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.
News from the Front Desk
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $15 per day.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
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 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
Guest laundry for wash/dryer 1.00 each load
Cable or satellite television
Wedding services for receptions
Parking for the physically challenged no charge
Cold weather hook-ups
Ice/vending machines, 2nd/4th and 6th floor
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:
Telephones have volume control
Lowered door viewer for wheelchair accessibility
Cable satellite television with HBO®
In room movies, Pay-per-view movies
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Free long distance access
High-speed wireless Internet access
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
Complimentary newspaper available M-F For Best Western Rewards Members
Turndown service on request
Turndown service, upon request
Connecting rooms, available
Crib available, nominal fee
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 2
Rails in bathrooms
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)
1.00 mile(s) from Serta Manufacturing
1.00 mile(s) from Larson Manufacturing
6.00 mile(s) from Alliant
8.00 mile(s) from Woodharbor
10.00 mile(s) from Kraft
30.00 mile(s) from Winnebago Industries
1.00 mile(s) from Clear Lake Fire Museum, open May to September.
2.00 mile(s) from Legendary Surf Ballroom, last place Buddy Holly played. Featuring concerts.
4.00 mile(s) from North Iowa Events Center, ice arena and horse shows.
4.00 mile(s) from Clear Lake State Park, beach and picnic area.
5.00 mile(s) from McIntosh Woods State Park, beaches, camping, public boat ramps.
8.00 mile(s) from Buddy Holly Memorial, crash site of Buddy Holly, Richie Valance, Big Bopper and their piliot.
10.00 mile(s) from Meredith Willson/Music Man Footbridge
10.00 mile(s) from Mason City, Meredith Willson's Birthplace.
10.00 mile(s) from Walking Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District
11.00 mile(s) from Lime Creek Nature Center
18.00 mile(s) from Famed covered bridge, in Wilkinson Pioneer Park, Rock Falls
35.00 mile(s) from Pilot Knob State Park
Bennigans®, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, for great food and Irish hospitality, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
0.10 mile(s) from Dairy Queen®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.10 mile(s) from Dennys®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours
0.10 mile(s) from Taco John's®, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.12 mile(s) from Subway®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Monday to Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.,
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.,
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., hours vary, check store location
0.12 mile(s) from Perkins®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday to Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 24-hours
0.12 mile(s) from Pizza Hut®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
1.00 mile(s) from Cancun Mexican Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Monday to Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
2.00 mile(s) from Half Moon, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.00 mile(s) from The Other Place, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.00 mile(s) from GE-JO's Italian Restauran, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.00 mile(s) from Anchor Inn, Bar/Lounge, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
5.00 mile(s) from Mason City
120 mile(s) from Des Moines
130 mile(s) from Minneapolis, MN
1.00 mile(s) from Tennis courts
1.00 mile(s) from Lake, fishing/tubing/swimming
5 mile(s) from Golf
0.50 mile(s) from Antique shops, Trolley Park
1.00 mile(s) from Antique Shops, downtown Clear Lake
1.00 mile(s) from Mason City Municipal Airport, 24 hour shuttle to airport
1.00 mile(s) from National Car Rental
120 mile(s) from Des Moines International Airport
2.00 mile(s) from Hertz Car Renta
1.00 mile(s) from Jefferson bus terminal, located at airport
120 mile(s) from Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport