We chose the Amber Inn based on another TripAdvisor review which indicated that it was bargain priced with refreshed rooms. Having rented two rooms, we found the 'refresh' part to be 50% correct, but still a good value.
We were in town for one night for a wedding, and needed a place for family to stay, but didn't want to spend too much. Le Mars has a nice selection of motels, and the review caught our eye. The layout of the motel is a little unusual, but we found our way to the office to check in. The lady working the desk may also work for the Chamber of Commerce: she had plenty of good information about what to see and where to eat, and gave excellent directions that were marked on a complimentary map.
The rooms are laid out along a long hallway, with the 'front' rooms having entrances to both the hallway and the parking lot. Our two rooms, which were not adjacent, both had two double beds. But, we discovered that one had been updated, and the other had not. The 'refreshed' room naturally had a better look and smell to it. The other wasn't bad, but it was time for it to be updated. Both had microwave and fridge. Even past 9:00 p.m., construction continued, with strong odors of glue, and occasional sawing noise penetrating the hallway.
One thing made us laugh: the owners definitely belong to the "thou shall not" school of management. Note the pictures (pardon the quality). We've stayed in other motels that make the same message, but do it in a softer manner.
For a low cost motel, the breakfast was good. There was a variety of pastry, cereal, oatmeal, plus beverages. The area was clean and neat.
In the $50 price range, it would be difficult to do better than the Amber Inn. Adequate facilities, nice staff, and a decent breakfast make it worth the stay.
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