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AmericInn Spencer
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1005 13th Street SW, Spencer, IA 51301   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Spencer
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I've worked in and stayed at 4 and 5 star hotels such as Hyatts and Hiltons. While most 4 and 5 star hotels charge extra for things like wi-fi or a refrigerator/microwave in the room, not this Americinn and not most budget hotels/motels in small towns. The staff is equal to that of higher brand name hotels as well. For the price it can't be beat.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jay E, Manager at AmericInn Spencer, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words. It was truly our pleasure and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
On behalf of our staff here at the AmericInn of Spencer we would like to thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you again.
Sincerely,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed here for a wedding and it was great. The rooms were very clean and updated. Also, they are pet friendly so we were able to bring our pup along for the trip. The breakfast was very good as well. Overall, it was a solid hotel, and I'd recommend it over the others in town for sure!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jay E, Manager at AmericInn Spencer, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your wonderful comments. It was truly our pleasure and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us for the wedding.
On behalf of our staff here at the AmericInn Spencer we would like to thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you again.
Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Sometimes small town motels are pretty run down. This is a bright spot I can recommend to business travelers. It is convenient, clean and staff is very friendly. It's not the 5-star Hyatt but for the price a very nice stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Jay E, Front Office Manager at AmericInn Spencer, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing the AmericInn in Spencer. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forwwar to serving you when you come back to Spencer.
Patty Jones
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North Park Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights with family, while visiting Okoboji. Decent. Nice breakfast. Nice pool for the kids to swim. Had warm cookies in the evening. We would stay here again. The only problem was my mother-in-law booked our rooms to be next to each other, and when we checked in, they were on opposite ends of the hallway. Oh well, what are you to do?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jay E, General Manager at AmericInn Spencer, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Vic,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding recent stay with us. We appreciate your wonderful comments. It was truly our pleasure to have you and your family here with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
On behalf of our staff here at the AmericInn Spencer we would like to thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you again.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed in Spencer,over the 4th of July,We were not as happy with the service and staff ,at breakfast the staff was not pleasant while restocking the food items and people had to ask for items that should have been in the breakfast nook already ,and the Ice maker was not in working order,so we had to ask for Ice.The breakfast room was arranged so people were in each others way,to get food and drinks. The waffle mix had to be replaced because it was too thin and stuck ,so waffle making was slowed and people had to remake and fuss with it each time ,the staff did not assist unless asked and acted like guest did not spay the waffle maker and they had ,when the mix got finely replaced after asking ,the waffle maker worked correctly. The room had a small hole in the shower and floor was not clean in the cracks of the tile.The vac cleaner needed to be used in the corners in the bedroom .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jay E, General Manager at AmericInn Spencer, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Vic

We appreciate you taking the time to complete a survey regarding your recent stay with us. On behalf of our staff here at the AmericInn Spencer, we apologize for any concerns you may have about your experience at our hotel. Please accept our apology and we look forward to serving you again. If you would like to discuss your experience further with me, please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.
Sincerely,
Jay Evans
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288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The Americinn in Spencer is not the best Americinn I've stayed in but not the worst either. The room was clean, the overall hotel and grounds, tidy and the bed was comfortable although the location shows its age a bit. Staff was average. Overall, This is a good alternative to higher priced places in Okoboji and only about 15-20 minutes south. I'd stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Allensville, PA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had recently stayed here in the middle of June and i could not believe how poorly the employees at this establishment are treated. i was sitting at their lobby computer sending emails for my job when one of the employees went to the general manager with a concern which i didn't catch the concern but he starting yelling at her. i couldn't believe my ears! as he was yelling at this poor woman i couldn't help but feel bad for her then as she tried to walk away my guess was to let the manager cool down and he continued to follow her and yell at her. after about 20 min. he came back and sat in his office and talk to the employee at the front desk and talk bad about the woman he had just verbally abused in front of guests and staff. it just astounds me that he is allowed to get away with this. after he left i asked the woman at the front desk for info on how to get hold of the owner of this establishment and she refused to give me anything but the general managers business card. If you want my opinion the way the one employee was treated it makes me wonder how the rest are treated and i hope someone does something to help them because no one deserves to be treated like that. i will not be staying at this hotel ever again due to this i don't care how clean the rooms are or how good the breakfast was.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about AmericInn Spencer

Address: 1005 13th Street SW, Spencer, IA 51301
Location: United States > Iowa > Spencer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Spencer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — AmericInn Spencer 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the AmericInn Spencer, Iowa the ideal location for a getaway to the Iowa Great Lakes area. We're perfect for business, leisure and family travelers in Spencer, the hub of Northwest Iowa. You can count on AmericInn to be your best lodging choice, with unmatched service and remarkable amenities like our free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast and free, hotel-wide, high-speed Internet. Guests also enjoy our inviting, indoor pool and hot tub and comfortable, quieter rooms. Our hotel also offers a multi-functional meeting/hospitality room that is great for business stays. The AmericInn Spencer hotel is conveniently located in Spencer, home to the World's Largest County Fair, The Clay County Fair, a nine day fair starting on the first Saturday after Labor Day in September. The AmericInn Spencer is near tennis courts, golf courses, Arts on Grand, Southpark 7 Theatre, over 200 retail stores, Riverview Waterpark, canoe access on the Little Sioux River and miles of bike and hike trails on the Spencer Recreational Trail System. ... more   less 
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