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Golden Door Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Traer

7.6/10 Good

21 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
515 1st Street, Traer, IA, 50675
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lost Island Waterpark - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 37 min drive
  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 112 min drive

About this property

Golden Door Motel

Property highlights
Golden Door Motel provides laundry facilities and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills
Room features
All guestrooms at Golden Door Motel feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • 1 building/tower


  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; 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 elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Golden Door Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Golden Door 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Golden Door Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Golden Door Motel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Golden Door Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Golden Door Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 10.00 (subject to availability).
Are there restaurants at or near Golden Door Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hulme's Bar (5.5 mi).
What's the area around Golden Door Motel like?
Golden Door Motel is a short 5-minute walk from Traer Salt and Pepper Shaker Gallery and 6 minutes' walk from Ripley United Church of Christ.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Laverne, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Cynthia, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The Golden Door Motel was very clean and provided the basic essentials for a short stay. The bed was very comfortable and the staff very friendly.
Craig, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

near to where i needed to be
Patrick, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Convenient to downtown. There was some dust on one of the furniture pieces, otherwise pretty clean. Some pictures on the walls would have been nice.\A guide to the TV channels would have helpful.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Room smelled terrible..musty, no extra chairs to sit on. Wouldn't recommend this place.
1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The room was so clean. Not only were the blankets, pillows, and matress clean and comfortable, they smelled amazing. The gentleman running the hotel took it upon himself to bring a chair to the patio outside my room when he saw me outside smoking. Very attentive and proactive. I highly recommend The Golden Door.
Amanda, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant stay. Very nice to work with, and hospitable. Would have never known about this place, had the prior town we stayed not been booked. However, this would be the preferred choice to return to next time around.
Patrick, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

If I had not had a reservation, I would have driven right on by. The outside of the motel had grass growing in the concrete. The motel itself looked "dull." But, my wife and I were surprised by the room itself. The room and the linen were clean and the bed was comfortable. One issue I had with this motel is it only accepts cash for payment. I wished this would have been posted on the information for this motel so I would have been prepared to pay that way. I had to scramble to come up with the payment for the night. I had the money, but not in a convenient location.
Michael, 1-night family trip
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