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Budget Host Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was semi clean and OK for myself. Would not bring family here as wifi only worked in lobby and no one was able to help. Breakfast is lacking as only toast, bagels, some muffins, and a little fruit. Should have researched more as then probably would have stayed elsewhere. Ok if you just need a quick sleep and move on.

Very friendly staff! The chocolate chip and blueberry muffins are also very delicious! And it's also pet friendly (dogs) and they have no breed restrictions! We never had a problem with people being too loud, and everyone we encountered were very friendly. They have a washer and dryer too which is very convenient for people who may stay longer than a couple days. We will definitely be back!

Desk staff was nice, room seemed clean with some updates. I had a room with 2 queen or full sized beds. One bed was really bad. When sitting on the edge it almost went to the floor. The other bed was fine. In the morning (7:30am) I checked out, ate breskfast and left for my bike event. To my surprise I soon received a call from the hotel, telling me I forgot my purse in the lobby. I was in a situation where I couldn't run back to get it. The front desk lady assured me it would be safe behind the desk. I returned at 1:45 pm to claim my purse. Im happy to report all the cash and credit cards were untouched. That to me speaks volumes! I would stay with them again.

On the plus side - the motel was reasonably quiet, the beds were comfortable, there was plenty of hot water, the room had a refrigerator and microwave, the place accepts pets and has a clean, grassy area for exercising dogs. (There is a pet fee.) The toilet was a water-saving dual-flush model. There were no odors in the room, although the hallways were smoky. Unfortunately, the room wasn't as clean as I would expect for the price, although it wasn't horrible. The bathroom fixtures were clean enough, but the floor was sticky and I had to clean it with disinfectant wipes. The bed linens were clean, but there were food crumbs on the chairs. The carpet was worn and stained, and the tub was very battered. There was no chain lock (or equivalent security device) on the room door (and there were holes where it used to be). We had a very difficult time with the key cards - between the two of us, the keys failed five times in our 2-night stay and we had to keep going to the desk and ringing for staff to get them re-activated. (And yes, we know better than to put the key cards next to a cell phone.) The exhaust fan in the bathroom was so noisy that when it was running it was impossible to have a conversation anywhere in the room - and it wasn't actually drawing any air - all noise and no function. The exterior doors into the hallways were not locked. In fairness, I should mention that we didn't give the staff an opportunity to finish cleaning the room or offer us a different room (which probably wouldn't have been available, since they were pretty full). Both nights we arrived after 8:30 PM after busy days, and we had to get up very early each morning, so we really didn't have time to work with management to resolve these concerns. It is entirely possible that they might have tried to improve our stay. Based on conversations with other guests, I think portions of the motel have been renovated and may be much nicer than the room we had. If you stay here, I recommend asking for one of the renovated rooms.

We stay here a couple times a year. Usually ok. The reason why I gave this review a 2 is because of all the early morning partying and the lack of response by Front Desk staff. The guys next door got in around 2:30 AM Saturday morning (partied a good hour or so) and on Sunday they came back around 3:30 AM and partied until 6 AM. We called the Front Desk around 4:30 AM on Sunday and he did absolutely nothing. No phone call. No knock on the door. I guess it's a great place to stay if you want to party.... Not sure if we'll go back again.

Had extra amenities and staff were very friendly. Not too mention pet friendly..Housekeeping were by outgoing and helpful. Had a walking trail for your pets, The staff were very courteous and helpful and sincere not too mention beyond their duties.

Family run hotel that is comfortable, no frills, but clean and quiet. Easy to access location. Management is making obvious improvements to rooms. Staff was friendly. I've paid more for a night's stay at similar level hotels, so this one is highly recommended for a low cost stay on your journey.

I was in Mankato for a quick trip to celebrate a wedding anniversary and needed a safe, clean, inexpensive place to stay overnight. The Budget Host more than exceeded my expectations. I had my best night sleep in weeks. The employees were friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and well cared-for with a relatively new TV and bathroom.. The continental breakfast in the morning was more than enough to start my day well, and the price was right. Have already recommended it to family for future visits to Mankato!

We arrived early to check in and had to come back as room not ready yet. Desk clerk was super friendly when we arrived early. Room was like described bed was super comfortable and fell in love with the pillows and room was very clean. Breakfast was amazing and kept it full. Will definitely stay here again

Even though it's not fancy but it is a nice quite place to stay at. It's wonderful that they allow you to bring your dog in to stay and it not costing an arm and leg better then most places in Mankato. Definitely coming back again

1255 Range Street Mankato MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Budget Host Inn places you within a few miles (5 km) of Verizon Wireless Center and Sibley Park. This 50-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also close to Minnesota State University and Blakeslee Stadium.


Free breakfast is included with your stay.


All of Budget Host Inn's 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

At Budget Host Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

22% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 23 reviews