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Hotel Winneshiek

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104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Hotel Winneshiek
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was very comfortable, the staff was very accommodating, and I loved being right in the center of Decorah. There is an old-fashioned elegance about the hotel that makes it more interesting than our usual chain of hotels stay.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in the hotel for two nights and found everyone there to be great, friendly, accommodating, and caring. The hotel is a beautiful restored place, full of charm, and a great size, right on the main street in downtown and across from a JC Penny. There's no mall so the department store is downtown in the old fashioned way.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided on a last-minute trip to NE Iowa to do some bike riding enjoy the fall colors. The Trout Run bike trail was the main reason for choosing Decorah. We tried to book a B&B, but there were no rooms at the inns. We were pleasantly surprised to find a vacancy at the Winneshiek. The hotel... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read excellent reviews for Hotel Winneshiek, we decided to spend our Anniversary weekend here. Upon arrival we were told that the hotel's AC was out and would be for the foreseeable future. The front desk was unapologetic but offered to bring a fan to our room. Not what we wanted to hear when paying top dollar! When we got... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a mid-week getaway and found that Decorah, Iowa was only 150 miles from our home in Minneapolis. We "splurged" and chose the Presidential Suite and were amazed and pleased with the quality and furnishings of this lovely room. This is more than a hotel, it is a "work of art". The room was ready when we arrived, the... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel Winneshiek during a family visit to Decorah this summer. The hotel was very clean, very comfortable, and had all of the amenities that you would expect from a 5-star hotel. The historical setting is intimate, beautiful and very well maintained. I enjoyed interacting with the staff at the front desk, the restaurant, and especially the Tap... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Hotel Winneshiek [0816/2014] and found the our room accommodations to be poor to say the least...for senior citizens the tub was too high and with no hands rails was very challenging and dangerous to get in and out - no mention of this when we checked in. The carpet in the room was extremely dirty... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This great small hotel is as grand as any, but could be considered a B&B due to its intimate size. The food at the restaurant is excellent along with the nice wine list. Get reservations as it is usually full, which is quite a feat in a rural Iowa town. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for visiting and reviewing both the Hotel and Restauration. We hope that your work will bring you back to visit again. Have a great day! Dan More

St Andrews
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Decorah for our anniversary. Hotel Winneshiek has a nice old-world feel to it. Our room (kingsize room) was larger than expected. The bed was comfy. The room and the bathroom were clean, and we really liked our stay. We would definitely stay here again. But in the interest of information, there were some minor issues. First, the... More

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

Thank you for spending your anniversary with us and taking the time to write a very informative in depth review. In an effort to better control water temp in the future we have replaced all of the balance valves( Which control the mix of hot and cold water) in each of the guest room showers. Thank you again for the... More

Elroy, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Monday June 30th,2014 I and two girlfriends arrived at The Hotel Winneshiek.dDwn town in Decorah, IA. Upon our arrival we were graciously greeted by Hotel clerk Sarah.She not only checked us in but gave us a lot of the highlights of the city.Hotel Winneshiek is newly refurbished to the top great choice of furniture,winding stairs. Our room very lovely and... More

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

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Winneshiek and for taking the time to post this review. Our team enjoyed serving you and your guests and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you Dan More

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Additional Information about Hotel Winneshiek

Address: 104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Location: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Winneshiek Hotel Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek Decorah, Iowa

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