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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Eagan
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ending a 10 day driving trip through the midwest, we wanted the last night to be low key and relaxing before heading to the airport. The South Shore Inn, where the swelled summer population of 25,000 returns to its normal population of 8000 after Labor Day, seemed like the right choice. The South Shore Inn, while certainly not fancy, turned... More 

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Edgemont, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I met his sister her and we love the water so picked this place. The view outside our room was gorgeous. We sat on the patio by the fire pit and had a drink and it was wonderful. Will definitely stay again.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The South Shore Inn is right on the lake and the view from our room was spectacular at sunset. The Landing Patio Bar and Grill shares the dock with the motel, if you want to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set. The rate is good for such a perfect spot. The room was nice and... More 

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Mn.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I agree with other reviews that it is nothing fancy, but it was nice to have the patio on the water. We enjoyed listening to a piano player right on our deck which was nice. It stormed so it cut off the entertainment early so were not at all bothered by noise. Had our deck door opened in the am... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed at the hotel one night. Small parking lot but adjacent parking across the street. The check in lobby is small. Seeing a pattern yet? Very dated hallway, our room was on the second floor. Not a steep climb but still. Next to our room in the hallway was a corner area that the hotel was using for storage I... More 

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