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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The room was nice, very very clean and the folks there were very nice. I don't have anything to complain about. There are a few decent places to eat nearby as well. We would recommend this hotels and stay there again.

Thank Eric L
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We strive to provide excellent customer service and a comfortable stay.

Reviewed 22 March 2016

The bathroom sink stopper was stuck down, so it wouldn't drain. Had to stick a bar of soap in to keep it up so I wouldn't have to stick my hand into nasty water to let it go down the drain. My son went to get ice and there wasn't any. He was told the machine must be broke by...

Thank pinkz2016
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our bathroom stoppers are the push button type where you push down to open and close. The ice machine had been shut off by a child that had been in the lobby earlier. We tell all our guests to call any time day or night if they have any issues with anything and we will...

Vinton, Iowa
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The only thing of note was that the single bed rooms were non smoking, while the double bed rooms were smoking. Made no sense because the two beds were twin and full... So one was designed for a child, in my eyes. Why would you allow smoking in a room where a child may stay?

Thank Sanford B
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. All of our full and twin beds are the same length as a queen, so that a tall man or woman would fit. We have several rooms that have 2 beds so that people don't have to sleep in the same bed but share the cost of the room. We have 3 rooms that are...

Winona, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We have stayed here may times and were very pleased with all the updates that have been done. We will stay here again. We come down to Vinton to visit our daughter who lives in Vinton. We hope to visit again very soon.

Thank robetaw
Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Great place to stay for a small fee. It was well worth the money spent. Rooms were small but you would only expect that for the money spent. There are not a lot of places to stay in Vinton so this was a good choice for us.

Thank Dan S
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed at the Modern Motel for 3-4 days in June, 2015 to attend a family function. The room was very clean & comfortable. We were traveling with a dog & bird & both were welcome. Rusty & his family were very accommodating & very friendly...we had some nice conversations. I would recommend Modern Motel to anyone traveling to Iowa.

Thank foster921
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The first thing that clued us in that this was not a great choice were the people "staying" there hanging around outside their rooms at all hours of the day, grilling in the parking lot. This made us a little uncomfortable. There was a valiant attempt to clean the room, but the tile in the shower had no grout, &...

Thank April G
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Here at Modern motel we provide a charcoal grill, charcoal, and lighter fluid for our guest so that they may enjoy a home cooked meal while on the road. We strive to be your home away from home!

Irving, Texas
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The hotel itself met my needs as far as a bed to sleep on. The hotel is definitely older and Wi-Fi internet was not able to be used all weekend. There are no deadbolts on the doors and it is definitely in need of some serious updates.

Thank kevinhF3667GR
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Here at Modern motel all doors have a safety latch in addition to the door latch. We encourage all our guest to call us if they are having any issues with their room, including the internet. We strive to be your home away from home!

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a very affordable, clean little motel! No frills, but great overnight stopping place! Friendly staff! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

Thank sfish2015
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are always happy to hear you had a great stay! We strive to be your home away from home!

Reviewed 27 May 2015

What an awesome motel! Old-fashioned, yet very up to date. Room was immaculate! Owners very, very pleasant. Thank you for allowing pets. My only wish was that the grass was cut shorter for small dog walking. If I'm ever in the area, I would not hesitate to stay here again. If staying here, definitely eat at Tootsies, right next door....

Thank Marian L
Rusty W, Owner at Modern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are always happy to hear you had a great stay and will continue to make sure the grass is always cut short! We strive to be your home away from home!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for a clean motel that has that 'home away from home' feel? Tired of dragging your luggage through a lobby, hallways and around corners and then up ten floors to get to your room? Then stay with us! The Modern Motel is for you. Upon arriving, you will be greeted by our courteous and cheerful staff who desires to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. **Amenities** Coffee Service in Every Room Air conditioning Alarm clock Cable television High speed wireless CNN available Color television ESPN available Local calls Microwave Refrigerator Pets allowed Non-smoking HBO available Long distance calls ... more   less 

Additional Information about Modern Motel

Address: 302 N K Ave, Vinton, IA 52349-2508
Region: United States > Iowa > Vinton
Price Range: $68 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Modern Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“None. I can't think of anything to add.”
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“Small room but well worth the money. Nice and clean!”
 of 5 bubbles dansR3411RG, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“ Enjoy!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 724marianl, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Outlets or devices the can charge from a usb outlet.”
 of 5 bubbles 309antonioj, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 1, which is closest to the highway. We noticed the highway noise at first, but quickly got used to it. The owner told me this was one of the larger rooms and it was roomy. Make sure you take time to visit Tootsie's Ice Cream Shop (they have lots of other foods too) next door while you are visiting.”
 of 5 bubbles DebDoty, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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