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"The property had a decent price, location, and amenities. However, our bathroom stank and the pool was gross - there were gnats, and the hot tub foam ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star guestrooms with free WiFi

In Clear Lake

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Clear Lake hotel, you'll find Central Gardens of North Iowa and Clear Lake Fire Museum. MercyOne Clear Lake Family Medicine and City Beach Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 7 conference rooms, business center, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour gym and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 136 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$126* Per night/room Jan 29 - Jan 30

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Annex Building

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (Oversized Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (Walk-in Shower)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (Walk-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Holiday Lodge ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Holiday Lodge

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (2)
2 out of 5
Paid a decent amount to be put in their detached building which was clearly an old motel. Rooms were updated, but the price was too high to not be in the actual hotel and there was no warning for that before purchasing an unrefundable stay. Also the air conditioning barely worked and we had a wasp nest right outside of our door.

Posted by , from Wi on Jul 26, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 27, 2020 by Lori F

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. It was a sold out weekend with different groups in house. We would of been more than happy to try and move you if we had anything else available. I did have maintenance check for the wasp nest and it is not an active wasp nest but they are going to get a ladder and remove it. With the 101 heat index with such high humidity it was very hard for any a/c to keep up we would of been more than happy to have maintenance come over to look at ptec unit. We do appreciate your feedback and hope that next time you are in our area that you will try us again. Sincerely, Lori Faught

3 out of 5
The property had a decent price, location, and amenities. However, our bathroom stank and the pool was gross - there were gnats, and the hot tub foam turned RED... The walls were pretty thin so we could hear neighbors, too. The complimentary breakfast was a definite plus and satisfied our needs. Overall OK.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 12, 2019 by Lori F

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and will look into your concerns. Sincerely, Lori Faught General Manager

5 out of 5
Very nice hotel. Staff was pleasant in accomodating an early check in.

Posted by , from Minnesota on Sep 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 12, 2018 by Lori F

Dear Pat, Thank you for the 5 star review. We are happy that we were able to let you check in early. We look forward to your next stay with us. Sincerely, Lori Faught General Manager

4 out of 5

Good hotel for an overnight stop

Pros: Everything.
Cons: The breakfast space could be a bit larger.
This property works well for a stop on the way from the heart of america to the north woods. The property, staff and facilities are all very good.

Posted by , from Kansas City, MO on Aug 10, 2015

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1 out of 5

keep looking

the hotel lobby reaked of cigarette smoke, the 5 story hotel has 1 small elevator, the wait was long, the air conditioner did not work and the desk staff told us to try to reset it - "they didn't have anyone available to fix it", the room was very small and the bathroom was tiny with a towel rack that fell off the wall, at check out we were charged for another party's room - the staff at the front desk were surly and refused to call the manager

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

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3 out of 5

Good Hotel

Very clean hotel. Good breakfast and nice swimming pool. Rooms are way to small.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2006

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About the Best Western Holiday Lodge

Location 2023 7th Avenue N, Clear Lake, IA 50428

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Holiday Lodge offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 5900 square feet (548 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Best Western Holiday Lodge also features concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Self parking is free. This 3-star Clear Lake hotel is smoke free.

  • 136 guestrooms or units
  • 5900 sq ft of conference space
  • 548 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Holiday Lodge offers 136 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Clear Lake hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Bennigan’s - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash. 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).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Holiday Clear Lake
  • Best Western Holiday Lodge
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  • Best Western Clear Lake
  • BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge Clear Lake, Iowa
  • Clear Lake Best Western
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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.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.