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Lisa Fox

Not the best place to stay

They could hardly speak English and very rude. Room clean but old
Rey Loera

Clean and great hotel

Was a really great hotel to stay at. Clean with great customer service. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Would stay here at anytime
Tracy Kleinjan

Lovely stay

The rooms we clean the people were very hospitable and had a very nice stay. Food was great. Thank you.
Lori H

A great place to stay!!!

Very clean and friendly atmosphere. Beds were comfortable.

Our visit to Cherokee

It was a great visit to Cherokee, Iowa. We made the travel by motorcycle, and planned to stay at the Cherokee Inn. It was a very nice place to stay. It was very clean, with a friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay. The place was quiet and the beds were very comfortable. Loved it.
Sandra Maddocks

Very good stay

Clean rooms, good free breakfast, helpful staff.
M Hattermann

Been Staying here for the last three years for Jazz Fest. Wonderful rooms and nice breakfast.
S Johnson

Been staying here for the last 3 years, great service and wonderful breakfast, Would recommend to everyone passing thru Cherokee.
Staci Wittlake Racobs

Great stay

Clean facility. Nice breakfast style rooms very comfortable love the leather recliner.
Judith Rathjen

Thank you for your hospitality. You made us feel very welcome and will use your services again when in the area.
Jase Browning

Cherokee Inn stay 10/16-12/16

I recently stayed at the Cherokee Inn for almost three months from. This hotel was very nice and accommodating. The rooms are spacious, with microwaves and refrigerators. If you are ever in the Cherokee area I would recommend staying at this hotel over any other. The staff is very welcoming and always willing to go above and beyond to help with anything. If I am ever in the area I will be staying there again.
David Freed

Kind and helpful staff!

The desk staff and employees help to make the visit very pleasant. They accommodate the needs of the guests well. Great value stay.
David Freed

Great place to stay!

Comfortable nights rest, great breakfast choices and hot grill to cook your food the way you want it!


Galen Roth

Very friendly

They are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice, and the rate is very reasonable.
Mongan Painting


Our employees always request to stay at the Cherokee Inn when they stay over in Cherokee. Excellent service, clean, friendly and very accommodating!!
Kyle Berger


A great place to stay when you are in the Cherokee area, clean rooms and very reasonably priced. Best in the area!!!
Peter Terry

Great place to stay

Clean rooms, great rates, pet friendly, great staff.

Only place i will stay in Cherokee

we stay here every time we are down to go pheasant hunting. Staff is great the rooms are clean and the breakfast station is awesome! We love the place and the owner and this will always be our "home" in Cherokee.
Jackie and John


We have been staying at this motel for many years and LOVE it! .From houssekeeping to management, no where will you find friendlier folks. The breakfast choices are great and the fact we can make everytrhing fresh is wonderful.. Beds are very comfortable. We would never choose anywhere else to stay and consider the Cherokee Inn our next best thing to home!


Best Breakfast

This breakfast is one of things I would call a night away from home just like home. Unbelievable that a hotel would offer a full breakfast,nice clean room and friendly staff.
daw pingel

The Sandersons


Excellent food,service, and cleanliness!!!

June 10

This was a very nice clean motel. Mgr. was personable. The breakfast had a good assortment. I would recommend this motel & stay again if in the area.

Very good experience here saturday night. Good bed. Room was cooled down when we checked in. Good breakfast choices. And main thing is man working the desk was extra friendly!


Plan on bringing your ear plugs if you are staying in bottom floor. Floors crack and squeak from people above, very thin walls. Lot of construction crew in and out during the stay. Not a good rating.
Larry Ginger

Best motel in the area for sure. Going there tomorrow too. Honest folks and locally owned. Very clean rooms. Even has ESPN so I can watch my HAWKEYE game. Five stars in my book. A+++++
curt carstens


This place is amazing super. Lean room large bed and comfortable big tv big bathroom super nice employees just overall beutiful I would tell any to stay here over creak fest if planning to stay in a motel then
Rafi Farazi


Good One
Rafi Farazi


Good One
Richard Will

Excellent place to stay!

I recently spent 4 nights at the Cherokee Inn and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was quiet at night and in the early morning! No banging doors. The make-your-own breakfast was outstanding and just plain fun. Exemplary service!

very nice!

