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Mainstay Suites
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Coralville
1 review
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“We had a wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

My wife is a travel nurse and we were assigned to the University of Iowa Childrens Hospital. The assignment lasted 13 weeks and we stayed at this facility. I had some initial misgivings, but the staff was terrific and our stay was very enjoyable. Ottis Bunning, the GM, and the Assistant General Manager, Jordan Locke, run a tight ship and the accommodations were excellent. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mikescott8100
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GMOttis, General Manager at Mainstay Suites, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a great review. We enjoyed having you stay with us & hope you can come back in the near future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was in Iowa City for a three day hospital outpatient visit. It was nice to be able to com back to such a nice, quiet, clean, place every evening. The staff were very accommodating. Bed was comfortable. Restaurants and shopping close by. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathleen B
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GMOttis, General Manager at Mainstay Suites, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review of our hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel & hope to have you back with us in the near future.
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Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed here for an extended visit over University of Iowa Homecoming weekend. Having known the area I chose this place for its quiet location with easy access to shopping, restaurants, etc. Bed was very comfortable though carpet and appliances were a bit worn and bathroom was dated. It was indeed quiet even with a football weekend. My only complaint was the last night around 11pm there when it cooled down enough to need just a little heat. After adjusting the thermostat I was alarmed when the smoke detector started going off due to the dust that had built up in the heating/cooling unit. I quickly turned it off and threw on an extra blanket, but the burnt dust smell permeated the room till morning. I'm sure the units just needed to be cleaned and hope that has occurred by now. Otherwise, I would book here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hoosierj
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GMOttis, General Manager at Mainstay Suites, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your quality, yet fair review of our property.
We apologize for the other loud guests & hope you will return again when you're in the area.

We are constantly updating our property & renovating all areas to make it more comfortable & appealing.

Our next step is to fix, repair & replace carpet in the rooms.
We replaced the hallway carpet in 2012 & did major main lobby renovations this past Spring.

Thank you again!
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North Liberty, IA
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73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Nicely equipped kitchen. Quiet location. Very clean. I wish the room/bathroom were just a bit bigger since we will be here for a while. Plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby. Sidewalks and trails for some exercise are nice. I am enjoying the fitness room while my laundry is going in the room next door- or for the snow days when i'd rather not go outside. Premium cable, high-speed internet and weekly housekeeping plus a great rate = good living!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank rebeccapeteca
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Peosta, Iowa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a family reunion and stayed at the Suburban Extended Stay for the weekend. From the front desk service to the cleanliness of the rooms, it was a great stay. All of our requests were followed up on and exceeded. The family has requested to use the same hotel next year. It was a fabulous stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michelle S
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

After seven weeks with multiple relatives in and out (up to four rooms) and dozens of requests,
the staff never grew tired of us and were always friendly and helpful. While Karen will be missed,
Jordan and the gang are doing GREAT!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rick s
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Burlington, Iowa
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have had the pleasure to stay here on numerous occasions. There is a new manager and a few new employees since I stayed the last time. As in the past, my expectations were not only met but exceeded. Very clean rooms, comfortable bed and super nice desk staff. This is my go to hotel when in this area!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kenton C
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GMOttis, General Manager at Mainstay Suites, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Hotel still has same GM but recently hired a new AGM (former Front Desk Attendant for 3+ years).
It is very important to keep good employees at our hotel & we pride ourselves on great guest service.
Thank you!
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Additional Information about Mainstay Suites

Property: Mainstay Suites
Address: 2491 Holiday Rd, Coralville, IA 52241 (Formerly Suburban Extended Stay)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Coralville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Coralville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mainstay Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NEW Mainstay Suites in Coralville IA near University of Iowa The 100 percent smoke free hotel in Coralville, IA, is conveniently located just one block north of the Coral Ridge Mall and less than five miles from the University of Iowa, home of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena college sports facility. Recently renovated this great property now offers a free continental breakfast that is located in their brand new, spacious Community Room. Newly renovated main lobby & guestrooms are just a few of the great new additions that they have to offer. This Coralville, IA hotel is minutes from the Iowa Children's Museum, the historic Amana Colonies landmark and Lake Macbride State Park.The Iowa City and Coralville areas offer plenty of things to see and do. Enjoy outdoor recreation along the Iowa River or play a round at one of the many nearby golf courses. Several outlet malls, retail stores and unique boutiques are just minutes away. A wide variety of restaurants, entertainment options and cocktail lounges can be found in the surrounding area.Guests of this Coralville, IA hotel will enjoy amenities and features like: Well-equipped kitchens in every room along with private bathrooms in each unit, 32'' Flat screen television, refrigerator, microwave, oven, dishwasher & recliners. Daily & Weekly housekeeping service is available & included in room rate. Free premium cable television with movie channels. On-site guest laundry facilities Free wireless high-speed Internet access Free local calls-24 Hour Fitness Center & Free Shuttle Service. 24-hour front desk service available at all times. There is NO minimum length of stay requirement. ... more   less 
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