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“No frills, no fuss” 4 of 5 stars
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American Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1313 Hwy 13 North, Waseca, MN 56093 (Formerly AmericInn)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Waseca
Grinnell, Iowa
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“No frills, no fuss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I like this hotel. No it is not fancy and they do not serve a huge breakfast with make your own waffles. But the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms, while not fancy are clean and comfortable. The rates reflect the no frills and no pool. I have a bad back and the bed was just fine. The water is hot and it is a quiet place, close to stores and restaurants. If you are a smoker, this is one of the few hotels that still has a couple of smoking rooms.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Waseca, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We checked into this motel because the rates were the lowest. I guess the saying "You get what you pay for" is true in this case. The beds were uncomfortable and every time you moved the whole bed moved and springs were in your back. We traveled for a seminar that my husband attended while I stayed at the motel. Our daughter and new grandson would come and spend the day and into the evening with us. We received a phone call from the grumpy old guy that was there stating that our guests needed to leave. My husband informed him that she was visiting and he stated that she had to leave right then That visiting was only for an hour. If they stated longer it was a stay. We told him that we would be checking out the next day. Next day we checked out and wanted the refund (as we had paid for 2 weeks), he charged us $10.00 for our daughter. The sheets were stained. They were not friendly, staff or the guy at the desk. Not sure if he was the owner/manager or what. I would strongly discourage anyone from staying there. Breakfast was worthless and old jelly was being served. Stayed in non-smoking as neither one of us smoke and there was smoking across the hall so every day when you walked out of the room you could smell it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

We recently spent 3 nights at this motel. The draw was that it was the only motel in town that allowed pets. As it turned out, friends took our pets , but we kept the reservation.
The room was quite generic. The door did not close tightly unless it was slammed shut; a quality we discovered only after returning from being away and finding the door to our room ajar. The carpets were stained and dirty, the towels were stained and rough. The bed springs would ping and groan at every turn throughout the night. There are no hair dryers or irons in the rooms, you had to go to the desk and sign them out.
The owner was a cranky little fellow who was most ungracious, never smiled or returned a greeting. It was the only place in town to stay, but I'll drive to Owatonna or Mankato rather than repeat this experience.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about American Motel

Address: 1313 Hwy 13 North, Waseca, MN 56093 (Formerly AmericInn)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Waseca
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Waseca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — American Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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