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Hotel Winneshiek

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104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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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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Brooklyn, Iowa
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful surprise when we walked into the lobby of Hotel Winneshiek. What a beautiful hotel in downtown Decorah. We stayed in the room that had a whirlpool bath tub. This room was huge and decorated beautifully. The bed was wonderful. It is a little more than I usually spend for a room but we were celebrating my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night and enjoyed the hotel. The lobby, hallways and staircase are beautiful. It has the old charm but updated with modern amenities. Everyone we talked to was very nice and helpful including housekeeping, front desk, chef, and bartender. They made us feel welcomed.

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Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Hotel Winneshiek and taking the time to share your kind comments. Kind Regards, Dan More 

alexandria va
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid top dollar for a suite at the Winneshiek. The suite was a large room with a dinning room table on one end. Decorations and furnishings were not well planned (no place to put your suitcase except the sofa, small refrigerator wedged between the table and the wall). The coffee maker had only one serving of caffeinated coffee. There... More 

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Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Dear Solo Traveller47, Your feedback is greatly valued and the time you took to put it together is appreciated. First I would like to say that we learn and grow through candid feedback and this review has been shared with the team and will be used in training as we move forward. The arrangement of the furniture has been addressed... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay at the Winneshiek during a large family reunion. It didn't start out that way, however. The first night, springs in our bed creaked, and we sagged to the middle. The next morning we had a conversation with General Manager Dan Meador, and he resolved the issue as we toured the town. When we returned later in... More 

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Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

David, It was great to meet you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiance with others. Come back and visit anytime. Regards Dan More 

Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time we stayed in room 203 (next to the elevator, very quiet!) and this time we ended up in a King Suite - #208, which is in the back of the hotel. Other reviewers referred to this as the front, but it's the back - facing the parking lot. The front rooms face Water Street. Anyway, the room was... More 

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Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Greetings Denvergal1234- We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your very constructive and detailed feedback. It was unfortunate that the city trucks came through so early on the big event weekend and I am glad we were able to find you a more suitable room with quieter neighbors. We look forward to seeing you and your family in... More 

near Phila.
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights last month, while my wife was in town for a convention. This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. The room was large, modern, and spotless. The bed was very comfortable. The A/C was quiet and powerful. I slept very well. There is free parking behind the hotel, but you can... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A recent renovation of this hotel delivers very comfortable and attractively updated rooms. Everything was clean and functioned as expected. My room had two double beds and felt spacious and open, with windows on two sides for good air ventilation. A small frig held my dinner leftovers nicely. I've stayed here a few times and have never had a negative... More 

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Waterford
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a destination for us. The Winneshiek combines small town welcome with a stately atmosphere we've never seen elsewhere. Just came back from another overnight in the king mini suite and had a hard time wrenching myself out of the tub to enjoy the town, it was so comfortable. There is something about Decorah...so perfect visually downtown as to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I booked a room at the Winneshiek for my wedding weekend (May 1-3, 2015), and I'm glad I did! The place was wonderful. I don't think I've been in a more beautiful place. The staff was so friendly, as were the guests! (A few of them actually helped my maid of honor and I carry our luggage once they saw... More 

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Midwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife, daughter and I stayed at Hotel Winneshiek and were so impressed with the aesthetics! Our room was nicely done, clean, and had a huge bathtub that my daughter really enjoyed. The restaurant inside the hotel had the best breakfast sausage I've ever had. It's very easy to walk anywhere downtown from this location.

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