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Des Moines, Iowa, Usa
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The rates were good for the area. No frills but didn't need that anyway. The room and bathroom were clean. Plenty of parking spaces. we stayed in what appeared to be a newer building. Would stay there again.

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Willmar, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 August 2016

First off a "misunderstanding" on the room rate over the phone, I wrote it down as I was told the rate! First room was so musty smelling I Had to ask for a different one, it was better but still musty, hair in the shower, dusty furniture, the door fell off the vanity! People will still go here, but we...

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Terrible service, unfriendly, rude and unclean rooms. Stay away!!! Grumpy staff didn't want guests, seemed like they were on vacation with an open sign and vacancy on. We stayed one night and left quickly feeling unwelcomed. Bathrooms were awful, thin walls, etc.

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1Thank Laura B
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel is gross. I don't understand how it's still able to be in business. Seriously, it's probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed in and I usually try to find the best in places I stay. Pretty sure it's never been updated and I wouldn't even take a shower there because I was so grossed out. Floors were dirty,...

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1Thank ashleykayrigge
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2014

This is by far the most disgusting place I have ever had to stay at. The room was filthy. Dirt and stains all over the walls, lamp shades, ceiling, etc... Even the shower was dirty! The lady that checked me in was rather rude as well. I would NEVER stay here again- I would rather sleep in my car in...

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4Thank Becci N
Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

This place was HORRIBLE! What a rip-off. Worst 75 dollars ever spent. I'd rather lose 75 bucks. The blankets smelled like cigarettes, the room was super dirty, there was a hole in the bathroom door patched with SCOTCH tape, stranger hair in the tub, the toilet rocked back and forth, it took us forever to just check in, our neighbors...

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3Thank 30AMM
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We paid what I thought was a lot of money for a crappy room. The place smelled like smoke. It was dirty. The bathroom door wouldn't shut. The wireless wouldn't work. Basically if we could have found another hotel that didn't require a two night stay we would have been out of there

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1Thank Nickirow
North Liberty, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Some of the worst, rudest staff I have EVER met in my life. They were unyielding, insulted me that I was overweight, assumed I was straight and that the woman I was with was my girlfriend and that we'd be "too fat to fit in (their) beds" even though I was staying alone. That's only the start. I got into...

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2Thank Tim J
Dawson Iowa
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We pulled in on bikes and even thou its not a ramada inn the place was nice staff was friendly thereis a slight sewer order by the drive when you enter or leave wouldn't notice if you are in car but on bike you can smell it. I would stay again quiet and reasonable

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Golden, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I arrived late and tired, traveling alone, no reservations. Spirit Lake is the "poor side of town" compared to Okoboji a few miles away, and Spirit Lake has few motels. The ol' Shamrock has definitely seen better days, and friendly Mr. Patel seems content to let it merrily slide. Most of the clientele seem to be redneck fishermen in rusted-out...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Shamrock Inn

Address: 1905 18th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1091
Region: United States > Iowa > Spirit Lake
Number of rooms: 36
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“Don't book here. Don't be fooled. Spring for a little more to get a LOT more.”
 of 5 bubbles 77timj, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We were in newer part room was big”
 of 5 bubbles marism2013, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
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