We have been staying at Cherkee Inn now for a while on the weekends! The hotel is very clean. The owner is very nice and so helpful. The room have a BIG TV and the beds are the best we have every had in a hotel! The Price is very good!!! And we love the make your own breakfast bar.


Jack Curry

A Community Assett!

Quiet and yet good location. Staff very accommodating. Would stay again if in area.
Patrick Brenner

Great Place to Stay in Cherokee

Stayed 10 nights at the Cherokee Inn - April 6 to 15. A great place to stay... owner/operators are efficient and provide great value. I know because I stayed at 5 other motels on this long roadtrip to IA. Also BY FAR the best breakfast available even compared to more exp places like Clarion Inn....highly recommend this place...
Joe Rethford

Very Nice

Room was very clean, Friendly counter staff and great price. Big comfy bed Huge flat screen tv. Had a great stay
David Wilson


Owners on site made it an enjoyable stay. Unique cook your own breakfast was fun for us. I recommend as a nice place to stay while in or passing through .
Tom and Jean D

Great place to stay!!

We stayed at the Cherokee Inn for 5 days and nights recently. It was a truly enjoyable stay. The accommodations are CLEAN and the owners are so pleasant and helpful and truly interested in serving their customers. Would definitely stay in this motel again. And the "price is right"!
Jim Rabe

excellent stay

The owner is on site and works very hard to serve his customers. Very nice breakfast; clean rooms and premises.
Patrick Brenner

Great place

Cherokee is a great place and this motel rocks....great prices...great service and friendly folks manage it...will always stay here when in Cherokee...
Linda Fessler

Great Place for extended stay

Clean, very, very comfortable beds, Great breakfast. Great personnel.
Greg and Gloria

Clean, Accommodating,excellant service

Cherokee Inn is a great place to stay, clean rooms at very affordable rates. Located close to many good restaurants. Very good continental breakfast. Would recommend the Cherokee Inn to anyone.
David Orthmann

a great place to stay

Cherokee Inn is a great place to stay. Sam and the rest of the staff do a great job in making you feel at home away from home. Rooms are very clean. Rates are very affordable. A truly great place to stay when you are in the area.
Mike - 51035

This is an A-1 location, the owners are always accommodating, when I need a place to stay due to inclement weather, this is the first place I call. The service is excellent, the room and breakfast quality is unsurpassed. Great location and reasonable rates.
Russ Hatfield

Good clean motel nice owners

This is the only motel i stay at when in Cherokee area. Will recommend anyone the same, nice beds, breakfast, and clean rooms, big parking lot, what else can be said. All I have to do is say this is Russ and Sam or his wife Dhruti knows who I am and the room is reserved. Thank you see you next time.
Jamie Corral

best bed and breakfast

I work for a food distributor out of Chicago ILL and I have the route of US HWY 20/59 into Worthington MN then south to HWY 71/3 to I-35/I-80 back to home. I ran into Sam’s motel over a year ago, (it is a loss for the Wyndham Hotel) and I used to stay in Fort Dodge/Strom Lake or in Worthington MN or Spencer, IA and I will never stay anywhere but at the Cherokee Inn. Why not a great owner who genuinely cares not just for a few customers but all, my company has a daily per-diem for motel of $100 and tax but I still choose to stay at the Cherokee Inn because when I get-up in the morning I DO NOT HAVE any back pain because of his best mattress in the world (and I have a memory foam at home which I paid over $2,500.). I love the breakfast because I know it is a good quality (I work in the food business) and I can make it when I am ready to eat, not made 3-4 hours ago by someone. Thank you Shirish for a clean and comfortable room each time, Jamie Corral Chicago

This is the only place to stay

Been staying at Super 8 Motel now The CHEROKEE INN for about 3 and half years now. I say it was the loss of the super8 people. Because Sam and Dhruti have kept this motel very good a lot better then so many other super8 I stayed at. I love their beds and am not a breakfast guy at all but he has very good coffee which I love. But anyone who needs a good night rest and a nice home style breakfast then this is the only place to stay I mean bacon, eggs, jimmy dean sausages, hash browns cereals oat meal…etc. can’t beat that. Nick H.
Dave Werner

Thank you Sam and Dhruti

I have been staying at the (now) Cherokee Inn before Sam even bought the place about 6years ago and I know Sam and Dhruti have worked hard to improve the place every year after year. The best part I like are the clean rooms and the beds…the best. The new breakfast idea is also very good it takes me not even 5-6 min to make myself some Jimmy Dean and egg sandwich with cheese. And I have been coming on this route for almost 11 years and I know he has the best beds and breakfast if not the world then at least on my route. Thank you Sam. Dave Werner Bliz-Mize/Ryder Trucking
B Lawler

The Cherokee Inn is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Very friendly staff and nice rooms. Would recommend a stay here for anyone!
Connie M

Great place to stay!

