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Modern Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   302 N K Ave, Vinton, IA 52349
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Vinton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The upgrades are wonderful. but the alarm went off at 6 both morning with no directions to fix it.( thought we had)We will be back next June! Like the drive-in next door--handy.Liked the 2 comfortable chairs the room had.

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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people were very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean. The only issue I had was there were dogs barking all day and most of nthe night-they may have belonged to people living close by, I'm not sure. But overall I was happy.

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On July17th my friend and I took a trip to Vinton, Ia. to visit my family. For almost 50 years I have stayed at the Modern Motel when I went "home". I have seen several owners and have never had a bad host or hostess. The young man that greeted us when we arrived was warm and professional. We went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I really liked this place. Very pet friendly, which is important as I stayed 2 nights. Lots of room for walking the dogs. Rooms are clean. I would stay here again. Room I was in was a little tight, but it is an older building; I wasn't expecting a 5 star motel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very comfortable and clean. Newly updated & pet friendly. It was very cost effecient & they gave me a discounted rate for extended stay. I would certainly stay there again if the need arose. The owner was very friendly & I loved my room!

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Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Modern Motel. My commitment to improving Modern Motel is never finished. More

Escondido, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The staff was nice, but this place is a dump. Newly renovated must have only brought it into the 1970s, because everything is old, musty, and dated looking. No amenities at all except the pizza hut across the street. Go further down the street, trust me.

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Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Modern Motel. I recently purchased Modern Motel in December 2013. The property had undergone extensive remodeling on the exterior by the prior owner. I have been focusing on the interior. My commitment to the name "Modern Motel" is never finished. The list of improvements include a new Motel sign, new website with online reservations,... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

With reason to come to town several times a year, I don't think I'll ever stay at the other place in town again. Despite the tiny bathroom and no coffee in the room we had a microwave/fridge and were happy to be able to have our dog spend the weekend with us.

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Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Modern Motel. I am sorry about the bathroom size, but without knocking down walls, I am not able to make them any larger. I am able to make them better, I am focused on making renovations to the motel that will fit with the name "Modern Motel". We do have a coffee maker in... More

Vinton, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is my second stay at Modern Motel. My first stay was 4 days. My room was spacious, clean, quiet, & comfortable. The staff was very courteous, helpful, & professional. My second stay was in a smaller room, but quite accommodating for me. The motel is pet friendly with a deposit, which is helpful to me traveling with 2 furbabies.... More

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Small rooms clean and good price. Nicely decorated on the inside and looks nice outside also. Beds OK but the best thing was the price. At the time of our stay for a queen bed it was $50.00 and that was tax included the other motel was 120 plus tax. The owners were nice and they offer coffee in the... More

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Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

For years unless you wanted to pay for the B&B in town, this was your own choice. Tiny rooms, tiny bathrooms, but at least it was low in price, had free wi fi, and right across from a few of the restaurants in town. You can make reservations but generally folks just pop in and see if one of the... More

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Address: 302 N K Ave, Vinton, IA 52349
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Location: United States > Iowa > Vinton
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Hotel Class:2 star — Modern Motel 2*
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Looking for a clean motel that has that 'home away from home' feel? Tired of dragging your luggage through a lobby, hallways and around corners and then up ten floors to get to your room? Then stay with us! The Modern Motel is for you. Upon arriving, you will be greeted by our courteous and cheerful staff who desires to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. **Amenities** Air conditioning Alarm clock Cable television High speed wireless CNN available Color television ESPN available Local calls Microwave Refrigerator Pets allowed Non-smoking HBO available Long distance calls ... more   less 
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