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Gold Key Motel

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Winterset, Iowa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Spent the night here while out with friends at flea markets and was really surprised with past reviews. It was a small, older and run down motel with old fixtures, different color tiles, sinks, and stools. no one took a shower but my friend did lean over the tub to wash her hair and said There's hair in here. The...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Driving from Oklahoma to Duluth we didn't make a reservation anyplace planning on staying in Mason City. When we got closer and started looking for hotels everything was either 150$ and/or booked. We stopped and did some Internet browsing. We had passed the exit to Hampton we Googled it and found the Gold Key Motel, it is a throwback to...

Thank CHSTigersFan
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My husband and I stay here often for work. They have clean rooms that have been updated with awesome beds. The shower is also wonderful, and the TV and internet are really good too. The owners are very friendly, and helpful. Just like coming home each time we come back. Would highly recommend this motel.

1Thank ROGER M
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Excellent guest service from the owners and the price is good. Room was very clean and odor free. The furniture in the room was somewhat dated but the TV was newer with very good channel selections. There is a small refrigerator as well as a microwave available. Bed was comfortable and I slept soundly. Bathroom was basic and older in...

Thank MBgolfnut
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Gold Key is clean, comfortable, quiet (I slept like a rock even through a heavy Iowa storm), and the owners were very friendly and helpful. As a traveling photographer I stay in all kinds of places across the U.S., and Gold Key was a breath of fresh air during my five-day stay stay in Hampton.

2Thank Lance R
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This motel has been around years but the new owners are gradually remodeling each room and they are very accommodating. Although our room was the old style, it was big and comfortable. The BBQ grills (with propane) are a nice touch and we enjoyed having dinner at the picnic tables.

1Thank Aggie1994
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I like the ma and pa motels we have stayed in. This one is a nice one outside of Hampton and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice, quiet stay. The owners were friendly and willing to make our visit pleasant. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We used the microwave for popcorn...

2Thank Joann4415
University Park, Iowa USA
Reviewed 8 April 2013

What I liked was the new owners who go all out to make your stay a good one. There were no stairs to climb,no trains to shake the walls and toot their horns:) I was able to pop corn, get a cold drink, watch flat screen TV, and check my emails all from a clean, comfortable and affordable room. What...

1Thank RickU570
Laura B, Owner at Gold Key Motel, responded to this review

One of our favorite things about running a motel is helping our guests to feel happy and comfortable, and it really makes our day when someone tells us that we're making that happen! Do come again, and don't forget to request your favorite room.

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My family and I needed a place to stay while driving across Iowa and landed here. It was very quiet, clean and affordable. The staff was also very nice. The fridge and high speed internet was nice as well. Most hotels near the interstate seem too packed and over priced. This was a few miles (about 12) from the Interstate,...

Thank Matt K
Laura B, Owner at Gold Key Motel, responded to this review

We're glad you stayed with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Allison, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I have a friend that comes into town few times a year. It's nice to go there to visit him with no hassles and enjoy our quiet, private time. I look forward to my next visit. I'm very happy that you are so fair on your prices.

Thank Marci M
Laura B, Owner at Gold Key Motel, responded to this review

We're so glad you feel welcome and comfortable! We want all our guests to feel at home here, and we always enjoy seeing the familiar faces come through our door.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old-fashioned service never goes out of style here! We're a small, locally owned & operated motel, without the fancy amenities, but with charming alternatives - borrow books, bake pizzas, buy snacks/ice on the honor system, grill steaks, sit on benches, pet the dog, and just generally make yourself at home. Don't come here if you really want to stay in chain hotels with pools, jacuzzis, and exercise rooms. You can wander around and look at the gardens, though, and check the patio table for fresh veggies to grill with your meat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gold Key Motel

Address: 1570B Highway 65, Hampton, IA 50441-7464
Region: United States > Iowa > Hampton
Price Range: €41 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“I had better wi-fi connection closer to the office.”
169lancer, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Most rooms are filled with construction workers, so ask if a newly remodeled room is available.”
Aggie1994, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There was not a hair dryer for me to use in the morning, I didn't ask the owners if they had one for me to borrow. I just got by.”
Joann4415, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
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