We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (12)
Pool & Beach (2)
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
The Lakeside Inn (previously South Shore Inn) is the only hotel located on the shores of Clear Lake, Iowa. As of Spring 2018 our hotel has been completely renovated. Come check out the new Lakeside Inn! All hotel rooms are lakefront with breathtaking views of Clear Lake. Check-in is between 3-8 PM and our guests have unlimited use of our private dock and free high-speed wireless internet access. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, fishing, boating, watersports and so much more. Conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Mason City airport (MCW) and two hours from Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Des Moines Airport (DSM). The Lakeside Inn Hotel is conveniently located near North Iowa Fairgrounds, Music Man Square and the shops of Clear Lake, Iowa. Clear Lake is also short drive from Diamond Joe Casino in Northwood, Iowa. Check out our Facebook page for regular deals and offers at the Lakeside Inn. Stop by for great food, unique drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere!
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
HOTEL CLASS
Reviews & more
29Reviews
29Photos
2Q+A
9Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 20
  • 6
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The rooms were very clean and warm. The view of the lake was breath taking. The staff of the hotel and bar were very friendly and welling to help you with anything that was needed. The office had fresh coffee, muffins and fruit in the lobby every morning. We rented the pontoon
Read more
This lovely lakeside Inn is just perfect. Quaint, right on the water, easy to find, a very wonderful staff, who care about you and want to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations. I was traveling and running late for check-in. But the front staff texted me to see when I
Read more
Response from TonyK2958, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Inn
Responded Nov. 16, 2018
Hi Nancy, Thank you for the feedback, we are so glad you had an enjoyable stay! We are always working to make sure our guests are cared for. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future!
Read more
Very nicely remodeled rooms. Loved leaving the balcony door open and hearing the crashing waves! Staff were VERY friendly & helpful w/local recommendations for food. We went off season (late Oct) & it seemed pretty striped down (amenities) but it was a comfortable place to
Read more
Response from TonyK2958, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Inn
Responded Nov. 16, 2018
Hi Suzanne, Thank you for the positive feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Read more
OK, there really isn't anything ugly about Lakeside Inn. It is actually a very nice place to stay in charming Clear Lake. We stayed there for 3 nights, and here's the good and the bad according to our experience: GOOD - ~Very nicely remodeled. The room was small, but put
Read more
Response from TonyK2958, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Inn
Responded Nov. 16, 2018
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you had an overall positive stay. We are always working to make improvements and appreciate the feedback from your experience. We will be sure to take this into account. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future!
Read more
We enjoyed our stay at Lakeside Inn. Room was clean, the staff was friendly and Clear Lake is a nice town to spend time in. The restaurant was closed so breakfast was a little sparse but if you are prepared you can work around this :) It would help if microwaves were
Read more
Response from TonyK2958, Public Relations Manager at Lakeside Inn
Responded Nov. 16, 2018
Hi John, Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. And we would love to have you come back on a personal trip. They're always more enjoyable than business trips! :)
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & Beach
Photo provided by managementLakeside Inn
Standard King Room
Photo provided by managementLakeside Inn
Lake & dock access for all guests.
Photo provided by managementLakeside Inn
ADA King Bathroom
Photo provided by managementLakeside Inn
Standard King Room
Photo provided by managementLakeside Inn
Standard Queen Room
PreviousNext
123
"Great views of the Lake"
"Ask for ground floor with Patio and umbrella table access"
"loved the ground floor- patio access to enjoy quiet time with my husband while the kids were asleep."
"Lower level; room #109,108,... Lower level rooms nice area with patio table/ chairs for each room facing the boardwalk and the lake!"
"Best rooms are 2nd floor with patio, west side of building"
PreviousNext
12
PRICE RANGE
US$110 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
south shore inn - clear lake hotel clear lakeheartland hotel clear lake
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
South Shore Inn - Clear Lake
LOCATION
United StatesIowaClear Lake
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing