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1215 S Story St, Boone, IA 50036-5020
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#2 of 3 hotels in Boone

See why so many travelers make American Inn their motel of choice when visiting Boone. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Close to Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace (1.4 mi), a popular Boone landmark, American Inn is a great destination for tourists.

The rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

American Inn features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and express check-in and check-out. In addition, as a valued American Inn guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Legal Limits Pub and Grill, one of the pubs that can be found in Boone, which is a short distance from American Inn.

Boone is also home to McHose Park, a popular park that is not too far from American Inn.

At American Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Boone.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ponyexpress11 wrote a review Oct 2017
Iowa City, Iowa107 contributions10 helpful votes
Convenient to Hwy 30, lots of fast food restaurants around, and a Mexican restaurant attached. Check in went fine but check out took longer than it should have. Older building. An attempt to make it look nicer has been made, by painting. Old fixtures, old carpeting. The light for the toilet/shower area is outside the room ahead of the door so it made it hard to use and not disturb others in the room. Flat screen TV but a bit small. The indoor pool wasn't open. Appeared clean enough and mattress was comfortable enough. Basic breakfast items available. I thought the price was more than it should have been for such a place.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Virginia W wrote a review Oct 2017
Zumbro Falls, Minnesota416 contributions41 helpful votes
Stayed one night in this hotel for the Luke Bryan Farm Tour. The staff was friendly when checking in and allowed us to check in earlier than typically allowed, which was nice. The hotel rooms are average. Some things look like it was updated while others clearly not. If you are looking for a place to crash for something like this it wasn't bad. I most likely wouldn't come back for a longer stay but it was fine for what we used for. They do have Free breakfast in the morning. It is basic along with waffles. It worked for what we needed.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Pat H wrote a review Sep 2017
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota223 contributions51 helpful votes
A basic hotel, older, but clean and fine for the night. Bed and pillows were soft and comfortable, split bathroom with soft towels. Fridge and microwave. Breakfast was cereal, breads, and waffles. Mexican restaurant attached.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
WICampFamily wrote a review May 2017
Madison, Wisconsin86 contributions78 helpful votes
The Good: Location is good, convenient to Hwy 30, appears to be a safe area, more than ample restaurants close, exterior of building looks fine, but appears to be an older-style hotel building, not quite a motel look, but close, can leave the fan on overnight to provide white noise. The Bad: This is a budget hotel, I had to walk back to the front desk twice after check in to get new card keys, room was very dated, bare, and was showing wear in many ways, old school heat/AC unit beneath window, breakfast was just above bare bones. Overview: Stayed here on business in May, 2017. Lobby was quite small, enough room for the counter and a single couch. Not a very welcoming room. Check in was fine, but the card keys did not work, not once, but twice after they re-coded them. Had to come back to the front desk a third time to get new cards. The room itself was quite dated. Didn't appear as though anything was refreshed anytime recently. There was a lower-end flat screen TV with cable, but that was about the only upgrade. I didn't notice anything overly dirty, but was nowhere near top notch hygenic. Bathroom counter was worn, old school bath fixtures, just a few standard white towels, weird bathroom with just a toilet and bath/shower. I just wasn't overly impressed with the room. However, I did get a good night sleep as the bed seemed to be comfortable to me, plus I was able to generate white noise overnight with the fan of the AC unit. Breakfast was a choice of two cereals, some bananas, mini-muffins and mini-cinnamon rolls still in their store bought package, a waffle iron, and juice/coffee. There was yogurt in the fridge, but I didn't note anything else. Relatively small, darker breakfast area. So overall, not a horrible place, but in severe need for an update. Like I said in the title, you get what you pay for, yet I feel like I probably paid about $10 per night too much.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
JeanAnn M wrote a review Mar 2017
Okoboji, Ia20 contributions2 helpful votes
My bedding hadn't been changed! When I realized this at 10:15 pm the front desk was literally locked. I rang the bell until the owners answered. I requested a king sheet after they stated the impossibility that my sheets hadn't been changed-not my "hair" on the fitted sheet. Stains on the pillowcases-the complimentary soaps and lotions previously used and lids with dried excess product. "Shavings" of previous guest on the bathroom sink. Slept like a mummy wrapped in the king sheet they gave me and in my travel clothes! Restaurant attached was busy but so was the separate night club not 5 feet from a room filled with kids from our high school team. No peak hole on the door and another student room had a faulty dead bolt. To quote a song "I will never,ever, ever" consider staying there. Mentioned my room condition to the morning desk monitor-nothing! No response. Hated seeing the 90$ on my credit card statement! Not fit for adults but definitely not suitable for traveling school teams!
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
$74 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about American Inn
Which popular attractions are close to American Inn?
Nearby attractions include McHose Park (0.3 miles) and Bacon Jewelers (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at American Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at American Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at American Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at American Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to American Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Carreta, Colorado Grill The, and Saints Avenue Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at American Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at American Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to American Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace (1.4 miles).