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Dartmouth Motor Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's pretty spartan. Metal frame beds, nothing fancy. But very clean, good temperature controls. Looks rundown from the outside, but OK inside. Seems like a bit of a rough area. Staff very pleasant. Would stop again for a night.

My family stayed at Dartmouth Motor inn last weekend. The cost was reasonable, the staff very polite and the rooms were clean. As a stop over I think its fine, but you have to be realistic about what to expect. The furniture is dated and there are few amenities.

The room was very nice, the bathroom was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff is super friendly and the location is ideal. The hotel is close to many restaurants and stores. If we're ever around we will definitely stay there again!

Dartmouth motor inn has come a long way in the years I've been traveling. This family remodeled rooms and did a great job taking over this hotel cleaning it up and having great customer service. Great

The room was clean and had the basic needs - a comfortable bed, a desk and chairs, TV, refrigerator. But no extras. The room could use some minor repairs. The bathroom door did not close properly. We chose it based on the price, and it provided what we needed for a reasonable cost. We were there for just a one night stay on our way to another destination, and it was fine for that purpose.

Nothing beautiful but was clean and got the job done. Check in was friendly and efficient. The price is a lot for a motor inn but that's the market of the area. Any other motel in the area including New Bedford that was comparable in price has awful reviews. The reviews for this motel weren't great either but we gave it a shot. It turned out to be a decent place and most importantly to me was clean and comfortable, and in a safe area. Amenities: one soap, one shampoo/conditioner, clean towels, mini-fridge, microwave. NO hair dryer, breakfast, clock/alarm, There is a decent variety of places to eat nearby (Wendy's Applebee's, Olive Garden, Chinese, Domino's, etc.) Also very close is a Super Walmart.

It has been many years since I had stayed old timey 1930-40-50s style motor court. I usually stay at Hampton Inns or Fairfield suites but I was flying up to New Bedford Mass. on short notice and literally made this reservation on my phone while waiting for flight attendants to tell me to shut off phones and other handheld device. I saw good reviews for DMI on TripAdvisor and thought "what the heck" . Pluses: clean rooms , Friendly nice staff, great value, on main bus line and easily accessible by Über and Lyft, not far from Fall River or New Bedford Minuses: Rooms are beginning to appear dated, had a rather drab color scheme (matter of taste), outside is dated, some highway noise (eliminated by my white noise app) room somewhat small Makes me re-evaluate motor inns.

This was the grossest place. The couch had what looked to be blood stains on it. Had white stuff down front of couch below the stain. White stains on carpet. Sink was nasty and so was shower. Someone opened bathroom window in bathroom from outside while I was showering. Never going back go my money and went to a higher class place.

Clean standard room + good TV. Possible challenges: highway noise request room at rear of motel to reduce noise from adjacent Route 6. And, 1st floor rooms under stairs capture noise of occupants entering and exiting 2nd story rooms. Owner/manager is responsive to client concerns that follow: Experienced heating challenge during a cold night Dec 15. Mgr willingly changed room and provided extra blankets. Comfortable experience.

We found this place to be clean and the personnel friendly. The room had updated furniture and fixtures which made for a quite comfortable stay. All of the standard accouterments were available, TV, wifi, desk, microwave, refrigerator and of course a firm bed with foam top.

571 State Road North Dartmouth MA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Dartmouth Motor Inn places you within a 15-minute drive of Buttonwood Park Zoo and Running Brook Vineyard & Winery. The 50 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and LCD TVs. New Bedford Whaling Museum and New Bedford Museum of Glass are also within a 15-minute drive.


Dartmouth Motor Inn's 50 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Dartmouth Motor Inn features free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Double Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 37 reviews