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Boulders Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Polk City
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from Des Moines, 10 minutes from Ankeny, and 30 minutes to Ames. Granted it is off the beaten path, but well worth the short drive! The scenery is fabulous, rooms are well furnished and well cared for, breakfast available with several options such as eggs, ham, cereals, breads, etc. The staff was more than accommodating and offered several times to bring a Keurig coffee machine to my room upon request with various coffees to choose from. The hotel is extremely quiet, which as a business traveler is much appreciated.
I truly feel this hotel is worth the extra commute, esp for those of us who enjoy a little quiet/down time after a busy day.

Room Tip: The north side faces the beautiful scenery.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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BouldersInnPCManager, General Manager at Boulders Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2014

Thank you so much for your response! We are so glad you were able to find us easily as that has been an issue in the past. We are doing our absolute best to make sure each and every one of our guests is satisfied with their stay! Please come stay with us again in the future and don't forget about our other properties in Atlantic, Denison, Lakeview, Okoboji, and Newton! Happy travels!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Reserved double rooms for some friends and us on our way to a cross country meet. Although a little off the beaten path, it was well worth it. Although the hotel still has a few things to finish, we found it a very comfortable and nicely decorated place to stay. The front desk was friendly and offered ideas for dinner.

Looking forward to seeing the back patio completed. Wish it offered individual balconies and patios. But we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over the golf course after dinner. Also had fun playing cards in the lobby/hearth room.

But I agree with the other reviewer that a sign is needed to help with finding the correct driveway. And the shower took a little bit to figure out. But otherwise the staff and the accommodations were very nice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BouldersInnPCManager, General Manager at Boulders Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our new property. Having been open for only a short 5 months all feedback is appreciated and taken to heart. We are working to make the showers more understandable to operate as we will be putting individual signs in the bathrooms. I apologize they were so confusing in the first place. And a sign is underway as we speak and I cannot explain how excited I am to have that put up to make it easier for our guests to track us down, especially after dark. Our deck should be completed in the next couple of days and wish it had been when you stayed with us so you could enjoy it. We hope you will come back and stay with us in the future once we get all the quirks squared away. Thank you for choosing Boulders Inn & Suites!
--Chelsey Falk

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Sat right next to the 17th Tee of Iowa State Golf Club this new hotel is very nice. The staff were very friendly and well presented and my room was large, clean and well presented. Being new they still have some little things to iron out, but none of them were any issue. The only problem I had was the operation of the shower which unfortunately required an IQ higher than mine :-) I mentioned this to the staff and they did say that they would put instructions out as they had similar comments. At the moment the hotel is poorly signposted and would benefit from a sign on the main road.

I would definitely stay again and next time will get a round of golf in!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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BouldersInnPCManager, Manager at Boulders Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you very much for your response! Because we are a brand new property we benefit from any and all feedback. We are currently addressing your concern with the shower and will be posting signs in each bathroom making it more clear for guests to operate. And a sign is underway as are parking lot lights; the footings are being marked and dug this week and expect to get those finished as soon as we can. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that we see you in the future once we get all the little kinks worked out. Again, the feedback is much appreciated and we are glad you chose to stay with us!!
--Chelsey Falk

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Admittedly the location was great for if you are going to any events at the golf course however, at the time of opening there was a lot of stuff to get worked out. Between having our reservation be messed up/no one answering the phone that took the reservations, our room not ready for check-in, once we did check-in the room hadn't been cleaned, and a really bad breakfast buffet we were pretty annoyed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoTeLnErD2013, Manager at Boulders Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you very much for your feedback! Any and all comments are appreciated as we have not been open for long. We are incredibly sorry to hear your experience with us was not up to par. We assure you we have come along way from opening in June of this year. We take full responsibility for any mistakes and annoyances we may have caused you during your travel. We hope that we did not completing lose your trust in us as we believe to be running at full force now with great customer service as well as a better turn around rate for readily available rooms on the weekends. Feel free to get in contact with management if you ever consider returning to the area and we will provide you with a discount to makeup for our downfalls in June!

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Additional Information about Boulders Inn & Suites

Address: 300 Boulder Pointe, Polk City, IA 50226-1074
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Location: United States > Iowa > Polk City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Polk City
Price Range: $102 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Boulders Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Whether you are traveling for business, planning a boating weekend, a golf outing, or a romantic get-away, Boulders Inn & Suites offers tranquility. Our contemporary guest rooms and suites are elegantly appointed. ... more   less 
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