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Featured Motels in Storm Lake

Super 8 by Wyndham Spencer
2 out of 5
209 11th St SW, Hwy 18 & 71 at South T, Spencer, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$51
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

Located in the heart of Spencer, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Spencer Municipal Golf Course and Riverview Park. Clay County Fairgrounds is 2.2 mi (3.6 ...

3.6/5Good! (86 reviews)

"Everything was clean, staff was nice. Only thing is fan didn't work in bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Spencer
Super 8 by Wyndham Carroll
2 out of 5
1757 Hwy 71 N, Carroll, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$55
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

Situated in Carroll, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Northwest Park and Carroll Municipal Golf Course. Swan Lake State Park is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

3.2/5 (133 reviews)

"Room was quiet, needed to be cleaned, but I was able to sleep."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Carroll
Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake
2 out of 5
1504 Lake Ave, Storm Lake, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$55
per night
Nov 20 - Nov 21

Situated in Storm Lake, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Harker House, Buena Vista University, and Chautauqua Park. Storm Lake Golf Course is 2.7 mi (4.3 ...

3.5/5Good! (67 reviews)

"Property was clean. Beds weren’t bad. I would have liked a bit heavier blanket, but I was fine."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake
Burke Inn Motel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1225 Plaza Drive, Carroll, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$50
per night
Nov 29 - Nov 30

Situated in Carroll, this motel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Northwest Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Carroll Municipal Golf Course. Swan Lake State Park is 5.1 mi ...

3.4/5 (49 reviews)

"Our room was EXTREMELY clean, not a speck of dust or dirt anywhere! The only things unsettling were the musty/moldy smell of the room (possibly from not being opened for a long time?). And our king size bed was up against a queen size head headboard.. a big gap for your pillows to slip through."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Burke Inn Motel & Suites
Super 8 by Wyndham Ida Grove
2 out of 5
90 E Highway 175 Ida Grove, Ida Grove, IA
$55
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2

Situated in Ida Grove, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ida Grove City Park and Ida Grove Country Club. Holstein Country Club is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

4.2/5Excellent! (87 reviews)

"Since my husband has a feeding tube because of effects of radiation treatments,he is required to sleep in a recliner or upright position. Therefore we were happy to find a hotel with this amenity. We were surprised to find a spa in the room as well. Very happy with our stay at Super 8."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Ida Grove
Super 8 by Wyndham Carroll/East
2 out of 5
701 Bella Vista Dr, Carroll, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$61
per night
Nov 21 - Nov 22

Situated in Carroll, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Northwest Park, Carroll Municipal Golf Course, and Swan Lake State Park. Black Hawk State Park and Yellow ...

4.1/5Very Good! (143 reviews)

"Very small facility and second floor was not handicap accessible. Other wise clean and adequate if your goal it to lay your head down and sleep."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Carroll/East
Econo Lodge
2 out of 5
102 11th St. SW Plaza Dr., Spencer, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$60
per night
Nov 15 - Nov 16

Located in the heart of Spencer, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Spencer Municipal Golf Course and Riverview Park. Clay County Fairgrounds is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (88 reviews)

"Staff was very pleasant and breakfast was very good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Econo Lodge
South T Motel
2 out of 5
1004 S Grand Ave, Spencer, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$55
per night
Nov 15 - Nov 16

Situated in Spencer, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Spencer Municipal Golf Course and Riverview Park. Clay County Fairgrounds is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) ...

3.6/5Good! (108 reviews)

"I didn't like being woke at 7:30 to request payment for pet fee. Could have waited to ask for pet pee until we checked out. But other than that we pleased"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

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Super 8 by Wyndham Storm Lake
Super 8 by Wyndham Storm Lake
2 out of 5
101 W Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA
$76
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
4/5Very Good! (239 reviews)

"The stay for the week while doing business in the area was ok, but other guests in the hotel were loud and very disrespectful to the staff and other patrons. There was a lot of shady stuff happening that those individuals were doing."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Storm Lake
Best Western La Grande Hacienda
Best Western La Grande Hacienda
2.5 out of 5
1401 N 2nd Street, Cherokee, IA
$62
per night
Nov 22 - Nov 23
4.1/5Very Good! (137 reviews)

"Staff was great, and friendly. Rooms were clean and easily accessible. The town of Cherokee is a little bit remote, but the location had nearby amenities."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Best Western La Grande Hacienda
Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake
Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake
2 out of 5
1504 Lake Ave, Storm Lake, IA
$55
per night
Nov 20 - Nov 21
3.5/5Good! (67 reviews)

"Property was clean. Beds weren’t bad. I would have liked a bit heavier blanket, but I was fine."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake
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Storm Lake Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are more than 12 hotels and other lodging choices in Storm Lake, though you'll find just 2 low-cost motels. These budget-friendly accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Fun fact: The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a place to stay for the weary traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motels often include free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool.

Here are some of our customers' recommended Storm Lake motels to choose from:

Super 8 by Wyndham Ida Grove

  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Budget Inn Motel Storm Lake

  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

What to Do in Storm Lake

Those who've visited Storm Lake have good things to say about its waterparks and lakeside. As you're sightseeing around the area, be sure to enjoy all there is to see and do.

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Chautauqua Park
  • Gillette Park
  • Ida Grove City Park

To learn more about local history, take some time at:

  • Cherokee Depot
  • Courthouse Square

During your trip, here are some other places to visit:

  • Black Hawk State Park
  • Pocahontas Golf Club
  • Sanford Museum & Planetarium

Storm Lake is also popular for its:

  • Live music
  • Cafés
  • Theater
  • Countryside
  • Parks
  • Jazz

Best Time to Visit Storm Lake

Figure out the ideal time to visit Storm Lake by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and June, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 52° F and nighttime temperatures average 8° F
  • April-June: 83° F is the daytime average and 31° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 83° F and nighttime averages are around 45° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 68° F during the day and 9° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 34.61 inches in a year

How to Get to Storm Lake and Around the Area

Storm Lake Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Fort Dodge, IA (FOD-Fort Dodge Regional) Airport 52.2 mi (84 km)