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Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake

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1306 N. 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428 (Formerly Budget Inn)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is obvious they are trying to make upgrades and changes. But I would only stay here again if nothing else is available. Dusty night stands, used soap in the shower, very run down front doors and entry way. Heater in my room barely kept it warm. I slept in extra layers. No in room coffee makers. All that being... More 

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Iron Mountain, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here on my way to a funeral. I needed a room with a breakfast. It is an inexpensive hotel so you should not expect much. They advertise a "Deluxe Continental Breakfast" and I'm still trying to figure out what Deluxe means. It was basically cold cereal with a juice machine and lukewarm coffee. There was a waffle maker,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I booked this hotel for Thanksgiving Eve for only $60 including tax. I read some reviews and was prepared for whatever may happen and had realistic expectations but I was pleasantly surprised. I must have been the last person to check in since I was greeted by name when I walked in around 11:30 pm. My only frustration was I... More 

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ABVICL_Mgmt, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your input on our property. We are glad to know you were happy with your room. Please note that the door issues are being fixed since we have finished up with renovations of the property. We look forward to seeing you again around Christmas and appreciate your business and review. More 

Shoreview, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Even with a coupon this was over-priced. It reeked of smoke, it was under construction, so the price should have been a lot less. The furnishings looked like they were taken out of a dumpster. It didn't feel like a very safe place. Overall experience was awful.

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were not happy with your stay at our hotel. Our rooms are being updated as we speak to accommodate our guests better. We have just installed new furniture, mattresses and headboards, lamps, and carpet. We hope that you will visit us again when updates are completed by the end of November. We would like... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We left this motel after a few minutes of overwhelming paint smells with a background of cigarette smoke. If you are sensitive to fresh paint, off-gassing from paint or carpet glues--skip this place. Though the desk clerk said the rooms had been painted July 8-9 (two weeks ago), our room and the hallway had very strong paint smells on July... More 

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake, IA. We are truly sorry to hear of your unsatisfactory experience. It is unfortunate when situations like this arise. We are almost done renovating this hotel. We did this so our guests may experience all the modern amenities such as flat panel TVs, Microwave and Fridges etc.... More 

Darbydale, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

my company uses CLC LODGING, I called on 7-23-2014 to see if there were room for tonight. I was given an rate 47.00, but went I arrived the rate was 119.00 tax total 134.39. I stuck convention in town not another room in town. The paint was coming off the walls the carpet had not been clean for ever, the... More 

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake, IA hotel. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. I have addressed your concerns with our management and front office team members. I wish you had reported these issues during the stay and we would have made sure that a fix was provided right... More 

Riverside, Rhode Island
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I read the other reviews for this place and they were both good ratings. I have the opposite opinion. The non-smoking room reeks of smoke, perhaps not from the room itself, but the hallways and entryway smells like smoke. The rooms are being remodeled which make the room look unfinished (no baseboards and paint splatters on the door), but the... More 

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and sharing your experiences at Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake IA.hotel. As you noted, we are in the middle of a complete renovation. We have painted our rooms and are now working on carpets, pool, breakfast room etc. This is probably why you noticed that smell. I wish you had given us a chance... More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The desk check in was quick and the associate was very friendly. Breakfast was nice and hot. They are in the middle of renovations so there is a little inconvenience but the newly painted rooms are looking great. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Very nice and updated. Thank you very much!!

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at our Americas Best Value Inn in Clear Lake Iowa. We are very pleased and thank you very much for such a positive review about our hotel. Each comment is very important to us and helpful in improving our services. We are diligently working to improve our rooms, public areas and are currently undergoing... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Good price, great location easy off and on from the highway and very professional and friendly staff. Breakfast can be a little better. Surrounded by all kinds of restaurants. I will stay there again.

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abviclearlakeia, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your stay with us at the Americas Best Value Inn in Clear Lake Iowa. Our team works very hard to make each guest stay a special one. It is truly what sets us apart from all of the other choices that a guest may have in the Clear Lake-Mason City areas. As a Manager... More 

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Address: 1306 N. 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428 (Formerly Budget Inn)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn- Clear Lake 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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