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Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ellsworth
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The company i work for picks the hotels for us so i was expecting the worst but the hotel really wasn't that bad, the management was foreign but he seemed able to communicate just fine, better than most id say. The beds were comfy, rooms were large, they had a pool and a hot tub, and they attempt at an ambiance lol, the tv remote didn't work and the doors were hard to open but the rooms did have a microwave and fridge

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Chris E
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Reviewed August 16, 2006

My cousin and I took our Grandma "home" to the Harvest Festival the last weekend of July, 2006. The festival is in the neighboring town of Wilson, but we waited too long to book there and stayed instead at this motel.

The room was a pretty typical motel room, ours had two beds, TV with remote, lots of cable channels, a dresser, a closet with hangers, a desk, two chairs, nightstand, radio alarm clock. The sink was separate from the shower/tub & toilet which was nice, so someone could brush their teeth, do their hair, etc. while the other used the shower. One complaint-the shower drained really slow.

Some bonuses were there was a coffee maker in the room, a hairdryer, lotion, soap, shampoo. The A/C was strong! There are also laundry facilities (for a charge) ice makers & vending machines on site. There is a pool (ice cold-but that' not a bad thing in Kansas in late July) and hot tub. The rooms have two doors, one opens to the parking lot, the other to a little courtyard. They also provided a continental breakfast each morning with toast, bagels, donuts, sweet bread, fruit (apples & oranges) cream cheese & butter, juice, coffee, hot & cold cereal.

The other guests were very friendly, as was everyone we met in Kansas. Front desk was helpful and knew alot about the area. They brought extra pillows to our room within 15 minutes of our request, plus extra towels.

We were warned not to eat at the cafe next to the motel, so we didn't, but we enjoyed the buffet at Pizza Hut on the other side. There's also a Dairy Queen. Be warned, things close down pretty early.

In the surrounding area:
In Wilson we ate at a restaurant called "Made From Scratch" that offered a German lunch buffet, as well as a basic menu with burgers, sandwiches, pies, breakfasts, etc. The food was decent and inexpensive. Also if you find yourself dying of the heat in Wilson head over to the Midland Hotel after 4:00 and go down the stairs to the right of the entrance to the tavern. I think it may have been called Drummer's Tavern. It'a a cute little AIR CONDITIONED Tavern. Also we found a Mexican Restaurant in Kanopolis Kansas, a town just a few minutes away that was surprisingly good. It's called Orozco's Portales. It wasn't exaclty like what we were used to, but she brought out extra hot salsa for us which was awesome (homemade) and my husband really liked the tamales. It was our favorite meal in Kansas, it was a popular place.

Overall the room was basic and clean. All we needed was a place to sleep and shower and this exceeded our expectations. Feel free to email with questions.


  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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5  Thank Susanota
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Address: 1414 Foster Rd, Ellsworth, KS 67439-3113
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Location: United States > Kansas > Ellsworth
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ellsworth
Price Range: $73 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn located in Ellsworth, Kansas. We are near Interstate 70 on the junction of highways 156 and 140. Our property is less than 5 miles away from some of the most popular museums in town including the Ellsworth County Museum (Hodgden House) and Fort Harker Museum. For your recreational pleasure, we are also near the Kanopolis Drive-In Theater, Ellsworth Antique Mall, Coach and Four Bowling Lanes, and the Ellsworth Golf Course. Your dining options are endless in the heart of this small town, with several restaurants including Sonic, Paden's Place, Gambino's Pizza and Koyote Den, less than 2 miles away. Delicious Mexican and Chinese food, is only 1 miles away. Americas Best Value Inn of Ellsworth, Kansas features 36 spacious rooms. All guest rooms are generously equipped with Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Cable TV, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing Board, and Complimentary Local Calls. All of our guests are invited to enjoy a variety of amenities, including Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax/Copy Services, Vending Machines, and Ice Machines. Our hotel also features a Indoor Pool and a convenient Guest Laundromat. We offer a spacious conference facility with Internet access to accommodate most event and business functions. Come stay with us at Americas Best Value Inn - Ellsworth where our convenient amenities, friendly staff, and affordable rates await you. ... more   less 
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