Motel History

Motel History

The Claddagh Symbol:
"Let Love and Friendship Reign"

The HEART stands for love, life's finest impulse.

The HANDS of friendship are clasped around the heart in a gesture of giving. As they cradle the heart gently, the hands are both protective and strong, like true friendship.

The CROWN is symbolic of loyalty. It represents the reward of love, the highest achievement the human spirit has yet accomplished.


The Motel, Suites, & Vacation Rentals:

Once Siobhan and Alex bought the motel, they've never looked back. Thirteen years later they continue to improve the motel and its surrounds. It's an ongoing process, one driven by a desire to ensure complete satisfaction for their guests. For instance, although the motel is only a stone's throw from the ocean, that wasn't good enough—they wanted their guests to have beach and ocean access. So they bought a waterfront property on Clam cove, and now their guests can walk to the cove and comb the beach for sea glass.

In addition, Siobhan has been able to enjoy her true passion by frequently redecorating the rooms—you might say she finds it hard to stop! Every year she thinks of new decorating ideas and out come the paintbrushes. This year, they painted the beams in the rooms—a project they'd thought about for a good while but finally undertook—and are pleased with the result.

In fact, Alex and Siobhan were flattered and honored to have won the 2008 Tripadvisor Award for Best Bargains, proof that hard work pays off—and that they've found their niche in operating a motel. Alex is responsible for the office and doing the breakfast every morning while Siobhan is involved in the everyday cleaning of rooms—as well as the decorating, of course.

"We want to thank each and every guest we've had over the years," says Siobhan, "and all those who look at our web site. We continue to extend a warm Fáilte to all of you who wish to come and spend time in our small cozy country style motel with a little Irish twist."