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Inn at Okoboji

3301 Lakeshore Drive, PO. Box 559, Okoboji, IA 51355
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to The Inn for over 40 years now and have made wonderful memories. The staff (Dee and Paulette) to name just two, have been extremely helpful in assisting me with our room reservations and the wait and hospitality staff are always smiling and friendly. The amenities are very conducive for the family and there is nothing... More 

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Larry G, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Donald L- It was a pleasure to have you and the family once again come back to The Inn at Okoboji for fun and relaxation. We're happy to hear that Dee and Claudette provided you with the assistance needed for reservation and the staff displayed kindness and the high level of service for a memorable stay. Thank you and we... More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had only spent one night. The accommodations were fair and the room was what we expected, based on other reviews and pictures online. My concern has yet to be dealt with at this very moment. As I said, we stayed one night but were charged three times on two different credit cards and at different rates. I contacted the... More 

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twileygm, Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Mr. Doug8it- I'm happy to hear that our Operations Manager was able to speak with you directly to resolve your credit card issues. Most of all please accept our apology for the inconvenience. Upon your next visit to the Iowa lakes area, please consider The Inn at Okoboji as your choice for lodging to enjoy all of wonderful amenities the... More 

Chokio, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other reviews have said, it's not exactly modern decor. It is, however, neat and tidy; I liked it. The grounds have a small playground, but, with no shade, it was far too hot for my kids to play on the equipment. There was access via a paved path to a small beach just a couple of blocks down from... More 

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twileygm, Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Dear Miki6306- Please accept our apology for the clogged bathroom sink and the inconvenience it caused. I'm happy to hear that housekeeping and the maintenance department were responsive to your needs. We encourage you during your next visit to the Inn at Okoboji is to enjoy the many other amenities our resort has to offer. Thank you once again for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to Okoboji you want to be on the lake, and there's no better place than The Inn. It is located in a quiet residential area with great boat parking and an excellent view of west Okoboji lake. We found it very relaxing to sit on the dock in the evening and enjoy the peace and tranquility of... More 

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LGoodwinGM, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Dear al k- We are very happy to hear that your recent stay with us here at The Inn at Okoboji was pleasant and peaceful and that you had the opportunity to enjoyed many of the resort's amenities. We're also excited to hear that the staff displayed true kindness and that Tim, Dee and Kristen extended the high level of... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming and staying at The Inn for over 15 years every single June for our annual soccer tournaments mostly because my wife Connie coached all of our kids. It was Connie's passion unfortunately she passed on two years ago, but this was her goal to play soccer and keep our six kids happy and... More 

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LGoodwinGM, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Dear John H- Thank you for your wonderful comments and we're happy to hear that your 38th annual soccer tournament here at The INN was once again enjoyable and fun for the entire family and the other teams. We'll acknowledge Deb and Jack for extending such a level of service and will pass on your comments about them. Your business... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was built in 1896 -- has grown over the years into a multi-room/building/conference complex, however the grace and elegance of that long-ago era can still be felt. Most evident in the main lobby/restaurants/etc. building and grounds. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, somewhat dated but nicely appointed. I enjoyed the ambiance of the place -- would have felt... More 

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twileygm, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Dear Barb A. We're happy to hear that your stay with was enjoyable and that you appreciated the resort's historical charm and grace. We'll share your comments with our staff members and hope that you'll visit us again when traveling to the Iowa lakes area. Thank you, L. Goodwin More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pretty disappointed by this place. Our room was advertised as a King with a sleeper couch....and yet...the couch barely had enough room to pull out. Once the couch was out, there was no possible way to enter the bathroom door, which is a terrible situation for sleeping arrangements. Place is very dated. They give you shampoo, no conditioner.... More 

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twileygm, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Dear Lady Grey P- Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us and we appreciate your feedback. We'll investigate the sleeper sofa arrangement to determine alternative placement possibilities and please accept our apology if the staff member serving you didn't convey all of the sites and activities the Okoboji area has to offer. Thank you, L.Goodwin More 

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Great setting for a wedding! The Inn needs maintenance on most of it's facilities. Room prices are a bit high. The Inn was busy so folks must consider the place a reasonable value. I would say it is average for a small water front resort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only problem was the room that I had was a little dated. It was clean and comfy. The price was a little high but there was a bicycle show comming through town and there was not a room to be had. The breakfast was good and the service was very good. The hotel front desk people were very nice... More 

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twileygm, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Pete...thank you very much for your review and choosing to stay at The Inn. We look forward to having you back anther time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family spent a wonderful week here. The beds were so comfortable. I was very impressed with the beds and pillows. I am a snob about bed comfort. So I was very happy. The staff was so very helpful. I had to do a bit work while I was there and the staff would check in to offer me water... More 

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twileygm, General Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Heather...we are appreciative of your review and that you chose to stay at The Inn. We look forward to having you back in the future! More 

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