5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
"I had the pleasure of staying in this brand new Choice Hotel while in the area on business. I have to say I was quite surprised by the boutique look that this property brings. I have now stayed in some of the Ascend Brand Hotels that Choice has and I have to say Choice is becoming one of my preferred hotel brands when I travel. This hotel is new, stylish, elegant and very well designed. From the moment you walk in you notice the brightness the colours and the thought that went into the hotel's design. The Lobby is glowing and bright and there is a very opulent bar and a common area. I was given a complimentary drink and had a beer and a great chat with the awesome Alex who the bartender that night. The check-in was seamless and I got a great room. My room was bright new, very artsy as it had an artistic mural on the wall, and although the room itself wasn't huge, it is laid out very ergonomically. Being a modern hotel, The Cambria's rooms have many USB ports and outlets, some located right on the desk area and some built into the headboard of the bed, with outlets on each side. A business traveller's dream. The desk was long enough that I could work comfortably. My bed seemed bigger than it was but very comfortable which lead to a great night's sleep. The couch at the end of the room was a nice touch and a great place to stretch out. The bathroom was spotless and had a modern eco-friendly shower head with good water pressure and endless hot water. If you are someone who likes to keep in shape, this hotel's fitness center will impress you, it has all the equipment you would need for a good workout and it's new and clean. The fitness center has cardio machines, a cable machine, free weights as well as many different sized exercise balls and mats to work out on. Now for the Breakfast. The breakfast here is amazing!! You will have a great selection of food and it is very affordable. I was able to start my day with a great selection of food to hit all my macros. The amount of food you get is worth every penny as for me it was more than enough. I had fresh eggs, great bacon, homemade breakfast potatoes and a side of rye toast. Yes, this is a great hotel and for the price and value, you just can't go wrong. The only issue I had was connecting to the internet by phone and my laptop. There was something going on as I had trouble connecting. I do hope this has been addressed as I want to come back. For the area and for the price you can't go wrong. Book through the Choice app or through your Choice Rewards account to get an even better price."
"I attended an important multi-day group meeting. We coordinated with Cambria in advance regarding proper COVID precautions and our small group had a tremendous experience! The staff was extermely helpful and accomodating. The rooms were tremendous and they had the latest and greatest cleaning capabilities for their common spaces, etc. Their staff did not enter the room while we were there, and there were plenty of cleaning supplies if something was requested. The water pressure was great, the water was warm enough, and the bluetooth mirrors in the bathroom were an unexpected surprise. The internet was super fast and I had zero issues connecting. I was able to VPN to corporate as well. The meeting space was easily large enough for our group to social distance, it had great airflow, and their outdoor patio and meeting space was also appreciated. Variety of restaurants within walking distance, so ordering takeout or delivery was easily accomodated. I can't say enough great things about the hotel and their staff. I highly recommend it and I look forward to having future meetings here."
"We are from the Quad cities. I have three kids all who are involved in travel sports. We frequent the Bettplex quite often and when we saw the hotel being built we were excited to see it go in, in such a great location. It was my son's birthday and we decided to surprise him with a staycation. We were going to have his 2 cousins and grandparents join us for pizza and cupcakes and then do a little swimming. We stopped in to the hotel to look at the pool and the gathering area in the lobby area to see if it would be a good fit for our group of about 10-12 people. We spoke with the man at the front desk and told him our plans to have family over for pizza and asking if it would be okay and where they would have room for a group of 10 or 12 to gather. He showed us a few different places in the lobby and also said if their conference room was not being used (which he highly doubted it would be booked for a Friday night) then we could maybe even use the conference room. So we booked the room online that night. Fast forward to the next day. Our son was so excited for his birthday hotel stay. We arrived to check in and I immediately asked the gentlemen who was checking me in about where we could set up for our family pizza dinner. I informed him I had talked to the man the night before and he said it wouldn't be a problem there were several places we could set up. I told him he had told us about maybe using the conference room if it was available. The gentlemen was very nice and said that should be fine and "why don't you guys go ahead and get settled in to your room and I will ask my manager" we brought ALL of our stuff in and unpacked. The manager was not helpful. He offered us 2 tables in the front corner of the hotel. The tables sat 4 people each total of 8. I told him that would not be enough seating for our family dinner (even if it were just my family who were staying the night we had 5 in our family the seating would not have been adequate) I asked if we could use the tables off to the side or the conference room like the guy had suggested from the night before. He flat out said "no you will just have to make the area up front work" he told me there were couches and that some of the family could sit on the couches to eat. SO we tried to make it work there was an island with news papers and a couple of pamphlets we moved two small stacks of pamphlets to put our pizzas boxes and drinks on so that we could use the tables to eat at (we only used half of the island I circled in the pictures the 2 pamphlets we moved to the opposite end of the island) The manager waited until we got everything set up to then come over and tell us we could not put our pizza or drinks on the island. I told him that there was no way 4 boxes of pizza and chips and 2 liters were all going to fit on the two tables along with all of us trying to eat there. He made us feel very put out not at all welcoming or accommodating. I asked him why we could use half the island and he to"