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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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I honeymooned here, and it did not disappoint. The room was gorgeous, the hotel itself fabulous, and the local was perfect for long walks in August on Water Street. That being said, during the week the management seemed to staff the hotel with newer, pretty inexperienced employees. At one point the waitress at the restaurant (which is... More 

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

Casey- Thank you for your very candid review of our property and thank you for choosing to stay with us for such an important occasion. It is our goal to maintain and enhance this beautiful property as well as offer an opportunity for people to connect and enjoy extraordinary service. I apologize if the extraordinary service was not what you... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Winneshiek is a terrific choice for parents who are visiting students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant food is excellent (especially breakfast), and the central location makes it easy to get around town. Also, live music in the lobby adds to the ambience.

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

Tim, Awesome! Thank you for the great review and for staying with us when visiting your student. I hope we will be seeing you for the next few years. Thank you Dan More 

kutztown, PA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is not you typical chain hotel, and that's a good thing. Right on the main street, nice rooms ( strretside rooms can be a little noisy). The place is aging a bit and could use a little TLC - our room(s), the Presidential suite, had drape closures that were in need of repair, no plates/silverware in the mini-kitchen,... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for reviewing us and for the time that you put into being specific and constructive. It is our mission to create a place for guests to connect and create memories. A part of that mission is continuing to maintain and enhance this beautiful hotel. Last year we were able to add 3 new suites, renovate a restaurant,... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Large fine quality updated hotel in downtown Decorah, Iowa with very appealing decor and historic architecture. We stayed in mid- November 2014 so got a discount on the same suite President Obama stayed in when he visited this quaint town a few years ago. Lots of space, fine restaurant in evening, great detailed service. A great midwest feel to the... More 

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cedar rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Bed comfort is something I am really picky about. I have a weak lower back and I must have a firm mattress. The beds we had while here were the best I have ever slept on. No morning back ache when getting up and a very good night's sleep. The chef dishes served for the evening meal are highly recommended.... More 

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wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a nice hotel. It is right in heart of the downtown area and has a vintage feel to it. We stayed one night while our daughter did an overnight stay at Luther College. We stayed on the third floor. The room was nice. The carpet a little worn and old looking. The view from our window, a brick... More 

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Pinconning, Michigan
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279 reviews 279 reviews
173 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After looking at the reviews for Hotel Winneshiek, I decided to spring and pay (since it's NOT inexpensive) to stay here since it sounded really nice. And it definitely was. The front desk staff was friendly, and check-in was quick. The room was massive, clean, and comfortable. The wireless internet did not work particularly well in the room, though. It... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This historic hotel near the river is stunning. It has the kind of grand stairway Hollywood loves to follow with the camera. The lobby is a classic with dark wood, wonderful art, beautiful wallpaper and a fireplace. Our room was spacious and romantic, with a comfortable king bed and seating area. The bathroom had a fabulous spa tub big enough... More 

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des moines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great location, attentive staff and very good restaurant (We usually avoid hotel restaurants but learned from the locals that this is one of the best in at the area). The restaurant focuses on local organic and free-range foods. We rented a king room. It was very quiet and clean. The whirlpool tub was a nice luxury. The historic building is... More 

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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is the nicest renovated classic hotel I've even stayed in. And the staff and restaurant meet the same high standards. If you are within 50 miles it's worth driving here for a great nights stay. Every detail has been carefully planned.

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to tell others about your experience. We are looking forward to serving you again in the future. 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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