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Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Missouri Valley
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

The price was great, beds were firm & comfy, rooms were clean & secure. Best free breakfast of ANY hotel EVER! We each got a full breakfast from the menu at Penny's Diner, which tasted amazing! My only hang up with this place is that there were errors with our reservations both times. We got it worked out both times, but it made me nervous.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank PrincessSusan
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GM_OTI, General Manager at Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2012

Thank you for your review. We are trying hard to exceed our guests expectations and are glad you found our hotel comfortable, clean and secure. We are reviewing the issue you noted regarding the reservation mix up and our aim is to improve any procedure lapse on our end or retrain our staff. We hope to see you a third time. Thank you for your business.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

I knew we were going to be late, so I called ahead of time so they wouldn't give up my room. When we rolled in at 2 a.m., guess what? They had given up my two queen bed room, but offered to give me two rooms for the same price. We just wanted to sleep a few hours, so that was fine. Got to the second room. It hadn't been cleaned. Went back and told them about it. No other rooms left--frustrating. So we crammed three people in a king bed and the other person slept on the floor on an air mattress that we had brought along (just in case!). When we went to the diner for our guest meals the following (or I guess later that same!) morning, I stopped to talk to the clerk to make sure I hadn't been charged for an extra room, and she immediately knew the situation and told me she was going to comp the room. I argued that it wasn't necessary because we just wanted a room to sleep for a few hours, but she insisted. I thanked her profusely, and assumed that we would need to pay for our meals (complimentary $7.75 meal for each guest was included with room charge), but they were all free too, and quite tasty! Of course, the waitress received a fairly big tip! This is a hotel that caters to railroad employees, and although it wasn't the nicest we've stayed in, it was sufficient for our brief stay and very quiet. It's the only hotel in a small town with nothing else close, but right on the interstate and very easy to access. This was the first night of our vacation, so a bad experience could have set the tone for the rest of the vacation, but the wonderful ladies in the diner made sure we left happy. Thanks, ladies!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Carol S
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GM_OTI, General Manager at Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for the mix-up that should not have taken place and we will work on our training and procedures to prevent future events like this. We are happy we were able to accomodate you and make up for our error. We hope you will give us another opportnity the next time you happen to be in the area. Again, thank you.

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We've stayed at this motel twice now, in June of 2011 and last month in 2012. This is a railroad-sponsored motel, located at railroad hubs mainly for rail crews but it also caters to travelers,. This facility is conveniently located, well maintained, and reasonably priced. The breakfast-included rate is reasonable and the restaurant coupon is cashed at the next door Penny's Diner -- where the food is good and the portions a bit large.
The special feature of the motel is its focus on accommodating night crews with totally light-proof curtains and sound proof windows. They achieve this goal magnificently with DARK and QUIET rooms.
The 2-star decor includes a home-made wooden shelf for the microwave -- perfectly situated for average height users and a plain wood enclosure for the fridge -- which works very well. The king-sized beds are in excellent conditions and they provide blankets, avoiding those "fashionable" but pesky duvets -- most useful in wintertime Iowa, with theheat off or the windows open. All the lights are CFL's and the rooms are brightly lit if you need the light.
The single shortcoming of the motel is a fairly slow wireless internet connection but the signal is strong throughout the facility.
Bottom line, a great place to stay!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank wolfg981
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GM_OTI, General Manager at Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

We appreciate your feedback. We strive to provide quality accomodations and exceed expectations. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We will work on our shortfall in internet speed. Thank you for your business.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Everyone was really helpful! We really wanted to stay in Omaha, Ne to check things out for jobs and schools and such but they were all booked due to national baseball games. (which is ok). So we traveled to Blair, Ne and they were booked as well so the desk clerk at another hotel sent us to Missouri Valley, Iowa ( abt 20 miles away ) and said that they may have rooms. So we took our chances and went to Missouri Valley. I am so glad that we did ! We checked in checked our room over and gave it a go ahead. So we stayed for 2 nights and ate at their diner. I am so in love with their hashbrowns ! They are real potatoes and not fake ones like the people out west serve! We had chatted with the staff at the diner and they gave us some really awsome tips about Omaha and Iowa state. I asked them if they have Lightning bugs ( fireflies) and they said Yes. Our child has never seen one so we took her out to catch a few and let them go. She named one blinky. haha. Anywho The train wasn't noisey at all never heard it really. But it was all good for us ! Would we come back Yes !

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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GM_OTI, General Manager at Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Thank you for your positive review. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you on another trip this direction.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Wonderful find. We had to come to town recently and we were suprised to find the Oak Tree Inn. The rooms were very quiet and clean. The staff was very friendly. We met friends there after a funeral. We asked if they had any place we could gather they took us to a meeting room and got us all coffee. Thank You So much we will return. KRW

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank BeccaLoganIowa
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Beware of making a reservation here. We made a reservation several days in advance and when we arrived after a long day of driving and ready to relax we were told they could not honor our reservation because they were fully booked. The reason was because some people came and "would not leave." Pretty lame excuse for not honoring our reservation.

Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

What a welcomed surprise. We were very lucky to stumble upon the Oak Tree Inn. Check in was a bit different but works well. The staff is REMARKABLE. They took care of us from check in to check out. The diner was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Our children have severe food allergies so eating out is kind of scary for us. The manager made sure the staff was aware of our "special" circumstances and everyone did such a great job to keep our kids safe. I couldn't thank them enough for this. We had a wonderful stay and will be returning this winter and letting all of our friends know of this WONDERFUL place.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 128 Willow Rd, I-29 at Highway 30, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-1311
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Location: United States > Iowa > Missouri Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Missouri Valley
Price Range: $79 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Oak Tree Inn Missouri Valley 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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