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South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake
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  • 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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Eagan, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"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.

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Altoona, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stayed here for one night on our road trip North. We were fortunate to have a nice sunny day. The resort and restaurant was slammed with customers due to the Friday night warm weather. The staff was friendly and efficient. Great place to stay for the weekend or just when you are passing through. It's right on the lake and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

was an ok place before The Landing was put in. Now it's just a noisy bar on the lake. Will not return to stay at hotel with the exception of possibly hanging out at the bar but not too sure about that even. I feel bad for the folks who paid for a lakeside hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Walkout balcony on the second floor overlooking the lake with one magnificent view! Nice size refrigerator, tiki bar/restuarant on the lake, fifteen dollar breakfast credit in the outdoor resturant, beautiful dock to walk onto with two benches to enjoy the view and lake activity, what is not to like!! Great location, close to downtown, this was a great respite. The... More 

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Norwalk, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The room was clean and comfortable, and right on the water's edge. It was late in the season so it was quiet. The hotel had planned to close the bar at a certain time but because of two other tables and us they remained open. The front desk was extremely helpful suggesting things to do, restaurants, and etc. Not a... More 

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