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Hotel Winneshiek

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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Frederick, MD
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, the beautiful historic building and its restoration are exemplary, and it's worth a walk-through visit or meal or drink in the restaurant or tap room, but it's as if thinking stopped after the physical work was completed. The devil's definitely in the details at the Winneshiek. I'd recommend you visit, but sleep elsewhere. Here's what detracted. An in-room coffee-maker... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just enjoyed a one night stay and wish it could have been longer. An absolutely beautiful historic hotel in pristine condition. The staff are phenomenal. Peggy is the true ambassador for Hotel Winneshiek. She was so helpful from my first phone call requesting a room near others in my group. She is gracious and kind and such a pleasure... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming back from St. Louis my wife and I decided to make a stop at this hotel. Wow, we're we impressed. The price was very reasonable, service quite good, and the restaurant above average. The Iowa pork chop was perfectly cooked and the sides complimented the dish very well. We skipped dessert and had a nightcap instead. They make great... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through Decorah my wife and I found the Hotel Winneshiek, which is on the Natl Register of Historic places, and rightfully so! Beautiful room--tastefully decorated--large and had everything you could want. We had a third story room at a very decent rate. We ate lunch and dinner at the hotel---great food and presentation--our waiter Chris, a student at local... More

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Kansas City, MO
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182 reviews 182 reviews
109 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place is worth a trip to visit. A couple of years ago my wife and I passed through Decorah quickly and new we needed to come back because of how nice the town looked. We visited it again the last week of May and stayed at Hotel Winneshiek. The location was great. It is a wonderful hotel with incredible... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed at this historical beautiful hotel in Decorah , IA for my son's graduation at Luther College. The hotel itself is historical. Bed was comfy, flat screen TV, newly renovated bathroom, with a wonderful bath tub equipped with whirlpool. Handles on both tub and shower, in golden color. Our room was on second floor, with window facing Water Street. You... More

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SF Bay Area
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The Winneshiek is on Water Street, the main street of Decorah, within easy walking distance of the Norwegian Museum and restaurants. There is adequate parking at the rear of the hotel - there is a nice rear entrance. The hotel has three stories and the rooms are located around an octagonal core so the lobby is visible from all floors.... More

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135 reviews 135 reviews
23 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Winneshiek is an example of faded glory. Our room was in great need of a renovation. Our traveling companion had a refreshed room which was very nice. Other parts are currently under renovation. There is an entrance to the Steyer theatre on the third floor. Try to stay near the Water Street side of the Hotel.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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

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

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Address: 104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Location: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Also Known As:
Winneshiek Hotel Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek Decorah, Iowa

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