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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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.
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The room was very clean, the guy at the front desk was very friendly, the breakfast was great. But the heater in our room was so loud that when we were watching TV we have to turn it up a lot, to...
Wells, Minnesota, USA on 16-Feb-2020
I have stayed at this hotel almost every year for 31 years (since 1989). There is no other place in this area that I would ever stay ! It is convenient, right off I-35, and close to fast food...
Crofton, Maryland on 04-Feb-2020
We just spent three fabulous days in Clear Lake Iowa attending the Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom. After a late night of 50's Rock & Roll it was wonderful to head down stairs...
Dubuque, Iowa on 04-Feb-2020
Overall, it was fine, the staff was great, but there was an inflated cost due to an event, which we didn't mind paying, but didn't realize we weren't staying in the main motel and our long walk...
Burlington, Iowa on 02-Feb-2020
Best Western wait staff worked around the clock to satisfy our large party. Breakfast was excellent. The ballroom was perfect. The food was divine! Great place to host a wedding or party or...