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State College, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I appreciate the history behind the original building, and the efforts of the City of Mason City and Wright on the Park to bring this hotel back to it's splendor. The simple lines of a Frank Lloyd Wright design are still impressive to take in. The only downside of this stay was the slow service for breakfast one day.

Thank Doug E
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mason City did an incredible job saving and restoring the Park Inn. We are so glad to have made the trip to stay there (and tour other Prairie School buildings in town). Our room was exceptionally comfortable ~ loved the effort that went into creating things like the headboards and bedside lights, but also that 21st century lighting and air... More 

Thank Kasebrot
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Kasebrot, We are glad you stayed with us and experienced Frank Lloyd Wright's work of art and the architecture around Mason City! The area has a lot of history and many attractions for travelers to check out. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the accommodations and the decor of the hotel. Thank you for dining with us at the... More 

South Dakota
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stopped in Mason City on my way home from the Iowa Tourism Conference and was so pleased to find this beautiful gem! I love Frank Lloyd Wright and was thrilled to spend the evening in one of his masterful creations. The history emanates through each room, you can see a bit of ware in certain areas of the floor... More 

Thank Charmaine H
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Charmaine, We appreciate the time you took to write a review over your experience at the Historic Park Inn! It truly is a wonderful place filled with a lot of history. We are glad you were able to take in all the character and added amenities that are in the hotel. Next time your travels bring you through Mason City... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My 10 year old son loves Frank Lloyd Wright, so this was the perfect place for an overnight stay. He, as well as my wife and I, were not disappointed. What an experience that none of us will soon forget.

Thank HBR2000
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

HBR2000, We are happy you came to visit the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the world! What a fun experience for your son! Next time you are in the area we hope to be your host again! More 

Longview, Washington
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122 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restoration of this hotel is so well done, they have upgraded the guest rooms to modern standards without destroying any of the small details that are so important in Frank Lloyd Wright designs. We spent one night in a park view room on the 3rd floor. It was delightful. Wonderful view of the park and very comfortable accommodations. Breakfast... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night but really enjoyed our stay. We had a park view room on the third floor which was lovely and spacious. Great attention to detail and cleanliness and the bed was very comfortable with soft linens. Highly recommended!

Thank Melanie A
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Melanie, Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! The view of the park across the street is beautiful, especially in the fall. We appreciate the recommendation to others and look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future! More 

Lewis Center, Ohio
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133 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I spent one night at the Historic Park Inn Hotel, which is the only Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in existence. The staff was extremely helpful. Jim at the front desk was a welcome breath of fresh air for this weary traveller. The room (316) was plenty large enough and charming if you are into dark woods. The two drawbacks are... More 

Thank AceBucki
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

AceBucki, Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our service and accommodations. We hope the next time you visit you are able to enjoy a meal or two at the 1910 Grille as the menu options are fabulous! More 

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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed at the HPI for one night on our way through Iowa and loved everything about it. We are great fans of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and took the afternoon tour of the hotel before checking in. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and she told us about the history and the restoration. The hotel does Mason City... More 

Thank janet123
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Small nice place to stay. Beds were comfy. Interesting architecture, but nothing spectacular. The staff seems well versed in the history of the hotel and some of the details. One of the hosts knew the answer to the chosen wall plaster design. I would stay here again. For a quiet night in I highly recommend the small bar in the... More 

Thank joe n
Mikayla S, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Park Inn Hotel, responded to this review

Joe, Thank you for staying with us! Our staff is full of knowledge about the hotel and it's history! Mason City is home to a lot of architecture. Next time your travels bring you to the area, be sure to check out some more points of interests close by. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the 1910 Lounge as... More 

Omaha, USA
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101 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We came to Mason City to see the hotel, and stayed here one night. It was one of my top five or top ten hotel experiences. Everything in the hotel is visually appealing, with lots of little nooks and crannies you don't find in traditional places. It was fun to just walk around all of the floors. We stayed on... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Historic Park Inn Hotel, together with City National Bank, of Mason City Iowa were designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as a dual purpose building and completed in 1910. The design greatly influenced architecture in Europe and is as striking today as it ever was. The Park Inn Hotel is the last Wright designed hotel in the world, and has undergone a nearly 20 million renovation; the restoration of the distinctive brick and terra-cotta façade as well as art glass windows has restored the Prairie School building to a functional hotel. The interior, while renovated into a contemporary hotel, has public areas and guest rooms restored as closely to Wright's design as possible. Art glass and much else designed by Wright remains. Public area furnishings are period-style and include reproduction Robie House Lights, reproductions of the Mercury statues Richard Bock and Wright designed for the bank, and reproductions of the barrel chairs Wright designed for the bank directors' room. We invite you to come and stay with us in the center of the many area attractions Mason City has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Historic Park Inn Hotel

Address: 15 West State St, Mason City, IA 50401
Region: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Price Range: $134 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Park Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Ask for a Park View room”
 of 5 bubbles douge456, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I loved my top floor tower room!”
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 of 5 bubbles 528charmaineh, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“While every room is different, we stayed in 305 and had a wonderful stay.”
 of 5 bubbles HBR2000, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing north would have a view of the adjacent park, which would be nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Brewbaker, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Heard some rooms are smaller, maybe ask for a King bed if possible.”
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