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Microtel Inn by Wyndham Clear Lake
1305 North 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428   |  
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed at the Microtel while in Clear Lake for a show at the Surf Ballroom. Our two-queen room was reasonable size (maybe a tad on the small side for middle America, but still very comfortable), the beds were comfortable, and the room was spotlessly clean. We paid a few extra dollars ($10?) for the "upgraded" room, which essentially gets you a microwave and refrigerator, which came in handy. Our room was on the first floor near the side entrance, so we were a little nervous about noise during the night, but aside from the occasional door slam in the hallway, we didn't hear much and both slept soundly.

The free wireless internet was excellent. We even managed to stream an NFL playoff game through a Roku device on the tv, and it only buffered a few times. It's great to get decent internet connectivity in such a rural area for free.

Breakfast was pretty standard - cereal, a few pastries, muffins and bagels, coffee, hard boiled eggs. Nothing special, but on par for the price and enough to fill you up before you hit the road.

Front desk staff was extremely pleasant, organized and responsive. Check in took 2 minutes, check out took 2 minutes, no waiting either time. Overall, this is a great hotel for a night or two.

Room Tip: The "upgraded" rooms cost about $10 more, but they're worth it if you want a microwave...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very nice reception. Attendent was so nice and helpful. We were on our way to Cedar Falls ,but the fog was so bad we had to stop. Thank goodness for Microtel. It was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Enjoyed our stay after what was a very stressful drive. Great brekfast before we left the next morning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend and will be staying again over Christmas. We arrived at 2:00 AM and were greeted by a very friendly and helpful desk clerk. He was very efficient and we were quickly in our room. When I called earlier in the day to check on availability for our first night (we didn't know if we'd actually make it all the way), the lady who answered was very helpful. When she looked up our reservation, she saw we had been placed on the third floor, which includes a few smoking rooms. She said she would move us to the second floor so we would be sure to not smell any smoke.

I was concerned about the room size from the other reviews. We had a room with two beds and while the room is definitely on the small side, it was very well laid out and felt bigger than it was. We had plenty of room for suitcases, etc without tripping over them or each other. The bathroom was average size but the water temperature and pressure were great. I did peak into a one bed room when the door was open for cleaning and it looked very small. You may consider booking a room with two beds even if it's not needed.

The room was clean. However, on our first morning there, we had the do not disturb sign on the door. We left the room around 11 and removed the sign. When we returned that afternoon to change for a party, our room had not been serviced. I called the front desk and asked for some clean towels. Housekeeping was gone for the day, but the front desk clerk was very apologetic and immediately brought up clean towels (and fresh cookies) and removed the dirty ones. We were more than happy with her resolution as we had only been there one short night.

We were visiting family in the area and didn't really have a need to eat out, but there were several options within easy walking distance.

We booked our Christmas stay while we were here and the clerk who helped us was great and made sure she booked us into a room with a good location, etc.

This is not a fancy hotel, but it is clean, very reasonably priced and in a great location. We will stay here again when we need to be in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1305 North 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428
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Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Clear Lake
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Number of rooms: 48
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