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McGarrity's Inn on Main

203 Main St, Lansing, IA 52151
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed here for one night while visiting Lansing. It is a decent place but with some down sides. We were in room 2 which has a balcony right outside the windows. Men who smoked were staying in other rooms so when they were out on the balcony we could hear conversations and smell all the cigarette smoke. The stairs on... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I want to start this review by saying that if I were to find myself back in the Lansing area, I would probably stay here again. It is a very charming building, and the rooms are very nice. There are only 4 suites in the entire Inn, and because I knew multiple people staying there, I was able to see... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The room was very comfortable and felt inviting. We arrived late so we never did meet any of the employees. We had arranged to pick-up the key at the door, so we let ourselves in and enjoyed a nice night. Thanks for the memorable night!!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed at this inn on a bicycle trip through the area. It was fantastic. It is located on the second floor of a completely restored building on Main Street. The room was spacious and well decorated. You could easily eat here as there was a table and microwave, etc. We were the only people staying during that night so... More 

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NE Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The Inn was a very nice surprise. Before booking we looked at the website pictures and read the reviews but when we opened the door to room 4, we were still very happily surprised. The website pictures certainly don’t do it justice. Room 4 is really a large studio apartment, about 25’ long, 12’ wide and with 12’ ceilings. The... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Stayed here during my first ever visit to Lansing, IA. I loved the little town, and having your hotel right on Main Street is super-convenient. It is obvious McGarrity's went through a significant restoration. The rooms are fresh, clean and beautifully done. My only complaint is the ventilation system. Near the ceiling of the room was large diameter steel ductwork.... More 

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Madison, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

My work takes me to that part of Iowa sometimes, and I wanted to spend more time there. We stayed for the weekend in Lansing at McGarrity's Inn on Main. Note: This is an inn or hotel, not a B&B. We stayed in the smaller suite in the back, which gives a partial view of the Mississippi, with a better... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

When we drove into Lansing we thought 'Oh-oh, this could be a problem." The town is obviously struggling through the economic downturn with closed shops and a worn look. However, McGarity's Inn has been remodeled and unless you like to stay at the Hilton, a great find. Yes, you do climb very steep stairs, but the room is worth it.... More 

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Salem, Wi
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

I loved the location. I loved the room - it was so cute! The brick wall added character and I loved the tile turtle in the bathroom. The shower was very modern and very clean. The bed was unbelievably comfortable! I also liked the private entrance. I missed the fact there was no breakfast, but we have friends in Lansing... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Stayed for 4 days to visit friends. The owners did a wonderful job restoring and updating an old building in downtown Lansing.. One block to the Mississippi River. On Main Street with lots of neat shops (arts & crafts, souvenirs, art/frames, restaurants, etc.) I recommend walking the 2 blocks to The Safehouse - nice, nonsmoking pub with friendly locals. Clancy's... More 

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