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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 10 nights as we settled our daughter into College. The room, the first room was two queen sized beds, no fridge and no microwave. As we were staying longer they moved us after two nights into another room with a King sized bed, fridge and microwave. The room was comfortable but old looking very 70's. Breakfast.... More

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Jamestown, North Dakota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a dive! We learned after our stay that the hotel is set to be torn down later this year. They should have done it sooner. Filthy and in poor repair. There is a nice Holiday Inn Express just down the street - stay there instead, well worth a few extra dollars.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My regular room is $104 and I changed rooms 3 times and they were all the same. Very small, very old and dirty looking. If this wasn't on a company card I would have left. They told me that this hotel will soon be demolished and it couldn't come soon enough. The carpet is old, ripping and stained, the drop... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We only booked here because all area hotels were sold out, we got the last room in town! (For the Big Fireworks Program!!) The outside door lock was broken so anyone could enter the hotel; Our room smelled dank ; bathroom was tiny and reeked of pee (I tried scrubbing it but the smell was also permeated in the wallpaper!)Found... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had an amazing stay at the Clarion in Mason City. We had two church youth groups totaling 80 youth and adults. They put us in rooms around the pool/courtyard we were could see all are rooms at once. They had labels with names of people staying in each room and check-in took 5 minutes. They put our group in... More

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

Dear Dcedmeyer, Thank you for your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Mason City and for taking a moment to share your experience with others! Brandy Smith Branstad, CHA General Manager More

Smithfield, Kentucky
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Cons: a very old and tired facility. The hall carpet is rippling, wallpaper in our room was peeling, tub/shower was old, marred and caulk was peeling, and the woodwork paint was scratched and peeling. There was no fridge or microwave in our room, so you'll want to ask if available if important to you. Pros: Despite comments above, our room... More

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

Dear Lisa1946, Thank you for your recent stay at the Clarion Inn and for taking a moment to share your feedback! We appreciate your time in sharing both the positive and negative aspects. We are an older hotel (built in the 1950's) but we work hard to ensure the guest rooms are clean and comfortable for our guests. We are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Hotel room was disgusting. Mold in vents, smelled and felt damp, caked on dirt on lamps. And, wait for it... Dried feces on the toilet paper roll! DRIED FECES!! The A/C didn't work, desk staff gave us a fan. We were in a "pet-friendly" room - so the rundown old part of the hotel. The A/C leaked all over the... More

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

Dear Rprophet9, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking a moment to share your feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your accommodations and would like to visit with you in person to obtain additional information and make it right. I welcome your call (641-423-1640 Ext. 302) or email to bnsmith@kinseth.com at your earliest convenience to discuss.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We travelled to the Clarion in Mason City for a family get together. We had a great time. The rooms by the pool were nice. The hot breakfast was a real treat. The only problem was the temperature of the rooms. We had the air conditioner turned off but the rooms were always cold. This could be because of the... More

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

Dear NeilsReady, Thank you for your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Mason City and for taking a moment to share your experience with others. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay with us! We get a lot of compliments on our hot breakfast - I am glad you considered it a treat. I will share your feedback... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is the worst I have ever seen! I'd much rather sleep in a sleeping bag in the street!! Staff was horrible, many looked and acted like they were on drugs. Down to the manager who was nothing short of a hot mess. The pool area is the only thing it has going for this place otherwise rooms had... More

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

Dear Corngrowers55, My name is Brandy Smith Branstad and I am the General Manager. Thank you for taking a moment to share you experience with us, please allow me to apologize for not meeting your expectations during your recent stay. We are pleased you liked the pool area. I would like to visit in person with you in order to... More

Mason City, Iowa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stayed there for a week when we first moved to town. Free breakfast every morning, and they actually changed it up each day- different meats or egg products (all premade egg disks/"omelets") which was nice, but the restaurant did not serve lunch, which was an annoyance. Room was mostly clean, but a bit dated. Shower/tub area was kind of dingy.... More

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

Dear Raesive, My name is Brandy Smith Branstad and I am the Gereral Manager of the Clarion Inn Mason City. Thank you for your stay and for taking a moment to share your experience with others! We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your visit. A (little) different breakfast in the morning is nice, thanks for noting it – we... More

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Address: 2101 4th St SW, Hwy 122, Mason City, IA 50401
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Location: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Mason City 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Clarion Mason City Hotel Mason City
Holiday Inn Mason City
Mason City Holiday Inn
Clarion Mason City Iowa

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