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


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Hotel Overview

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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.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
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

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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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 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,

Nearby Cities

  • 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
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Clear Lake
  • Free local shuttle