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Marlboro Inn, 5133 Forest Drive: Spring 2022   2 comments

Posted at 10:37 pm in closing

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Once in the 1970s, when some out of town cousins (who I had never met) were coming through town, my father checked out all the hotels in the vicinity (not that many then), and decided that this Marlboro Inn (which was at that time fairly new) had reasonable prices and acceptable quality and suggested they stay there while visiting us. There's no punchline to that story: Apparently the place was OK, and there were no issues.

Since that time, the place had become obviously not new, and was renting out one suite to an accountancy to bring in some extra money or provide a familiy member a reasonable office. I never heard of any trouble there, but with many newer motels, with national reservation systems, in town in recent years, I suspect the writing was on the wall.

According to commenter Larry, the property was bought by Lexington Medical as was the adjacent building. Perhaps that means they will merge the two lots and build something large there.

I think the motel in the triangle where Wildcat Road runs into Fort Jackson Boulevard was also a Marlboro Inn at one time, but I don't recall ever seeing another, and as far as I know, there as no connection to the cigarette brand.

(Hat tip to commenter Larry)

Written by ted on July 14th, 2022

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2 Responses to 'Marlboro Inn, 5133 Forest Drive: Spring 2022'

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  1. That bicycle has been there for a very long time!

    John

    16 Jul 22 at 5:53 pm

  2. This place had gone way downhill in recent years and was the source of a lot of complaints to Forest Acres PD about drugs, prostitution, etc. A lot of transients in and out and some of them apparently harassed the folks from Cottle Farms who up through this spring and summer set up their strawberry stand in the parking lot of the building next door which is now being taken over by Lexington Medical. Glad to hear something else is going to happen to Marlboro Inn because it had long ago worn out its welcome.

    Christina K

    29 Jul 22 at 2:38 pm

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