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10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake, IA 50428
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Hilltop Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Clear Lake
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights this past weekend to attend a show at the Surf Ballroom. Location for a show at the surf is ideal as the property is literally across the parking lot from the venue. Motel is a 1940's-50's type property that has each of its rooms themed. (cool) There is a common area that folks could use to gather,... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This motel is great! You feel as if you are in a friend's backyard when you sit in the courtyard. The Coca Cola room is comfortable and everything you need is provided. Wish I could stay longer and hope to return.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've stayed at the Hilltop every time I visit the Surf Ballroom. The location is perfect for concertgoers. This is a quaint, retro motel. It's very clean, comfortable, affordable and the staff is VERY accommodating. I recently left behind a phone charger and they mailed it back to me ... no charge. Who does that anymore? Thanks Terri

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

From the booking to the stay it was a great experience. Stayed mid Sept before the Tesla concert at the Surf. so close that we had better parking at the motel than we would have ever had at the Surf. Comfortable homie "backyard" felt like going to Gramma's house. The owners were awesome and we plan on staying the next... More

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Orange Park
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

What a nice surprise place to stay. I work on the road and sometimes the moving into and out of places gets dreary. I walked into my room at the HILLTOP MOTEL and was happily surprised to see a very well maintained setting with lots of thought put into the decorations. I usually don't care about stuff like this, but... More

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overland park, ks
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This place is a gem! We have had the pleasure of enjoying the hospitality of the owners since 2009. This place has it all, from the pool to the outdoor kitchen with all the amenities to make your outdoor meal, unless you choose to cook indoors, in one of their many kitchenettes. Whether it is yourself, a family with little... More

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Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed at the Hilltop this past weekend, May 2013. The owners are very nice and accommodating, which as a plus. The hotel is located across the street from the Boathouse (okay restaurant), a block from Sips (very nice place for spirits and food), a block from Half Moon (nice restaurant -- scary from the outside, quaint inside), a couple... More

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travelgirlfromiowa, Owner at Hilltop Motel, responded to this review

We greatly enjoyed this family here for 4 days - we were totally unaware there were any problems with their stay - it was NEVER communicated to us.. The door locks work perfectly - they lock from the inside (I show everyone how the doors lock when I walk them to their room) each door know has a button on... More

Hackensack, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My sixteen year old son and I were driving home from Denver and needed a place to stay the night on the road. We chose Hilltop based solely on tripadvisor reviews. Terri, the owner asked when we would be arriving. We arrived embarrassingly late, after closing, and woke Terri from her sleep. Terri was gracious, friendly and welcoming. Check-in was... More

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have stayed at several local motels in the area and this was a pleasant surprise! Staying more than a day or two, this was perfect. We were able to cook our own meals in the kitchenette and was so much nicer than the motel experience. We felt like it was our apartment. It isn't new and could use a... More

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Marion
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hilltop Motel is one of the gems of Clear Lake. Lots for the kids to do while the parents relax. Nice pool, hot tub, game room and lawn games - something for everyone. There are grills and picnic tables and even an oven under a large covered patio. Terri and Jay (the owners and hosts) make everyone feel like royalty.... More

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Additional Information about Hilltop Motel

Address: 10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Hilltop Motel Clear Lake, Iowa

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