Clear Lake Hotels | BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge | Hotel in Clear Lake, IA


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2023 7th Avenue N
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428-2103
United States


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Hotel Overview

Experience the great outdoors, history, shopping and more while staying at this Clear Lake, Iowa hotel near Clear Lake, the Surf Ballroom and Main Street.

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Conveniently located at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 18 (Exit 194), guests at the Best Western Holiday Lodge have easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. Outdoor lovers are just one mile from sparkling Clear Lake, offering fishing, boating, jet skiing and tours aboard the two-tiered Lady of the Lake cruise ship. The surrounding area also offers ample opportunities for hiking, biking and golf. This Clear Lake hotel is within walking distance of downtown Main Street’s dining, shopping, antiquing and more. Take in a concert at the legendary Surf Ballroom, the site of Buddy Holly’s final performance, also just a few miles from the site of the musician’s fatal plane crash.

Midway between Des Moines, IA and Minneapolis, MN, the Best Western Holiday Lodge is an ideal choice for business travelers who appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to businesses such as Stellar®, Titan Pro, CL Telephone, wind farms and the Winnebago factory in Forest City, IA. This Clear Lake hotel is also a popular event space in Clear Lake, offering nearly 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet rooms perfect for weddings and conventions. Located just a mile from the Mason City Municipal Airport, the hotel offers a complimentary courtesy shuttle.

Among a few full-service hotels in Clear Lake, the Best Western Holiday Lodge strives to make our guests feel at home with participating in green projects such as the Global Soap Project. Our guests are invited to enjoy our exercise room, heated indoor pool and hot tub, and onsite restaurant, Bennigan’s® Grill and Tavern.

Contact our friendly staff today to book your next stay at the Best Western Holiday Lodge! Enjoy your stay.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $10.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum
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Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Extended stay”
By shardan H
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on 22-Nov-17

We had an extended stay at best western clear lake ia. Staff were very friendly and helpful, made you feel at home. The rooms were clean, and they have a great breakfast. Would highly recommend this...

“Lack in cleanliness and customer care”
By candacec665
Des Moines, Iowa on 14-Nov-17

Upon arrival asked us again what kind of room we reserved they didn’t have a double queen room like we were told was available upon reservation, checked into room and rooms privacy lock was latched...

By 761janeto
Clear Lake, Iowa, United States on 11-Nov-17

My room was big, clean and very welcoming. The fitness center helped me wind down at the end of the night. The location was in close proximity to the business to which I traveled for work. Great...

“Great customer service ”
By Irene C
Radford, Virginia on 09-Nov-17

I stayed for 2 nights on a business trip. The front desk staff are super friendly and professional. The breakfast was good. There is a Bennigan’s next door which is convenient, but I don’t recommend...

“Nicely decorated/convenient”
By kellyn138
Clear Lake, United States on 30-Oct-17

The hotel was nicely updated with good decor in the room and the lobby. Staff was very helpful. The hotel provided a shuttle to the Surf Ballroom for the show we were going to. Breakfast was a...


Hotel Amenities


  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, room service available, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Bar, room service available, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Exercise facility 24-hour
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available 24-hours
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Guest laundry for wash/dryer 1.00 each load
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services for receptions
  • Catering
  • Equipment rental
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged no charge
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines, 2nd/4th and 6th floor
  • Outdoor parking
  • Modern and friendly hotel
  • Complimentary newspaper Monday through Friday
  • Complimentary fresh cookies Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Power converters for International guests

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible
  • Accessible business center

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Lowered door viewer for wheelchair accessibility
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  • Cable satellite television with HBO®
  • In room movies, Pay-per-view movies
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Free long distance access
  • Voice mail
  • Dataports
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Room service from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Executive suites available
  • Honeymoon suite available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary newspaper available M-F For Best Western Rewards Members
  • Wake-up calls
  • Turndown service on request
  • Turndown service, upon request
  • Connecting rooms, available
  • Crib available, nominal fee

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 2

  • Bathtub seat
  • Rails in bathrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet
  • Visual alarm
  • Knock lights
  • Safety bar
  • Walk-in shower

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
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