I stayed here for 2 nights recently and this was a very pleasant, clean, comfortable place to stay. In addition to physical amenities, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend this motel to anyone.
Duane St. Cyr

Best Beds in Iowa

Sam & Dhruti Bhakta I can always count on your terrific service, and a great nights sleep on the best beds in Iowa.
Darren Son


My wife and I stayed in cherokee inn for a week. It is nice clean quiet motel. Wonderful owners and nice staff.the cook your own breakfast was great.we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks to all of the people at cherokee inn for making our stay so pleasant.

Cherokee Inn

I stayed at the Cherokee Inn during the week, for 2 and a half months. The staff was friendly. The room was always clean. The room was quiet. The price was competitive. Just a good place to stay.
Jr Moseng

Best beds anywhere

My co-workers and I have stayed here for the last 3 years many times. The most comfortable beds you can find and I have slept on many different motel beds in the last 9 years and none compare and the boss man is a heck of a good guy great place.
robin hanson

good hotel

breaksfast was good. service good. good location
David and Jane Jensen

always tops

I have always enjoyed staying at your motel. the rooms are super clean and the service is immaculate. we have stayed with you several times and always have enjoyed our stay. will see you later in December. Thank you again.

pretty good So far

enjoyed my stay. :)
Dean Theophilopoulos

Great Place to Stay

Team Spongers travels from Florida to Iowa every summer for Ragbrai. We stayed here this past summer for the second time in the past 3 years and again had a most wonderful experience. The owner is pleasant and friendly. The rooms are spacious and super clean. The breakfast in the morning is great. Conveniently located next to a supermarket and restaurants. We have not found much better in Iowa. We will definitley stay here again next time we are in Iowa and the Ragbrai route is close by.
Ranker Alan

The Cherokee Inn, Cherokee, Iowa, (formerly Super 8) provided another wonderful and relaxing experience. Cherokee Inn has excellent rooms, very clean, and has reasonable rates, even though our company would pay for lodging $20.00 to $30.00 higher. There are no surprises when staying at this hotel. Plus, the owner visits with the guests over breakfast; this is a nice gesture. I will continue to stay there when working close to Cherokee, Iowa. Alan R. 26 Sep 12
Joan Keyser

I am a "road warrior". I have traveled all over the country and internationally, I have stayed at 5-star hotels. The one thing that is so important is a clean room, friendly staff, comfortable bed, and great pillows!(I travel with mine!) I will absolutely stay here on future trips to this area! The people at the front desk were great, the bed was great, and the pillows were great! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! For anyone who travels alot you have no idea how excited I am to be able to stay in an economical and nice hotel!
Leland Anderson

I have been staying here once amonth for the last 5 years. Clean and economical. Great owners who are there to take of your needs

I stayed at this motel for 2 weeks in june 2012 working in Cherokee.The motel was kept very clean,the price was right to fit my budget,food within walking distance,grocery next door,have a couple grills out back for the tenants use.It was a very good stay for my wife and myself.I stay in motels about 200 nights a year and I would recommend this one to anyone.The owner/manager and his wife were very nice people.
Jim & Michele Walser

The fall of 2008, we had to be out of our home for 10 1/2 weeks while necessary repairs were made. We stayed at this hotel. The owners were wonderful and met our every need. They were very accomadating and we were so fortunate to make their hotel our second home. While there we saw the way that they served not only us, but all customers in a very professional and friendly manner. Although we have returned to our home, we often spend time in their hotel for weekend get aways and special occasions. Four years later, we still consider the owners to be our good friends. This hotel is a must stay for anyone needing lodging in the Cherokee area.
dean hodges

We stayed here at a very busy time.....every motel/hotel in the city was full. Even so the staff was exceptional....friendly, helpful, and efficient. Our rooms were spacious and clean. Price was right. We would gladly choose to stay here again. Dean and Mary Hodges
steve pickens

great place

great place to stay very clean staff is helpful and very kind will always stay here when we are in the area

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