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.

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 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 Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

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.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

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