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5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Iron Horse Motel/Lamplighter: Very nice budget lodging

We have stayed at this motel many times over the years and have never had a bad experience - even when we arrived very late. The motel was recently redecorated and upgraded. It is always clean and the front desk staff is friendly. <br/><br/>There are mini-fridges and microwaves in every room and there is a complimentary basic breakfast available until 10:30 each morning. There is free wireless in each room - plus a computer in the breakfast room if you didn't bring your laptop. <br/><br/>Drawbacks are no pool or exercise room. Some rooms have a motel/parking lot view. There are smoking/non-smoking rooms on the same floor. I am very sensitive to this smoke, but I only noticed the odor when the maids were cleaning. When they are finished and the doors closed, I did not notice it at all!<br/><br/>But if you don't need all the frills and are on a budget, this is the best/least expensive place to stay in the area. <br/>SUMMER: <br/>A room with 2 Queen beds for three is about $70 (&#43;$7 tax).. A large room with one Queen bed - plus hide-a-bed and casual chair is also $70 for 2 people. AND it's quiet!!

Iron Horse Motel / Lamplighter, 10 11th Street SE - Spencer, IA 51301 / (712) 262-3720. At the south side of the intersection of Highways 18 &amp; 71 at the "South T" of Spencer. <br/><br/>Walking distance to several restaurants/fast food and a large Walmart and shopping mall. <br/>About 1/2 mile to large city park with an aquatic center and wonderful large playground. <br/>Less than mile to downtown. <br/>About 20 miles from Iowa Great Lakes region where room can easily be 2x to 3x the price. <br/><br/>Highly recommended.

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  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Seniors
  • Written July 7, 2008

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