Get an overview of this hotelLakefront motel with free breakfast and 24-hour front desk


Located in the heart of Santee, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santee Cooper Country Club and Santee Outlets. Santee National Golf Club and Lake Marion are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

A 24-hour front desk, express check-out, and free newspapers are available at this motel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a picnic area.

Room Amenities

All 40 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Santee motel also offers barbecue grills, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Microwave 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Check-in time starts at 1 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per day.


  • Pets stay free

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Pets allowed (no fees)

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • America's Best Value Inn Motel Santee
  • America's Best Value Inn Santee
  • Red Roof Inn Santee Motel
  • Red Roof Inn Santee
  • Travel Lodge Santee

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2.6 out of 5
43% of guests recommend
2.8 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
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You Get what you pay for.

3 out of 5
by from Connecticuit
Posted Feb 16, 2017
It a highway hotel convenient to the highway ... in the area of Fast food and gas. No thrills ... got exactly what I expected and payed for.
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Where not to stay

1 out of 5
by from canada
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Pros: Nothing oh yes........leaving
Cons: Have it transported brick by brick to Mars
Location: Have a pizza and watch the traffic on the highway
Red roof is a disaster motel,they all appear to be run by the same group. Front desk staff was annoyed to have been awakened. To get us some breakfast,no hot water for tea,they did not have jam or peanut butter,said these were items they did not stock maybe in their country but here in America we expect it.horrible horrible place.had to see 3 rooms that were all the same,dirty smelly and just disgusting,finally they put us in the presidential room as Donald would not be there for the night we were lucky to get this room which by the way was about 2%better than the others,my best advise DO NOT EVER STAY AT RED ROOF........
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Not so bad for the price

2 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Aug 27, 2016
Room was ok. Clean. Beds were so so. Breakfast was the worst continental breakfast I have ever seen. Just disgusting. Old food. Don't eat the breakfast. Waffle mix was just disgusting. English muffin was hard. We walked in and out. Looked at the food and left.
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OK for overnight

2 out of 5
Posted May 15, 2016
I wouldn't stay here for any length of time, but for an overnight stay while traveling, it's fine. I chose it because it was less expensive than others and pets stay free.
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Easy access to interstate and restaurants!

4 out of 5
by from Largo, FL
Posted Apr 29, 2016
Pros: They were pet friendly. Their breakfast included such items as sausage gravy, eggs and sausage. Plus many other healthy choices.
Excellent location. The most important reason for my choice of this hotel was their policy for pet friendliness. No extra charge or hassle. The rooms were spacious and clean, comfortable and quiet. I was very pleased with this hotel.
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Great Please tight off I-95

4 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Mar 28, 2016
Pros: It is close to the highway and has many shops around the hotel. People are very friendly in this are.
This really is a nice place. Nothing fancy, however it does have everything for your basic needs. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included which includes hot and cold items.
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We did not stay the AC/Geat did not work

1 out of 5
Posted Mar 3, 2016
The room smelled so bad like a chemical we would have dead do to fumes
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Refund please

1 out of 5
by from Santee, SC
Posted Jan 31, 2016
The room was filthy and smelled terrible. There was excrement on the ceiling of the bathroom. We checked out and left and went to a different hotel. It was absolutely disgusting.
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Nice and right 95

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 3, 2015
Pros: The hotel, was very clean.
This was a basic but very clean hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. Many places to eat and shop right by the hotel.
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3 out of 5
by from Mi
Posted Nov 7, 2015
Pros: It allowed pets. The bed was very comfortable. It had a continental breakfast.
Cons: The faucet leaked. The shower curtain had mildew on it.
The hotel room was pretty basic but the bed was very comfortable. We appreciated the fact it allowed dogs and that it had a continental breakfast.
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