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“Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea” 4 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Albert Lea
Big Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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“Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We walked into the lobby and were greeted by the very friendly front desk which is a very good start. They were also very helpful. Yes the hotel is old but the rooms were clean as were the lobby and halls and the pool area. The food was good at the lounge and priced right. I will stay at this hotel anytime i'm in the area. Thanks and hope to be staying here sometime in December 2013.

John Mac

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Aaron L, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
We are very proud, and excited with all of the positive responses to the changes we have made! I'm extremely happy to hear that you had a good experience with us, and we all look forward to your next visit!
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waupun
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

that's what you'll be asking yourself if you do not stay at this hotel. everyone goes out of their way to show you the utmost respect, and care. any trouble that arose they took care of it fast. evryone i met would have a huge smile on their faces and ask you how your day was going. if i wanted to talk to them and just tell them how my day was going, they would liten and sympathise with me. the front desk girls, and guys made me feel welcomed and loved. thanks Julie, Laura, and Nick for going above the call of duty.
the waitresses at the hotel restraunt were just as friendly and accomadating. enjoyed meeting and talking to both Kate, and Roni. who were not only beautiful girls, but beautiful souls, with a smile that would light up the world.
the rooms are not overly huge but very satisfying. i brought along my bigggggggggg cat(21lbs, 10 and a half" neck 13 years old) and he loved it as much as i did. after a few hours he claimed the room as his just like he does at home. in short you are out of your mind if you don't stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here as we were passing through Albert Lea on the interstate. The room was a standard motel room and the breakfast was decent. Nothing amazing about the room, but nothing bad either. We stopped in late and left early the next morning. The only complaint we had was my kids ordered juice for breakfast and it very weak. Tasted watered down.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank AdamVT
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Pleasant Prairie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The room was ok. However, when I went into the bathroom there were yellow streaks on the bottom wall. The beds were fine. The restaurant was very friendly and the food was decent. The morning breakfast was without meat but had scrambled eggs. The hotel was close to I90.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Terry A
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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Great Price! Good location! Good experience!

We had 2 beds in our room.

Very comfortable. Everything was clean and in good working order. The beds were soft, had a lovely clean heavy comforter and fluffy pillows.

The room had obviously been renovated recently. Clean carpet. Nice furniture. Comfy sofa seat and nice swivel business chair for the desk. Even a Keurig coffee maker.

The bathroom was super modern, spotless and everything worked good. It felt like it was brand new. Even the grout was clean! Unusual for a motel of this price.

All for around $70. There are cheaper motels in this town and way more expensive ones, we checked on them and they were not inviting at all. Most were not American owned. This motel is the best for the price.

You get a hot breakfast in the restaurant adjoining the motel. We had no time to experience it. I'm sure it's good though.

Indoor pool, 9" deepest. Not busy, very relaxing.

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Pet friendly with a $20 fee per day.

I recommend staying here if you are in Albert Lea!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank LiveForTravel13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked a room on our way home from the Badlands on Priceline. It was $57 for the night ($71 after fees). The hotel location was good, close to Hwy 35 and 90. Restaurants and Walmart was nearby.
We had a double queen room, it was adequate for size etc. Room had microwave and fridge. The hotel had weekly and monthly rates so the other people staying were not necessarily "family oriented". They had a nice size indoor pool. Deep end was 9ft. They had a few older video games in the pool area also. My biggest dissapointment was the free breakfast. It included eggs, French toast sticks (over cooked and hard) and biscuits with gravy. Coffee and Water. Personally I prefer the standard juice, milk, cereal and pastry. Harder to screw up. So really depends on your preferences. Overall hotel worked for us for a place to stay. I'd stay again if Priceline sent me there.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ChrisMovick
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Booked a block of rooms for family in town. The two queens are more like two full. The pillows are VERY small. In some of our rooms the air did not work and in others it was so cold it had to be turned off then back on because the room could not hold a temp. The bathrroms were all different withnsome being great and others having a hard time with the facuets and shower heads. Worst of all is the free full breakfast, its a joke, they need more food for starters, everyday only had eggs, gravy, biscuits, bread and french toast sticks. Milk and OJ are extra and you have to wait to be seated. How hard is it to set out milk, cereal and some meat? Place the plates and silverware out? The few waitress they had working were so busy talking they didnt help either. The front desk staff was ok but once we started complaining, they said nothing could be done about the rooms because they were full. The pool was about the only saving grace of this place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Christina A
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea
Address: 2306 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3923
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Albert Lea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Albert Lea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americas Best Value Inn Albert Lea has a bowling alley attached and a bar/restaurant. Enjoy all our amenities. This is Albert Lea's destination for an all inclusive wedding experience. ... more   less 
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