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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location near interstate, restaurants, etc. with abundant parking. Nothing at all special but nothing bad. Rooms with king bed are spacious and have useful furnishings. Fair amenities to include iron/board, microwave and small fridge. Reasonably clean but don't expect spotless. Fast, free wi-fi. Very limited TV channel selection.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there last night in Rm 215 and my wife woke up at 3:00 am with bug bites all over her arms and back. We know they are bedbugs from an unfortunate incident we had at a hotel in Texas some years back. I notified the young lady at the desk at checkout time and of course see said... More 

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Iowa
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude desk person, smelly room. Initially, I politely asked to change rooms because of a funny smell. Instead of being polite and understanding, the desk person asked why I had not brought this to their attention last night and told me I could not switch rooms. She finally offered to let us switch rooms after looking at the room herself.... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Online said there was a pool but, we get there in mid June and the pool is boarded up. The breakfast room was so small and you can't take food to your room only 6 people could sit at the table. I will say the room was very clean, best room I've seen in a long time.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently stayed here on June 14th-15th, 2015 for a family visit. I was welcomed by the staff and I was impressed by how clean the rooms and lobby were. Even let us check in early and gave us a great rate!! Breakfast was good, fresh and wonderful! Will Definitely stay here again when in the area. Staff was extremely... More 

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

We genuinely appreciate your feedback and I am glad to know that you had a great time here at the Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake, IA. Thank you for your loyalty and for recognizing the efforts of our friendly and professional team. Each comment is very important to us and helpful in improving our services. We strive to really... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This hotel was below our expectations, even for a budget place. The pool was "not open yet" as of June 18th, 2015 (it looked like it needed major repairs). The couch in our room had spots and pet hairs, and the front desk staff explained that, unlike the bed linens, the couches aren't cleaned or vacuumed between guests. We cancelled... More 

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

I would like to thank you, for the time you have taken to offer your feedback. We are deeply sorry for the dissatisfaction of your stay. Our pride has been that we strive to go beyond our guest's expectations. However, in reading your comments it is obvious that we did not meet that goal on this occasion. Again, we apologize... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The room was clean, but the entire building smelled like smoke, the beds were extremely uncomfortable. We asked for a rollaway bed, which they charged $10/night and it was ripped. We stayed in the middle of June and the pool was not yet opened for the season. Even my kids didn't like the "Deluxe Continental Breakfast" and they are excited... More 

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

Thank you for the comments about your experience at our hotel. We strive to provide a place to enjoy the surrounds and have a peaceful night’s rest. This is certainly not a norm at this location and we are deeply sorry for the service failures you experienced on this occasion. Your comments are important and we appreciate the feedback and... More 

Clear Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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