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Athens, Illinois
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Checked into a dog friendly room and it was 75 degrees in November. No matter what I put the thermostat at the room wouldnt cool off. The manager acknowledged that the heater was not working correctly and he knew it before I checked in. He uncovered the window ac unit and wanted me to run it to keep the room...

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Perfect for what we needed!! We were on a drive from Mississippi to Minnesota and needed a rest for the night. Great price. Clean room with air conditioning. Very nice mom and pop staff. Dated but quaint. Simple and inexpensive. Couldn't ask for more.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We arrived in the evening with no reservations and they had two rooms on the second floor. No elevator. our greeting was "do you have reservations" not hello, how may I help you etc. Everything is outdated to the point it could be a 60's museum. Our room was clean and beds were fine, but the room had a bit...

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Iowa, Louisiana
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We knew upon arrival that the motel is older, so we didn't have high expectations as far as amenities. However, when it comes to cleanliness, I definitely expected more. It was evident that the sheets and pillow cases were not clean; there was long dark hair all over. We brought our own bedding, luckily! The shower is very old and...

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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We were bicycle touring and this was one of the 2 motels in town. there was no hair dryer or coffee pot in the room.

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Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 July 2010

The lady who checked us in was very, very nice. Every day there were fresh towels, soap, cups, etc. in the bathroom and all the wastebaskets in the room were emptied. We stayed 4 nights and one of the nights the sheets had been changed. It was a very pleasant place to stay and we will definitely stay there on...

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2Thank ballen1954
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Reviewed 24 June 2010

I recently stayed 2-nights at the Roy El Motel on 61. The room was clean and comfortable for a good price.

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2Thank BellasMama_10
Iowa
Reviewed 20 February 2009

My husband and I had to stay at the motel when our home was flooded in 2008. The managers were very friendly and compassionate. We have to large dogs and they were welcomed in our room while we were with them. There was a terrible storm one of the days we were there and the managers took us to the...

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2Thank thehoneyhole
iowa city, ia
Reviewed 14 June 2008

This motel is conveniently located on Highway 61 and is more than adequate for a good night's stay. The owners are on the scene and are helpful about finding meals and resources which are not abundant, although the bait and lunch shop just north on the highway is definitely worth a visit for the homemade pie alone---and, of course, the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Roy-EL Motel

Address: 405 US Highway 61 South, Wapello, IA 52653
Region: United States > Iowa > Wapello
Price Range: £20 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 312

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