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AmericInn Johnston

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good hotel. Clean and friendly staff. Great location.

Dropping off a daughter at Drake again this year. This is convenient to the highway without getting to far out. We have stayed downtown, the west side and here. My wife prefers this location and this hotel when she is driving.

I have used this hotel for over a decade. And not tons but experience the same thing each and every time I have stayed. Clean, helpful staff, and great prices. They have recently upgraded the hotel rooms which has been nice.

checked in around 9pm gentlemen was polite and was a quick check in. pool was very warm would not normally have swam but promised my son we would when we got there. Breakfast was very nice and great choices and nice eating area.

"Sorry for the mess...we're remodeling" was the sign on the door and it explains a lot. An older property (recently a different brand). Overall it was "okay". Definitely needs some help. The pool and spa were closed for the month for remodeling. The room was very plain and the bed was a little hard. The room was also not the cleanest. The price was "right". So I guess you get what you pay for - right?

I stayed for one night. My room was clean and spacious. The location was perfect, right off of I 35. For a one night stay, this is a good hotel for an ok price. The front desk attendant was receptive but overall just good, not above average. They did send an item I left in my room, immediately.

Hotel is showing age and was very noisy, I could hear the pool which they keep open until 12:00PM.

hotel is fine-- we went to see two sons in the area.

5050 Merle Hay Road Johnston IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

AmericInn Johnston places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Merle Hay Mall and Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters. This 89-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Johnston hotel are Iowa Gold Star Military Museum and Buccaneer Arena.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


AmericInn Johnston's 89 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries.

Property features

At AmericInn Johnston, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 195 reviews