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South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I stayed at South Shore Inn while visiting our daughter who is a camp counselor in Clear Lake. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor prior to booking, so was well aware of what we could be in for, and reviewers didn't disappoint. The rooms are very basic (overpriced - $139.95/night), but clean for the most part.... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We made confirmed reservations for July 8-10 to stay in a king Jacuzzi suite with patio lake view. Reserved on our credit card. When we arrived, they tried to put us in a first floor double queen (Room #104) who's patio opened into the Landing bar and grill. The view was people sitting at tables eating who could see everything... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Looking forward to a weekend get away and checking out Clear Lake Iowa as that nice little place to go to for a mini vacation. Confirmed reservations for what we were told would be a king bed jaccuzi suite....$156 per night. Got there and they tried to check us into a double queen concrete bunker with a patio view of... More 

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Coon Rapids, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had room 105 and had to book earlier in week to get that. Note that there is no elevator and rooms 101-104 look at restaurant rather than lake (as noted in other reviews). Our room was just outside restaurant and very handy to walk out sliding doors and right into restaurant, although someone must go out the other door... More 

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Dodge, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stayed last week on the 2nd floor with balcony room. Room had no air conditioning turned on so very hot and stuffy. Our balcony looked over the bar roof which spoiled the lake view! Toilet not working properly either! Went down to front desk and she gave me a fan and wrote down about toilet. Told her Wi-Fi not working... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

First of all, we paid for a "Lake View" room, as everyone does, however our room opens up right into the restaurant. When we arrived on Friday night, I opened the curtains to walk outside and there were 2 DJ's literally standing right there. Secondly, I'd recommend going to breakfast in town. The lack of basic break foods was surprising... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stayed here last weekend. We stayed in room 108. It was a walkout patio level room. We had an amazing time! The patio off our room was about 30ft from the lake and it is a very nice view! The rooms are clean and crisp and spacious. The bar/restaurant is very cute and clean. The staff are all very... More 

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Thank Jennie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great view of the lake. The resturant and bar are fun and lively. I wish I had had my boat there as the lake looks great. The rooms are average, but who cares. On vacation I would only need the room to sleep. In my view that's the perfect lake place. I hope you enjoy

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Met a college friend here for a quick weekend girls getaway. Staff was very friendly & helpful. The room was meh...very average & a little outdated but it was clean. The room had a nice size fridge, microwave, & a whirlpool tub-all very nice bonuses. The best part of the room was the view! We had a patio that walked... More 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We definitely plan to come back! We really enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel staff (thanks, Carmen!) and the friendliness/promptness of the wait staff at the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The whole ambience of the place was fantastic. Great food and drink...not to mention the view. Perfect place to kick back and relax or kick it up a notch... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The South Shore Inn is the only hotel located on the shores of Clear Lake, Iowa. All rooms are lakefront with perfect views of Clear Lake. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi are standard with every room.A full service restaurant, The Landing, was added to the South Shore Inn in May 2012. The Landing offers a large lake front bar and grille, with perfect views of Clear Lake, Iowa. We have a large dock where you can conveniently tie up your boat during the day or evening to stop by for food or drinks. The Landing is located at 1603 South Shore Dr, attached to the lakeside of the South Shore Inn. Stop by for great food, unique drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

Address: 1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
Location: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range: $79 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — South Shore Inn - Clear Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake Hotel Clear Lake
Heartland Hotel Clear Lake
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake Iowa
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