Comfort Inn Story City

425 Timberland Dr., Story City, IA 50248 United States (USA) near Exit 124 2 on I-35 (~0.2mi)
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2.5 Star Property
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4.0/5

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  • We have an indoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 11.6%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 59 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed Accessible Clock Radio Refrigerator A C and Heat
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Coffee Maker Desk 1 Person Sofa Bed Refrigerator, Microwave, Hair
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Overstuffed Chair Jacuzzi Refrigerator, Microwave A C
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite Sofa Bed Pay For View Movies Desk Microwave
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed Accessible Sofa Bed Transfer Shower Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Accessible Overstuffed Chair Refrigerator, Microwave
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Accessible Overstuffed Chair Transfer Shower
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Overstuffed Chair Microwave, Refrigerator, Iron
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe King Room Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking
Check RatesKing Room Accessible Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesQueen Room Accessible Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking
Check RatesQueen Room with 2 Queen Beds and Visual Doorbell Alert Mobility Accessible Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking
Check RatesQueen Room with 2 Queen Beds Mobility Accessible Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking
Check RatesQueen Room with 2 Queen Beds Single Occupancy
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Story City Carousel Large Local Antique MAll Iowa State University Several Dining/ Shopping options nearby

Verified Reviews of Comfort Inn Story City

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"I don't I was overcharged."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
I was very upset when I was the Father of the Groom Groom and paid $74 dollar's than other people paid. I'm 63 years old and I paid more than most people did. I talked to the manager and he said he wasn't able to do anything. I deal with hundreds of customers and I would never have treated the Father of the Groom the way I was treated.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Nov-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 04 to Sat Nov 05 2022 at a $182.99 average nightly rate.
"I don't as overcharged."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
I was very upset when I was the Father of the Groom Groom and paid $74 dollar's than other people paid. I'm 63 years old and I paid more than most people did. I talked to the manager and he said he wasn't able to do anything. I deal with hundreds of customers and I would never have treated the Father of the Groom the way I was treated.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Nov-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 04 to Sat Nov 05 2022 at a $182.99 average nightly rate.
"Disappointed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
We got to our room and it wasn't cleaned the bed was unmade and dirty towels everywhere so we called the front desk and got another room which was also uncleaned, the bed was unmade and dirty towels everywhere again. At this point we didn't care as it was late and we were tired but it was very disappointing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Oct-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 30 to Sun May 01 2022 at a $113.99 average nightly rate.
"Room was clean and comfortable."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Staff was professional and room was clean and comfortable.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Oct-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 02 to Mon Oct 03 2022 at a $95.99 average nightly rate.
"Disappointed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
We got to our room and it wasn't cleaned the bed was unmade and dirty towels everywhere so we called the front desk and got another room which was also uncleaned, the bed was unmade and dirty towels everywhere again. At this point we didn't care as it was late and we were tired but it was very disappointing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 30 to Sun May 01 2022 at a $113.99 average nightly rate.
"Pleasant Stay"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Room was very clean and bed really comfortable. Staff was pleasant and friendly. Will definitely stay again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 01 to Sat Oct 02 2021 at a $112.99 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This was a very nice stay, great staff, nice breakfast, coffee all day, rooms were so clean and the bed was most comfy. The pillows I want one or two of them. They were perfect. The only thing we were a little upset with was the noise the air conditioner made and going on and off all night. Otherwise, everything was perfect. Definitely would stay there again!!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 16 to Sun Jul 18 2021 at a $114.00 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This is the best place we've stayed in a long time. So clean, great breakfast and the staff was kind, concerned and interested. They did everything to make our stay great. Thank you!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 16 to Sun Jul 18 2021 at a $114.00 average nightly rate.
"Recent Stay"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Friendly, helpful staff. Very clean and well maintained.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 17 to Sun Apr 18 2021 at a $80.99 average nightly rate.
"Very Good!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The young lady at the reception desk was soooo nice to us. She was so friendly and helpful we will definitely be back next time we go thru IA. Our breakfast was very good and more than we expected. We were impressed! Thank you for a great stay!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Feb-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 06 to Sun Feb 07 2021 at a $81.99 average nightly rate.
"Online reservation and property information disjointed."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I spent serval minutes providing all my information to the online reservation representative and upon arriving had to provide the same information to the front desk, including the charging of my credit card. I also note that a relatively large service charge was added to my bill for the reservation service, which I would like explained. The detail of all service charges was not part of my bill. The worst part of the entire experience, which was for a single night this time, was that the room assigned to me was a handicap room, even thought the motel was not highly booked this evening. I am considering the ?average? rating generous. Please reply with the service charge breakdown. Thanks in advance.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Apr-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Apr 27 to Tue Apr 28 2020 at a $75.51 average nightly rate.
"Very friendly employees,."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Room was clean and comfortable, would be nice to have soft water.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jan 16 to Fri Jan 17 2020 at a $82.16 average nightly rate.
"Nice, Friendly and Clean!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Nice Hotel!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 12 to Sun Jul 14 2019 at a $124.00 average nightly rate.
"Eh"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Check in process could have been better. Had to wait about an hour for our room, even though we arrived after 3:00 and the receptionist at the front desk seemed overly stressed.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 29 to Sun Jun 30 2019 at a $119.88 average nightly rate.
"Lack of customer service and organization."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
We reserved a room as a part of a wedding block well in advance of arrival. Check in starts at three and we arrived at 3:30 only to be told they have no rooms ready and when I asked when a room would be ready they responded with ?no idea.? Apparently the hotel has been busy and their staff wasn't prepared for this? We had to board a shuttle at 4:30 to leave for a wedding at 5. After waiting for 25 minutes (so 4:05) and hearing nothing from staff and watching people arriving after us get rooms, we checked in with the staff. Apparently our room's A/C was broken so she still didn't have a room for us. Of course we had to keep checking in for updates because she wouldn't take our information or let us pre check in. At that point I had to go get dressed in a bathroom in the lobby. The staff then allowed us to put our bags behind the desk and told me when I get back from the wedding a room will be ready for us. They apologized but we received no comped bill or really any empathy from the staff. The room was clean. But the A/C was loud. Customer Service and Organizational/Management skills need work.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 29 to Sun Jun 30 2019 at a $119.88 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 198 guest reviews

