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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love trying historic motels on historic highways! This place has a great history. Easy parking is nice as well. Inspired: manager Sandii Service: impeccable Atmosphere: basic rooms that are a good value Food: next door cafe is wonderful Return: yes Discovered: drove by it for years

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Colo, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Rooms might be cheap, but there are problems. There don't seem to be any guaranties against disruption of stays that can interrupt a person's career or work plans for long term continuity of guests such as construction workers who can be kicked out possibly to churn or make room for other guests during special local events, holidays, activities, or occasions... More 

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nilandcafe, Manager at Colo Motel, responded to this review

I would like to take the opportunity to address the particular concerns expressed in this review. As we responded to another guest, we do accept advance reservations. It was clearly communicated to this guest, that there were advance bookings before the room was available straight through. It is not fair to say there are no guarantees - I believe the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been staying at the Colo Motel for a couple weeks for different reasons. My stay has been very pleasant. The motel is not the most appealing to the eye from the outside, but dont let that fool ya. Inside the rooms.....while small.....are very cozy and comfortable. The beds are nice and firm without being too hard and the... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six restored motel rooms with guest-controlled heating and cooling, desk, wireless internet, cable, flatscreen tv, one full bed & shower. All rooms non smoking; sorry - no pets. Restaurant on site (open six days per week - Closed Mondays). Extended stay rates available. 15 miles from Ames, IA and 40 miles from Des Moines, IA. Historic restoration site includes gas station, cafe with highway history museum inside, self-guided walking tour & working neon signs. Located at the junction of the historic Lincoln and Jefferson Highways. Directions from Hwy. 30 take exit 164 - 1 mile north on Hwy. 65. Credit cards accepted. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colo Motel

Address: 24 Lincoln Way, Colo, IA 50056-1013
Location: United States > Iowa > Colo
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Colo Motel Iowa
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