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Lakeside Hotel Casino
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   777 Casino Drive, Osceola, IA 50213 (Formerly Terrible's Lakeside Casino)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Osceola
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice new addition.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed in the new addition this trip. Our room was on the second floor, down the hallway from the elevator and a distance from the casino. They room was very nice, clean and comfortable. Be sure to get a players card (probably before you register) because you get a 30% discount off your room when you register. I don't know if you get it retroactive. The coffee in the reception area is great, unfortunately there is no coffeemaker in your room. You must take a walk to registration if you want one while getting ready in the morning. We make sure to stop here on any trip, even if it is passing though. We also make sure to hit it about lunch time. The bar serves one of the best tenderloin sandwiches in Iowa. Unless we are starving, we split it. It fills the plate so much that the french fries can hardly stay on the plate. The casino is on two levels with an escalator near the casino entrance. The machines are fun and the staff nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a lakeside room for a nice view of the lake. I think I would prefer a ground floor room. B...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

When traveling from Texas to Rochester MN we travel with our pets and always try to find an LQ on our way. What a pleasant surprise to find that Lakeside Resort in Osceola IA is a pet
Friendly Resort. This makes our trip much more enjoyable. The Buffet offers a wide variety of food
at a reasonable price. They have the breakfast buffet on Sat and Sun but you can order off the menu at any time and the prices are very reasonable.

It is a convenient place to stop Easy off and on the Interstate with not having to worry about the city traffic. Every employee there was pleasant and helpful and the entire campus is handicap
accessible.
Last but not least are the rooms. Very nice size and instead of a tub you have to climb in and out of we had a very nice walk in shower

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

When traveling to the area I have always stayed in Creston at the Supertel Inn. Not anymore! For the same price you get a pool, a hot tub and amenities galore! I can't say enough about this place. Everyone was so nice (Shout out to Catherine who went above and beyond) and the rest of the staff who was so friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The buffet was great with a good selection. I will definitely be back! It is worth the drive back and forth to Creston.

Room Tip: The lower level rooms with the walk out patios rock!
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our first trip to Lakeside and celebrating our 12th anniversary. We had no troubles, comfortable, quiet and clean room. The buffets were tasty and hot with a good selection too. The workers were pleasant and the housekeeping staff smiled, smiled and smiled. When the workers smile, they are working for a good company and management. The salt water pool was a pleasant surprise and very enjoyable. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Quiet room away from the hall to the casino from the hotel lobby.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centerville, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I just read a review that Prairie Meadows is their first choice, I strongly disagree. The staff at Lakeside is above and beyond that of Prairie Meadows. The food is better, the atmosphere is better, and the outside concerts are GREAT! We love that we can bring our own lawn chairs and sit wherever we are comfortable. It's relaxing on the water and the entertainment is always enjoyable. We live over an hour away and always willing to drive for a fun day/evening get away.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Mason, Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

There are 2 casino hotels in the Des Moines area...this is my 2nd choice.The main reasons I  give this casino 3 stars is because it is sooo far away (35 + min) from Des Moines...in the middle of a fairly rural area with few amenities or attractions. Also, I'm afraid it just doesnt compare to Prairie Meadows...dont get me wrong, I've come here to just gamble for many years...but now that I've stayed in the hotel I can say it takes a distant 2nd to PM.Some pros: fairly loose slots. Overall clean hotel/casino. Decent buffet. Decent gift shop. Nice little bar. Very pleasant staff especially at buffet. Decent hotel discount for club players and decent comps. Now the negatives....far away location.  Limited small casino. No waitress service. Low energy in casino most the time. The hotel though newer was rather poorly designed and cheaply executed...thin walls and floors we extremely evident (constant noise). No coffee makers (though there was micro and fridge) but its a coffee maker most people want to see...There was NO closet just a rod! Tipped and asked maid service for extra towels n soaps but got neither. Fairly unprofessional desk/ reservations over the phone...she sounded like she worked at a gas station. No nightly entertainment. Small pool area- not clean. Small silly gym... I'm gonna stop here....The botton line is this hotel/casino just does just does not even compete with Prairie Meadows and though its fine for lunch and alittle slot play...the better stay and play experience clearly goes to PM.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spent 4 consecutive nights here this past weekend checking out on Sunday. Stayed on the 1st floor in the newest part of the hotel. Every single night I heard children laughing and running up and down the hall upstairs nearly all night long. The first night I could hear a couple having "relations" as if they were in the same room. This place was built so cheap you can hear everything. Rooms have no coffee maker, and are designed and constructed on the low end budget. The pool was fine, but nothing special. The whole place could be so much better, with just a little effort. Avoid.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 777 Casino Drive, Osceola, IA 50213 (Formerly Terrible's Lakeside Casino)
Location: United States > Iowa > Osceola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Osceola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeside Hotel Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Terrible`s Lakeside Hotel Osceola
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