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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Was looking for a one night stay late at night. The gentleman at front desk was so nice. Even offered to make me a fresh pot of coffee if I wanted fresh.the cleanliness is outstanding and little breakfast was nice. Would stay there again while traveling that way.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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2  Thank irishrove1
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Amanda V, Manager at Family Budget Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for your nice review. We were happy to read you found the Staff nice and the cleanliness outstanding along with a nice breakfast. Hope to see you again when you travel to the area.

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed in room 222 on 2/1. Got there at 1am, clerk was nice and gave us a 2 queen room for $53 including tax. Room was extremely clean, smelled nice, new bathroom, beds were very comfortable. Basic continental breakfast including homemade donuts was a plus. Nothing fancy but very solid 2 star motel. Couldn't be more impressed with value for the price.

Room Tip: Room 222 was great, can't speak for all others.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Dustin G
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Amanda V, Manager at Family Budget Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found it a good value. Hope to see you in your future travels to the area.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed only one night based on reviews. The room was falling apart. One bed sagged in the middle. The paint was coming off in the shower. Although the linens and towels were clean definitely not white. The heater was shut off and getting in late, a person could hang meat in the room. Thankfully we packed sleeping bags.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank ronken32
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Amanda V, Manager at Family Budget Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you for your review. You are right, it was cold in there. We close down that buidling for about 6 weeks each year starting the week of Christmas. When the snow storm hit we did not realize how many travelers would be forced to stop and we did not have the rooms warmed up or checked for travelers that had to stop driving due to road conditions. We are very sorry you were not happy with your stay. We hope you will consider us as a lodging option next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed here for one night, based on the reviews other travelers submitted. What a mistake. Since we travel with pets, and this motel is listed as pet friendly, the choice was obvious. That being said, we did not enjoy our stay for the following: "pet rooms" are at the end of a long corridor. To get to the pet rooms from the front desk, you have to walk by 12 smoking rooms. The corridor is filled with smoke, with gets into your non-smoking room easily, and into the clothes you have on. Being about 300 feet from Interstate 35, the noise is terrible if your room faces the highway. Ours did. The heating unit worked, but was very noisy. If you are a light sleeper, avoid rooms facing the highway. Our room, 249, needed attention in the bathroom. The sink drained very slowly and the hair dryer worked only on high. To top everything else, around 2:00 am, several alarm clocks went off in several rooms. Who gets up at 2:00 am ?

About the only positive thing I can say is the motel room was very clean. The beds are old, but ok. But one of the matress support brackets stuck straight out, and needs repairing. Could cause quite a cut on your ankle.

We won't stay here again.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing I 35. Request a room as far from the smoking rooms as possible.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Gary B
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Amanda V, Manager at Family Budget Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Most all of our guests love our pet friendly rooms and the fact they are within 25 feet ot a exit to the outside to walk/exercise their pets. It is true in one building there are smoking rooms near non smoking pet friendly rooms, although the 2 hallway ventitlation fans in the smoking area normally exhaust the odor. We are sorry you noticed the smoke odor, had other room issues, and noise problems. Next time when traveling if you have similar issues, please notify the front desk so they may have an opportunity to assist with any issues that you encounter.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We are traveling from our home in Arkansas to family in Wisconsin and make the trip every few months. Bethany, MO is a great midpoint for us to stop for the day. We have tried others in the area with no success. We are just looking for a place that is clean with no extra frills and at a reasonable price. At times the web pages are very misleading. No so with FBI. Great place, great price. We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mark P
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Amanda V, Manager at Family Budget Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found your room clean at a good price. We hope to see you when you are in the area again.

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