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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
NeilsReady Ohio
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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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*
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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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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 Airport Transportation
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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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