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Guest House Motel

4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203 (Formerly Guest Haus Motor Inn)
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Guest House Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, CO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The motel is a bit old, and amenities are few (while there was AC and an LED TV, soap and shampoo was minimal), the room was clean and the proprietors were friendly. You need to ask to borrow a hair dryer (no cost); I'm assuming an iron and ironing board are also available to borrow. The motel is situated perfectly... More

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East Troy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviews have stated, this is not a fancy hotel. Our room was clean and the beds were comfortable but it does not provide any real "extras." It would be very nice to have at least a refrigerator in a town that has such wonderful food and beverage items. Being able to chill a bottle of wine or preserve... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old, it is in desperate need of updating. " Where are you Anthony Melchoiorri and Hotel Impossible?" The first thing I noticed was the strong moldy stench. The rooms are outdated with drab décor....what there is of it. The comforter was old and thin, and smelled of moth balls. The staff was rude and unaccommodating. We requested... More

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Trekker765, Owner at Guest House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Guest House. After a busy weekend, Sunday is a busy clean-up day for our staff, thus a late checkout can and sometimes does cause problems for our cleaning staff - such as when your pre-approved half-hour-late checkout time was stretched to nearly a full hour with no response. I can only hope that for... More

18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on our return trip and found the staff to be easy to work with and accommodating. This is "old time" type motel with a "metal" key. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were excellent. Even though this is an older motel it was very clean...no mold or anything like that. No, you don't get a morning... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stopped over in Amana, IA and stayed at this hotel on August 28, 2013. This is a "Mom & Pop" type hotel. Good sized rooms, very clean, good internet, reasonable rates ($70 including tax) and very comfortable beds. Coffee every morning, but hotel has no breakfast. However, there are three very good reasonable priced restaurants in Amana that serve... More

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our first stay at the Guest House, and having read the reviews weren't sure what to expect. Staff was wonderfully helpful and friendly. The room (we were in #1) was larger than expected and we did have a table and two chairs. The toiletries are basic, soap and a shampoo, but don't we mostly bring our own anyway? Only complaints... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've stayed at the Guest House Motel twice now, and both times I have found to be a simple, yet satisfying stay while in the Amana Colonies. The location can't be beat -- just down the road from the Colony Inn (the best of the traditional Amana restaurants, in my opinion) and my other favorite place, Millstream Brewing Company. I... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a basic motel in a fantastic location with terrific service. When I needed extra pillows "no problem!" When we needed better reception "no problem." The rooms are clean and functional. The location is absolutely charming. The service is old-school in the best way. They do need to do some dehumidifying in the first floor rooms in the Sandstone... More

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eastern us
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here in early June and it was almost empty. Might not be the case later in the summer. Very quiet. Very clean. Terrible lighting and no table for playing Skip-Bo w/ my 84 yo mom. We were on the first floor, but the stairs were a bit difficult for mom to negotiate. Still, nice location in the middle... More

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Altoona, IA
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Fiancee and I got a cheap rate because the room was bundled with a wine package, but... Bedside lamp had a short in it and was unsafe. No in-room coffee, fridge or microwave. The sheets, blankets and towels were so rough they could all be used to exfoliate your skin. Overall lighting was dim and the only piece of "art"... More

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Address: 4712 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203 (Formerly Guest Haus Motor Inn)
Location: United States > Iowa > Amana
Also Known As:
Guest House Motel Amana, Iowa

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