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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We travel south each winter and then back home to Wisconsin every spring. we stopped in Fort Dodge and were pleasantly surprised with this hotel! The rates were very reasonable and the staff was friendly.The room was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our dinner in the Eilers, which was very busy! The steak was delicious so I understand why...

Thank sn0wbirdswi
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Budget Host Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience review with us! We truly appreciate your kinds words and are glad to hear we surpassed your lodging expectations. We look forward to seeing you again next winter/spring migration!

Vinton, Iowa
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here not by choice. The company I worked for decided were we stayed. So I had to stay here. The door lock to get inside the main building needed to be replaced because every time you used it you had to work the key to get in. The smell of old outdated rooms filled the hallway, except by the...

1Thank Jason_Opinion
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Budget Host Inn, responded to this review

We apologize you found your stay to be less than favorable. We understand there were unforeseen circumstances which had you stay in the area however, we are glad we were able to accommodate you.

Mankato, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Working in town and couldn't ask for a better rate and great service! The staff is friendly and helpful. The Eilers steakhouse is excellent choice for a good meal after a long day on the job! It is an older hotel but it has been well cared for. I would like yo see some updates in the future. I would...

3Thank Justin K
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at Budget Host Inn, responded to this review

Justin, Thank you for your review as we do try to make all our guests stay as comfortable as possible. We appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to visit us again if you are ever in the Fort Dodge area again.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a poor excuse for a hotel. It is a very old hotel and looks it. The furniture, drapes and carpet are old. In a non smoking room, the bedspreads had huge cigarette burns all over it. There was a cigarette burn on the bathtub along with cracks in the bathtub. The rug was loose and my husband tripped...

6Thank naomi50501
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Very old. Overpriced. This place still has room KEYS. I had to try multiple times to get the key to work. Smoking and non smoking rooms in same hallway. Mattresses felt like box springs. Curtains were stained. Staff however was very friendly and helpful. On site restaurant and bar was nice.

5Thank KellyBB12
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Absolutely by far the single WORST hotel/motel that we have ever stayed in. The place hasn't been updated since it opened that includes the mattresses, bedding blankets ect....the springs were coming through the bed mattresses broken down & lopsided stains covering the mattresses sheets kept falling off because instead of using a fitted bottom sheet they threw on another (dirty)...

6Thank kbrundo
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The front staff was very rude and defensive, not to mention very unprofessional looking and speaking. The halls smelled of horrible smoke. The pool had so much chlorine in it, my son got asthma. We were woke up in the middle of the night by someone being thrown against the wall in the next room, yelling obsenities and screaming from...

4Thank Jill K
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Not spectacular, but not bad for an older establishment. Employees were very pleasant. Swimming pool was very clean & well kept up!

1Thank 555smile
ft. dodge
Reviewed 18 September 2011

I am a construction worker and travel all over the united states, and have stayed at alot of hotels and motels. This place was terrible, from plumbing issues to dirty sheets and dirty towels, along with bugs in the rooms. It was 31 degrees out and i turned on the heater and it blew out cold air. I asked the...

3Thank Jay f
Humboldt, Iowa
Reviewed 22 August 2011

It isn't the Marriott, but for the price, it's a good place to stay for a night.

2Thank TheSuperAdventurer

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Budget Inn in Fort Dodge, Iowa your are getting more than just your regular Budget Inn Stay. With a newly built Restaurant right on the premises, full bar and tons of amenities to enjoy, why leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Host Inn

Address: 116 Kenyon Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 (Formerly Quality Inn North)
Region: United States > Iowa > Fort Dodge
Price Range: $93 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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“Non-smoking kings are very nice!”
sn0wbirdswi, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I had a new remodeled king on the second floor”
justink705, 18 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose another hotel.”
naomi50501, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
JillK384, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
“rooms smell like ashtrays”
jayf257, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
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