Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 5, 2014
It was ok just needed a place for overnight just need's some updating in the room on their t.v.,bed's and bedding.The breakfast was good.It was an ok place.
by Lisa from St. Paul, MN
Bates MotelPosted Jun 16, 2014
Pros: The fellow who checked me in was pleasant.
Cons: Everything could be improved. They need to bulldoze the whole thing down and start from scratch.
Location: The motel is right in Walnut Iowa. This little town has lots of antique stores ans several antique fairs outdoors during the summer months.
My husband and I needed a place to stay in Walnut Iowa for an antique fair. The Econo Lodge looked okay in the picture and the reviews were decent, plus everything else was booked. I wasn't looking for the Ritz, just a decent, modern and clean place to stay for one night. The place looked really seedy from the outside, however, the lobby looked reasonably pleasant. I was checked in by a friendly, but seriously under dressed young man. The check in process went well enough, and I was given my keys and directed to my room. The hallways were narrow, dingy and poorly lit. The room was worse than the hallway and the exterior of the building combined, with a generous sprinkling of gross factor thrown in. The bathroom was especially dreadful. Put a couple of items on a shelf under the mirror on the wall, and the shelf partially gave way. Lifted the lid on the toilet and there was evidence that someone had recently taken a number two in there. Nice. Took a shower and found myself standing in three inches of water. Just gross. Two days later, and my back still hurts from sleeping on the slab disguised as a mattress. Recalling my stay makes me want to go take a shower. I hope I didn't catch anything.
Broken windowsPosted May 19, 2014
Pros: The fridge and microwave I nthe room
Cons: Bathroom floor needs to be clean before guest arrive
Location: Walnut is a antigue town.Very interesting
The windows would not latch shut. someone could very easily pulled off the screen and came right in,.
for Everyoneby Elaine from Jamestown, NY, USA
Very comfortable and pleasing hotelPosted Sep 27, 2012
Pros: The room decor, it was a very good match with the colors of the local outdoors
Cons: The fact that one of the smoke detectors in the hall way was beeping and needed a new battery.
Location: The location was great right off the Interstate and so easy to find by tired travelers
This hotel was very comfortable and clean. The room decor was bright and cheerful, not bland with an off white color. The breakfast was better than most and the area was large enough to hold several people at the same time. Laundry room was easy to find and use. We hope to stay at this Econo Lodge many more times.
by A verified traveler
not so goodPosted Aug 20, 2012
older, not modernized , tub didnt drain well, carpet torn in doorway, but it was fairly clean.
for Couplesby heather from Auburn, NE 68305, USA
great hotel for a quick stay!Posted Jul 9, 2012
Pros: Convience to antique shops
Cons: Kinda dirty needs a deep clean
Location: Very easy to find
The hotel was nice. Not real quiet...could hear everything in the halls...needs some up keep and deep cleaning. Close to antique shops and convience store across the street. Overall a good stay!