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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lets just say this place reminds me of the movie Psycho. when I first walked in I seen a lot of black stains on the carpet. The smell of the room reminded me of stale cigarettes. The bed sheets were a little different.. they were pink as well as floral. & the bathroom was a little gross. Scum and green... More 

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Rosebud, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The night was very rainy and stormy, with thunder and lightning closing in on us. We were planning to stay in Audubon and visit Albert the Big Bull, but there was no room at the inn. So we had to head out into the wild weather on our first night in Iowa, and look for shelter. It was at the... More 

1 Thank catwic57
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed here while biking out to RAGBRAI. Staff was friendly and room was cheap. It was clean enough for me, but I'd consider spending more money on a better room if the wife was with me. I'd say this is a case of you get what you pay for, and for me it was a decent value.

2 Thank Matt N
Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

There are (were) two inexpensive mom & pop motels in Atlantic, Turkey Creek (closed as of Jan 2013) and the A Ford O. Both are somewhat "rustic" in terms of interior appointments, but still reasonably clean and well maintained. My group puts on a classic car cruise across Iowa each summer, and several of us stayed there last year. The... More 

2 Thank Dave D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

13 of us stayed here for RAGBRAI, in 4 rooms. There is nothing fancy about this motel, BUT, the shower pressure was fantastic! The rooms were so-so in terms of cleanliness, but nothing disgusting. Perhaps one of nicest things about motel is integrity of owner. One of our team couldn't join us. Owner could have stuck with quoted price, but... More 

1 Thank MKEShrink
Joliet, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2010

At first glace when you walk into room not bad, but then you start looking around. Let's atart with BATHRROM: 1. shower well lets put it this way you don't want to take a shower The main room where bed dresser tv etc. was also needed help. this must have been a smoking room , there was an ashtray in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2008

The sibs and I have a real soft spot for this place -- it's a little roadside strip of a motel complete with faux wood paneling, a couple that has owned the place for decades and who always asks us how our mom is doing when we come to town, plus a cute fat cat that occasionally waltzes into the... More 

2 Thank One_Happy_Bull
Dallas, Texas and Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2004

OK- this is by far the worst place I have stayed in my entire life. The room was filthy. Nasty carpet. We had two twin beds and a sitting room. It was last decorated in 1965. Dirty, old upholstery. The beds had dark, patterned sheets on them to mask the fact that there were cigarette holes in them. My friend's... More 

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Additional Information about A-Ford-O Motel

Address: 610 W 7th St, Atlantic, IA 50022-1430
Location: United States > Iowa > Atlantic
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
A-Ford-O Motel Atlantic, Iowa
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