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Mason City hotels and places to stay

Lakeside Inn
3 out of 5
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA
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The price is $119 per night
9.46 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (107 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
Hampton Inn & Suites Mason City
2.5 out of 5
2111 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA
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The price is $99 per night
2.3 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (183 reviews)
Great service

"We went n a trip and stayed at motel. The service was good, the staff was professional."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Mason City
Best Western Holiday Lodge
3 out of 5
2023 7th Avenue N, Clear Lake, IA
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The price is $92 per night
8.15 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (263 reviews)

"Everything was pleasant at the hotel the staff was friendly, helpful. The hotel was clean. Breakfast was also good."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

Best Western Holiday Lodge
Super 8 by Wyndham Mason City
2 out of 5
3010 4th St Sw, Mason City, IA
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The price is $78 per night
2.32 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (247 reviews)

"I did not like the fact the spa was broke down all 3 days of mu visit. I liked the free breakfast, n free newspapers."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Mason City
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake
2.5 out of 5
1305 N 25th St, Clear Lake, IA
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The price is $64 per night
7.91 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (480 reviews)

"Very clean and I felt that they followed health guidelines. My room was clean and comfortable, but if their maintenance guy had spent 15 minutes touching up paint, the room would have been much more appealing. Staff was very accommodating, and it was a very nice experience."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake
Days Inn by Wyndham Mason City
2 out of 5
2301 4th St Sw, Mason City, IA
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The price is $70 per night
1.73 mi from city center
3.2/5 (420 reviews)

"Bed. I didn't like the smell of smoke in the room. Coffee was good."…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Mason City
AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake
2.5 out of 5
1406 N 25th St, Clear Lake, IA
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The price is $77 per night
7.91 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (294 reviews)

"We have stayed here in the past, and it feels like coming home! Love that the facility is pet friendly. I gave them a pleasing rating, rather than excellent, as they are remodeling the breakfast area. It will be really nice when finished! The cleanliness was our overriding concern this trip due to ..."…"

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake
Super 8 by Wyndham Osage
2 out of 5
1530 E Main St Hwy 9 & 218, Osage, IA
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The price is $72 per night
22.46 mi from city center
3.3/5 (114 reviews)

"Receptionist was really helpful and friendly. No issues whatsoever"…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Osage
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northwood, IA
2.5 out of 5
711 Diamond Jo Lane, Northwood, IA
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The price is $60 per night
21.91 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (229 reviews)

"Room was very nice, however, I was kind of blown away by the price. Maybe it was because it was connected to the casino. As a comparison, I just booked a cabin steps away from Lake Superior. My cost for 3 nights there is seventy five more clams than a 1 night stay at this Country Inn & Suites."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northwood, IA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mason City, IA
2.5 out of 5
4082 4th St Sw, Mason City, IA
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The price is $81 per night
2.96 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (412 reviews)

"staff was great and very helpful. they let us check in very late with no issues."…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mason City, IA
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Visiting Mason City

Visitors to Mason City are sure to enjoy the lakeside setting. Tourists can also enjoy the city's architecture, live music, and art.

  • There are 45 hotels and other accommodations in Mason City
  • The closest major airport is in Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Mason City

Cultural venues in the city include Surf Ballroom and Museum, Winnebago Industries Factory, and Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank, Buddy Holly Crash Site, and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the lakeside and such places to visit as Clear Lake State Park and Pilot Knob State Park.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 45 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in Mason City. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Cupola Inn Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room jetted tub. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mason City - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Dressing for Mason City

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 50°F during the day and 7°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 29°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 83°F with nighttime averages of 42°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 67°F and nighttime averages of 8°F
  • Mason City gets about 35.20 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and June are the hottest months with an average of 82°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 10°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Mason City?
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mason City is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Hampton Inn & Suites Mason City and Lakeside Inn as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Mason City, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Mason City.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Mason City?
For more information about updating your trip to Mason City or cancelling it, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Mason City?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham Mason City is a popular 2-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 Super 8 by Wyndham Charles City and Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Mason City?
AmericInn by Wyndham Clear Lake is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mason City, IA and Sleep Inn & Suites. Attractions like Lime Creek Nature Center and Central Gardens of North Iowa are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Mason City?
The Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast is a favorite 3.5-star B&B for couples, and features premium bedding and a restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Mason City?
Days Inn by Wyndham Mason City is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a 24-hour fitness center and a computer station for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Forest City Inn and Americas Best Value Inn Clear Lake.
Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Diamond Jo Casino?
Adjacent to Diamond Jo Casino, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northwood, IA is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers a casino and free breakfast. Another good option is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Northwood, located just 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away.
What about the best place to stay near The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Decker House Bed & Breakfast, located next to The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank, and this 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Quality Inn & Suites, located just 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away, is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Mason City?
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mason City 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's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Mason City?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northwood, IA is a hotel featuring a casino and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mason City and Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake. You can tee off at Sunny Brae Golf and Country Club during your trip.
What's the best hotel in Mason City that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star historic B&B bookable on Expedia and it offers free breakfast. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Super 8 by Wyndham Clear Lake and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mason City, IA. Also notable landmarks to visit include The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank, Surf Ballroom and Museum, and Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum.

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