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Oak Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Hi, We went to Iowa for a visit & stayed overnight. This was a nice, clean, friendly hotel. Our son is a fan of Buddy Holly. At the lobby, they have a framed front page newspaper clipping of the plane crash from 1959. There is a Bennigan's Restaurant next door. Our room was clean & neat. The beds & pillows...

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Thank Irene J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The people were all friendly and helpful. A great place and super location. Nice place for Class Reunions. The guest rooms clean and comfortable. The food was excellent. The exercise room needs a few more items.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Awful place. We stayed only because we got caught on the highway in a terrible thunder storm. The hotel itself smells, the layout is weird (we had to walk through a dark, narrow, low-ceilinged tunnel to get to a tiny closet-like foyer where stairs (no elevator) led us to the third floor. It was a terrible place. However, Bennigan's Restaurant...

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Thank Foulan
Mankato, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very good, will always stay here when in this area,. Great service with shuttle to the Surf. Very friendly and helpful employees. Honored my room request. Don't change a thing. Will continue to seek out the Surf for concert and this is the only hotel I would stay at. Thank you for everything!

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Thank Kim P
Larchwood, Iowa
Reviewed 2 August 2016

There is a funky mildewed smell in a lot of areas, and the hot tub (main reason I chose this hotel) was down for maintenance during my stay. Could get a much better rate booking through an online booking site than calling the desk (about $30 better). My interactions with the staff were nothing to be excited about until I...

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Thank Amanda W
Stewartville
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stay here many times and love the pool/hot tub area. The free shuttle to the Surf is great. Location off the interstate is convenient and many fast food option near by. Love the biscuits and gravy included in the hot breakfast

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Thank Steven H
Lincoln, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Definitely stay here when you are traveling through Northern Iowa. Easy access, clean, caring staff and good food at Bennigans. Recently remodeled has made the rooms very comfortable with large TV's and new bathroom cabinets and fixtures.

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Thank Steve G
Iowa City, United States
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Extra comfy beds, pillows not so much. Flat screen not in HD for some reason. Unable to adjust aspect ratio on TV, so trying to watch British Open all the scores and other graphics were off screen. Menu showed aspect ratio as " unavailable ". Continental breakfast was better than most.

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Thank James W
Waukee, Iowa
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We arrived and were pleasantly greeted. Room was sufficient, 5th floor, back corner so very quiet. Rooms are a bit dated, but clean. The remote control is in a special holder indicating it was specifically sanitized. When we left, the front desk manager was cleaning the swipe cards! NEVER have seen that before but reiterated our opinion, they go beyond...

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Thank Tammy S
Lori F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tammy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and noticing the items that you did. It was actually one of our front desk employees that recommended us cleaning the keys she had a very valid point so we started cleaning them. Rooms are being updated and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. Thanks,...

Kansas City, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My room was dated, but adequate for a one night stay. My partner, however, was moved because of a faulty room entry lock, then moved to a room with a broken air conditioner and wet carpet (air conditioning condensation?). Moving again or discounted rates was not offered by morning staff. Nor would they recognize our corporate rate. Will not stay...

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Lori F, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael, I would love to talk to your partner and correct this situation if you could please have him contact me I will personally look into this. We would never want you to sleep in your rental car. Sincerely, Lori Faught

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge

Address: 2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2103
Region: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range: $139 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 138
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Also Known As:
Best Western Clear Lake
Clear Lake Best Western
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“Stay somewhere else, not at this Best Western”
 of 5 bubbles Foulan, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“READ THE REVIEWS before booking here....”
 of 5 bubbles DaisyN03, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Requst a room in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles mankatomom, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“be sure to ask for a bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles 897tonyd, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“we had da room on the 2nd floor a good distance from the elevator and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Arkies10, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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