I scored a room for $79 on Priceline and it was an excellent deal. It's definitely worth $20-$40 more in today's market.
Because there were so many positives, I'll start with the only negative I could identify. It was the the sink in the bathroom. It's a freestanding pedestal sink, and while I was traveling solo and found it just fine, travelers who are used to spreading their stuff across a countertop might have a tougher time getting ready in the morning.
Other than that, it was an excellent property top to bottom.
The front desk manager was just the right mix of friendly. The room was spotless. Bed was comfortable, fridge worked well, TV was good, chairs were nice, and AC was quiet. And that's the stuff that really matters.
I used the exercise room and pool area briefly and they were really nice for this price point. Very clean.
The breakfast was good. Not excellent, but good. Besides the usual fare of cereal, bagels, and instant oatmeal, they had some two-egg omelets with cheese that were pretty darn tasty, and also some sausages. A waffle-maker too, though I've had one too many hotel/motel waffles so I took a pass. Kids will love it though.
A great, underrated thing about the property is that it is adjacent to a Hy-Vee grocery store that has a nice deli, complete liquor store, and very large Starbucks. It is a 60-second walk from the motel's front entrance, seriously. A lot of urban properties charging $300 a night can't say that. My in-the-room dinner consisted of a nice chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and baked beans, side caesar salad, and small box of pinot noir for $17.
In conclusion, I would stay here again in a minute, even if I didn't have a Priceline deal. Well-done, Best Western Vermillion Inn! less
Lisa E, Owner at Best Western Vermillion Inn, responded to this review
Wow! Thank you so much for telling us about your stay. This might be the most comprehensive review ever written of our hotel! I will make sure to share your kind words and feedback with our staff. We appreciate your patronage and we hope to see you again very soon!