Posted Jun 14, 2013
My wife and I came to Storm Lake, IA to run the Marathon to Marathon and had reservations at a hotel in Storm Lake. I had never been to Storm Lake and am not from the area so I didn’t have any idea what was available but we were only going to be coming in basically to sleep overnight and would be checking out around 5 the next morning so I didn’t reserve a room at one of the more expensive hotels. When we got there the hotel was a complete rat hole and the room smelled horribly, like a mixture of stale smoke, mildew and cat urine that had been covered over by a can full of off brand Lysol.
I immediately started looking for somewhere else to stay but nothing was available in Storm Lake because of the marathon, however Best Western had rooms available in Cherokee, IA and I didn’t know anything about Cherokee but I figured it had to be better than the dump where we had reservations so it was a pretty easy choice to drive the 20 minutes to Cherokee and stay there for the night. I am very glad we did. In fact, I would stay here again if I were coming back to the area even if I had an abundance of other choices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2016 by Manager Best Western La Grande Hacienda, Hotel Management
Thank you for your wonderful response, we look forward to having you as our guest soon!!!