Needs some more updating. Seems like an on-going process for some time now. Years ago, they were really known for their food. Then it changed to a Buffords BBQ for the last few years. That really was still pretty good food for several years, but Buffords has really fallen down in the last year or so. Both the food and the service. The food was not that good and the service was horrible. So much so that we would not return.
Also, I was surprised that they had changed to a totally non-smoking property recently. I've seen motel after motel lose business doing this, especially in a State where a motel/hotel can have a certain percentage of smoking rooms. I know, because I drive by many of their almost empty parking lots in the early morning hours at times.
Makes no sense. If the insurance increases because you offer smoking rooms, raise the rate of smoking rooms! I'd pay the difference. Rather than do that, they eliminate a choice for a guest and I then I go down the road to stay at a different brand property that offers what I am looking for. This is not rocket science.
Over 30 years of staying there and I'm all done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This full-service Fort Dodge, Iowa hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 169 and Hwy 7 just minutes away from everything in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area including but not limited to the Fort Replica, Iowa Central Community College, Air Choice One, and Harlan Rodgers Sports Complex. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests staying at the Best Western Starlite Village will feel right at home. The 99-unit location provides easy access to and from the Hotel that comprises 47 deluxe hotel rooms, 33 double queen poolside rooms, and 19 spacious executive class suites. The Best Western Starlite Village offers well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring cable television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning, Wi-Fi, ample space for free car, truck, and tractor-trailer parking, in-room refrigerators/microwaves, an oversized indoor pool and hot tub, business center, and fitness center. Our attached full-service restaurant, Buford’s Steakhouse & BBQ, is newly renovated and ready to serve. Golf enthusiasts staying at the Best Western Starlite Village will appreciate being less than three miles from several beautiful courses including Lake Side Municipal Golf Course. Fort Dodge is home to a variety of events throughout the year including the Dragon Boat Races, Frontier's Days, The Dayton Rodeo, Greater Crater Days, and the Iowa State High School Girls Softball Tournament. The Best Western Starlite Village has long been an iconic property in the area serving multiple generations of businesses and families. Rest assured if given the opportunity, our friendly and efficient staff will ensure each guest enjoys an ideal hotel experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Starlite Village Hotel Fort Dodge
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