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Hilltop Motel

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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Rating summary
  • 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a hidden gem, right out in the open. Two blocks from the lake, it is right next to all the action. They have everything you could want here. Awesome back porch with grills and all the utensils you would need with tables to eat at while the kids play in the pool. The rooms are outfitted with fridges... More

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Peosta, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We have been going to the Hilltop for a few years now and we absolutely love it! The atmosphere is great and you couldn't ask for better hosts...they always make us feel like VIP's! My kids love the pool & hot tub and we love sitting around the patio enjoying a cold beverage. There is no better place to relax!

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Additional Information about Hilltop Motel

Also Known As:
Hilltop Motel Clear Lake, Iowa
Address: 10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Ownership since 2007. Family owned, operated and orientated. Some rooms with kitchenettes, outdoor grills, outdoor pool and hot-tub,games, DVD library. We are the number one place in area to host your next family reunion - stop in at take a look around. The rooms are all theme decorated. ... more   less 

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