We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Feeling welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Super 8 Story City

Super 8 Story City
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Super 8 Story City
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Story City
Write a Review

148 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    26
    36
    41
    21
    24
See reviews for
65
29
23
24
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

We have stayed here several times through the years and we have yet to be disappointed. The rooms are always clean, the beds comfortable and the owners are not only efficient but very nice. We had vehicle trouble on one of our stays and he went out of his way to help us. With owners like these who really care about their property we will stay here whenever we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank frayser48
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Stopped here to stay on way to Mn. Was very pleasantly surprised. Was clean and new. Nothing fancy but great for the price. The next morning saw head of housekeeping checking cleanliness of rooms checking above windows under counters ect... How refreshing to see someone who truly cares about their guests. Would recommend this as a great stopover on your way to wherever. Also check out the quaint little town. Has its own cauresel and great antique store

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank snowdoc2001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KC MO
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

The staff was friendly and the room had been cleaned. The AC was having a hard time cooling the room. It was hot in the room until about 2 am when I woke up cold. It was a 100 degree day so the AC just couldn't handle it.

I'm a smoker and the smoking room I had must of had a chain smoker in it before me. For me to notice I would think that if there were any non-smoking rooms on the 2nd floor you would be able to smell it out in the hallway.

Bed was frim just the way I like them.

Would I stay again maybe for one night if I had a pet with me. If traveling without a pet probably not.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JDKC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Story City hotels

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
110 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

We decided to stay at this hotel when many in Ames, IA, were unavailable. Based on the reviews of it being an ok place, we stayed here. It was a very basic hotel. It was clean, but there was a fragrance throughout the hotel and in the room that is a problem if you are sensitive to fragrances, like I am. I will choose a different hotel, probably in a neighboring city, the next time I pass this way.

There are very few options for restaurants in this town. All of the restaurants are family restaurants; we wanted to have a beer with dinner, but that is not an option, as none of the restaurants have a bar. We ended up eating in a bar and having the food delivered to us from a nearby restaurant -- this was the suggestion of the bartender.

There are enough other cities close by with more options, so I will stay elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Minneapolis_MNLegs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prairie Home, Mo.
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Not bad for a one night stay while traveling through Iowa. Price was right, halls did smell a bit musty, but rooms were clean and did not smell bad at all. Small breakfast, but it is free. Beds were quite comfortable. We did have to remind the desk clerk to activate the a/c unit as he forgot to do that for us. But all in all, for this class of motel, it was quite good. Will stay there again as we pass through.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Medic1_mo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

We've stayed at three Super 8 hotels since being in the US, and have been happy with each one. Sure, they're not the Ritz, but we're not being charged for the Ritz, either. Our room was clean, nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and the towels and bedding were clean and stain-free. The walls seem well insulated in these hotels as we've never had a problem with noise or unpleasant temperatures. We've never encountered any of the negative experiences a few people have complained about with this chain. Maybe we've been lucky? Whatever the case, we will stay at Super 8 hotels again; in fact, we're booked in another Super 8 for the next three nights.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank BilbySA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Story City
0.2 mi away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#1 of 3 in Story City
4.5 of 5 bubbles 108 reviews
0.1 mi away
Viking Hotel
Viking Hotel
#3 of 3 in Story City
3.0 of 5 bubbles 11 reviews
12.4 mi away
Econo Lodge Ames
Econo Lodge Ames
#14 of 20 in Ames
3.5 of 5 bubbles 72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.4 mi away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ames
12.4 mi away
Baymont Inn & Suites Ames
10.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Ames
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Super 8 Story City? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Super 8 Story City

Property: Super 8 Story City
Address: 515 Factory Outlet Drive, Story City, IA 50248
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Iowa > Story City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Story City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Story City 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super 8 Story City hotel, conveniently located off Interstate 35, offers value in a picturesque Midwestern town. Only 45 minutes north of Des Moines and 10 minutes from Iowa State University, our Story City hotel offers easy access to local attractions and restaurants, including the antique Herschell-Spillman Carousel, VF Outlet Mall, River Bend Golf Course, Pizza Ranch, Happy Chef, McDonalds, Subway, and Dairy Queen. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Super 8 Story City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Super Eight Story City
Story City Super Eight
Story City Super 8
Super 8 Story City Iowa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing