There’s an old expression that all roads lead to Rome. Well, in Royal Palm Beach, there’s a new hotel that’s right in the middle of all the action.
Manager Ashok Paul built the Pioneer Inn at 9121 Southern Blvd., opening its doors on Dec. 1, 2020.
“It’s close to Wellington, and it’s also close to the South Florida Fairgrounds,” Paul said.
In fact, the hotel is within walking distance to the fairgrounds, is close to Shark Wake Park and Lion Country Safari, offers convenient access to Florida’s Turnpike and I-95, is a short drive to Palm Beach International Airport, is near Wellington’s equestrian amenities, and is just a short drive to the many restaurants and shops at and near the Mall at Wellington Green.
The central location of the Pioneer Inn did not happen by chance. Paul has been in the hotel and motel business since 1995. He also owns and operates Southern Pines Motel on Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
“I like to meet different people,” he said. “And if you manage it right, it’s a very good business.”
The hotel might not be fancy, Paul said, but their focus is on cleanliness.
“Our ultimate goal is to keep it very clean, that’s the special thing about it,” he said. “The customers like that because of the cleanliness.”
The hotel features a modern, clean design, as well as a 12-seat conference room.
Local companies utilize the room for interviews and meetings, providing a convenient place for small groups to collaborate.
Paul is proud of the thousands of positive reviews on top booking sites, such as Tripadvisor, Kayak and Booking.com. “Our little hotel is one of the top-rated hotels in Palm Beach County,” he said.
However, to get the best rate, Paul recommends booking directly by calling the hotel at (561) 855-6055.
“When people make a reservation with us, and they have a last-minute cancellation, we can do it right away,” he said.
With booking web sites, he added, many charge if there isn’t at least 48 hours’ notice.
“When they book it with us, it’s easy to modify the reservation or cancel if there’s a last-minute emergency,” Paul said.
The Pioneer Inn is smoke-free, and not pet friendly, which is important for those with allergies.
For more information, visit www.pioneerinn.us.