Clarion Inn Mason City

3 stars
2101 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
10 reviews
Holiday weekend

We had two rooms - one with two double beds and one with a king. The one with two beds was pretty... See full review

  • IowaSmitten
  • Jul 8, 2014
4th of July

Friendly staff and gret breakfast. The room was musty and possible smoked in. Temperature was good... See full review

  • Queen of HB Lane
  • Jul 6, 2014
Conveniently located between Minneapolis and Des Moines, minutes from down town Mason City, local business and manufacturing like ConAgra Foods, Currie-Graham, Golden Grain Energy, Kraft Foods, Principal Financial Group, Woodharbor and others. Close to Attractions like North Iowa Fairgrounds and Ice Arena, Meridith Wilson Boyhood Home, Lime Creek Nature Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman Houseand others.Complimentary local shuttle service to local Airport Free hot breakfast buffet on most room packages, full service breakfast menu available at additional charge, Sunday Brunch, dinner menu available River City Bar and Grill Mon-Sat, bar service 4:30 PM to 11 PM Mon-Sat. Business Center 24 hours, Guest Laundry 24 hours. Pet accommodation: $10.00 USD/Stay.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Disco
Game room
Picnic area/tables
Fishing
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron
Wet bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Inn Mason City

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4
Value:
3

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
IowaSmitten
Business
Iowa
Jul 8, 2014

Holiday weekend

We had two rooms - one with two double beds and one with a king. The one with two beds was pretty cramped. The King was quite nice with a comfortable chair and ottoman. Beds were comfortable. Rooms overlooking the pool may be noisy although it closes at 11 pm on weekends. The pool was well used - lots of families. No drunks. Pool-side towels were plentiful. We did not use the breakfast buffet. Desk staff were helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of fast food in the area and big box stores. In Clear Lake we breakfasted at the Seven Stars which was quite good.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
redl0018
Business
Minnesota
Jul 7, 2014

Good Overnight Stay

Good place if you are just looking for a place to crash. Comfy bed, clean room. The outside is not much to look at, but the inside is better. A/c had continuous setting

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
holidaytraveler42
Business
iowa
Jul 7, 2014

Unimpressed

We stayed for the long weekend over the 4th of July. I now know that this hotel is slated for demolition soon and can understand why. Overall it wasn't horrible but it was very humid and damp in our room. My wife's allergies were going crazy as I think there was probably mold in places. A lot off the drop tile ceiling around the building looked wet and moldy. The staff was fine, free breakfast was ok, but the building is at the end of its useful life without a major remodel. In this case, I understand why they are tearing it down. We would never book this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Queen of HB Lane
Business
Jesup, Iowa
Jul 6, 2014

4th of July

Friendly staff and gret breakfast. The room was musty and possible smoked in. Temperature was good and pool was good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
walker101
Business
chicago
Sep 14, 2012

Great Visit

I had accidently not requested "Non Smoking Room" as I normally do. The front desk attendant went above and beyond to find me a room that was non-smoking. They appeared to be at or close to full capacity due to events in the area so she could have easily told me "Too Bad" but she made sure to find me a non-smoking room. Please keep in mind that this is a nice hotel but it is not a large downtown metropolitan area hotel or a Las Vegas hotel so I judge it based on my expectations of a welcoming staff, clean rooms, a nice free breakfast buffet. This is not a a las Vegas hotel with a 20 million dollar fountain in front or valets and attendents at every turn but this is a very nice relaxing hotel I would reccommend to anyone who wants to stay at a nice and clean hotel with a friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
RI
May 28, 2010

Great Deal!

Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn Mason City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Nov 29, 2009

Don't think we would stay again

The hotel is showing its age. The first room we were given had several issues. The main issues were that the door would not shut and the room was generally unclean. The staff was courteous and provided an alternative room on the pool side of the build. The room was much cleaner. Continental breakfast is not provided (which I didn't notice in the reservation). This normally wouldn't bother me but then they proceeded to charge us $25.00 for coffee/juice and bagel for me and my family of 4. After seeing all of the available options in Mason City, I would say that the best value for the money would be Country Inn and Suites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Stevens Point, WI
Nov 22, 2009

Way over priced

FOr the money it was terrible. We though we would get a little better hotel this time but were very disappointed. The rooms were not as nice as we saw on the internet. The door mechanism had a hard time closing. Room was small......

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

rearby nice shopping and restuarants.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lincoln, NE
Jul 15, 2009

Not a three star hotel

We booked this hotel because it had a three star rating, but we have had better accommodations in two star hotels. Staff helpfulness and the range of amenities are the hotel's strongest attributes. The facilities are the big downside. The heating-ventilation-AC system is archaic and VERY noisy. There is lint and dust on the ceiling where the main vent blows out. The ceiling in the bathroom/vanity has drop down panels that were open and in need of painting. Wallpaper is peeling. The furniture is solid but worn. Our coffee table was peeling. One of the wash cloths had a big hole in the middle. Basically, it is an old hotel in need of serious infrastructure improvements and a management that won't cut corners. I did NOT consider it a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many fast food restaurants are within walking distance.

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Review of Clarion Inn Mason City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun 13, 2009

Met our needs, indeed.

The only thing I could say that would need improvement is: Ping Pong paddles need replaced, there was NO rubber foam on them, the Hot tub was HOT...maybe a few degrees down. I have stayed at your hotel many times in my life. Grams lives in MC and our whole family has stayed there for family reunions. Lots of memories.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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