We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
Hotel amenities
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Clear Lake
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Minnesota
Level Contributor
46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Met a college friend here for a quick weekend girls getaway. Staff was very friendly & helpful. The room was meh...very average & a little outdated but it was clean. The room had a nice size fridge, microwave, & a whirlpool tub-all very nice bonuses. The best part of the room was the view! We had a patio that walked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emm05
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We definitely plan to come back! We really enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel staff (thanks, Carmen!) and the friendliness/promptness of the wait staff at the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The whole ambience of the place was fantastic. Great food and drink...not to mention the view. Perfect place to kick back and relax or kick it up a notch... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShellysChoice
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Front desk was good. Room furniture very out of date. WIFI won't work. Bar drink overcharged. (Was told the charge was correct; asked to see the menu; then told it was a computer mistake .)Good view. Room rate at least $30 too high. Breakfast room is a tiny table with one chair in the hall. The room was clean.

Helpful?
Thank HavingFun66
Red Wing, Minnesota
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have stayed here twice and loved it both times. The motel itself has your average clean, comfortable rooms but the location is ideal. Both times we stayed mid week and had first floor rooms with patios. The view and the sunset were gorgeous. The rate may be a little bit more than the average chain motel but the location... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BPete5
Eagan, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

"patio" of patio room was used as bar overflow for "the Landing". We were unable to use our patio or sit outside, as they had a huge table of people sitting at the table on our patio. Will never be back- would never recommend. Rooms smell musty.

Helpful?
2 Thank jill j
Altoona, IA
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Staff were super nice, room was clean, air was cool. Wait staff at the bar were fast. Perfect distance from Surf Ballroom. Room was quiet. Nice little get away. Nothing fancy, but we were there for the lake and the music anyways.

Helpful?
Thank moxyblueeyes
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stayed 1 night mid week thank goodness. Paid extra for a "balcony on the lake", had nothing but the roof of the bar. The other 2nd floor room advertised a lake view, but again nothing but bar roof. Mentioned this to the staff, and they didn't seem to care. If you are planning a party time for an overnight stay,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DonnaLJayL
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

1st Floor King Room, End of Building away from Rest/Bar. Nice view of lake and patio air. Room is a Handicap room - small sink, and just remember you are at the lake - so spend your time on the property and outside :). Nice little motel for a private (non-chain) Lake Motel. Enjoyed Trip and would stay again. Bar... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamie V
Omak
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at South Shore Inn in Clear Lake, Iowa. We had an amazing and relaxing time right on the banks of Clear Lake. The staff was great and rooms were very clean. There was a bar and grill attached to the motel. Food and drinks served right to your patio. Beautiful sunsets and fish... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank V6162TKpaulm
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there early season. Was a bit cold but we'll worth it. Great view from my room's balcony. The resturant/bar was liv er ly and I enjoyed an adult beverage. For the price this place was awesome. Friendly staff and very helpful. I will be back.

Helpful?
Thank Tim W
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clear Lake
2.2 mi away
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Clear Lake
2.3 mi away
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake
1.9 mi away
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
#3 of 8 in Clear Lake
4.0 of 5 stars 195 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.5 mi away
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Historic Park Inn Hotel
#1 of 7 in Mason City
5.0 of 5 stars 344 reviews
7.2 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mason City
6.4 mi away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities