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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Frederick, MD
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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Ankeny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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187 reviews 187 reviews
114 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Address: 104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Location: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Winneshiek Hotel Decorah
Hotel Winneshiek Decorah, Iowa

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