I stayed at your establishment on July 3rd. I wanted to send a quick note that I was very pleased with our stay. I surprised my wife and took her away for a night. We stayed in the “Rain Forest” room. When I pulled off into the driveway of the hotel, my wife had NO idea why I was stopping at a random hotel in Toledo, she had no idea where we were going. I had booked this online and put in a note that it was a surprise for my wife. When we checked in, the front desk made no mention of the room being a “special” room so she had no idea until the minute the door opened that this was a special hotel room. The reaction was great! I was very worried that the room could be “cheesy” but that was not the case at all. The room was awesome and it was much more than I expected. Thanks for a great stay!

Our experience at Designer Inn was fantastic! My husband and I had a very romantic weekend. The decor in the Rainforest was superb. We would greatly recommend this to all of our friends, co-workers and family.
-Waterloo, Iowa

Sarah R West Des Moines, IA My husband and I LOVE Designer Inn! The Fantasy Suites are unlike anything else I have ever seen. We came on a recommendation by my Aunt who works at Meskwaki , and love to come to Designer Inn for a weekend getaway!

Kelly B Dubuque, IA We loved Designer Inn and Suites in Toledo when we stayed last summer. We had the rainforest room and it was PERFECT. The staff was super friendly, and let us check out the other Fantasy suite rooms in the morning when we checked out....so we can't wait to try out the Crystal Cave in Galena, IL this summer.

Lacy B Anamosa, IA We came in October for our mini honeymoon and it was absolutely stunning. The crystal cave was inviting and very relaxing. Not to mention the amazing waffles the next morning. We are coming back every year for our anniversary.

Ruby O St. Anthony, IA My fiance and I have stayed in 3 of the fantasy Suites. They are beautiful and very clean we try and stay every couple months. It's the best gift ever. The staff is polite and helpful. We are planning on booking The Roman Retreat suite for our honeymoon. The Designer Inn is one of the best lil mini vaction ever.

My husband and I spent two nights in our room. It was very comfortable and quiet. We plan to return in the warmer weather to experience one of the fantasy suites. We're looking forward to staying here again. Thank you for the nice stay.

Our area needed this type of getaway. We have traveled up to 4 hours for such accommodations!! The creativity and craftsmanship are excellent. I am a florist, great for referrals. Hope to see you again soon! My husband LOVED his birthday!

We love this place! Thanks for a great experience! Looking forward to the new theme suite.

By far one of the best experiences we've had at a motel. Would definitely come back! Thanks to you and your staff.

All in all, the ambiance of the room was excellent! The Roman Retreat room was everything advertised and more. Every nuance created a romantic memory that we will cherish for years to come. We were very impressed with how comfortable the bed was, and every amenity worked up to its standards. It made for a very an enjoyable visit!

More than we ever even imagined!

"We love your fantasy suites. The design and construction are unmatched!"
"I wanted to surprise my wife with a special night. And she certainly was. She and I both were blown away when we entered the Crystal Cave room."

Our fantasy room was a unique experience. We are giving a night out to our son and his wife.

The place was beautiful staying here was like a dream!

"This stay has been so memorable to me and my husband. We are here just for a couple of days on a getaway while my husband is on leave. We were blown away by the architecture and the special attention to details. We will be back many times!
Thank you!"
- Mandy, Colo, IA

Wonderful place!
-Hudson, IA

We stayed in the Crystal Cave-it was very relaxing yet an exciting atmosphere and excellent front desk staff. We loved the bed and shower.
-Clarion, IA

We spent our 15 year anniversary here and we will be back again. Front desk staff was very nice!

We loved the room! Every detail was included! What a relaxing evening!

"We stayed in the Roman Retreat-it was wonderful and relaxing. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
- Springfield, NE
"The Roman Retreat was an unbelievable oasis! Only a short distance from home but miles away from everything."
- Grinnell, IA
We have stayed in all of the fantasy suites and we have enjoyed every one of them. They are all a world of their own and you feel as if you are in that time. We can't wait for the others to be done.
-Waterloo, IA

Super rooms! Can't wait to come back!

"Very pleasant staff, clean hotel! Loved it!"
-Ottumwa, IA

Very interesting rooms!
-Oskaloosa, IA
Excellent staff and service. We felt at home and cared about. Never experienced a stay like this in all of our travels!
Dysart, IA

Everyone is very nice and professional.

Thank you so much. We will never forget the warmness you showed us on this cold night.
"What a way to spend our 1st anniversary, 106 Penguin's Place!"
Very nice and a good value!


Everything was perfect!

The cave room was awesome!

Excellent, worth every cent!

Our home away from home.

We love the work you do in your rooms. We are going to have three couples stay in different theme rooms.

Very pleased. Was very comfortable - will recommend it to others.

Everyone was really nice, thank you.

Loved your lodging.

Very nice staff.

We have enjoyed our stay!

Loved the tour of the suites!

The Crystal Cave was awesome and we will be back to stay in another suite.

"Thank you! Loved the quality of your work and originality."

Had a great stay!

Very beautiful suite-we are anxious to stay in the other suites!

Excellent service and friendly staff!

Theme suites are done in detail like no others we've stayed in.

I have already told friends about your hotel and your beautiful fantasy suites.
"Loved the Rainforest -very relaxing!"

The hotel was absolutely fantastic! Your hotel is very classy and comfortable. We will stay again with you in the future.

Awesome rooms!

Great hospitality-beautiful!

Hope to get another theme room next time!

You made our trip to the Tama-Toledo area so much fun!

The Rainforest room was amazing-our 35th anniversary was unforgettable!

Had a great time!

"Thanks! Awesome! We will be back again!"

Don't change anything.

I love this place! The shower is awesome.

Loved it all! Fantastic! We'll be back!

We had a fabulous time in the Heart's Delight suite! Beautiful room and we appreciated the value. Thank you!

Awesome! So impressed!

We love the blue lights in the sauna of the Northern Nights room.

Fantastic, really relaxing!

Designer Inn & Suites
403 Hwy 30 West
Toledo, IA 52342
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Designer Inn & Suites was voted Best Hotel/Motel 2013 by the people of Tama County!

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