I just stayed here the past weekend with my mother and two children. We came out for a family bridal shower in Colfax so the location was extremely convenient. We usually stay at the Americinn in Newton but there was a race going on that weekend and that hotel was booked so we thought we would give this a try. I have to say, everyone who worked at the hotel was courteous, but not exactly helpful. We paid $120 for a regular room with 2 queen beds because there was a race going on that weekend in Newton.
When we first checked in, we went to our room and the room smelled musty and mildewy the moment we walked in. When I took off my sandals the carpet felt moist. I checked the entire room and the carpet was wet throughout so I went to the front desk to ask for a different room. The front desk clerk acted like she was surprised and gave us another room. (both on the first floor) The second room was the same way, damp carpet and musty smell. I figured it must be damp from the humidity (it was extremely humid and hot while we were there) and thought I would just ignore that and deal with it. That night after our family get together, I took my two 4 yr olds swimming. They jumped in the pool and as I was about to also, I noticed something on the floor. At first I thought it was a dead cricket, but then after inspecting the floor further, I found SEVEN DEAD BABY FROGS around the pool area. My mother went to complain to the front desk and they said that frogs come in every day and they die in there and are cleaned up the next morning. I also saw a baby frog that was still alive at the bottom of the pool. The following morning after a terrible sleep because I was so grossed out, my mom found a frog in our bathroom.
I have been coming to this area for the pat 32 years. Stay at the Americinn in Newton if at all possible. Otherwise, stay in Des Moines, The Country Inn in Grinnell or in Iowa City. Even the hotels at Amana have gone downhill and we don't stay there anymore. :(
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Colfax
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