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Palm Leaf Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hubby and I were just passing thru town on a road trip and basically just needed a nap and a shower. We were here for only 5 hrs. It served its purpose, I suppose. Pros: Staff is friendly Beds were newer and very soft Flat tvs (not sure about the cable) Shower was hot with good pressure Cons: Very dated Nonsmoking room smelled like smoke. Shower didn't drain well. There was a small microwave and mini fridge. I didn't use either but both were clean when I checked. The room itself seemed clean also. Hubby said that he would give two stars. I gave 3 because for the price it was ok. They don't advertise to be something they are not. You get exactly what you pay for.

When traveling solo for work, I am not fussy. I book cheap after reading reviews and filtering the ones that are obviously too picky about rooms for under a hundred dollars. I've had gems for $50...This was NOT one. I look for 4 easy goals to meet, in order: reasonably clean, hot water, coffee maker, and WiFi. This place had hot was filthy and old, no coffee maker, and when I called the front desk, I was told that the WiFi password was a phone number. Tried it three times, called back to make sure I got it right. No go. Avoid this place regardless of budget.

To start with, the employee at the front desk was very friendly. I asked her if I could have a key to check the rooms before I paid for them - she did not hesitate to provide me with them. We had two rooms reserved and I checked both. Yes, the hotel is dated; however, the rooms were clean and did not have a bad odor. It was chilly so I turned on the heat and it worked great. The beds appeared to be somewhat new and were comfortable. The bed and bath linens were all clean. We travel to Ashland, Va often to visit family and we will continue to stay at the Palm Leaf as long as it stays clean and well kept.

the worst motel I have ever stayed at in my life. it was so filthy. my room had another door in in which led to god knows where, it sucked officially. the front desk person didn't even show up until we waited outside for 15 minutes. my husband and I only stayed here because we needed to kill a few hours before checking in to the la quinta. I didn't even bother laying on the bed. there were flies and plenty of insects with in the bathroom just lounging on the toilet. I sat in a chair with my purse close to me hoping not to pick up any insects. don't go here. I let someone pick this place out for me. I would never make that mistake again. most of the ppl within the motel rooms live in those motel rooms:(

rooms were realy bad,ice machine broke,tv very or heat did not work,manger has no clue how to run a motel,he was not very helpful.maid was very nice and tried to help.this place should be knocked down

i have been stayin at this motel to see my bf, spend time w friends, or just get away from everything for years now...i will admit that the rooms look less than clean but that is the old paint n carpeting....what do u really expect for a king size room for 40 bux? the best thing about this place is its family style rooms n work crew rooms....the work crew rooms are large n tend to have anywhere from 3 to 5 double beds in them....the family rooms are perfect for couples travelin w children or just a group of friends that want to share a room n still have privacy, since they have 2 double beds, a tv, fridge n microwave in one room then u walk thru another door to a private room w a king size bed and another tv, fridge n microwave plus a shared bathroom w nice size tub....not to mention if u get the chance to talk w the man (B.R.) who owns the place, u will find that he is very friendly and always more than willing to help w any issues they have the best weekly rates in the entire richmond area (believe me cuz i have put in the man hours callin all over myself) overall this place is not the marriot however its the best value ur gonna find and in walkin distance of sooo much local shoppin n dining....and if u forgot anything at home there is a walmart in walking distance....check it out

I had spotted this place on a previous road trip, and was looking for an excuse to check it out. I spent the weekend around Richmond, and stayed here the first night. This is an early '50s motel, which was once pretty nice. The owners have kept the old neon sign working, which was a nice bonus. Despite the fact that there were maybe 5 other cars, all the non-smoking rooms were gone. I got a king room for $42, which was a great deal. Unfortunately, the smoking room was pretty grimy. The walls were dirty, and there were a lot of sloppy patches in the plaster. The carpet was really filthy, I think mostly with cigarette fumes. It was rather brown. The bathroom was a great vintage green tile, and was nice and clean. One odd thing was that my TV stayed 'on' after I turned it off. Once I turned the lights off, there was a distinct glow from it, so I had to get behind the dresser and unplug it.

306 S Washington Hwy Ashland VA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Palm Leaf Motel places you within a mile (2 km) of Ashland/Hanover Visitor's Center and Randolph-Macon College. This 18-room motel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator and a microwave.

Property features

Palm Leaf Motel features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 7 reviews

*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.