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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
dcedmeyer Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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

Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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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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Holiday Inn Mason City
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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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