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Super 8 Story City
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   515 Factory Outlet Drive, Story City, IA 50248   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Story City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Clean and new”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Stopped here to stay on way to Mn. Was very pleasantly surprised. Was clean and new. Nothing fancy but great for the price. The next morning saw head of housekeeping checking cleanliness of rooms checking above windows under counters ect... How refreshing to see someone who truly cares about their guests. Would recommend this as a great stopover on your way to wherever. Also check out the quaint little town. Has its own cauresel and great antique store

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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KC MO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The staff was friendly and the room had been cleaned. The AC was having a hard time cooling the room. It was hot in the room until about 2 am when I woke up cold. It was a 100 degree day so the AC just couldn't handle it.

I'm a smoker and the smoking room I had must of had a chain smoker in it before me. For me to notice I would think that if there were any non-smoking rooms on the 2nd floor you would be able to smell it out in the hallway.

Bed was frim just the way I like them.

Would I stay again maybe for one night if I had a pet with me. If traveling without a pet probably not.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We decided to stay at this hotel when many in Ames, IA, were unavailable. Based on the reviews of it being an ok place, we stayed here. It was a very basic hotel. It was clean, but there was a fragrance throughout the hotel and in the room that is a problem if you are sensitive to fragrances, like I am. I will choose a different hotel, probably in a neighboring city, the next time I pass this way.

There are very few options for restaurants in this town. All of the restaurants are family restaurants; we wanted to have a beer with dinner, but that is not an option, as none of the restaurants have a bar. We ended up eating in a bar and having the food delivered to us from a nearby restaurant -- this was the suggestion of the bartender.

There are enough other cities close by with more options, so I will stay elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Prairie Home, Mo.
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Not bad for a one night stay while traveling through Iowa. Price was right, halls did smell a bit musty, but rooms were clean and did not smell bad at all. Small breakfast, but it is free. Beds were quite comfortable. We did have to remind the desk clerk to activate the a/c unit as he forgot to do that for us. But all in all, for this class of motel, it was quite good. Will stay there again as we pass through.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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South Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We've stayed at three Super 8 hotels since being in the US, and have been happy with each one. Sure, they're not the Ritz, but we're not being charged for the Ritz, either. Our room was clean, nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and the towels and bedding were clean and stain-free. The walls seem well insulated in these hotels as we've never had a problem with noise or unpleasant temperatures. We've never encountered any of the negative experiences a few people have complained about with this chain. Maybe we've been lucky? Whatever the case, we will stay at Super 8 hotels again; in fact, we're booked in another Super 8 for the next three nights.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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200 reviews 200 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

No issues for me. I had a room on the back side of the hotel. it overlooked a field. Nice and quiet. The bed was more firm that I like. coffee in the room, and a nice little breakfast to get you going in the lobby. coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, toast.

For his category, in the middle of Iowa, it was a great deal for the room.

Would I stay again? For Sure.....

Room Tip: good location in realationship to 35W. a few choices of resturants withing a few blocks, a few choi...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We have stayed here several times when traveling to Branson, MO. It is a better than average (in it's class) motel in terms of cleanlness and comfort. They have a very basic breakfast of cold cereal. pastries, toast, juice and coffee.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 515 Factory Outlet Drive, Story City, IA 50248
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Location: United States > Iowa > Story City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Story City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Story City 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super 8 Story City hotel, conveniently located off Interstate 35, offers value in a picturesque Midwestern town. Only 45 minutes north of Des Moines and 10 minutes from Iowa State University, our Story City hotel offers easy access to local attractions and restaurants, including the antique Herschell-Spillman Carousel, VF Outlet Mall, River Bend Golf Course, Pizza Ranch, Happy Chef, McDonalds, Subway, and Dairy Queen. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Super Eight Story City
Story City Super Eight
Story City Super 8
Super 8 Story City Iowa

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