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Hotel Winneshiek

Certificate of Excellence
104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Hotel Winneshiek
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Decorah
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed 5 nights at this historic hotel located on main street in Decorah. The location is great-central to all the sites, restaurants/bars, shopping and even the Trout Run Trail is accessible by only a 15-20 minute walk. (Definitely recommend biking this amazing trail-it is only an 11 mile loop but laid out beautifully with twists, turns, hills and... More 

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Nevada, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stayed here with another couple, and our rooms were comfy, quiet, had an old elegance. Bathrooms in room 215 was huge. overall we loved it and the staff was really nice, the hotel bar was a great spot, and they made an excellent drink, the restaurant was deceiving, it looked sort of ho hum and very middle of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband treated me to the Hotel Winneshiek because I'd just survived a family reunion sharing his parents' tiny house with 9 other people. I wanted quiet and plush. Hotel Winneshiek is just that. We came with our bikes, and the hotel has a bike room right in the lobby. We came without a reservation. They were very helpful and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed there this last weekend for a college graduation. Sarah at the front desk was AMAZING! She did everything and more to ensure that our stay was perfect! Doug and Taylor in the restaurant were awesome as well. They were friendly and so very attentive. The food was delicious and the rooms were lovely. I would... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. Our daughters had decided to stay somewhere else in Decorah the weekend of their sister's weddings.The hotel was rather filled and we didnt have room for an extra 5 people in our room. I called the front desk and told her our dilema and she said they could use the Presidential suite... More 

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Alamo, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic hotel. Cheerful staff, congenial and efficient pub personnel, a fine evening experience.. Comfortable room, extremely quiet, furnishings were high quality and in good repair.. A restful night with no problems.

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309 reviews 309 reviews
39 hotel reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Winneshiek is one of those great old hotels that anchors the Main Street of a prosperous small town. Some of the rooms on the second and third floors are very worn, and in need of a makeover. After seeing a couple of them, we popped for an upgrade to one of the first floor suites, which are new, fresh,... More 

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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely, beautifully restored and right in the heart of the adorable downtown. I can't imagine a reason to stay anywhere else while you are visiting Decorah! The attached restaurant was handy and pretty good too.

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Eden Prairie
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed in this charming little hotel in the heart of historic Decorah. We loved the convenience of being able to walk out the front door and meander through the local shops. The first hotel room assigned to us looked essentially like a small, cheap motel with a poor view so we requested a different room.... More 

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Quad Cities, IA
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed one night while visiting Luther College. The hotel is nicely restored. The lobby and corridors are furnished beautifully with antiques. Our deluxe Queen room was a little smaller than I anticipated, reminding me of quaint european hotels. The bathroom was very large, bright, and clean. The bedroom decor could use a little updating in the room we stayed... More 

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