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Lakeside Inn

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Overview of Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Clear Lake

8.8/10 Fabulous

275 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA, 50428
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cable TV service
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

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

A great choice for a stay in Clear Lake, Lakeside Inn is just 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the airport. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Does Lakeside Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lakeside Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lakeside Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lakeside Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Lakeside Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lakeside Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Lakeside Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Diamond Jo Casino (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Lakeside Inn and nearby?
Lakeside Inn has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lakeside Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Seven Stars Family Restaurant (2 mi), Ladybug (2.1 mi), and Taco John's (2.3 mi).
Does Lakeside Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Lakeside Inn like?
Lakeside Inn is a short 16-minute walk from Clear Lake State Park and 18 minutes' walk from City Beach Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Diana, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Darien, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The location is great and the front desk was responsive to several issues such as no lock on the balcony sliding door. The Cable is YouTube so not excellent. Overall just OK. Great location on the lake
Steve, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location. Lovely outdoor dining. Bed was very uncomfortable. Soft, lumpy mattress.
Joan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Parking woes
We were not given the option of a cone to mark our parking spot upon check in. We had difficulty parking every time we came and went.
Jennifer, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cathy, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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.
Jo, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Brandon, 3-night family trip
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