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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Front desk lady was extremely rude. Booked 3 rooms (doubles) and she even called the day of the stay to reconfirm we were coming. Showed up around dinner time to check-in and she claims we only had 2 rooms. What it boiled down to is she gave one of our rooms away, to make an extra buck and then gave... More 

Thank Katie A
Festus, Missouri
Level Contributor
85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Terrible! Not true to advertising! Smells, dirty rooms and mold! We had to forfeit our deposit. Looks like they won because they got the money. Asked to speak to the manager but was told he was out of the country for four weeks. Terrible place! We went elsewhere.

2 Thank Bernadine S

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We didn't stay. We surrendered our money and went elsewhere. This place was awful, and our non-smoking room reeked of tobacco. It's probably worth $45 a night, but you have to ask yourself if it's worth it to you to be in a dismal smelly place the night before a marathon.

2 Thank mistyp1965
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

you don't even get what you pay for,the hotel lobby small and dirty,rooms are small and dirty.what they say they have they don't.cable tv (no) wifi,wii (no) working refrig(no)microwave dirty.the heat in room don't work(but they'll give you a electric space heater that is noisy all night.bathroom full of mold,bugs crawling in from under the front door.This was a night... More 

2 Thank joe m
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My friend and I needed a room for one night for a local marathon. My friend got the last nonsmoking room, so I was offered a smoking room. It was cheap, and I thought, "how bad can a smoking room be?" I think if I had stuffed year-old cigarette butts covered in poop up my nose it would have smelled... More 

5 Thank Sue O
Lowden, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Worst hotel we have ever stayed and we have stayed at a lot. Booked the non smoking Jacuzzi room and paid for it and when arrived was given a regular room and told the.Jacuzzi room was already booked. The room reaked of smoke, the bathroom shower had black mold and mildew all over it there were 10 squares of toilet... More 

1 Thank Jubiegel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We did not actually stay at this hotel. I made the booking online one day and in the booking I requested a rollaway bed. Upon arrival the office was a complete mess and our room was off in another building completely removed from the main part of the hotel, which was strange considering we appeared to be the only guests... More 

2 Thank quiltersIowa
Granville, Ohio
Level Contributor
55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I actually can't believe we stayed in this horrible motel, but we had already paid for two rooms so we stuck it out. We booked the rooms sight unseen because we have had good luck with this "brand" several times in the past. Budget Host should be ashamed to have their name on this dump! Old, stained furniture (our room... More 

2 Thank buckeye1111
Des Moines
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

No heat, dirty rooms, peoples belonings left in the rooms. Rude Staff

6 Thank Paul125DesMoines
Storm Lake, IA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2011

This is a very well located hotel, right on the Lake Ave. North. It is an older hotel but for the price you pay you get a clean room, warm shower and a great bed. The couple that run the hotel are very gracious and accommodating and right there for any need you might request. There is a lot of... More 

2 Thank 128Traveler

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Budget Host Vista Inn

Address: 1316 North Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Location: United States > Iowa > Storm Lake
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Vista Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Budget Host Vista Inn Storm Lake, Iowa

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