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South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
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South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Clear Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013
Randy H Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We spent a night here on a long road trip. The best part about the hotel is the location on the lake, the rest is really just average. The rooms are standard hotel rooms, with furnishings that are showing some wear and tear, but our room was clean and quiet, and we got a good nights' sleep.

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Algona, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We visited the hotel's bar called "The Landing" 3 weeks ago. Very impressed with the bar/restaurant area and the convenience of the inn right next to the bar. I just scheduled a weekend on Sept 7th for 4 rooms so that my brothers and my sister can get together. It is a perfect location for all of us to meet... More

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KC
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The hotel was average, but the view from our balcony on the second floor was great. There's no elevator. The beds were comfortable. The restaurant/bar is right on the water, convenient to dock your boat. The swordfish tacos were good and the sweet potato fries were wonderful. Later in the evening it is a little noisy in the room with... More

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omaha
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Best place to stay in Clear Lake. Hotel sits right on the lake and all rooms have a lake view. A brand new deck was just built outside and food or your favorite beverage is available. Watching the sun go down from the deck is great. Minutes from downtown shopping. There is also live entertainment at various times in the... More

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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

While traveling to and from Minnesota, we stayed one night at the South Shore Inn. What a find!! Our room was right on the lake front with a patio to sit outside and enjoy the lake. Nice, clean room. The restaurant has sweet potato fries to die for, yes they were that good, along with the rest of our meal.... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was actually a Christmas present. I had made a reservation at this hotel based on the website, securing the room with the King Size bed, and the jacuzzi tub. However, after arriving at the hotel Friday evening, we were told that room was no longer available, and they had a standard room with two queen size beds. This was... More

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Todd L, Owner at South Shore Inn - Clear Lake, responded to this review

We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations and apologize that we weren't able to offer you the room you desired. To accomodate you for the room change, we did take 20% off your room and were able to get you the room right next to the one you had requested (on the same floor). Clearly this did... More

Cape Cod
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We are so grateful to Gary, the owner, for all of the help he gave us when we were seeking a block of rooms for a family reunion in Clear Lake. Our family is spread all over the country and when it came time to plan for a place so far away, Gary was terrific. He gave us a group... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a double queen with a walkout balcony ( 2nd floor) The room wad average size, with a decent size mini frid with freezer. (I like to be sble to re-freeze the ice packs) Also has a small microwave. The balcony is small, has 2 chairs and faces the lake. Pretty. The patio bar and grill plays music... More

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Des Moines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The South Shore Inn in Clear Lake was a wonderful place to stay on our weekend away from the kids! The view from the back of the hotel was incredible, and the bar and grill had excellent food and a great design. The hotel staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable, and our room was clean and welcoming. We are looking... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The live music and bar are so loud, if you have children or would just like a good nights sleep you're out of luck. There were large crowds all hours of the night and we heard fighting outside our window, didn't feel safe. The bar blocks the view of the lake, the whole experience was terrible. Our experience was much... More

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Todd L, Owner at South Shore Inn - Clear Lake, responded to this review

We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We take it very seriously that you 'did not feel safe' and really wish this would have been brought to our attention while you were staying at the hotel, so we could properly remedy the situation. Please direct message me and I would like to make the situation right. More

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Additional Information about South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

Also Known As:
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake Hotel
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake Hotel Clear Lake
Heartland Hotel Clear Lake
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake Iowa
Address: 1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The South Shore Inn is the only hotel located on the shores of Clear Lake, Iowa. All rooms are lakefront with perfect views of Clear Lake. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi are standard with every room.A full service restaurant, The Landing, was added to the South Shore Inn in May 2012. The Landing offers a large lake front bar and grille, with perfect views of Clear Lake, Iowa. We have a large dock where you can conveniently tie up your boat during the day or evening to stop by for food or drinks. The Landing is located at 1603 South Shore Dr, attached to the lakeside of the South Shore Inn. Stop by for great food, unique drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere! ... more   less 
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