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Orange Park
Reviewed 13 August 2013

What a nice surprise place to stay. I work on the road and sometimes the moving into and out of places gets dreary. I walked into my room at the HILLTOP MOTEL and was happily surprised to see a very well maintained setting with lots of thought put into the decorations. I usually don't care about stuff like this, but...

Thank zamguy2013
overland park, ks
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This place is a gem! We have had the pleasure of enjoying the hospitality of the owners since 2009. This place has it all, from the pool to the outdoor kitchen with all the amenities to make your outdoor meal, unless you choose to cook indoors, in one of their many kitchenettes. Whether it is yourself, a family with little...

2Thank eric w
Anamosa, Iowa
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed at the Hilltop this past weekend, May 2013. The owners are very nice and accommodating, which as a plus. The hotel is located across the street from the Boathouse (okay restaurant), a block from Sips (very nice place for spirits and food), a block from Half Moon (nice restaurant -- scary from the outside, quaint inside), a couple...

2Thank MikeandCarrie
travelgirlfromiowa, Owner at Hilltop Motel, responded to this review

We greatly enjoyed this family here for 4 days - we were totally unaware there were any problems with their stay - it was NEVER communicated to us.. The door locks work perfectly - they lock from the inside (I show everyone how the doors lock when I walk them to their room) each door know has a button on...

Hackensack, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 April 2013

My sixteen year old son and I were driving home from Denver and needed a place to stay the night on the road. We chose Hilltop based solely on tripadvisor reviews. Terri, the owner asked when we would be arriving. We arrived embarrassingly late, after closing, and woke Terri from her sleep. Terri was gracious, friendly and welcoming. Check-in was...

Thank kimberblossom
Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We have stayed at several local motels in the area and this was a pleasant surprise! Staying more than a day or two, this was perfect. We were able to cook our own meals in the kitchenette and was so much nicer than the motel experience. We felt like it was our apartment. It isn't new and could use a...

1Thank randd123123
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Hilltop Motel is one of the gems of Clear Lake. Lots for the kids to do while the parents relax. Nice pool, hot tub, game room and lawn games - something for everyone. There are grills and picnic tables and even an oven under a large covered patio. Terri and Jay (the owners and hosts) make everyone feel like royalty....

Thank iowacornfields
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

This is a hidden gem, right out in the open. Two blocks from the lake, it is right next to all the action. They have everything you could want here. Awesome back porch with grills and all the utensils you would need with tables to eat at while the kids play in the pool. The rooms are outfitted with fridges...

1Thank aprilreisma
Peosta, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We have been going to the Hilltop for a few years now and we absolutely love it! The atmosphere is great and you couldn't ask for better hosts...they always make us feel like VIP's! My kids love the pool & hot tub and we love sitting around the patio enjoying a cold beverage. There is no better place to relax!

Thank Sara H
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Our family has been guests of the Hilltop in Clear Lake Iowa since 1975! We typically have 11 rooms each year at the Hilltop with about 30 guests. The Hilltop is one of those magical places that you cannot believe it until you see it and stay there. The Hilltop is located on North Shore. Very close to restaurants, lounges,...

2Thank Bridget B
West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I stay at the Hilltop twice a year; one for a family event for up to 5 days and the other for a long weekend. Terri and Jay are always very accommodating to my needs and treat you like you are the VIP guest. They interact with the guests and work hard to make sure you are relaxed and enjoying...

2Thank Theresa T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Ownership since 2007. Family owned, operated and orientated. Some rooms with kitchenettes, outdoor grills, outdoor pool ,games, DVD library. We are the number one place in area to host your next family reunion - stop in at take a look around. The rooms are all theme decorated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Motel

Address: 10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Region: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range: $66 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Hilltop Motel Clear Lake, Iowa
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“Never have had a bad room. Rooms are always very clean. Rooms on west side, more quieter area.”
 of 5 bubbles baldman2015, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each is so unique, check out their website!”
 of 5 bubbles 190ericw, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“All rooms have their own theme!! If you like beer, there is a beer themed room. If you like rock and roll, you will find a rock and roll room. Lots of themes to choose from!”
 of 5 bubbles BridgetB685, 23 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Each room is unique - try a new one at each visit!”
 of 5 bubbles TheresaT181, 16 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Theme rooms.”
  • View from large window towards kitchenette
  • Kitchenette with all needed dishes and utensils
 of 5 bubbles GrantW924, 17 Apr 2012 | Read review
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