Best Western Holiday Lodge

2023 7th Avenue N, Clear Lake, IA 50428 US near Exit 194 on I-35 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property Near Central Gardens of North Iowa
Best Western launches the We Care Clean℠ program: Best Western's We Care Clean program expands upon the brand's trusted and industry-leading I Care Clean® standards, as well as the enhanced cleaning protocols put in place at the onslaught of COVID-19. The We Care Clean program includes heightened and comprehensive cleanliness and social distancing standards - all in an effort to improve safety and reassure customers that Best Western is committed to their health and wellbeing.
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4.0/5

Based on 271 guest reviews

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  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Free wired internet
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free breakfast
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08/15/2022 - 08/16/2022
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Verified Reviews of Best Western Holiday Lodge

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Not happy with prebooking."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We prepaid for two rooms connected. At motel couldn't find my second reservation. Had to pay for a 3rd room where our second room was on 5th floor nowhere near our room. They did eventually find my second reservation and refund for 3rd room but still. and rooms five floors apart.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
22-Feb-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 19 to Sun Feb 20 2022 at a $137.99 average nightly rate.
"Quiet, friendly and clean."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Stayed overnight. Locked keys in car and staff called local police to help me get them out! Very accommodating. Good to my traveling dog as well.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Nov-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Nov 13 to Sun Nov 14 2021 at a $119.00 average nightly rate.
"Tired Hotel"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
This place needs a bulldozer although clean, the rooms were old, bathroom toilet seat was broken. Tables were unfinished at the breakfast area. Very noisy HVAC and thin walls. Door locks difficult to work with plastic key card and overall needs serious maintenance.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 20 to Sun Aug 22 2021 at a $125.10 average nightly rate.
"Faulty doors/keys and bad set up."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We had three different keys that would not work to get us into the building that is inconveniently far away from main lobby and did I mention our room was right next to the train! Good service, pretty clean over all, but the A/C smelled horrible! I had to get air fresheners.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 23 to Sat Jul 24 2021 at a $136.99 average nightly rate.
"Below Average"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Returned from a outdoor wedding on a very warm evening to find our A/C did not work. Hotel offered us a fan. (Hotel was fully booked).
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 24 to Sun Jul 25 2021 at a $125.10 average nightly rate.
"Out of town wedding."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Room was nice, nice breakfast, nice staff.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 16 to Sat Jul 17 2021 at a $125.10 average nightly rate.
"The room was clean and location is great."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Okay Breakfast
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 03 to Sun Apr 04 2021 at a $119.00 average nightly rate.
"We had to move three times. Wasn’t the front desk person fault."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
We won’t go back! It’s not a 41/2 star place like they said. No one would call us back. Won’t book through this company again either!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 07 to Sun Aug 09 2020 at a $141.99 average nightly rate.
"Dirty and cockroaches."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Unfortunately we had a bad experience at this hotel. The room looked clean but the TV remote was extremely sticky and you could see a residue on it that you did not want to touch. When we woke up in the morning there were cockroaches on the dresser where I had sat my purse along with some of our clothing we were going to wear the next day. Needless to say I was mortified.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 03 to Sat Jan 04 2020 at a $96.78 average nightly rate.
"Very Clean"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Reception clerk wonderful!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jul 02 to Wed Jul 03 2019 at a $95.76 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

88
Excellent

Summary of 302 reviews

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Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good lake hotel. Close to parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool.

Service

96/100
74 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Pool

93/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

Location

91/100
27 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

Breakfast

84/100
39 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

82/100
63 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Food

82/100
23 reviews

Menu is excellent with tasty food.

Room

78/100
93 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Outdated, poorly maintained rooms with insufficient A/C.

Amenities

61/100
37 reviews

Outdated facilities, but decent hotel building and pleasant surroundings. Elevator in need of updating.

Wellness Area

50/100
10 reviews

Sufficient wellness & sports facilities.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from families.

Great room. Delicious food.

Service

96/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Breakfast

84/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

77/100
10 reviews

Clean.

Room

66/100
11 reviews

Room is all right.

Amenities

54/100
6 reviews

Hotel buildings are substandard but amenities are OK.

Vibe

47/100
5 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good lake hotel. Close to parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool.

Service

96/100
74 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Pool

93/100
18 reviews

Great pool.

Location

91/100
26 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

Breakfast

84/100
39 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

83/100
62 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

Food

81/100
22 reviews

Menu is excellent with tasty food.

Room

78/100
92 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Outdated, poorly maintained rooms with insufficient A/C.

Amenities

63/100
36 reviews

Outdated facilities, but decent hotel building and pleasant surroundings. Elevator in need of updating.

Wellness Area

50/100
10 reviews

Sufficient wellness & sports facilities.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from families.

Great room. Delicious food.

Service

96/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Breakfast

84/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

Cleanliness

78/100
9 reviews

Clean.

Room

67/100
10 reviews

Room is all right.

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Property Description

With a stay at Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Central Gardens of North Iowa and Clear Lake Fire Museum. This hotel is 22.1 mi (35.5 km) from Diamond Jo Casino and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Surf Ballroom and Museum.

Enjoy American cuisine at Bennigan’s, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Central Gardens of North Iowa - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Clear Lake Fire Museum - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
MercyOne Clear Lake Family Medicine - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
City Beach Park - 2.3 km / 1.5 mi
Surf Ballroom and Museum - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Clear Lake State Park Beach - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Clear Lake State Park - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
McIntosh Woods State Park - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
North Iowa Mercy Health Center - West Campus - 9.5 km / 5.9 mi
Buddy Holly Crash Site - 12.1 km / 7.5 mi
Stockman House Museum - 14.2 km / 8.8 mi
Music Man Square - 14.4 km / 9 mi
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum - 14.4 km / 9 mi
Meredith Willson Boyhood Home - 14.4 km / 9 mi
The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank - 16 km / 9.9 mi

The preferred airport for Best Western Holiday Lodge is Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal) - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Clear Lake? This hotel has facilities measuring 5900 square feet (548 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Ballroom
  • Airport transportation
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Conference space size (meters) - 548
  • Free wired internet
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • In-room accessibility
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Total number of rooms - 136
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free airport transportation
  • Luggage storage
  • Free breakfast
  • Express check-out
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Daily
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Computer station
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5900
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

Mason City Municipal Airport, 2 miles. Courtesy Hotel Shuttle available.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Free hot continental breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 80

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pet maximum weight in kg is 36

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets allowed

3 nights or less - $15 plus tax per day/4 nights or more - $50 plus tax (flat rate)

Parking Info

Free parking; large parking lot for buses & semi's.

Internet / WiFI

Free WiFi Internet throughout the whole hotel & Bennigan's Restaurant.

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western).
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Cleaning Policies

• We are following a comprehensive cleaning and sanitation process that includes a vigilant procedure for disinfecting all hard surfaces, doors and handles.• We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all high-traffic areas and we are providing hand sanitizer for guests and team members both proactively and upon request.• We are strictly enforcing our current policy of requiring team members to stay home if they are not feeling well or have a fever.• We have re-emphasized our internal training to focus on frequent and proper hand-washing and personal hygiene.

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Masks are compulsory at the property

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Best Western International

  • 4000+ independently owned hotels located in over 100 countries
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  • 18 brands, including: Best Western, Best Western Plus, and Best Western Premier
  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premier gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality and Projections at Best Western Holiday Lodge

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Holiday Lodge

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group prices and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was submitted. The lowest group discount displayed is 29.0% in the month of September 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $162 in the month of June 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Holiday Lodge in a month when rates are lower.

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