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.

BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge

2023 7th Avenue, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Offers & Announcements
Save up to 20%
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge
Write a Review

130 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    35
    40
    33
    16
    6
See reviews for
28
30
13
45
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (130)
  • Mar-May only
    (10)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (45)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (42)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (33)
All months
Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unbeknownst to us, this motel has a "satellite" building separate from the motel and that is where we were placed. It smelled, both of "not sure what" and cigarettes. The toilet moved every time one of us sat on it. The breakfast was inedible. We were in town for a hockey tournament and will definitely not stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay. I appreciate your taking the time to let us know how we are doing and hope you will accept my apologies for any inconvenience you experienced. Our 6th floor rooms have been completely remodeled and the 7th floor rooms will start the remodeling process in March. We do have 3... More 

Ionia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time staying. Both times were very relaxing. The room service and lounge are nice. The young woman at the front desk was very pleasant to deal with. I would definitely stay here again.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Curtis, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We do have a great place to stay and a wonderful staff that will take care of you. The newly remodeled Bennigans is a big plus to staying with us! Hope to see you again soon, Lori Faught General Manager More 

Wisconsin, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was very nice. The rooms were clean and service was good. But we had a gas leak and had to evacuate. It happened about dinner time and it set us back about 1.5 hours. I'm sure it doesn't happen every day. It was our misfortune. Overall stay was very good.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have clean rooms and take pride in our hotel and it shows! The gas leak was in the kitchen of the restaurant that is attached and was repaired that night. We evacuated the hotel for a 1/2 hour as a precaution to our hotel guest. We... More 

Iron Mountain, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pretty friendly staff, young and energetic, clean rooms and price on par with other hotels (which is still way to expensive). breakfast was good, different options daily along with decent coffee. rooms were adequate but might need a little remodeling in a few ... i have stayed multiple nights on multiple ocations and would recommend this hotel

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have a very friendly staff who take great care of our guests! We do have a great breakfast as well and are happy that you were able to enjoy that as well. We appreciate it that you recommend our hotel! Thanks! Sincerely, Lori Faught General Manager More 

Milwaukee, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

noisy vent and pit in bed, good pool and b-fast - also fairly good price. like that they are good with pets and close to family houses and interstate. hot tub was nice until a child threw up in it - they had it cleaned in a day and back up and running.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to do a review on our hotel! We will check the vent in your room as sometimes they do come loose and the pit in the bed we will also check out. We are close to the interstate which makes it nice for the travelers and you do not even hear any... More 

Des Moines, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Motel was a standard travelers motel, nothing special. Just a bed and a bathroom. The company is very smart in marketing by the way they have the lobby decorated. But shortly after traveling down the long dungeon hallways with little heat and water stained carpets it rates right up there with red roof inns or even america's best value... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joe, I am disappointed we failed to give you the fine accommodations and consideration we strive for with all of our guest. The under ground walk thru that connects the two buildings will be getting a paint job very soon. We have been extremely busy with our renovation and this is on our list to do. This works as... More 

Zeeland, Michigan
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
3 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel at 3 pm and there were two groups ahead of us waiting to check in. There was only one "front desk" person working. When we reserved the two rooms, we requested adjoining rooms, which at the time of the reservation they couldn't guarantee. The reservation process took approximately 10 minutes from the time I walked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. I am showing the front desk person had 24 arrivals that day and she was able to get you checked in at 3pm according to the paperwork. I apologize that you waited 10 minutes to checkin. Had several guest check in at the same time.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Stayed in a brand-new room. They are doing a lot of remodeling! Very comfortable! Breakfast hostess Sue Nickerson hosted a most appealing complimentary breakfast...it was very good! Staff was very nice! Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PhillyGramma, We THANK YOU for you kind review on our property! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sue does and outstanding job in breakfast! We have a wonderful staff that really care about our guest. The remodeled bathrooms are awesome and we really like the updated square sinks! Thank You, Lori Faught General Manager More 

Deerwood, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a very nice hotel for the money. Rooms clean, parking is close. The shower needed some work...cheap plastic wall...seemed like the whole wall could fall...Rm 340. Nice room otherwise. Oops looks like a need a few more words to make the program happy.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brian, We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Room 340 is on the schedule for a new tub surround and a complete remodel of the bathroom with new granite sink and vanity. We will be excited to get all this remodeling done! The housekeeping team works very hard and takes a lot of pride in their work. Have a... More 

New Lisbon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Staff were friendly, have stayed here several times, some of the rooms are on the small side but everything is always very clean, breakfast was above average. Restaurant was being remodeled and the bar staff were having to do a lot of running but were still very helpful.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Was this review helpful? Yes
lfaught, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael, The bar side is open! The restaurant side will be open in about a week or two. Bennigans has a brand new look and it is awesome! We do have a great staff, clean rooms and an awesome breakfast! Hope to see you soon let us know what you think of the new look in Bennigans. Sincerely, Lori... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge

Address: 2023 7th Avenue, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 138
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Despegar.com and Odigeo so you can book your BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Clear Lake
Clear Lake Best Western
BEST WESTERN Holiday Lodge Clear Lake, Iowa

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay