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Lakeside Inn

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Free WiFi
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Flat-screen TV
Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Lake View | Free WiFi
Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View | Living area | Flat-screen TV

Overview of Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA, 50428

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationClear Lake State Park16 min walk
  • Popular LocationCity Beach Park18 min walk
  • Popular LocationClear Lake State Park Beach18 min walk
  • AirportMason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal)9 min drive

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About this area

Clear Lake

Lakeside Inn is located in Clear Lake. Surf Ballroom and Museum and Buddy Holly Crash Site are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Clear Lake State Park and Lime Creek Nature Center. Meredith Willson Boyhood Home and Music Man Square are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Clear Lake State Park - 16 min walk
  • City Beach Park - 18 min walk
  • Clear Lake State Park Beach - 18 min walk
  • Clear Lake Fire Museum - 3 min drive
  • Surf Ballroom and Museum - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal) - 10 min drive


  • Shao Ting Guo - 3 min drive
  • Seven Stars Family Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • The Other Place - 3 min drive
  • Taco John's - 4 min drive
  • Dairy Queen - 4 min drive

About this property

Lakeside Inn

3-star hotel
Lakeside Inn provides a garden and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 16 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Lakeside Inn Clear Lake
Lakeside Clear Lake
Lakeside Inn Hotel
Lakeside Inn Clear Lake
Lakeside Inn Hotel Clear Lake

Frequently asked questions

Is Lakeside Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Lakeside Inn?

As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lakeside Inn on Dec 4, 2022 start from $75.65, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Lakeside Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Lakeside Inn?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Lakeside Inn?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Lakeside Inn located?

Situated in Clear Lake, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clear Lake State Park, City Beach Park, and Clear Lake State Park Beach. MercyOne Clear Lake Family Medicine and Clear Lake Fire Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lakeside Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Lakeside Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lakeside Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 159 out of 273 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 78 out of 273 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 273 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 273 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 273 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was great, small, clean and quiet
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mark, Belle Plaine
Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Small, quiet and comfy beds! Great lakeside location for views. Bar on site for summer also. No freeway for miles. No dirty trucker's either!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean rooms. Nice location.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We like our room. It’s been updated and it is nicely done. We would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was great. We were there for 3 nights. The room was great and the beds were the best for being comfortable. They do need to clean around the sliding glass doors and clean up the bugs. There was a spider living in the corner of the wall/ceiling. My niece and I had a very relaxing time and will go back in a heartbeat.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Expensive buggy missed lakeside getaway
Second time we booked for a night of eating lakeside. Deove 5 hours & paid a hefty price. Second time restaurant was closed. At booking requested easy access for disabled husband. Put us in back corner of 2nd floor with no elevator. Refused to cancel reservation with full refund. Bugs in bathroom sink. No onsite personnel after 8 pm. Never answered msg left cuz TV didn't work. Will drive 5 days for a lakeside getaway before we ever book here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Room very clean, bed comfotable, no coffee, no cups or glasses, 2bath, 1 hand and 1 wash cloth. Television kept buffering, air con so loud we could hardly sleep. The balcony looked directly onto the roof of the resturant and the public bathrooms. Thank goodness it was Monday and resturant was closed. Had a half arse view of the sunset if we stood up. Never stay in 201, over $200.???????...pppfft.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very cute and updated hotel…it was a bit small for my family of 4, rooms would be more comfortable with just two guests. We also were not offered a room with a patio which would have been alot better with two kids. They seemed abit short staffed but I know that is most places these days. Overall a very nice place but I wouldn’t return with my kids due to space however it would be great for just couples…great location.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022