Hotels in Clear Lake, Iowa

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Clear Lake overview

Clear Lake is a budget-friendly place known for its festivals and museums, and surrounded by picturesque views of lakes and parks. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and dining options. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Clear Lake State Park and Lime Creek Nature Center. While you're here, stop by Clear Lake Fire Museum and Central Gardens of North Iowa. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Clear Lake is for you.

Where to stay in Clear Lake

A welcoming city for all, Clear Lake has a variety of lodging options. There are 19 hotels in the Clear Lake area, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 6 2-star hotels with an average price of $62 per night
  • • 11 3-star hotels with an average price of $67 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 790 user reviews of Clear Lake hotels:
  • • Rumorz Neighborhood Hideaway (Clear Lake)
  • • Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clear Lake (Clear Lake)
  • • Best Western Holiday Lodge (Clear Lake)
  • • Americas Best Value Inn (Clear Lake)
  • • Super 8 Clear Lake (Clear Lake)

How to get to Clear Lake

Fly in to Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from downtown Clear Lake.

What to see around Clear Lake

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Central Gardens of North Iowa
  • • Lime Creek Nature Center
Festivals and museums are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Clear Lake Fire Museum
  • • Surf Ballroom and Museum
  • • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
  • • Music Man Square
  • • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Its lakes and parks offer a glimpse of the natural beauty, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Clear Lake State Park
  • • Pilot Knob State Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Buddy Holly Crash Site
  • • The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank
  • • Stockman House Museum
  • • Winnebago Industries Factory

When to visit Clear Lake

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 50°F day, 7°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 29°F night
  • • July-September: 83°F day, 42°F night
  • • October-December: 67°F day, 8°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.1 inches
  • • April-June: 13.6 inches
  • • July-September: 12.0 inches
  • • October-December: 5.6 inches