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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mason City
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
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10 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Modern, clean, excellent staff. Definite stay again, without question. Stayed on Nov 9th, front desk help was excellent, room rate for standard dbl queen was $89 at the time. Rooms very clean, attention to detail was noticeable.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed on Oct. 18th, 2012. I booked 20 some rooms for our bus trip through Iowa. The front dest was organized when we arrived and so kind to us. The room were very very clean. Our check out was great and easy. Would recommend staying there again to anyone. There breakfast was hot and wonderful. Everyone on the bus was pleased with the hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms were great!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

If you are looking for a clean, friendly, and comfortable place, this is it. Not sure when they opened, but it seemed like it wasn't much before we stayed there. The place is immaculate with nice sized rooms. I hadn't stayed at a Holiday Inn property in a while, so I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and comfort of the bed. Seemed very quiet the nights we stayed -- we never heard anyone else.

It has a "slightly above average" breakfast, beside the typical toast and muffins, there were a few hot items and fruit. (Hey, for free, who's to complain?) There are plenty of other restaurants nearby (one on the other side of the parking lot.), if you want something else. We did not use the pool, so I can’t comment on that.

My only slight knock, might be that the price seemed a tad high for a basic (albeit a nice) hotel in Mason City, however it was July and all the hotels seemed higher-priced than I expected. That may just be lack of competition or the season. I would still certainly stay there again if the need arises.

Room Tip: Curtains are fairly opaque, but if you are not a morning person, you might consider a west-facing ro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Cleanest hotel, with the highest attention to detail that I have seen. I am in a suite for the next two weeks. Ample space, tons of outlets, incredible hotel layout, I COULD NOT be more impressed.

Great fitness center, solid breakfast for a free continental, and (from what I could see) a very nice pool area.

The only small complaint is the internet speed (</= 1 Mbs), but fast enough for streaming Netflix via laptop, so it didn't turn into a major inconvenience.

I have stayed at a lot of hotels, and a ton of Holiday Inns, and I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: I highly recommend the suite!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Must be a brand new property. The facility was clean and very well taken care of. Rooms were large and did a good job of keeping the noise out. Kids loved the pool that was warm and clean. Ruby Tuesdays is across the parking lot for a cocktail and a good meal. The breakfast offering was good, could have used more seating. Staff was friendly and attentive. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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ofallon mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband and I spent 6 days at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES a couple of weeks ago.This hotel is 1 of the BEST hotels we have ever stayed at.The staff was always friendly and helpful.The free breakfasts were more then we expected since most hotels only have a continental breakfast.Having a lot of choices to pick from was a real treat.The kitchen staff always made sure we had plenty to eat.YUM YUM Our room looked and smelled brand new, even though i was told that the hotel was over a year old.The people at the front desk was also very friendly, speaking to us as we left or entered the hotel .They would ask if we needed anything or if we had any problems plz let them know. Hope to stay there again KUDOS TO ALL

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express while back in town during the Band Festival weekend in late May. In the past while in Mason City, I have stayed at the Clarion (old Holiday Inn), old Hanford Inn, Country Inn, Comfort Inn, and the Days Inn. After staying at the relatively new Holiday Inn Express, I can easily say I enjoy this hotel most out of all the others and plan to book at this hotel for future trips to the Mason City area. The rooms were very clean, the continental breakfast was delicious, and the staff was readily available and more than friendly. I was very impressed with this addition to Mason City and recommend it for all future travelers.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mason City
Address: 3041 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1567
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Location: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mason City 2*
Number of rooms: 87
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