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“Great Family Friendly Motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vintage Block Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Okoboji
Certificate of Excellence
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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3 reviews
“Great Family Friendly Motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I spent last weekend here and the new owners have done a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcome. In checking in, it was more like dealing with family than strangers! Our room was very clean, cute and our beds were comfy, too! I was amazed at the family atmosphere here. There is SO much to do right on sight! I am recommending this motel to other family members to enjoy a vacation here. There is a pool, two firepits, grills, hula hoops, horse shoes and even bikes for two or more with tops over them to ride. We will definitely stay there again. In fact, I am planning a girls' weekend to Okoboji soon and this is where we will stay. I highly recommend this friendly hotel. My husband and his buddy stayed here last fall for a golf outing and had a ball visiting with others around the firepit!! It is close to everything and steps from the beautiful lake. Thanks, Misty, for a wonderful experience.

Yankton Kristy and Carll

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristy W
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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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Iowa City, Iowa
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105 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

After reading all the great reviews for this property we were so disappointed in our room. It was clean and the staff was super nice. Our room was very dark. Gray walls, brown carpet and dark bedding and then they had low wattage light bulbs in the lights and one of the lights weren't working. We actually went outside to read a couple of times but even with every light on it was dark. The other disappointment was the shower. Super water saver shower head and wasn't adjustable. For $239.00 per night I would have loved to have more water pressure. Next trip to Okoboji I'll check around and see if I can find something better for that money. I loved the atmosphere of the motel, the court yard with the pool and fire pits were great. Just didn't feel it was worth the money spent.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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2 Thank darlinH
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Spirit Lake, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had our family reunion there. It was perfect! The staff was over the top to make sure our stay was the best. The rooms have been refurbished with very comfortable beds. The grills, picnic tables, fire pits & pool in the center area, it was perfect for our large group! Walking distance to Arnold's Park & Okoboji Boatworks beach & activities. We were able to watch the fireworks display from our picnic tables Saturday night after the Arnolds Park concert. Nice continental breakfast with outdoor gazebo seating. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jean P
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a sister's weekend. The new owners are awesome, friendly and accommodating.
We had a small maintenence issue but the handyman was hilarious and fixed our issue immediately.
We met so many fun people at the bonfire. The only thing I'd change when I go back is that I'd make sure my room was a bit farther away from bonfire. Got a bit smokey in our room as we were directly across from it.
The bikes were a blast too. Definitely will stay there again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Brody V
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a gorgeous property. The new owners have gone above and beyond. You can tell these owners are experienced in the hotel/customer industry. Not only are the rooms fabulous and gorgeously decorated, but the customer service is over the top. You are made to be their top priority and that your stay is the best. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the location is prime and most of all your minutes away from a whole lot of fun in Okoboji.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GolfprincessG
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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at Vintage Block over the 4th of July weekend and were pleasantly surprised at all of the improvements that were made. The rooms have all been refurbished to make you feel like you are in a vintage lake home. It was clean and comfortable. There are lots of things for families to do including fire pits, grills, surrey bikes, and many games. The pool was awesome. The breakfast area and outdoor seating area were both really great too. Free breakfast. The hotel is in a perfect location -- close to lots of things including restaurants, shopping, Arnolds Park, golf courses. We rode our bikes to everything. The price of the room was very reasonable as well. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Lesliew1230
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Misty K, Owner at Vintage Block Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
YES, we love, love, love PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!! THANK YOU SSOOO much for Rockin
us out on the big, world, wide, wonderful web!! We adore it when our Rockstar guest's take the
time to do that!

We are going to keep on keeping on! We are so excited about our new ownership and our plans! Each time you come back, I believe we will have something new to add to your stay!

Again, I appreciate your time and comments! WE LOVE OUR GUESTS!

Kindly sitting with a big...fat...grin!

Misty & the entire Crew of VINTAGE BLOCK INN & SUITES! (WHEEEEEEEEE!)
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a great motel!! We enjoyed the coziness and comfort of both the outside of motel and the awesome rooms!!! Very well done! Misty and her staff are great! I dont know why you would stay anywhere else!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Property: Vintage Block Inn & Suites
Address: 1107 Sanborn Avenue, Okoboji, IA 51355 (Formerly Abe's of Okoboji)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Okoboji
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Okoboji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vintage Block Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would be delighted to welcome you to Vintage Block Inn & Suites, an Uncommon Discovery full of Hip Vintage Style and Vibe. We are located a half block from the East Lake boat access and 3 blocks from the bridge that separates our beautiful lakes! We offer a unique stay with a warm breakfast, great customer service, outdoor swimming pool, fire pits, grills and rooms that sleep up to 9 people! Beautiful Luxury Pop Rocks Suite that will surpass any expectations! 34 Rooms with kitchenettes and all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave! Book at the hippest place in Okoboji! ... more   less 
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