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“Historic Motel Quaint and Well Worth the Try!!”

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Historical Park Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Denison
Northwood, Iowa
1 review
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“Historic Motel Quaint and Well Worth the Try!!”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

In the area for a cattle sale and decided to give this historic motel a try. Definitely not disappointed! We stayed in the Fishing theme room - it was not the biggest room but decorated nicely, very clean and smelled good. Had all the amenities - refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, coffee pot and nice flat screen TV. This was one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in at any motel; actually had a very good night sleep. Room was very quiet even though the motel is located on a busy highway. Excellent service at the front desk - we were shown the room to make sure it was okay. Continental breakfast provided but we didn't try that as only coffee drinkers in the morning. Will definitely stay here again - will try one of the other theme rooms or even the Donna Reed room.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bloomfield, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I stayed at the Park Motel for business, an extended stay of 6 nights. The room was very clean and smelled nice. The furniture was either from the 1940's or at least had been made up to look the part. I stayed in a 'themed' room and judging by the deer head on the wall the theme was hunting. The advertised queen sized bed was, at best, a double bed; albeit a comfortable one. Despite being quite close to both the highway and a major thoroughfare the room was very quiet. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room, but the refrigerator froze everything in it (including my insulin) with the setting at its warmest level. Two of the six days the bed was not made and three of the six my trash was not emptied. Replacement towels were simply placed on the vanity instead of being hung on the towel racks. I think with just a little attention to the details, such as ensuring that each filled room gets appropriate daily housekeeping, this would be an exemplary place for business travelers.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights. We stayed in a hunting theme room. The room was nice and clean. Bed was very comfortable. Big bathroom. Service is great. It is a historical site so it is to be expected it has an old look and feel to it. Overall a nice experience while being on the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springdale, Arkansas
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

My wife and I were on our way to see the Iowa Great Lakes but were tired of driving and stopped in Denison Iowa for fuel. We went to the Park Motel on the chance they would have room of any kind. Not only did they have a room the service was great,check in was effort less, and the manager escorted us to our room to make sure it suited our needs. It was overwhelming, we got the Donna Reed room which was furnished in all things Donna Reed. It is an older property, but it was clean,well maintained, and the young couple managing it could have been more helpful or nicer. The next time we get within 100 miles of Denison we will be staying there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Stayed one night here in September on my holidays from Scotland UK. the lady at the reception was very friendly and helpful. I stayed in a quaint "fishing" themed room which was spotlessly clean with a new large flat screen tv. The bed was large and comfy and I had a wonderful night sleep. overall a very nice experience
I love these old style family run motels and always try and stay in one when touring in the USA

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Morton, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

You may have stayed here in the 50's or 60's with your parents - which is what makes it fun. The property is slowly being renovated so make sure you get an updated room. We were asked if we wanted to see the room and if we had decided based on the stairs going to the room we would have not stayed. The room, however, was quite nice, clean and had really neat old metal built-ins - including what was an old ice box. Kara at the front desk was most accommodating and, as noted elsewhere, the price at around $60 is really hard to beat. We had come from some very nice places as we drove back from the Black Hills and were looking for something unique. A historical property on the Lincoln Road definitely qualifies.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

great vintage motel from the old lincoln highway days. had the donna reed room for only $61.00 per night. this place is for road warriors not super slab lovers. in addition it is right across the road from cronks(another institution on the lincoln)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Historical Park Motel
Address: 803 4th Ave S, Denison, IA 51442-2425
Region: United States > Iowa > Denison
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Denison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historical Park Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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