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Dutch Colony Inn

706 8th St. SE, Orange City, IA 51041
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

For starters, hotels that show FoxNews in public areas are automatically disqualified from five-star reviews. This was one such hotel. My wife and I chose Dutch Colony over the Super 8 because they were the same price as the Super 8 nearby and would rather support local businesses. We were in town for a wedding and made our reservations well... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

in town for wedding, stayed 2 nites-- shower did not work,fan in bathroom also did not work.breakfast was slim. put key on desk 6:00am with note, left for home. got charged for extra day,cleaning staff said we smoked in bathroom!!! We DO NOT SMOKE!! Called Joy to get charges removed from our bill--got hung up on twice. Friends said their... More 

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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Right from the start, the front desk lady was very rude and shirt with us, despite only friendly questions being asked. A few days after our stay, our bank statement reflected an unexplained extra charge. We called, and they stated that we were charged an extra fee because the cleaning lady "found ashes in the sink". We do not smoke!... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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187 reviews 187 reviews
114 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I travel a lot for business and pleasure. This motel is average and average is not bad. To me the most important is being clean and the room was clean. There was no coffee pot in the room and they still have old box TV. For breakfast the offerings were quite slim.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Stayed for a weekend for a family event. staff was polite and rooms were large and clean! New tv was in room. In our king sized bed there were 3 pillows and one in the dresser drawer. We requested one more due to a bad back but was told they did not have extras. A very very basic breakfast is... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel during Orange City's Tulip Festival. We are an older couple so we appreciate the family business aspect of the Dutch Colony Inn. It was a VERY busy week in this town and we couldn't have asked for a more pleasureable experience. Room was cleaned everyday, we were helped with directions when asked, and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I have never experienced less accommodating lodging. Not only was there absolutely no soap in the motel room (no hand soap or bath soap) but the owner (Joy) was incredibly rude when I brought it to her attention. Breakfast was also a half an hour late and they are the only hotel or motel I have ever had flat out... More 

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Titusville, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I went for a wedding in Orange City, IA and this hotel was selected for the wedding party with a block of rooms set aside. When I was checking in the desk person was more interested in what was playing on the TV across the lobby then talking to me. The room was clean, but for $75 a night I... More 

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Hesperia, CA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

I stayed at the Dutch Colony Inn Monday night for an interview at the college, and was quite pleased with the service. The staff accommodated a couple special requests quite cordially, and went out of their way to make me feel welcome. The owner was a sweetheart, you can tell they love what they do, and they do it with... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

I've spent many nights at the Dutch Colony traveling for business. I regularly travel all over the U.S. and I must say that I enjoy staying at the Dutch Colony better than anywhere else. Why? Because this motel is exceptionally clean, well managed, and very friendly. They go out of their way to accomodate any requests. In the past I've... More 

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