Gardos Motel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Gardos Motel

Gardos Motel

2.5 star property
Central motel connected to a shopping centre, within easy reach of Bubba's Fun Park

6.6/10 Good

64 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
1266 West Main Street, Forest City, NC, 28043
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self-parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Forest City

Getting around

  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) - 71 min drive

About this property

Gardos Motel

Motel connected to a shopping centre
Gardos Motel provides a free manager's reception and more. Get out on the links at this motel and enjoy amenities such as a driving range. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking, a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value
Room features
All guest rooms at Gardos Motel include comforts, such as air conditioning, in addition to Guests reviews give good marks for the quietness rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/bath combinations
  • Fridges, microwaves and limited housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free reception (selected days)

What to do

  • Golf lessons nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1965
  • Golf driving range on site


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 5

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gardos Motel Forest City
Gardos Forest City
Gardos Motel Motel
Gardos Motel Forest City
Gardos Motel Motel Forest City

Frequently asked questions

Does Gardos Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gardos Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Gardos Motel?
As of 30 Sep 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gardos Motel on 8 Oct 2022 start from $45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gardos Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gardos Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gardos Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gardos Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. There's a charge of USD 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 5.
What is there to do at Gardos Motel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Bubba's Fun Park (1.4 mi) and Forest City Golf Course (1.8 mi), along with Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (24.6 mi) and Chimney Rock State Park (27.5 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Gardos Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fat Tracy's BBQ (4-min walk), Don Ramon (2.1 mi) and Barley's Taproom & Pizzaeria (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Gardos Motel like?
Gardos Motel puts you in the heart of Forest City. Popular attractions include Tryon International Equestrian Center, which is 19 minutes away by car. Travellers say that the area is quiet and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

James, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Broken things like no ice, no plug for the bath tub, not enough electric outlets. The sink was dirty, the floor needed swept. The bedding was clean. The electric plugs kept falling out of the sockets. The gentleman who checked us in and out was very friendly once he verified who we were. The price was definitely right, it was quiet. We really liked our room's location but it was difficult for my handicapped friend to walk up the stairs (my fault for not requesting handicap-accessible room). The water temperature was definitely affected by others turning on/off their water which made showering an adventure. I would stay there again.
Rose, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

You get what you pay for...
The room accommodated our needs. Plenty of hot water, A/c-Heat worked great and the fridge worked great. The refrigerator, microwave and A/C were unplugged so we had to wait for the fridge to cool. I was not aware the room was for smoker's and the odor was very pungent. Housekeeping was attentive and eager to please. While searching for my grandson's lost marker lid we found a few treasures left from prior visitors including a bag of D&D dice behind the bed, a wrapped oatmeal creme pie behind the other bed and an empty tuna fish can under the tv stand! Not complaining just suggesting that housekeeping steps it up a notch when prepping for the next visitor. As long as your tetanus shots are up to date, you're not sensitive to cigarette smoke, you enjoy a very firm mattress, and you have good knees for climbing the stairs you'll be fine! Enjoy your stay at Gardos Motel!
Dawn, 4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Deondra, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice, clean affordable and nice staff
all good!
Darcy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

AGT would give it 4 YES'S
Nice to find a good motel at a good price! Would definitely return. People are the nicest and most helpful ever!
keith, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Old School American Value
It's an older place but it was very affordable. Our water is out at home so we came to shower, sleep in a clean bed and we didn't want to spend alot. The room is clean, and the best part is NO BUGS. We will probably be back next week (: The office staff (probably the owners) was very accommodating and there wasnt alot of noise. Thanks yall for letting me change my room type even though it was my mistake at booking.
Beverly, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I booked a 4 night stay for work in town there. First night I slept fully clothed. Woke up the next morning fine no issues other than the beds being uncomfortable. The second night slept with my shirt off woke with bug bites all over my lower back. Didn’t have time to look for a new place due to work. The third night slept with a shirt on. Woke the next day with those same bites on my left arm which swelled up. Checked out a night early and slept in my car on my last night. Bc I refused to stay here another night. They never asked how the stay was they don’t give refunds either. So if you are looking to stay here probably book one night at a time. As for me I won’t step foot on that property again. Thank you.
lawrence, 4-night romance trip
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