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“Good Place For Over Night Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake

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AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1406 N. 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Clear Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Dubuque, Iowa
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Place For Over Night Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Was in the area for a funeral. With not a whole lot of options in the area I was very suprised of how clean and easy this hotel was. It was quiet, clean and there are many restraunts in the area. The pool is large for an indoor pool and was nice and relaxing. Free breakfast was great on the day of check out.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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northern iowa
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11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Not a good stay at all. At the time of our check in the desk clerk was complaining because the reservation was set up through the 800 number because they take a percentage. The reservation number was on the local web page.

We went up to our room. It was dirty, The shampoo and conditioner had been used and not replaced.. The toilet seat was broken and you could tell it had been broken for a long time. The normal coffee and tea in the room was not refilled. Even after letting the front desk know of the problems, the toilet seat remained broken and had to again ask for coffee/tea for the room. The hot tub was also broken.

The bed was comfortable and fairly new.

The breakfast was "ok". Not near enough room for all of the guest coming down to eat and very poorly arranged to get around.

I would recommend skipping this hotel completely.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Our room had been up dated with new bedding and a flat screen tv. We almost didn't stay here because of the reviews on Tripadvisor and it was ranked #5 out of 8 hotels in the area. We know Americinns and like them so we thought we would take a chance. We are glad we did. It is a quiet hotel and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful when we asked them about a place to eat dinner. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I had read the previous reviews, and thought this would be a bad hotel. We chose it due to proximity, and the fact that they had a pool (a must for our kids). The room was clean, and the bedding seemed new-ish. They had comforters instead of bedspreads, which I prefer. The beds themselves were terribly uncomfortable. Overall, I thought this was a decent hotel though. The staff was friendly, and our room was a nice size and clean. We have four kids (two of them infants that cry often at night when away from home), but the rooms were quiet. We apologized to the people in the room next to us for our loud children, but they never heard us, thankfully. The breakfast is the typical hotel b'fast: a couple cereal choices, toast, waffles, yogurt, etc. The only down sides were that I thought the pool was dirty (but not so dirty that we didn't swim), and the uncomfortable beds. We paid around $90 a night for two queen beds.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

We opted to stay at an AmericInn because I am usually pretty content with the quality and cleanliness of this hotel chain. Not the case in Clear Lake, however. The room was run-down and had not been cleaned well. The bathroom, in particular, was filthy. The bed was rickety and uncomfortable, and the sheets were so threadbare you could almost see through them. I will not stay there again. There are plenty of other nice, clean hotels in the Clear Lake/Mason City area.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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West Des Moines
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed on a weekend trip in August, 2011. The motel is right off of I-35 and is in Clear Lake, IA so fills up on the weekends.
The staff was very friendly but the rooms are over-priced. We had a "king whirlpool suite" and it was in need of refreshing. It was clean but the toilet was rocky (not a great feeling) and the carpet had a big burn mark from an iron being dropped.
The bed was comfortable but the bedspread was one of those polyester numbers that are a little scary and the blanket was thin and short.
Breakfast is carbs - mini muffins, waffles, cereal, mini donuts, apples, etc. They did have a hot biscuits and gravy which was pretty ok.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Iowa
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

This is just an average hotel. Nothing special. The rooms appear to be clean and the location is decent. I would say that my main concern is that the hotel appears to be older for this brand. But, it is an okay hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake

Address: 1406 N. 25th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Clear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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