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Taft Motor Inn

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Outdoor pool
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Flat-screen TV
Microwave, electric kettle, toaster, high chair

Overview of Taft Motor Inn

Taft Motor Inn

3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGlenelg Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGlenelg Jetty6 min walk
  • Popular LocationHoldfast Marina12 min walk
  • AirportAdelaide, SA (ADL)11 min drive

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About this area


Located in Adelaide, Taft Motor Inn is near the beach. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Central Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Glenelg Beach and Brighton Beach. Check out an event or a game at Adelaide Oval, and consider making time for Adelaide Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moseley Square - 4 min walk
  • Bay Discovery Centre - 6 min walk
  • Glenelg Beach - 6 min walk
  • Glenelg Jetty - 6 min walk
  • Holdfast Marina - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Adelaide Hove Station - 5 min drive
  • Adelaide, SA (ADL) - 11 min drive


  • Good Life Modern Organic Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Bracegirdle's - 3 min walk
  • Zest - 4 min walk
  • Cibo Espresso - 5 min walk
  • Mamma Carmela Cafe Pizzeria - 5 min walk

About this property

Taft Motor Inn

3.5-star Adelaide motel in Glenelg, walk to Glenelg Beach
An outdoor pool, laundry facilities and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free motel. WiFi in public areas is free. All 26 rooms provide conveniences such as microwaves and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find free tea bags/instant coffee, hairdryers and ironing boards. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Taft Motor Inn offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Adelaide motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
  • WiFi in public areas is free with a 3-device limit

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • High chair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:30 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Free WiFi in public areas has a 3-device limit

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 179 out of 291 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 101 out of 291 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 291 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 291 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 291 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service
Work was being conducted and signage poor
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was spacious but showing its age as was the outside of the property. The parking is nose to kerb on the street but directly outside ground floor rooms. The street is a narrow cul de sac so getting in and out of the parking space can be difficult. The location is handy to Glenelg and the tram. For the price I would expect daily housekeeping.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overpriced and Understaffed
Taft send an SMS to your phone with your room number and code for the door which is brilliant. My room was not what I had ordered as on 1 bed in it instead of 2. Staying by myself this was not a problem but I would think you should get what you pay for. No reception has its disadvantages as I wanted to know can I use the BBQ (answer is no) and the Airconditioner stopped working and you have to ring someone to get answers. Luckily I had a few ideas to fix Aircon otherwise I would have been left without for the week in 41 Degree days. The place is old and very noisey you can hear people walking the balcony at 3am or cars driving past at 5am onwards so if sleep is your thing I would not suggest here as a place to stay. I understand that bed sheets and towels aren’t changed but I would have thought coffee, milk and soaps might be and no tissues at all in the rooms. Great location but needs some serious work/help to be asking the price it does.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2020