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“Not family oriented”
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American Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Boone
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We reserved two rooms during Thomas the Train weekend. We were very stunned and so disappointed in the lack of...the pool was very cold that it could not be enjoyable for swimming (which the grandchildren looked forward to), the code given to us for the pool room would not work for us nor the staff and took some work to get into, the continential breakfast was the poorest I have had in all my traveling. Nothing healthy but two very sugary cerals, some white bread for toast, and small pastry rolls (which an adult would need several to get filled up on, but not for a diabetic!). Something such as fruit, oatmeal, or even a waffle/pancake would have been nice. When attempting to get on the computer to find directions for the state park, the desk staff was not helpful. She said it was slow, but after 7-10 minutes, it was obvious it was not up or running. The room was given a new paint job, with paint left on the ironing board (so did not use it), calk spread around the sink was not cleaned up on the sink fixtures, and towels for only one person instead of two. The pillows were so flad and you knew they had never been "fluffed up", the entire time of useage. Save your hard earned money, and if need be, drive to Ames~~~~

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank lindy p
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

We had a anniversary weekend planned for our grandparents in Boone and the only hotel that was available was the Econo Lodge. The pictures on line weren't the best, but this was the only hotel available in town as it was family weekend at ISU. Rooms were large enough for all of us. There was a meeting room by the pool that was great for all of us to hang out in and still watch the kids play. Breakfast was pretty light, but the service was good. Good price and it worked great for our weekend!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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9  Thank knott02
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Additional Information about American Inn

Address: 1215 S Story St, Boone, IA 50036-5020 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > Iowa > Boone
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Boone
Price Range: $108 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — American Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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