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"It was super and very comfortable. No problems of any kind. Nice restaurants close by. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 03 May 2016

Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this Colfax hotel

In Colfax

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Trainland U.S.A. and 9 miles (15 km) of Valle Drive In. Westwood Municipal Golf Course is within 9 miles (15 km) and Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is within 12 miles (20 km).

Free perks

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. Express check-in, express check-out, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 60 guestrooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$52* Per night/room Oct 23 - Oct 24

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Colfax Inn ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Colfax Inn

Everyone (13) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Very decently priced, easily accessible location. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 3, 2019 by Colfax Innn

Thank you for your comments and ratings!! Hope you enjoyed your stay with us.

2 out of 5
Thread bare, stained, and torn sheets on the bed. Staff replaced them upon request. The replacements were better. Room was dusty and in need of a vacuum along the baseboards.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2019 by Colfax Inn

we do apologize for inconvenience, we will discuss with our Housekeeping staff.

3 out of 5
We wanted a hotel close to Newton Speedway and this was it. Former chain hotel. It is reasonably clean, breakfast was toast, bagels and cereal but that was fine. Pool is shut down, but we weren't there to swim.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 25, 2019 by Colfax Inn

Thank your for your comments and ratings!!

2 out of 5
First thing we noticed as we pulled into the parking lot was the PT Cruiser sitting there (obviously for quite a while) with 3 flat tires. Not a very welcoming sight. The lobby was ok, and the clerk checking us in was nice. Received 2 room keys, which we later realized did not work - we were not able to unlock our room from the hallway. I guess that explains why the room door was ajar and not even fully closed upon first arrival. Upon entering the room, there was a smell of smoke (our room was supposed to be non-smoking but there were ashtrays in a drawer). No coffee maker. The freezer portion of the fridge was in need of a major defrosting. The fridge itself was missing a piece of the upper right edging. The sheets were freshly changed but had what appeared to be old stained blood spots on them. The comforter was stained and appeared to not have been laundered. Not enough towels. The sofa had small holes in several places. The coffee table was falling apart. The carpet desperately needed shampooed. Several things were non-working at the time of our stay - such as the ice machine on the second floor, the elevator, the pool. The free continental breakfast left a lot to be desired. On the upside - the TV was nice, the shower had warm/hot water, the windows could be opened (which we enjoyed), quiet, no bugs. If you're just looking for a place to shower and sleep, this motel will do. If you're looking for more, keep on going down the highway. We will not ever return.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018

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2 out of 5

Stay at this hotel only if you're a plumber

Pros: Nothing
Reported clogged toilet to front desk, which responded by placing a toilet plunger outside my door!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

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1 out of 5


The first night we got there it smelled like mildew in the room, there was no phone or locker on the door, the TV didn't work. I went to the office to see if there was anything they could do and there was no one there so I called the number she answered and said there was nothing to do until morning. I went in the morning and she was nice enough to give me a room but I had to wait till it got cleaned. When I returned for the key I was told by a lady that she was taking a shower. I finally got the key when I got to the room it smelled the same way and there was dead bugs on the floor of the bathroom and a used towel in the bathroom. I would not stay here again disgusting. Breakfast was bangles and frozen waffles no fruit or muffins

Posted by , from az on Jul 31, 2017

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1 out of 5

horrible place to stay

Pros: nothing
Cons: Internet, ceiling, staff, breakfast, everything.
The ceiling in our room leaked when it rained. We had to put a garbage can under the leak to catch the rain. We waited at the desk for someone to tell for twenty minutes, and no one showed up. We had somewhere to be, and we couldn't wait anymore. We figured housekeeping would see the rain coming through the ceiling and fix it, but they didn't even clean our room. The card locks hardly worked on the room door, and we tried fifteen times before the cards registered, even after we got new keys. The beds are wildly uncomfortable and worn out. The whole place is run down and dingey. The internet is really nonexistent. The breakfast is toast and dry cereal and juice. This place is horrible.

Posted by , from Wisc on Jun 13, 2016

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1 out of 5

Do not stay here!

First of all, this will be the first review I have made, but I really feel that people should be warned about this terrible hotel. Upon arrival we where informed that the lock did not function properly and we would need to have the front desk unlock the door whenever we needed to get back into the room. As for the room, dead bugs everywhere. They were all over the window sill, bathroom floor and bathtub. The room also smelled like someone who hadn't showered in days had been living in it. I told the front desk attendant about all of this and he offered three room keys and said that I could take a look at them and chose one. None of the keys worked. I then should the front desk attendant my room and how none of the keys worked in the alternate rooms. He used the master key and again said that we would need to contact him if we left and needed to get back into the room. At this point I asked for a serious discount, but he explained that this would not be possible. It was late and there wasn't any other available rooms in the area. We were stuck. I know that $109 / night is not considered expensive when it comes to hotels, but this place should be charging more along the lines of $40 / night.

Posted by , from kansas City, Missouri on Jun 10, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location

It was super and very comfortable. No problems of any kind. Nice restaurants close by.

Posted by on May 3, 2016

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1 out of 5

words cannot describe how GROSS this place is!!

Not quite sure where to start. First of all, rented two rooms- after checking in, drove up to driving entrance and found garbage cans overflowing to stuff on ground, bread trays laying all over the rocks and a curtain blowing out the second floor hallway. Make our way into 2 seperate rooms- in 1 room, it was filthy, old TV and air condition did not work and big hole/tear in screen window (humid, wet, and bugs outside mind you). The second room was absolutely awful- wet floors, screen half deteriorated and window wide open with air on when walked in room, fridge full of ice, smoke detector completely missing from ceiling with just wires hanging down, water droppings/scum down walls, food debris all over telephone (had to use a washrag to pick up handset to call front desk)! Black ring around toilet, wall paper hanging off wall all over bathroom-- completely disgusting! Would not allow me to cancel only switch rooms! Tried once and got the same results!! Spoke with gentleman at breakfast and he said he had written the owner in the past with issues on the property and he was ignored and things were never fixed. Place smells like chemicals/mildew of some sort as well! Completey a whole in the ground! No certifications or inspections posted on property that I could find. I have at least a dozen pics as that speaks volumes!! Would not recommend to an enemy!!

Posted by , from MN on Sep 1, 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Colfax Inn also features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2002
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Computer for guest use
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) (46.3 km / 28.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Colfax Inn offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. This Colfax hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.


  • Pets: USD 10 per night (maximum USD 250 per stay)
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per night (maximum USD 250 per stay)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Colfax Inn
  • Colfax Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Inn Colfax
  • Colfax Inn Iowa
  • Colfax Inn Hotel
  • Colfax Inn Colfax
  • Colfax Inn Hotel Colfax

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.