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Hotel Winneshiek

104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel Winneshiek is one of our favorites. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent is that the restaurant is being remodeled and the construction crew is very much present in the lobby area. But the room is great. The staff is great. The price is reasonable for the quality of the hotel. If the hotel restaurant is... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Winneshiek is by far the best hotel in Decorah. The management and staff are warm and welcoming and make you feel right at home. We just returned from a family weekend that could not have been more perfect. The management and staff will go out of their way to make your visit the best it can be. Thank-you to... More

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Thank you for staying with us and telling others of your experience.We look forward to seeing you and your family when you return. More

Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Hotel Winneshiek is a beautiful hotel in downtown Decorah, elegant with historic charm. The staff was warm and friendly, and check-in and check-out were a breeze. It's a great place to stay for a weekend in town or if you're passing through.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Spent one night here when I came down to see a play at Luther College. It was a quaint and charming hotel, dated but unique. The rates happened to be cheaper (midweek) than those at Quality Inn! The room was clean and nicely appointed; they need better outlets on the desk. Front desk staff were very pleasant. Restaurant on the... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here. Presidential Suite was fantastic. Room and hotel clean, and staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant had superb food at a reasonable price. Will stay here again soon. Decorah is a lovely town.

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Lillington, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stayed in May of 2013 with high expectations. The building was restored years ago and is overdue for updates and remodeling. It took almost 10 minutes to get hot water in the bathroom? Front desk was a bit unorganized though the people were nice enough. Not quite worth the cost of the rooms especially since we had purchased a suite.

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Ames Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Hotel Winneshiek is an elegant hotel that is beautifully decorated. I felt like royalty with the four post bed and luxurious linens. The town of Decorah is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by bluffs and trees. There is so much to see and do in Decorah.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The converted Opera House - several years ago I think - i now a lovely old hotel. The staff at the front desk were pleasent and helpful. The room was relatively spacious and the bed was firm and comfortable. The reception area has a fireplace and a couple of big Queen Anne chairs that we took advantage of. If in... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Just a simple overnight after a high school football game. Wanted to visit this historic town for some time. The Winn hasbeen beautifully restored. Very easy to find in the lovely downtown. Front desk very good. Reservation made online, everything was in order! Very, very clean room, bath was outstanding, room was very quiet. Could have used a firmer mattress!... More

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Decorah, IA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This turn of the century hotel is located directly in the center of beautiful downtown Decorah. If you are coming to town, This is where you want to stay! Wonderfully restored to its grandeur with well decorated rooms. They are not large, as expected from a hotel of this era. There is also a nice but somewhat pricey restaurant within... More

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Also Known As:
Winneshiek Hotel Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek Decorah, Iowa
Address: 104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Location: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Decorah
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