We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Storm Lake hotels

Budget Host Vista Inn

1316 North Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Hotel amenities
Budget Host Vista Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Budget Host Vista Inn to your Saves list
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Storm Lake
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Festus, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Terrible! Not true to advertising! Smells, dirty rooms and mold! We had to forfeit our deposit. Looks like they won because they got the money. Asked to speak to the manager but was told he was out of the country for four weeks. Terrible place! We went elsewhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We didn't stay. We surrendered our money and went elsewhere. This place was awful, and our non-smoking room reeked of tobacco. It's probably worth $45 a night, but you have to ask yourself if it's worth it to you to be in a dismal smelly place the night before a marathon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

you don't even get what you pay for,the hotel lobby small and dirty,rooms are small and dirty.what they say they have they don't.cable tv (no) wifi,wii (no) working refrig(no)microwave dirty.the heat in room don't work(but they'll give you a electric space heater that is noisy all night.bathroom full of mold,bugs crawling in from under the front door.This was a night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My friend and I needed a room for one night for a local marathon. My friend got the last nonsmoking room, so I was offered a smoking room. It was cheap, and I thought, "how bad can a smoking room be?" I think if I had stuffed year-old cigarette butts covered in poop up my nose it would have smelled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Worst hotel we have ever stayed and we have stayed at a lot. Booked the non smoking Jacuzzi room and paid for it and when arrived was given a regular room and told the.Jacuzzi room was already booked. The room reaked of smoke, the bathroom shower had black mold and mildew all over it there were 10 squares of toilet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We did not actually stay at this hotel. I made the booking online one day and in the booking I requested a rollaway bed. Upon arrival the office was a complete mess and our room was off in another building completely removed from the main part of the hotel, which was strange considering we appeared to be the only guests... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Granville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I actually can't believe we stayed in this horrible motel, but we had already paid for two rooms so we stuck it out. We booked the rooms sight unseen because we have had good luck with this "brand" several times in the past. Budget Host should be ashamed to have their name on this dump! Old, stained furniture (our room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Des Moines
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

No heat, dirty rooms, peoples belonings left in the rooms. Rude Staff

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Storm Lake, IA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

This is a very well located hotel, right on the Lake Ave. North. It is an older hotel but for the price you pay you get a clean room, warm shower and a great bed. The couple that run the hotel are very gracious and accommodating and right there for any need you might request. There is a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Postville, Ia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

There are not many reviews on this hotel, so I wanted to give my thoughts, since the two reviews I found were opposite opinions. When I booked my room, I was not expecting any frills or luxurious accomodations. The rates they offered me were extremely reasonable and saved me enough money (over the chain hotel prices) that I felt it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Budget Host Vista Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Budget Host Vista Inn

Address: 1316 North Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Location: United States > Iowa > Storm Lake
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity so you can book your Budget Host Vista Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Budget Host Vista Inn Storm Lake, Iowa

2 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay