as our place to stay!!

Found Early American Motel on Trip Advisor. Just out on a weekend getaway with my husband. It’s an old motel but super clean. The office staff/owner was very friendly. If ever back in the area will definitely consider it again. Can’t beat the price.

Looks like there are cottages with two rooms, but I stayed in one of the rooms in the main strip. The motel is a bit dated, with actual keys instead of cards, but it is a budget motel. The room had new flooring and everything was clean however the tile in the shower was in poor repair and the wooden exterior had a big split that I could see through and not sealed well at the threshold. That being said, the bed was very comfortable, nice selection of TV channels, good heating/cooling and a full size in-room coffee maker. Chairs and ashtrays are available outside rooms for smokers Office staff was super nice and friendly at check-in. Location to Kenlake Park and Land Between the Lakes is excellent.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this humble, affordable, clean, quiet motel. The owners are very nice and helpful. Free popcorn in the office. Wish we could find more places like this. There is nothing fancy, but it feels homey and comfy.

Come here to see family and this is the only place I stay. The owners are nice and remembers us every time. Room is always clean and the price cant be beat. Plenty of room for kids to play and so peaceful outside.

Me and my family absolutely loved staying here. The staff was extremely friendly , we enjoyed speaking to them during our stay. The rooms were super clean and nice, the kitchen area was a great feature to have as we cooked breakfast before we headed out. We were so glad that they supplied many things in the kitchen for us to. We enjoyed a few hours in the pool to which was nice and clean, we saw the staff clean it several times to keep it that way. The hotel is located across from a nice home cooked restaurant, dollar general is just down the road along with some other stores. Good thing is it's not far at all from all the good stuff to do on land between the lakes. We enjoyed our stay big time, if we get to come back, this is where we will stay for sure again!!! Note that my photos were taken at checkout ,so something's may look not prepared good.

16749 US Highway 68 East Hardin KY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kentucky Lake
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Early American Motel places you within a 10-minute drive of popular sights such as Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and Elk & Bison Prairie. The 15 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

At Early American Motel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include barbecue grills and a vending machine.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

Queen 3 | Sleeps 6

Superior Room, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 44 reviews

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.