Ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Saint Paul

Pretty good for Boone, Iowa

Posted Jul 14, 2015
I grew up in Boone and stayed in this hotel while visiting family. I have logged hundreds of nights in hotels in the last four years for business, and I consider this to be a decent hotel considering the size of Boone (12,000 residents). The hotel is clean but has a slightly outdated feel (carpets, decor, etc). The TV is flat screen but an old model that doesn't have good picture quality. They put a nice alarm clock / USB charging station on the nightstand which was handy. It's a two story hotel, but there is no elevator so if you have a physical disability or have heavy luggage, etc you should request staying on the first floor. It was a very hot day and the air conditioners on the second floor hallway could not keep up because they just have a wall unit installed in each end of the hallway (similar to the units in the rooms), so it was quite hot and stuffy in the hall. The bathroom is small but was not an issue for us because the vanity is separate (allowing one person to shower or use the restroom while the other gets ready). The ventilation in the bathroom was pretty bad. The room seemed pretty clean. This hotel gets fully booked on race nights (there is a race track nearby) so keep that in mind when booking. The continental breakfast is pretty minimal (cereal, donuts, toast, hard boiled eggs, waffle makers, etc). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Also, the pool and pool area is really nice compared to most Hampton Inns, Holiday Inns, etc that I have stayed in.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis

Hotel built for couples not families

Posted Jul 14, 2015
Pros: Staff was friendly and accommodating as best they could
Cons: outside of major remodel, not much
Expedia messed up reservation, booked a family of four into a room with a king bed only. Luckily hotel was able to accommodate us and put us into a standard room (two double beds). Extremely tight quarters. Had to strategically enter and exit bathroom. sink not in bathroom. Pool was pretty small but manageable. Restrictive policies regarding food and drink which we found unusual especially regarding having sodas poolside. about 5 chairs in pool area. Breakfast area similarly small. had to bring breakfast back to room.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice from the outside

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Pros: Pool area and lobby were nice
Cons: maybe a remodel of the interior.
Location: Not much to do.
Not very happy with the cleanliness of the carpet in the hallways and in the room. People were smoking next to the side entrance under the intake for my air conditioner. Breakfast was a disappointment (mini muffins) and not much else??
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Minnesota

Below average motel

Posted Jun 30, 2015
Pros: Close to Hwy 30. Only other motel was Super 8. Boone needs MORE motels.
Cons: We stayed in room #205. No way to improve this room...
Location: Had business in Ogden, Ia. Did not use Boone business's.
1st of all, it's way over priced. Not worth $144 per night. Would never stay here or pay that amount again. The bathroom was the smallest I've ever seen. Almost had to get in the tub to shut the door. Furniture was dirty and not comfortable. Ironing board cover dirty. Breakfast room way too SMALL for the number of guests staying. Could not move around to fix breakfast. Cold dry cereal tasted old.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler


Posted May 19, 2015
Pros: Good breakfast, close to attractions
Location: Boone Scenic Train & Museum
Housekeeping does not give you new shampoo or conditioner daily. That usually would have been no problem, but my husband and I had gotten dirty while riding the excursion train in Boone & needed to take a 2nd shower the 1st stay of our visit. By that next morning we barely had enough shampoo for our shower. I was unable to lower the water temperature in our shower. Although the faucet said it was on cold, it was still too hot for me to wash my face in the shower. Getting a sunburn during our day out on the 1st day, made this worse that next morning.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 10, 2015
Location: right near gas station and grocery stores...easy access to essentials.
We were there for only 6-7 hours on our way to a road race the next day. The hotel and rooms met our expectations and exactly what we needed. Check in and out were quick, and rooms were clean and comfortable.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Ronald from Maynard

comfort away from home

Posted Apr 26, 2015 on Hotels
Awesome staff - excellent on providing customer service
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from iowa city, Ia


Posted Apr 26, 2015
Their was no Kleenex supplied in the room. The toliet paper was very little on open roll...should have been replaced.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 23, 2015
Cons: The indoor pool experience would be greatly enhanced by installing a hot tub next to the pool.
The bed sheets did appear to be clean when we first arrived. There were some small hair fragments between the sheets. The rest of the room was clean and appeared to be well maintained.
1 out of 5
for Families
by Heidi from oshkosh wi

Capital B.A.D.!!!!

Posted Apr 6, 2015 on Hotels
Terrible... horrible... ridiculously bad! Lights not working... dirty clothes in room... broken beds... Never again will I stay there!