Best Western Holiday Lodge

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Clear Lake, IA Hotel
ChainBest Western
Best Western
Total meeting space557 sq. m
Guest rooms136
2023 7th Ave N
PO Box 610
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Best Western Holiday Lodge

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Clear Lake, IA Hotel




Room features and guest services

  • Calls (Local)
  • Calls (Toll-free)
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Voicemail box


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Photo Gallery


Meeting Space

Total meeting space557 sq. m
Meeting rooms8
Largest room321 sq. m
Second largest room106 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms136



Local Attractions

North Iowa Event Center

Convention center
6 mi. away
The North Iowa Fair Association, a 501-C-3 nonprofit organization, looks upon the expanded facilities as a recreational complex for northern Iowa, an attraction for tourists to our area, and as home for the North Iowa Fair. Besides the annual county fair we have a multitude of diverse events throughout the year. We are the home for Mason City Youth Hockey, with an arena that is ice for half the year and an indoor horse arena the other half of the year. There are outdoor horse show arenas, practice arenas, and stabling barns capable of holding all types of horses from draft horses to miniatures. Our 7 barns are adaptable to house all types of livestock from cattle and swine to poultry, with wash racks. We are home for the I-35 Speedway, River City Remote Control Airfield, Dames of Anarchy Roller Derby, and the 4-H Learning Center.
3700 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA, US 50401

Clear Lake

5 minutes away
Boat Launches: •Main Avenue near City Park •Tourist Park area off South Shore the 1600 block •Bayside area just off South Shore Drive near PM Park •McIntosh Woods State Park in Ventura •Lynn Lorenzen Park in Ventura (the best launch when water level is low)
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Specialty Shops/Antiques

3 minutes away
Specialty & Antique shops downtown Clear Lake.
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Kinney Pioneer Museum

1 mi. away
The Kinney Pioneer Museum is open May through September of each year. Hours of operation are 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Tuesday through Sunday. Special arrangements can be made for other times. The museum holds 18,000 square feet of exhibits that preserve the history and traditions of North Central Iowa and surrounding area.
Municipal Airport
Mason City, IA, US 50401


5 minutes away
Clear Lake is considered to be one of the top sailing lakes in the Midwest. With an elevation nearly 100-feet above the surrounding countryside, winds are typically present on even the calmest of days. The 3,685 acre lake measures approximately 7 miles long and 2 1/2 miles wide.
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Three Stars Plaza

Historical landmark
5 minutes away
Three Stars Plaza features a central art sculpture consisting of a spindle with stacked records honoring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. ''The Big Bopper'' Richardson who played their final concert at the Surf and who died just hours after their performance in a plane crash north of Clear Lake. Three Stars Plaza is located 1/2 block west of the Surf Ballroom. The feature is especially striking at night when the neon lights glow.
North Shore Drive & 7th Avenue North
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Fishing (Year 'Round!) in Clear Lake

5 minutes away
Clear Lake is a 3684 acre natural lake. The average depth is 10 feet. Fishing Clear Lake has never been better. Thanks to a dredging project completed in 2009 on the west end of the lake, the general health of the lake has improved and that has been evidenced by spectacular fishing. The dredging dramatically improved water depth in that area, making the “little lake” a favorite for fishermen.
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Plane Crash Site - The Day the Music Died

8 mi. away
A stainless steel guitar and a set of three stainless steel records marks the exact spot where the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & JP ''The Big Bopper'' Richardson came to rest following their final concert at the Surf Ballroom. In 2009, a second monument was erected on the 50th anniversary of the tragedy honoring their pilot, Roger Peterson. The outdoor memorial is located just under 1/2 mile along the fence row in a field north of Clear Lake. There is a large pair of black rimmed glasses marking the trail head on Gull Avenue. The Winter Dance Party was a tour that was set to cover 24 Midwestern cities in 3 weeks. A logistical problem with the tour was the amount of travel, as the distance between venues was not a consideration when scheduling each performance. The tour bus was not equipped for the weather; its heating system broke shortly after the tour began. By the time Buddy Holly arrived at the Surf Ballroom that Monday evening, he was frustrated with the tour bus and decided to charter a plane. Richardson had developed a case of flu during the tour and asked Waylon Jennings for his seat on the plane. When Holly learned that Jennings wasn't going to fly, he said in jest, ''Well, I hope your ol' bus freezes up'' and Jennings responded, also in jest, ''Well, I hope your ol' plane crashes''. This would haunt Jennings for the rest of his life. Ritchie Valens had never flown in a small plane before, and asked Tommy Allsup for his seat. Tommy said ''I'll flip ya for for the remaining seat.'' Valens won the coin toss, and with it a seat on the flight. N 43 13' 12'', W 93 23' 0'' From Hwy 18, go N on N 8th St for 4.7 miles. Turn right (E) on 310th St, then turn left (N) on Gull Ave. Go 1/2 mile to trail marker. Walk along the fence (W) 1/2 mile.
Gull Ave
Clear Lake, IA, US 50428

Distance from airport

  • 1.61 km from venue


  • Complimentary parking


At the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake, Iowa, superior amenities and outstanding service await you. We realize that not all travellers are alike, so we designed our 136 rooms and suites to meet the needs of the business traveler as well as the family on vacation. After settling in your room, take a stroll through our lobby (free cookies Monday-Thursday evenings) or find a comfortable chair and relax in our Club Room or Courtyard. We encourage our guests to take advantage of our 24-hour fitness center, sundeck, and indoor heated pool & hot tub. Visit Bennigan's Irish American Grill & Tavern which is located on-site for a delicious meal or cocktail. Our banquet rooms provide the professional atmosphere you require. With facilities accommodating up to 600 people, the Best Western is a great place to host your next board meeting, conference, company party, family reunion or wedding reception. Our extensive banquet menu will make planning simple. The staff and management of the hotel are committed to providing you with the finest facilities and services possible. We look forward to exceeding your expectations and responding to your every need in a prompt, efficient manner.

Additional Information

Conveniently located on Interstate 35 at exit 194, midway between Des Moines & Minneapolis!


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