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Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here this weekend for a wedding taking place at the hotel. For the price we payed and the good things I'd heard, I expected a better than average experience. Did not meet my expectations. Not worth the high price tag. Maybe when the construction is done it will be nice again. Check in desk experience was average. The people didn't seem especially friendly, but that was okay. Then, we got to the floor where our room was. The room numbers were on the floor next to the doors. I couldn't help but think that they could easily be switched around and that it looked very tacky. Some carpeting was torn up and our ice machine was turned off. Once in the room, things were better. We had a riverfront room, which truthfully was very nice with a great view of the river and outdoor pool. But...wifi was horrifically slow. When we told the front desk at check out they just said "oh yeah it's just because the hotel is so full." Not really a valid excuse in my opinion.

This place is super clean! Stayed during construction by was worth it. Dinner at Kahils room service was simply amazing. Definitely want to stay on the river side. Free shuttle to Sioux City! Awkward parking lot. But still 5 stars!

I want to compliment you on when your employees she is excellent. She not only help me but she went out of work her way to help others and is extremely knowledgeable of the area. I need to mention that she is very friendly and polite and ask is there anything else I can do to help you. Her name is Kyara. She is amazing and I will come back to this hotel just because of her hands down the best employee I've seen in years

Even though the hotel was under construction on the upper floors, I requested one for the view (to avoid looking at the back of the pool fencing) and was so very pleased. We really liked our comfy room and lovely view, and the staff was very accommodating. Also, construction noise had restricted hours, so it was no bother at all.

Housekeeping ignored my "Privacy Please" sign in the door lock and cleaned my room. Nice to have more towels but they had unauthorized access to the external hard drives I left in my room for the day....not good! Also, carpet looked very dirty. Also, they have an $18 breakfast buffet that I would skip. Construction going on but that a was not an issue....

This hotel was great!! The hotel is under some renovations because they got bought by Marriott, but this hotel is the best in the area. The breakfast overlooks the Missouri River and the hotel is just so nice!

The room was very clean and had everything you needed. Beds were comfy and large and the bathroom was amazing! The shower was HUGE and you could tell that it has recently being renovated. (I'm not sure if this is certain but definitely looks like it!) There was free wifi in the rooms which was quite fast. The only problem was that the air conditioning was quite loud. This wasn't much of an issue but if you are a light sleeper, you wouldn't be able to keep it going during the night.

Just left Marina Inn. Had a great stay. The construction looks intimidating, but had little effect on our visit. Staff was friendly & professional. Room was comfy. Meals at Kahills were delicious, and the river view is amazing! God bless!

Some day this place will be awesome. But currently, it's somewhat a nightmare. Or surreal, the main entrance is fenced off, youmenter through a temporary hoarding of a drywall assembled walkway. I read a review of this place a month before staying here that it was under renovation, but thought that would be finished by the time we landed. I was wrong, it will probably take months and months to be completed. It's now a Marriot. I like Marriot hotels in general, but this place does leave something to be desired. First the bad, there's no pool, if you want to swim, they will give you a voucher to go to the YWCA a car drive away. That's bull. Their pool is under renovation. The hallways are covered in plastic and trades people are everywhere. Check my photos. Bare wires exposed and dust everywhere. Not sure if it's even legal to expose guests to those dangers. I took a walk around the grounds, which are very nice, and ended up,at the back of the hotel, to find a commercial duct cleaning company doing their work. 8 giant, and I mean giant bags 4 feet around and 8 feet high of crap that had been sucked out of vents, and still counting. The management was not accommodating. At one point I saw a bus load of guests leaving the hotel and thought I could switch rooms, but was told I could only switch rooms for a $125.00 dollar a day. Please, I'm sure the, what looked like a sports team leaving the hotel were not paying a $125.00 a day more for rooms than I was. The room we stayed in was very nice, but open the door and step out into the hallways and it looked like a war zone. The trades people were trying to be as conscious as could be but it's construction, lets face it. Some of the convention rooms are detached from the main hotel and are in need of renos which are probably coming, they are dated and in need of updating. Some are in the hotel and they need upgrading as well. This is a work in progress and will take time to complete. Question is, do you want to stay in a construction zone and pay for that inconvenience. Look across the river and stay at the Hard Rock Hotel if your planning a trip to Siouxland. Someday the Marina will be a great place to stay, elavating itself to Marriot standard. But that could take years, I'm not kidding. The rooms are very nice. The staff very friendly. The Kahills restaurant, very, very nice, and highly recommend it to all no matter where your staying. But there is a smoke and mirrors thing going on here right now. What you see on their website is not what's there, it's an illusion. My pictures exhibit the situation on the floor I stayed on and some of the images right out side our room door. Yes, open the door, to the plastic covered hallway, and yes, there is a tradesperson, with hard hat, as law requires. They were conscious of the situation and we're respectful of the situation. I can say that, because I ran into them every time I took the elevator. Right now, it's a let down from what you would expect. Someday, it will be what you would expect, when that day is I cannot say.

I don't think this hotel was for me. Checking in was rather bla, i.e. the front desk staff didn't really seem to care about me one way or another. On the wall was some strange art that my Midwest mind could not appreciate. The rooms were also very average in overall scope. I didn't have the time to explore any of the dining but it looked trendy. So in a world where first impressions are often the only impressions, there was nothing that would bring me back here again.

385 East 4th Street South Sioux City NE

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center places you within 2 miles (3 km) of The Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 181 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central South Sioux City and also close to Tyson Event Center and Sioux City Art Center.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center's 181 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 11 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Executive Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ground Floor (Riverside)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Riverside)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Diplomat)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 201 reviews