We had booked through booking.com and given our Amex card for security, with pay on arrival. We had booked two rooms, the plan being that our friends would be paying on arrival for the second room. When we arrived I noted a sign on the desk stating a surcharge for use of Amex, so gave my Visa card instead. Come checkout time, I found that the Visa had only been used for restaurant costs, and the accommodation for 2 rooms had been charged to my Amex, with a $14+ surcharge. Our friends had given their Visa card details on checkin. No mention was made on booking.com about a surcharge, and at other motels, it has never been a problem to pay with an alternative card on arrival for 'pay later' bookings. The gentleman on the desk was very elderly and did not seem to understand why I had wanted the cost to not only be charged to my Visa, but for our friends to have directly paid for the room allotted to them.
The motel was your average comfortable motel, perfectly adequate for a couple of nights stay. The room was spacious. Good parking.The restaurant next door, Rosewood Cottage, is fantastic- great meal, reasonable prices, great ambience and friendly waitress.