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Roy-EL Motel

405 US Highway 61 South, Wapello, IA 52653
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Perfect for what we needed!! We were on a drive from Mississippi to Minnesota and needed a rest for the night. Great price. Clean room with air conditioning. Very nice mom and pop staff. Dated but quaint. Simple and inexpensive. Couldn't ask for more.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We arrived in the evening with no reservations and they had two rooms on the second floor. No elevator. our greeting was "do you have reservations" not hello, how may I help you etc. Everything is outdated to the point it could be a 60's museum. Our room was clean and beds were fine, but the room had a bit... More 

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Iowa, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We knew upon arrival that the motel is older, so we didn't have high expectations as far as amenities. However, when it comes to cleanliness, I definitely expected more. It was evident that the sheets and pillow cases were not clean; there was long dark hair all over. We brought our own bedding, luckily! The shower is very old and... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We were bicycle touring and this was one of the 2 motels in town. there was no hair dryer or coffee pot in the room.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

The lady who checked us in was very, very nice. Every day there were fresh towels, soap, cups, etc. in the bathroom and all the wastebaskets in the room were emptied. We stayed 4 nights and one of the nights the sheets had been changed. It was a very pleasant place to stay and we will definitely stay there on... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

I recently stayed 2-nights at the Roy El Motel on 61. The room was clean and comfortable for a good price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

My husband and I had to stay at the motel when our home was flooded in 2008. The managers were very friendly and compassionate. We have to large dogs and they were welcomed in our room while we were with them. There was a terrible storm one of the days we were there and the managers took us to the... More 

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iowa city, ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

This motel is conveniently located on Highway 61 and is more than adequate for a good night's stay. The owners are on the scene and are helpful about finding meals and resources which are not abundant, although the bait and lunch shop just north on the highway is definitely worth a visit for the homemade pie alone---and, of course, the... More 

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