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“Bargain near Ames”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Super 8 Story City

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Super 8 Story City
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Story City
Mantorville
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Bargain near Ames”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is our second stay at this hotel and is an overall good value compared to hotels closer to Iowa State. For a small hotel, I am pleased that the rooms are quiet, and the beds are comfortable. It is not a fancy hotel, but it has all we need for our visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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WYOMING
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The rooms were nice and large with updates. We would have appreciated there being a table and 2 chairs in the room. We asked at the desk for one more straight back chair but she did not have any. We ended up using a night stand, an upholstered chair and a straight back chair to play cards. It was not real comfortable. There is certainly enough room to put a small table in the corner. The room was not very sound proof as we heard other guests going down the hall and from the level above us as well. Several restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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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
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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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
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Additional Information about Super 8 Story City

Property: Super 8 Story City
Address: 515 Factory Outlet Drive, Story City, IA 50248
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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 
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