Ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Disappointed

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: Continental breakfast was okay, waffles only warm thing but better then just cereal.
Cons: Make sure renters have a parking place. D├ęcor was made of old deckboards, yuck the fish and bugs that have come in contact with those headboards..yuck
Location: good location, fairly close to everything
The motel looks sketchy, not very nice. They have fixed it up but it's still not what I would call nice. I would not want to stay there again. With the cost I expected a 4 star motel. Pool was outside and too cold to swim in, paid $750 for 3 nights and didn't even get a parking place. I recommend you stay at Fillenworths or AmericInn.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 17, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Oh Shoot! We do want you to enjoy your stay and are so sorry that you didn't. Since our purchase on June 17, we plan on improving and adding to our motel. But, we realize everyone may not like our style of decorating and design. Thank you for your business and we hope the rest of your summer is awesome! Kindly, Misty
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Lincoln, NE

Great hotel!!

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Perfect family hotel with plenty to do in grounds commons. (bikes, horse shoes, fire pits/grills w/wood and charcoal there, hoolahops and pool)
Cons: The rooms had minimal lighting and if you didn't have the blinds open or at night they were kinda dark.
Location: Not far from the lake and within walking distance to shopping, foods, and docks.)
Upon arrival staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was ready on time and very clean. The grounds was kept up and the beds were VERY comfortable. Would stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
KENDRA!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! thank you! thanks YOU! WE SOOOO love our awesome guest's taking the time to hit the LOVE button upon their return home. Serious, it means the world to us!! I hope it isn't too long until you are back at THE BLOCK!! PLease....do come back!! SUPER SOON! Sitting in Boji with a big, fat smile cause of you! Misty and the Rockstar Crew!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Cole

Posted Jul 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 11, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Cole, Thank you for leaving us four stars!! We think that is beyond sweet! Please come back and see us ASAP! Thank you for the business and I hope the rest of your summer is fabulous! Misty & the Rockstar Crew of Vintage Block!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Carolinefrom Georgia

A great place with personal service

Posted Jul 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
We loved our stay. The room was clean, spacious, and imaginatively decorated, with plenty of room for six adults on a bike tour. Brand new bathroom and kitchen area, with thoughtful touches like a table and chairs out side the front door for relaxing. Hosts were terrific, greeting us with free ice pops and welcome advice for dining. The pool is wonderful and clean. Breakfast is tasty and extensive, and goes beyond the ordinary tasteless hotel fare. Thank you for a great stay!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 11, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Caroline! Oh and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you loved your stay! yeah!! I can't thank you enough for taking time to love us up on line!! I am so happy you landed at Vintage Block during your ride! We think THAT ROCKS!!! Please, do come back and see us again if you travels bring you to the Okoboji area. Thanks so much for your review and your business!! Have an awesome rest of the summer!! Kindly, with a big...fat...smile! Misty and the Block Crew!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Meganfrom Philadelphia

Posted Jul 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
When I pulled up to the motel, I thought the place needed a renovation. I found out that the hotel is in the process of being renovated by a new owner. The rooms were clean and refreshed. The breakfast was a good basic continental breakfast. I had trouble getting the wifi connection in my room, but it could be the staff did not tell me the correct information to connect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 25, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We love your comments and can't thank you enough for your business!! You traveled a long way to come and I am so happy that you enjoyed our little modern motel. We have big plans to keep on keepin' on and we will continue to update and upgrade! And yes...that includes the internet! Thanks so much and if you are ever back in our area, please consider staying with us again! Kindly, with a big...fat...smile! Misty and the Vintage Block Crew
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient location to all activities

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Location, room, pool, "deck", carpet ball, campfire
Cons: Pedals put on the fun surreys! Protein added to breakfast (hard-boiled eggs).
Location: Swim, boat, plays, concerts, eat, eat, eat
A motel is usually not my choice of stay. However, this was a good choice. Clean room, lots of room, close parking, and very friendly staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 17, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
We are sooooo happy you decided to give us a try!!! THANK YOU! And we appreciate your comments as a motel isn't a lot of people's first choice and we are trying so hard to be that BIG surprise!! Please do come back and see us as we have plans to keep on improving and adding to our property to make our guests stay more enjoyable!! We appreciate your time and comments! Have an awesome rest of summer!! Kindly, with a nice, big smile, Misty & the entire Crew at Vintage Block!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Iowa

Retro motel

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: Park right in front of your room. Comfortable bed. Nice TV.
Cons: Clean cobwebs from window. Towel rack in the bathroom would be helpful. Needs TV station locator guide in room. I asked for one, wrong data given
Location: Excellent
Once the shock of "what have I booked?" wore off I decided the Vintage Motel would meet our needs. The motel has a great green space with pool and new gazebo which would be great for young families. Wi-fi didn't reach to our room, but I could go up to the lobby area and get it. Knob missing off of our AC unit so we couldn't adjust the temp. Very nice housekeeper said she would look and see if she could find a replacement, but she apparently could not. The motel is under brand new management and in the process of refurbishing. I'm sure the place will be awesome in a year or so. Not sure if I will book again in the future, but I would say we got our money's worth. Very nice bathroom - even though the door did not completely shut. I always appreciate the complimentary breakfast and this was very good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
OH we do appreciate your comments! I can't tell you how many people say, "Oh, Misty, we drove up and saw a motel and went, Yikes...but we are SOOOOOO glad we found Vintage BLOCK! Cause it Rocks!" Serious...I like to describe it as a unique, creative, slice of Okoboji. A Modern Motel! Kristi and I can't wait to get in our rooms and hit the weaknesses that you describe! We know we need too and we will. We are so committed to our property and look forward to getting bigger and better every year!! Thank you so much for your business. I do hope we see you again and see if we can't get one or two more stars out of you. I am going to give it my best shot!! Have an awesome rest of summer! Take good care! Kindly, Misty and the Entire VB TEAM! YEAH!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Noice!

Posted Jul 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
Ideally located for what we like to do in Okoboji. The price is very reasonable for the location. We love the fire pits, and family atmosphere, but mainly the location! Improvements: new shower heads, new faucets in sinks, fix the surrey bikes, so at least one of them works, include a form of protein with the breakfast.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 25, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Thank you for the super nice review! I agree with everything you said! We are replacing the shower heads once we close and we have already ordered new parts of the bicycle! I will look into adding protein next year for breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to love us up and give us some tips! We soooo appreciate it! Have an excellent rest of the summer! All the ultimate best! Misty & the Entire Crew at Vintage Block
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Weekend get away

Posted Jul 1, 2014
All and all not bad not as good as I wanted to to be
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
Thanks so much for the comment! You know what? We aren't as good as we want to be YET either! And we will keep on keeping on until we get 5 stars from you! We have super plans to keep updating our little slice of heaven and I hope that you will come back and give us another try. Thank you so much for spending your hard earned dollars with us. Please do come back! Kindly, Misty
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bellevue NE

Vintage Block is Awesome!

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Funky kind of a Route 66 vibe.
Cons: I can't thik of a thng
Location: Amusement Park for the kids dockside bars for adults
My kids and I kiccked back for 9 days in a fun, funky laidback place where we were upgraded and pampered. We loved it. Could not have been better.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 14, 2014 by Misty, Hotel Management
OH GOODNESS!! Did we so enjoy you and your Rockstar kids! You guys were the ultimate best! I am hoping you will make this an annual trip! We would love to have you with us every year! Thank you so much for your business and taking the time to love us up on line....we love that INDEED! Have a super year and let us know if you come up our way!! All the best! The Rockstar Crew of Vintage Block!