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Hotel Winneshiek

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3.5 of 5
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104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a pretty hotel! Staff was so nice. We went the weekend after Thanksgiving, and they had a beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby extending up a couple floors. There are nice chairs in front of the fireplace and just such a cozy, festive vibe! The lady at the front desk even took our picture in front of the Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Hotel Winn in Decorah is our "go to" get away spot. It's only 90 minutes away from home, so when we need a change of scenery this our spot. Clean large room, excellent service, the historic charm is a starting point for this outstanding small town hotel. And what a small town! There are very few main streets in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We stayed here for a Luther College event. The staff were very nice & helpful. The hotel was beautiful. The woodwork is fabulous. Breakfast was good. The room was clean & spacious. I had a little problem with my cell phone reception, but that it cell carrier's fault. I would definitely stay here again.

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Olathe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Definitely not the roadside bungalow! This restored historic hotel is a treat to stay at. Opulence is the verb that comes to mind. I was't really more expensive than the usual fare but delivered a lot. The exterior was OK but belied the experience awaiting you once you entered the lobby. It's one of those places where you just stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Most hotels have a cookie cutter feel, but the Hotel Winneshiek really is a one-off property, with distinctive architecture and a long history in the town of Deborah. I loved staying here. Among this property's attributes: a location that can't be beat; nice-sized, quiet meticulously maintained guest rooms with great beds, spacious bathrooms and high ceilings; extremely friendly staff; really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Decent hotel but should be priced more affordable for the limited amenities they offer. Room was okay bed could be more comfortable. Hotel has a bit of a dated feel to it. Would of been nice if they offered some sort of breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was my second stay here and both have been great experiences. As others have noted, the parking lot side can be noisy early in the morning (I agree from my first visit experience) but the Water St. side was just fine (this visit). I am fairly tolerant traveler and view little problems as good stories and big problems as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is an older hotel in downtown Decorah that is in great shape and really beautiful. The staff was wonderful. I just realized I left my pillow there and when I called two days later, they had it and will be sending it back to me (it will probably beat me home). The bar was a lot of fun too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Hotel Winneshiek is an outstanding small hotel. The refurbishing and restoration were done to perfection. It is lovely in many ways. There are many special touches to enjoy. Begin in the elegant, historic lobby which is ageless. Explore the bar and dining room. Each venue offers great service and food. You need go no further while in town. Our room... More 

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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

The President overnighted here a few years back. Regardless of that, this is a nice, upscale throw back to the way hotels were. Nice rooms with high ceilings and very comfortable beds! The bathrooms are also pretty impressive. From what I understood, no room is exactly the same. A nice bar/restaurant attached as well.

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