My family & I stayed here for the YMCA State Swimming Championships. The hotel appeared to be a choice for swimmers and their families, so the place was PACKED.
The room was perfect - big soft beds, large shower with good water pressure, decent size TV with plenty of cable choices, free WiFi. Everyone slept well and the room was large enough to feel we were not right on top of each other - though we were obviously close to each other.
Breakfast in the morning was continental, including makes-your-own waffles, a variety of breads (English muffins, bagels, toast, muffins), fruit and cereal, and your normal juice variety. The breakfast eating area is large, but with the hotel full, the breakfast area was pretty tight as well.
A pool, hot tub and workout room also are available to provide some stress relief. With a hotel full of swimmers, the pool was a hot commodity but they seemed to handle the load well, rotating towels and cleaning garbage quickly.
Only two criticisms: the entrance road was not easy to find and kind of dark on entrance (addressed in an earlier response) and there was a lot of hallway noise. That is to be expected with a hundred kids under the age of 12 running the halls, full of energy. In a normal weekend it probably would not have been noticable, but you'll wake up when there's seven pre-teen boys playing tag outside your door.
All in all we were very happy with our stay and plan to return next year.
Ask for the backside of the hotel. We faced the parking lot, and the light was very bright all night...
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Thank you for taking time to complete the review. We value your comments and use them to improve our service to you. I am currently working with the city of Marshalltown to improve the quality of entrance to our property. I hope in the near future to have a permanent sign that will be more visible to our guests. We look forward to your visit next year during the State Swimming Championships.
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