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The Port on Lake Panorama

5405 Chimra Road, Panora, IA 50216 (Formerly Lakeside Inn)
The Port on Lake Panorama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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South Padre Island, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

4 dinners, 2 were not fit to eat. One had long hair on it. The salmon was very small, 2" by 2" and thin and $18.00. The pasta bowl with sausage was so far below average and not worth ordering.Stacy, the manager, would not come to the table to look at it. We were looking forward to a nice night... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place has stunning view, good location for resturant and evening bar (be watned this isn't open during the daytime). There is a good sized pool for guests. The only downside was the housekeeping. The rooms were jnot cleaned and new towels were not provided in our rooms whilst we were there.

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Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I understand that as the only restaurant on the lake they can get away with high prices, but i went there with a group of 8 for an early dinner and almost every order was wrong. Three people got charged for two orders of cheese balls when only one order of cheese balls was actually ordered. An old fashion cocktail... More 

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Norwalk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The room was nice and the view was beautiful, as all rooms face the Lake. The hotel was either very understaffed or the staff was not very efficient. The small breakfast area in the check in area still had the dirty dishes from the day before the next morning. The restaurant dinner and Sunday brunch were good, but had to... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Inn has a great location right on Lake Panorama and the rooms have small balconies and views overlooking the lake. The room was spacious, clean, and nicely furnished. That's the lovely part! The Limited starts with check-in. It took about 10-15 minutes to track down someone to check me in and I never saw anyone at the registration desk... More 

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Gladbrook, Iowa, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The room was nice & the view exceptional but everything else was poor! The 1 & only ice machine was broke. The connected restaurant wasn't open for breakfast & there was no complimentary breakfast w/your room at $150 per night! Not even lobby coffee & our machine didn't work in our room so had to go to Casey's for that.... More 

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Cherokee, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

3 couples went cycling on the RRVT multi-use trail. We chose this inn based on its proximity to the trail and the nice location near the lake. We were not disappointed even though we were a little apprehensive from the reviews. The rooms were clean and had large bathrooms. 2 had fireplaces. Nice gathering room overlooking the lake. Definitely will... More 

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Port Clinton OH
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is a small inn located in a quiet town on a quiet lake. We stayed here for 3 nights and had a room with two queen beds with a fireplace and a view of the lake. The room was good size and the bathroom was large. We had limited housekeeping one of the days meaning our bed was made... More 

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Panora, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

I'm moving to Panora from California, purchasing a home on Lake Panorama and needed a place to stay for a month or so. The Lakeside Inn is directley on the water, great veiw so I thought it was a perfect place, hotel gave me a discount for an extended stay. I checked in, I told the hotel mgr I would... More 

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Ryan K, Vice President at The Port on Lake Panorama, responded to this review

I was personally involved from the beginning with this guest. All I can say is I'm not surprised that this guest has chosen to write a negative review, however, please allow me to correct some of the areas of misinformation and then I will allow you, the prospective guest, to decide if I made the correct decision. First, it's important... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

I have stayed at a lot of hotels in my days and never stayed at a place like this... First off there is no one there at night???!!! What if there is a fire or emergency?? What if you get locked out??? Then my room had long hairs all over the bathroom floor and dead bugs all along the a/c... More 

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Ryan K, Vice President at The Port on Lake Panorama, responded to this review

As of May 2011 this property is under new management and the entire staff has been replaced. It is deeply concerning to read about this guest's experience and that is why the ownership and new management team has taken aggressive action to correct what you are reading here. All rooms have been deep cleaned from top to bottom, all sheets... More 

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