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“THIS IS AN ECONOMY HOTEL. Stop acting like you paid for a resort.”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Le Mars
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The hotel has the lowest rate in town. Repainted all rooms with new mattresses carpet and bedding. Anyone who complains about a FREE breakfast not being up to there expectations needs to remember that before discounts are rooms are $65/night. If you want to specify the room type u want "away from smoking or on a specific floor. MAKE A RESERVATION! THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR.

Room Tip: First and 3 foors are most quiter
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at a little after 5pm. Was told our room wasnt ready. So we went to supper. Stormed that evening. Our daughters room the window leaked and had rain pouring in. I ask to get a differant room and was told all rooms were down. (Not sure what that meant). Thankfully the rain stopped. Our room had bugs in the tub. The next morning we went for breakfast at 7:30. They were out of biscuits and gravy and said they werent going to make more because it takes too long. No coffee either. When we mentioned that to desk girl she just said yeah i know. Price was good but will we will pay more to stay some where else next time.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very disappointed...was to be "newly refurbished" and from observations had hardly started. Shower did not work, no stopper in sink, toilet unsafe to sit on. One party in our group requested their toilet be fixed because it was broken, only to be told there was no one available to fix it.
We arrived at 3:30ish and they were aware our group was coming. They were not ready stating "they had a full house the night before and weren't ready yet."...it would be another half hour. We were on a tight schedule, but our bus took a half-hour drive through town.
Breakfasts were a joke. "Columbian" coffee which is usually very strong was like brown water -- BOTH MORNINGS. I couldn't even drink it. The "orange juice" was either orange kool aid, or maybe Crystal Lite...definitely NOT orange juice.
No one assisted with luggage and since there were necessary steps to either floor, and we had some handicapped individuals, it was quite a handicap.
We would never stay there again, and in fact, if it were a hotel used on a future bus trip, we would not go on the trip,.
The 2 stars is because it was very clean...although was very old and run down so was difficult to get that fresh, clean smell. Sheets were very clean and in spite of condition of bathroom it was very clean.
Oh...also train several times, but we love the train so wasn't a problem for us. Air conditioner was a bit noisy, but kept room adequately cool.

Room Tip: No clue...someone said their room smelled smoke, but ours did not. Again, we would NOT stay there ag...
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Way off the beaten path. Good for an overnight cheap hotel. Staff was nice but very confused at check in. Put us in a room then had to switch us because he thought the room may have been checked out to someone else. Says it was just remodeled. Not very well!

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kf7ez
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The receptionist tried to take a photo copy of my credit card and drivers lic. in case we trashed the room. Had to call the owner after much discussion how she wasn't. Was going to put us in a room on second or third "smoking floor". Magically had a room on the first floor after saying they were just down with those in renovations. The shower curtains are too short for the bathtubs so beware if you get some water on the floor and that trashing charge. The breakfast was disappointing as well. Couldn't even get a tea bag for a some hot tea. The morning receptionist sure could have used a bath as well. But at least the room was clean.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Karen H
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Address: 1201 Hawkeye Ave SW, Le Mars, IA 51031-1865 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn / Le Mars)
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Region: United States > Iowa > Le Mars
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Le Mars
Price Range: €47 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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Super 8 Le Mars
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