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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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
“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”
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...
“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...