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
Very Good
Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Clean & quiet”
By Paul H
Wichita, Kansas on 06-Mar-18

This hotel is nice and very clean. It's not new but very well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and the choices were quite varied. The person stocking the...

“Toilet overflowed within the first hour and no one would come to fix it”
By iowamarvin5
Ankeny, Iowa on 24-Feb-18

On Saturday Feb 23, 2018 we checked in about 3 pm. At 4 pm right before we needed to leave to attend a concert, the toilet overflowed. We called front desk and they said maintenance would be up while...

“Super Nice”
By Coleen K
West Des Moines, Iowa on 22-Feb-18

We were in town for a funeral & needed a pet friendly motel. This one sure filled the bill & more. Very helpful & friendly front desk attendants, nice sized room that was clean w/ comfy beds. The...

“The best place to stay when you visit the Surf Ballroom”
By Tracy M
Saint Paul, Minnesota on 05-Feb-18

The Best Western in Clear Lake shows its age a bit, but the friendly staff more than make up for it. The free breakfast is great and the pool area is large and clean. This is the place to stay during...

“Decent stay”
By J7765DSpaulp
Puposky, Minnesota on 02-Feb-18

Lots of parties here this weekend, nothing to get too excited about. Friendly check in even though they forgot to reserve the room. I was lucky to have the room I did have. Pretty comfortable beds...


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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