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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Clear Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady at the front desk was rude. The pool has such a rough bottom and your feet get calluses. There was hair in the bathtub and sink has rust stains. The shower was unfinished no seal around the shower head there was whole. The tv's didn't work and fridge made weird noises. The bathroom toilet made lots of noise.... More 

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

Always a pleasure to have our good neighbors-friends from Clear Lake and Mason City stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I would like to point out that we have an outside swimming pool and that remains closed between October and May every year. Per your statement,this hotel stay occured in March 2015... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this hotel on TripAdvisor and almost could not believe the combination of great rates and friendly service. I stay at Americas Best Value Inns a lot, but this one was on of the best I've ever seen. Not only is it conveniently located, near attractions and public transportation, but the staff are incredibly courteous and welcoming. It is... More 

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

On behalf of the entire team at the Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake, IA , I would like to thank you for your feedback and compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, our friendly service, value for the price, convenient location and also found our hotel to be a good choice. Please let me know when you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was a little hesitant when I booked this hotel, given the reviews by others. I was greeted with smile by front desk girl named jigi, (I think she is the front desk supervisor). Our check-in process was quick and room was beautifully decorated. Breakfast was adequate and more than enough for me and kids. I think they renovated this... More 

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

The entire team at Americas Best Value Inn in Clear Lake, IA would like to thank you for your feedback and compliments. I am glad that we were able to provide you with such a comfortable stay. We strive to really understand the needs of each of our guest and train our associates continuously to make sure they excel in... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences . I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future. I have addressed your concerns with our housekeeping team members. I wish you had reported these issues during the stay and we would have made sure that a fix... More 

Iron Mountain, MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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

Thank you for sharing your comments. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Please be assured, that I have addressed your comments and spoke to each individual department concerning your experiences with us. We hope to be of service to you in the future. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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 

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