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Clarion Mason City

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 4th St SW, Hwy 122, Mason City, IA 50401
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Mason City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
Lynn S Mason City, Iowa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mason City, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have had my daughter's birthday parties here for the past two years. The pool area is nice (hot tub was out of order) and the kids love the game room. Love the upper level balcony area that allows for space for the party and can still supervise the kids in the pool. Hotel could use some updating but nice... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Lynn S, Thank you for your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Mason City and for taking a moment to share your experience. We agree our pool and terrace area are great for get-togethers and are pleased to serve as host location for your daughter’s birthdays! I apologize the hot tub was out of order last weekend – the... More

Mason City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Needs updated badly. The rooms are super small. The king suite that we got wasn't much Bigger than the bed itself. Hinges are rusty on doors, the door wouldn't even close all the way. The paint was peeling. The Windows needed to be cleaned really bad. The outside door was suppose to lock after a certain time and it never... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Brandy J, Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am sorry the hotel did not meet your expectations, it is our mission to offer WorldClass Hospitality and in this case it is evident we fell short. I welcome your call to discuss your stay in more detail and make it right. I am pleased you liked the... More

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Nora Springs, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I have stayed at the Clarion Inn a couple different times for wedding receptions and I have had a good experience everytime! My rooms have always been good and the staff is very friendly! I would recommend this hotel to anybody in the Mason City area looking for decent prices and good place to stay!

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Kaylahdemaray, My name is Brandy Smith Branstad and I am the General Manager of the Clarion Inn Mason City. Thank you for your recent review of our property! I am pleased you found friendly staff and an overall great value. I intend to share your comments with our employees and we all look forward to welcoming you back to... More

Nora Springs, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I've been at the clarion inn multiple times for wedding receptions that were held here and also stayed here when the reception wasn't held here and the had a shuttle going from the reception to the hotel. Their staff has always been friendly with whatever was needed. They have very reasonable prices and very nice rooms. I plan on staying... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Washingtonia, My name is Brandy Smith Branstad and I am the General Manager of the Clarion Inn Mason City. Thank you for taking a moment to review our hotel! It is our mission to offer World Class Hospitality and it is gratifying to hear our efforts were realized with you! Our special shuttle service option (to transport wedding guests... More

Fountain City, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Some other reviewers wrote a bad rating and called this place "outdated"....i'd call it more "old school".....reminds me alot of the place our family went to enjoy cheap vacations as a kid......great game room, awesome breakfast and plenty of space in the nice pool area and common areas.....

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Matthew M, My name is Brandy Smith Branstad and I am the General Manager of the Clarion Inn Mason City. We are pleased you enjoyed our game room, breakfast and pool! We agree – our hotel is fun for kids! Thanks for telling others about your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back... More

Northwood, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was originally impressed with this hotel for my wedding reception because the lobby and ballroom are updated, clean, and nice. When it came time for my wedding however, I very much regretted chosing the Clarion. First of all we were promised a discounted rate for blocked rooms which then was not applied to our guests, when our guests relayed... More

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Mason City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Recently, we had our daughter's wedding reception at the Clarion Inn and then spent the night. The event planners were wonderful to work with and everything turned out as planned. I had the oppportunity to "taste test" the food a couple months prior to the wedding. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. Received many compliments from family and... More

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Mason City, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This year we celebrated my son's 8th bday with a pool/slumber party. We chose the Clarion Inn because of the open, spacious pool area. The seating just outside & around it makes it possible for guests to sit, chat, & enjoy food/drink while keeping an eye on the children. A large bathroom & a pool shower are conveniently located nearby,... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Amanda M, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at the Clarion Inn Mason City! We are pleased you found our hotel to be a great location for your son’s birthday party and hope you choose to celebrate with us again next year! Thank you for recognizing staff – I look forward to sharing... More

Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Attended a conference AND stayed in the hotel. First of all, if you plan on using the conference facilities: 1. Chipped water glasses. Brand new water pitchers brought out with food on the spouts. Health code? What? And the food was really unappetizing looking, and not a heck of a lot better than it looked... 2. Two day conference. How... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Your Feedback Helps Us Improve! Thank you for attending a meeting with us and for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is our mission to offer World Class Hospitality and not only meet but exceed our guest’s expectations. Your feedback helps us identify areas where we can improve our service, amenities and hotel. You... More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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143 reviews 143 reviews
55 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Decided on Clarion based on CLC corporate pricing....It is an old holiday inn re-branded and somewhat updated....Check in was fast and very friendly.....room was very clean but older...had 40" flat screen and very comfortable bed. I stayed second floor over looking pool....had everything you need for a nice nights stay...pricing on the high side based on my 100 plus nights... More

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BSBranstad, General Manager at Clarion Mason City, responded to this review

Dear Siouxfanforever, Thank you for your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Mason City and for taking a few moments to share your positive experience with us! We are pleased you found the accommodationg updated and the staff friendly and look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion Inn Mason City on your next visit to our area. Thank... More

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Also Known As:
Clarion Mason City Hotel Mason City
Clarion Mason City Hotel
Holiday Inn Mason City
Mason City Holiday Inn
Clarion Mason City Iowa
Address: 2101 4th St SW, Hwy 122, Mason City, IA 50401
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Location: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Mason City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Mason City 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Mason City, IA hotel - Clarion Inn hotel. New in 2012 37" FLATSCREEN TELEVISIONS in ALL GUEST ROOMS! Conveniently located between Minneapolis and Des Moines, and minutes from downtown Mason City, the Clarion Inn® hotel is less than seven miles from Mason City Municipal Airport and offers free airport transportation for its guests. Local points of interest include North Iowa Events Center (formerly NI Fairgrounds), MacNider Art Museum and Lime Creek Nature Center. Mason City is well-known for its musical heritage and was the childhood home of Meredith Wilson, "The Music Man" creator. A number of unique landmarks and cultural attractions like Music Man Square and Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Stockman House can be found in the surrounding area. River City Bar and Grill is located on the premises. Complimentary Continental Breakfast included in most rates. ... more   less 
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