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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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place. Okoboji in general, and certainly the Inn, is not the place for people who want granite countertops and latest décor. But I love it here. It's a bit frozen in time, in a good way, and a little like the resort on "Dirty Dancing." The rooms are right on the lake with a great spot... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous words about the Inn. We appreciate the business and look forward in seeing you and your family next season. Thank you so much. Tim Brown - Operations Manager. More 

Winona, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average property...no beach. Nice dock. Mold in rooms...not well ventilated on the lake rooms. Humid atmosphere...don't think the a/c units were clean. Parking a block away for me although busy...could have moved car to unload. Nice location to Arnold's Park. About a mile to walk into town. Nice front desk although this review was from our visit a year ago...going... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our resort. It is always nice to get feedback from our valued guests so that we are able to address issues that may arise. I do apologize that you had a couple of room issues. Our resort is very busy and parking can be limited at times. When our season... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at the hotel around 5pm, we could see that the hotel was very busy. The check in line had many people waiting. The young man checking everyone in had a smile on his face and welcomed each guest. He was very nice and was a true professional. It was so nice to see someone who actually enjoyed... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review regarding our staff and customer service. We really appreciate you staying with us and look forward to your continued business in the future. Thank you so much. Hotel Manager More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sent over 15 emails to the reservation department to indicated the confirmation sent to us was booked for the wrong dates. Of the 8 emails asking them to change the reservation; not one response, NOT ONE! Not to mention the numerous phone calls that went into a phone loop similar to AT&T's phone loops in the early 1990's. As... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review regarding the issues you had with our reservations/Group Sales Department. I do apologize for the not so good experience you had with our resort. We pride ourselves on giving the best customer service possible and my hope is that you will come back to our resort next season and give us another try. Please... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very displeased with the rooms for the amount of money they cost. Unless you have your own kayak, boat or paddle board you have to go somewhere else to rent them. There is no beach. The pool is falling apart and like most of the buildings it is run down. Will definitely never stay here again! Highly don't... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Okoboji Boat works own the docks at our resort. If you contact them they will deliver any type of watercraft right to the dock. I hope that you will give us another try next season because we really are on the prime real estate section of West Lake... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been coming here for about 80 years or 3 generations and has picked to come here every year. It has not been disapointing and is very accomidating. I recommend this to everyone with children of all ages or who are trying to have a fun time. There are two docks which are great for fishing and a... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding The Inn. We really appreciate your business and love that you have taken the time every year to come and stay with us. We very much thank you and we look forward to seeing you next season. Tim Brown - Operations Manager More 

Branson, Missouri
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lakefront Okoboji, especially for Fourth of July is unbeatable. Yes, some of the rooms are dated but very clean and comfortable. Staff is accommodating as well. Be sure to eat at the restaurant the food was great!

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our property. The location is beautiful and we really appreciate your business. Tim Brown - Operations Manager More 

Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were there for a family reunion and had five poolside rooms for a week. (That's a lot of money to be made by the Inn.) The first night there, Lyda, who said she was with management, came to us, in front of all the people poolside, and scolded us for having pizza on the picnic table. She said no... More 

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Larry G, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Okoboji, responded to this review

I want to take this time to apologize for the situation that you incurred while staying at our resort. Please give us another try and you will find that next time you stay with us you will be treated much better. Tim Brown - Operations Manager More 

Rockwell City, Iowa
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family of 5 fit nicely in the Captain's Quarters with 2 beds and a hide a bed couch (below average mattress on the hide- a -bed.). We were located in the 2nd level of one of the long buildings to the east and we had the view of the back of another building. It was clean. We did find... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had an issue with our room key, and we were quickly assisted. After maintenance determined the room was not going to work for us, they found a better room for us, and confirming our faith in the hard-working people of America! The kids loved the pools and jumping off the dock into the lake. It was also a nice... More 

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