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The Great Escape Sleeps 10 Comfortably  & Awesome Lake Views! Sofa sleeper too
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Convenient and comfortable. Enjoyed our stay very much.

"Had a good experience. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

The Great Escape Sleeps 10 Comfortably & Awesome Lake Views! Sofa sleeper too
The Last Little Lake Cottage - LOCATION - Ranked # 1 on VRBO for Clear Lake!
5/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Clear Lake Cottage

"Every facet of the experience with this property was excellent. I would rent it again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

The Last Little Lake Cottage - LOCATION - Ranked # 1 on VRBO for Clear Lake!
Renovated in 2019. Close to Everything! - Park Your Boat Trailer on Site!
No reviews
Very Nice

"Property was very nice and neat."…"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Renovated in 2019. Close to Everything! - Park Your Boat Trailer on Site!
Beautifully Renovated Home in the Heart of Clear Lake
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0.36 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Clear Lake rental

"This is the perfect lake rental. Cute, clean and within walking distance to the lake, shops and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Beautifully Renovated Home in the Heart of Clear Lake
3rd and Surf- 2 Blocks From the Lake, 1 Block From the Legendary Surf Ballroom
5/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Great Weekend!

"You can tell that the owners care."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

3rd and Surf- 2 Blocks From the Lake, 1 Block From the Legendary Surf Ballroom
Large 4 Bedroom 3,600 Square Foot Suite That Sleeps 16 Guests
The Lodge Home - Abundance of Wildlife and Lake Access
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4.94 mi from city center
No reviews
Great Stay!

"A very nice house and property! It worked a great for a family meeting place!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

The Lodge Home - Abundance of Wildlife and Lake Access
Lake Condo 1 bedroom
Clear Lake, IA
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1.76 mi from city center
No reviews
Great place. No complaints. Barak was super helpful. Excellent location.

"Thanks for everything. If we ever go back from to Clear Lake, this is the place we will try to rent."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Lake Condo 1 bedroom
Lakeside Inn
3 out of 5
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night
1.06 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (109 reviews)

"One of my favorite places in Clear Lake. The kind staff and quiet location is perfect for my family."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Lakeside Inn
Rumorz Neighborhood Hideaway
2.5 out of 5
1214 S. Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA
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The price is $80 per night
0.87 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"Nice check in attendant. Clean room and best shower ever in a hotel. Great location and good bar and grill across the lot. Great donut shop a block away too! South Dhore Donut Co. I would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Rumorz Neighborhood Hideaway
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Visiting Clear Lake

Visitors to Clear Lake are sure to enjoy the lakeside setting. Tourists can also enjoy the city's live music, theaters, and entertainment choices.

  • You'll find 33 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Mason City
  • The closest major airport is in Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Clear Lake

The city's cultural venues include Clear Lake Fire Museum and Surf Ballroom and Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and such places to visit as Central Gardens of North Iowa and Clear Lake State Park. Additionally, you might want to add Buddy Holly Crash Site to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 12 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Clear Lake. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Rumorz Neighborhood Hideaway - This 2.5-star motel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Lakeside Inn - Our customers like the helpful staff and location at this inn. This 3-star inn features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar.
  • AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with an in-room refrigerator. Expedia customers like its quiet location and helpful staff.

Dressing for Clear Lake

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 50°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 7°F
  • From April to June, the average is 83°F during the day and 29°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 67°F as the daytime average and 8°F as the nighttime average
  • Clear Lake gets about 35.20 inches of rain per year
  • July and June are usually the hottest months averaging 82°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 10°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Clear Lake?
Lakeside Inn is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star inn offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake and Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Clear Lake, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Clear Lake.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Clear Lake?
To access more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Clear Lake, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Clear Lake?
Based on reviews, Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake and Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Clear Lake?
Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake is a hotel with free parking and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake and AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Central Gardens of North Iowa.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Clear Lake?
Best Western Holiday Lodge is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake and Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Surf Ballroom and Museum?
Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Surf Ballroom and Museum. Other good options within 5 miles include Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake and Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake.
What about the best place to stay close to Buddy Holly Crash Site?
One of the top choices for your stay is Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake, located 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Buddy Holly Crash Site, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake and Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake are a couple of other good options within the area.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Clear Lake?
AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake is a top property for a beach vacation, and features a restaurant and free WiFi. Head to City Beach Park or Clear Lake State Park Beach for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Clear Lake?
AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake is a top hotel with an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Best Western Holiday Lodge is one more option with an onsite pool.
What is the best spa hotel in Clear Lake?
AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake is a highly recommended spa hotel with an indoor pool. Why not spend some time relaxing in the spa tub? Another popular spa hotel in Clear Lake is Best Western Holiday Lodge.
What's the best hotel for staying near Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW)?
Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake is a popular hotel, featuring free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located a short 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mason City Municipal Airport. Other options close to the airport are Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake and Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake.

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