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Hotel Winneshiek

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104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Decorah
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last time we stayed in room 203 (next to the elevator, very quiet!) and this time we ended up in a King Suite - #208, which is in the back of the hotel. Other reviewers referred to this as the front, but it's the back - facing the parking lot. The front rooms face Water Street. Anyway, the room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights last month, while my wife was in town for a convention. This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. The room was large, modern, and spotless. The bed was very comfortable. The A/C was quiet and powerful. I slept very well. There is free parking behind the hotel, but you can... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent renovation of this hotel delivers very comfortable and attractively updated rooms. Everything was clean and functioned as expected. My room had two double beds and felt spacious and open, with windows on two sides for good air ventilation. A small frig held my dinner leftovers nicely. I've stayed here a few times and have never had a negative... More 

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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a destination for us. The Winneshiek combines small town welcome with a stately atmosphere we've never seen elsewhere. Just came back from another overnight in the king mini suite and had a hard time wrenching myself out of the tub to enjoy the town, it was so comfortable. There is something about Decorah...so perfect visually downtown as to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I booked a room at the Winneshiek for my wedding weekend (May 1-3, 2015), and I'm glad I did! The place was wonderful. I don't think I've been in a more beautiful place. The staff was so friendly, as were the guests! (A few of them actually helped my maid of honor and I carry our luggage once they saw... More 

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Midwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife, daughter and I stayed at Hotel Winneshiek and were so impressed with the aesthetics! Our room was nicely done, clean, and had a huge bathtub that my daughter really enjoyed. The restaurant inside the hotel had the best breakfast sausage I've ever had. It's very easy to walk anywhere downtown from this location.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent guest services, blended with historical ambiance and lovely menu. Quaint but modern; very unique. Architecture was fascinating, and location was convenient to the activities which brought us to Decorah. (Syttende Mai, Norwegian Independence Day celebration.)

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We recently stayed 5 nights at this historic hotel located on main street in Decorah. The location is great-central to all the sites, restaurants/bars, shopping and even the Trout Run Trail is accessible by only a 15-20 minute walk. (Definitely recommend biking this amazing trail-it is only an 11 mile loop but laid out beautifully with twists, turns, hills and... More 

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Nevada, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

we stayed here with another couple, and our rooms were comfy, quiet, had an old elegance. Bathrooms in room 215 was huge. overall we loved it and the staff was really nice, the hotel bar was a great spot, and they made an excellent drink, the restaurant was deceiving, it looked sort of ho hum and very middle of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband treated me to the Hotel Winneshiek because I'd just survived a family reunion sharing his parents' tiny house with 9 other people. I wanted quiet and plush. Hotel Winneshiek is just that. We came with our bikes, and the hotel has a bike room right in the lobby. We came without a reservation. They were very helpful and... More 

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