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Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea

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2306 East Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spokane, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a lot of choices in Albert Lea but we could have done better. Issues: extremely worn carpets, slow draining shower, no ice machines that worked, security doors not secure and the hot breakfast? Only if you poured coffee on your cereal or burnt your toast. The only fruit was grapefruit, which statin users cannot have. Positives? The bartender was... More 

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MN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than a friendly desk clerk, don't waste your money. Dirty hallways, hair in bathroom, old soap in shower from previous guest, dirty bathroom mirror, television didn't work, and nothing good about the breakfast. The bed was comfortable but a little wary of bedding due to overall conditions.

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Jinotepe, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an entire day packing up our home and getting out of town. We left many hours after we thought we would and therefore could not make our first day destination of Des Moines. So, we made it to Albert Lea from the Twin Cities and this was the only hotel available. We should have stayed in Owatonna. I... More 

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Chadwick, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a great experience. After our initial check in was finally okayed, we were told the ice machine was broken so if we had that need we should contact the restaurant. Should we want to swim we should pick up our towels from the front desk. We went to park outside our room entrance and were asked by a worker... More 

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Red Wing
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a lengthy internet search for a motel with availability on the 4th of July, I chose Americas Best Value Inn in Albert Lea, MN. They had a room and the price was right. When we arrived for check-in, the first thing I noticed was how drab the outside of the building was and that the parking area and landscaping... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we pulled up to the hotel there was about a half dozen people near the front entrance smoking. When we checked out the next day there was another group there smoking. The hotel had provided a table and some chairs for the smokers to use. The hotel could have probably put the table and chairs some where away from... More 

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Rake, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a wedding in June. First of all it took about 1/2 hr to check us in...I had made my reservation and paid on line, so what takes so long?? Second off, the ice machine was broke down and we had to go to the bar to get some ice in a Walmart bag....good grief. Towels were... More 

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Carroll, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We needed this room just as a stopping point to get some rest. The room itself was ok. Seemed clean enough and was quiet. The front desk was pleasant but when we came back down to have a question answered we had to wait for her to finish her smoke break out the front door. The continental breakfast was a... More 

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CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As part of a homeschool two-day adventure comparing playgrounds in the area, I stayed overnight with two grandchildren, ages 7 and 10. We found this motel to be in our price range so booked it. From the outside, it is—nothing…or WHERE is it! The big sign says it should be right there, but it doesn’t look like a motel from... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ok overnight stay, but nothing special.Needs a facelift and updating badly.Coffee maker but no coffee, or milk , needed extra pillows -, and generally felt like housekeeping was in a big hurry.Room also very noisy-be sure not to be near the desk or ice machine -people running up and down late at night, early morning.

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