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Budget Host Inn

116 Kenyon Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 (Formerly Quality Inn North)
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Fort Dodge
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  • Location
    3 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
    2 of 5 stars
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Vinton, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here not by choice. The company I worked for decided were we stayed. So I had to stay here. The door lock to get inside the main building needed to be replaced because every time you used it you had to work the key to get in. The smell of old outdated rooms filled the hallway, except by the... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Working in town and couldn't ask for a better rate and great service! The staff is friendly and helpful. The Eilers steakhouse is excellent choice for a good meal after a long day on the job! It is an older hotel but it has been well cared for. I would like yo see some updates in the future. I would... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a poor excuse for a hotel. It is a very old hotel and looks it. The furniture, drapes and carpet are old. In a non smoking room, the bedspreads had huge cigarette burns all over it. There was a cigarette burn on the bathtub along with cracks in the bathtub. The rug was loose and my husband tripped... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very old. Overpriced. This place still has room KEYS. I had to try multiple times to get the key to work. Smoking and non smoking rooms in same hallway. Mattresses felt like box springs. Curtains were stained. Staff however was very friendly and helpful. On site restaurant and bar was nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Absolutely by far the single WORST hotel/motel that we have ever stayed in. The place hasn't been updated since it opened that includes the mattresses, bedding blankets ect....the springs were coming through the bed mattresses broken down & lopsided stains covering the mattresses sheets kept falling off because instead of using a fitted bottom sheet they threw on another (dirty)... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The front staff was very rude and defensive, not to mention very unprofessional looking and speaking. The halls smelled of horrible smoke. The pool had so much chlorine in it, my son got asthma. We were woke up in the middle of the night by someone being thrown against the wall in the next room, yelling obsenities and screaming from... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Not spectacular, but not bad for an older establishment. Employees were very pleasant. Swimming pool was very clean & well kept up!

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ft. dodge
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I am a construction worker and travel all over the united states, and have stayed at alot of hotels and motels. This place was terrible, from plumbing issues to dirty sheets and dirty towels, along with bugs in the rooms. It was 31 degrees out and i turned on the heater and it blew out cold air. I asked the... More 

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Humboldt, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

It isn't the Marriott, but for the price, it's a good place to stay for a night.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Not only has this place apparently never been updated but it doesnt matter if you request a smoking or nonsmoking room. The entire place smells like a dirty ashtray! The employees act like you are an imposition on their day. I travel extensively and this was by far the filthiest, most disgusting place I've ever stayed in. I would buy... More 

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