Affordable Lodging: Midwest, Plains

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Storm chasing doesn’t have to be expensive! I have compiled a list of hotels and motels that are inexpensive, clean and comfortable across the Midwest and Plains. In order to make this list, the establishment must have have an average nightly rate of less than $85 (some are less than $50) per night and received 4 or 5-stars from my review on Yelp. I’ve stayed at dozens of hotels and only a select few have made this list. There’s no reason to skip chasing because of the worry of lodging¬†costs, or blowing money on overly expensive hotels. Note that these are not luxury hotels, but instead places that you can crash at for a night and not have to worry about having a negative experience.

Quick links: By Lowest Price , By State , Google Map of All Hotels

Below is a list of hotels, ranked by best value (balance of cost + comfort)

Walnut, IA – Super 8 – Avg. $60/night

Warrenton, MO – America’s Best Value Inn – Avg. $46/night

Gothenburg, NE – Howard Johnson – Avg. $60/night

Shenandoah, IA – Tall Corn Inn – Avg. $55/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Red Roof Inn – Avg. $50/night

Pratt, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $46/night

Fort Worth, TX – Microtel Inns & Suites – Avg. $79/night

Greenfield, IN – Super 8 – Avg. $69/night

Bellevue, NE – Value Place – Avg. $85/night

Waco, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $40/night

Junction City, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $44/night

Aberdeen, SD – Super 8 – Avg. $59/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $42/night

Big Springs, NE – Motel 6 – Avg. $60/night

New Ulm, MN – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

Fort Wayne, IN – Econolodge – Avg. $57/night

Princeton, IL – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

Emporia, KS – America’s Best Inn & Suites – Avg. $54/night

Mansfield, OH – M Star Hotel – Avg. $54/night

Starting with lowest average price:

Waco, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $40/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $42/night

Junction City, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $44/night

Pratt, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $46/night

Warrenton, MO – America’s Best Value Inn – Avg. $46/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Red Roof Inn – Avg. $50/night

Emporia, KS – America’s Best Inn & Suites – Avg. $54/night

Mansfield, OH – M Star Hotel – Avg. $54/night

Shenandoah, IA – Tall Corn Inn – Avg. $55/night

Princeton, IL – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

New Ulm, MN – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

Fort Wayne, IN – Econolodge – Avg. $57/night

Aberdeen, SD – Super 8 – Avg. $59/night

Walnut, IA – Super 8 – Avg. $60/night

Big Springs, NE – Motel 6 – Avg. $60/night

Gothenburg, NE – Howard Johnson – Avg. $60/night

Greenfield, IN – Super 8 – Avg. $69/night

Carroll, IA – Super 8 – Avg. $79/night

Fort Worth, TX – Microtel Inns & Suites – Avg. $79/night

Bellevue, NE – Value Place – Avg. $85/night

Organized by state, alphabetically:

Carroll, IA – Super 8 – Avg. $79/night

Shenandoah, IA – Tall Corn Inn – Avg. $55/night

Walnut, IA – Super 8 – Avg. $60/night

Princeton, IL – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

Fort Wayne, IN – Econolodge – Avg. $57/night

Greenfield, IN – Super 8 – Avg. $69/night

Emporia, KS – America’s Best Inn & Suites – Avg. $54/night

Junction City, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $44/night

Pratt, KS – Motel 6 – Avg. $46/night

New Ulm, MN – Econolodge – Avg. $55/night

Warrenton, MO – America’s Best Value Inn – Avg. $46/night

Bellevue, NE – Value Place – Avg. $85/night

Big Springs, NE – Motel 6 – Avg. $60/night

Gothenburg, NE – Howard Johnson – Avg. $60/night

Mansfield, OH – M Star Hotel – Avg. $54/night

Aberdeen, SD – Super 8 – Avg. $59/night

Fort Worth, TX – Microtel Inns & Suites – Avg. $79/night

Waco, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $40/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Motel 6 – Avg. $42/night

Wichita Falls, TX – Red Roof Inn – Avg. $50/night

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Quincy

Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com.

After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design.

He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.