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Lakeside Inn

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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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Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Lake View

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 306 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 301 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Studio, 2 Queen Beds

5/5 guest room rating
  • 306 sq ft
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Lake View

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 306 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

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. Central Gardens of North Iowa and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Clear Lake State Park - 16 min walk
  • City Beach Park - 18 min walk
  • Clear Lake State Park Beach - 18 min walk
  • MercyOne Clear Lake Family Medicine - 3 min drive
  • Clear Lake Fire Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal) - 9 min drive


  • Tinkers Reef — 7 min walk
  • 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

About this property

Lakeside Inn

3-star inn in Clear Lake with free parking
This smoke-free inn features coffee/tea in a common area, a garden, and a picnic area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 16 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Lakeside Inn offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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)


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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
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
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

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

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

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 Inn
Lakeside Inn Clear Lake
Lakeside Inn Inn Clear Lake

Frequently asked questions

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Lakeside Inn?
As of Apr 12, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lakeside Inn on Apr 15, 2021 start from $99, 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.
Is Lakeside Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
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 inn 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).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 106 out of 177 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 49 out of 177 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 177 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 177 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 177 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A super cute property with amazing views. Clean and comfortable!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Never been in a motel that has never had a in the room phone, or a microwave, or even a small pad of paper and pen. Not only that, there was no table or any size desk to sit at and eat. Had to sit on the one and only winged chair and my co-worker had to sit on the bed to eat because there was nothing else!!😡 Staff at the desk for checking was able to go to another room and bring a coffee table to put our non-refrigerated food on top of. $129.00 a night would have been okay, if there was at least a small microwave, and a small table/desk to sit at to eat in our room. Very disappointing, but the staff was very pleasant at the desk and helpful with the coffee table
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed my stay at Lakeside Inn. It’s small, cozy and super cute modern suites. There are only two floors and easy to get to our room. Customer service was great. Ashley (I think that’s her name) called an hour prior to closing to ensure we were still checking in and gave us directions on how to retrieve our room keys. She even went the extra mile to send me a photo of where the lock box was and the door closest to our room. If we go back to Clear Lake, we would definitely stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

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