Property Description

Tell your own tale at our spacious Comfort Inn® hotel in Story City. Our Gold Award-winning location is both welcoming and conveniently placed. Discover the Scandinavian history and culture of Story City in our quaint downtown?and be sure to visit the Story City Antique Carousel. Hit a hole in one and have a relaxing day at the nearby Riverbend Golf Course. You can also paddle down the Skunk River without going far from your guest room. Hop on Interstate 35 and you'll be in Ames in less than 10 minutes. There, you have access to Iowa State University, the Iowa Arboretum and the Octagon Center for the Arts. But back in Story City, there is plenty of shopping and dining to explore, especially near our hotel.You'll find our guest rooms relaxing and inviting with soft lighting and ample space. You're guaranteed to have a great start to the day after tucking into your premium bedding. Our hearty and healthy hot breakfast options will get you going in the right way. If you'd like to take it easy, enjoy a dip in our indoor pool. Host your next special event in our meeting space that can accommodate up to 70 guests. If you'd like to get some work done and keep up with the world, you can do that with our free WiFi. Plus, we have vending machines.

Green Sustainability

yes

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 3
Rooms: 59
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 59
Handicap Rooms: 4
Rooms with 1 Bed: 26
Rooms with 2 Beds: 33
Suites: 5
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 828 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 69 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 10.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info: Pool open til 10PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 Hours
Nightly Parking: 00.0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Weather Channel
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • TV Channel: Disney Channel
  • TV Channel: Discovery Channel
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines International Airport is 42 miles south approx. 52 minutesMinneapolis- St Paul International Airport is 245.9 miles north, approx. 3 hr 41 minutesAmes Municipal Airport is 13.5 miles south, approx. 20 minutes

Local Shuttle Info: none avail.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary Hot breakfast to start your day out right

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly with a $20 pet fee

Parking Info

Free parking

Internet / WiFI

Free WiFi

About Comfort Inns

  • Hot breakfast items with two waffle flavors, meat, and eggs
  • Free high-speed internet access and daily newspaper
  • Flat-panel TV's in each room
  • Pool and/or exercise facilities available based on location
  • Spacious seating areas in the lobby

The Comfort Inns highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Comfort Inn Story City

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Comfort Inn Story City.

Feel free to use the Comfort Inn Story City meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Story City event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Carousel Room 35 x 23 x 8 81736/363636402740--/--8036--
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Carousel Room

Enjoy our CAROUSEL ROOM that can accommodate any size group up to 80 people for festivals, workshops, seminars, training sessions, business meetings, & every celebration from small weddings to birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, & holiday gatherings.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
817 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
35 x 23 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$75.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$125.00 USD
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FAQs about Comfort Inn Story City

What time is check in?

Check in time is 03:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Comfort Inn Story City have?

There are 59 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Comfort Inn Story City?

Complimentary Hot breakfast to start your day out right

What parking is available at Comfort Inn Story City?

Free parking

How much does internet cost?

Free WiFi

Can I get a AAA rate at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate - 1 King Bed Accessible Clock Radio Refrigerator A C and Heat

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Rate ID Required 1 King Bed Accessible Clock Radio Refrigerator A C and Heat

Is there a gym at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Pool open til 10PM.

Can I get a group rate at Comfort Inn Story City?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 11.6%.

Testimonials:

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"Everything worked out great. We are at the end of our season, but I will definitely use you in the future for my travels needs for 2007. The rates you gave were very competitive--better than ones that I get online or over the phone." V.V. - Blacksburg, VA

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