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There was no check-in process, no front desk, nothing to make you feel welcome. The front door was locked when I arrived, I had to call and the woman said she’d stepped out and she would get someone to open the door. I waited over 10 minutes until a dazed and confused teen in socks opened the door and said nothing while wandering away. I had to call out and ask how to check-in, they didn’t know and had to call someone. After another bit of standing around alone in the front hall the teen came back with a key and said my room was upstairs. That was the only person I saw for my entire stay. No directions to my room, instructions for check in…nothing. It’s old-style physical keys for the rooms which is neat but the doors and locks are old and there is a trick to opening them no one told me about. There was a sign INSIDE my room that said check-in is by appt only and yet when the property texted me the morning of my stay to ask when I would arrive and I said I HOPED to be there between 2-3 (I was coming from 3 hrs away and wasn’t entirely sure), they only replied “check-in is at 3 so that’s oerfect.” That leads one to believe your room will be ready at 3 or later, not “show up at 3:30 and no one will be around.” The room was cute and seemed clean, other than the disconcerting ring that appeared after I used the jacuzzi tub, making me wonder what had been floating in the water with me. Overall it was quiet but so freaking weird that no one was around on a Sat-Sun stay.

Lovely home and lovely family proprietors! We had a wonderful stay

Beautiful place! A very nice New Years Eve Stay. I would highly recommend.

Sally was so nice and I got some alone time ,and no noisy neighbors. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.

The house is amazing. Lots of authentic furnishings. It looks like a brand new house in 1900. The owner was very nice and accommodating. I went on a walking tour at 9 am the same time as breakfast, she saved me a plate and served it to me when I got back at 10am. The cleanest place I have ever stayed. The breakfast food was great and different each day we stayed.

Friendly and accommodating staff. Wonderful breakfasts. Within walking distance of Music man Square and the Frank Lloyd Wright Inn. It felt like "home".

This is a beautifully restored hotel with a wonderful staff! It is also close to the main sights in Mason City. The beds were very comfortable and the location is quiet. Highly recommended.

Sally, her home, the Rose room, her full breakfast....all were wonderful! Great walkable location to the best downtown stops and food. Perfect place to stay.

2nd Street South East Mason City IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

The Decker House Bed & Breakfast places you next to Music Man Square and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 6 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. 10 bathrooms are also included.


Property features

The Decker House Bed & Breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and microwave in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, a library, and a terrace.

Room options

The Magnolia Suite (3rd floor)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

The Gardenia Room (1st floor)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

The Iris Room (2nd floor)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

The Rose Room (2nd floor)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Decker House Bed & Breakfast

Everyone (7) Family (1)
3
Everyone

There was no check-in process, no front desk, nothing to make you feel welcome. The front door was locked when I arrived, I had to call and the woman said she’d stepped out and she would get someone to open the door. I waited over 10 minutes until a dazed and confused teen in socks opened the door and said nothing while wandering away. I had to call out and ask how to check-in, they didn’t know and had to call someone. After another bit of standing around alone in the front hall the teen came back with a key and said my room was upstairs. That was the only person I saw for my entire stay. No directions to my room, instructions for check in…nothing. It’s old-style physical keys for the rooms which is neat but the doors and locks are old and there is a trick to opening them no one told me about. There was a sign INSIDE my room that said check-in is by appt only and yet when the property texted me the morning of my stay to ask when I would arrive and I said I HOPED to be there between 2-3 (I was coming from 3 hrs away and wasn’t entirely sure), they only replied “check-in is at 3 so that’s oerfect.” That leads one to believe your room will be ready at 3 or later, not “show up at 3:30 and no one will be around.” The room was cute and seemed clean, other than the disconcerting ring that appeared after I used the jacuzzi tub, making me wonder what had been floating in the water with me. Overall it was quiet but so freaking weird that no one was around on a Sat-Sun stay.

By on Aug 21, 2022

5
Family

Lovely home and lovely family proprietors! We had a wonderful stay

By on Mar 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2020

So thrilled you enjoyed your stay! I trust it was relaxing and restful. Hope to see you again soon.

5
Everyone

Beautiful place! A very nice New Years Eve Stay. I would highly recommend.

By on Jan 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review of The Decker House. The Decker House is a great place to hunker down for a cozy winter stay! We hope you will join us again!

5

nice hotel by the mall

Everyone

Sally was so nice and I got some alone time ,and no noisy neighbors. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.

By , from dubuque ia on Dec 23, 2017

5

decker house

Everyone

The house is amazing. Lots of authentic furnishings. It looks like a brand new house in 1900. The owner was very nice and accommodating. I went on a walking tour at 9 am the same time as breakfast, she saved me a plate and served it to me when I got back at 10am. The cleanest place I have ever stayed. The breakfast food was great and different each day we stayed.

By , from Walker, Ia on Aug 11, 2017

5

nice hotel. reasonably priced.

Everyone

Friendly and accommodating staff. Wonderful breakfasts. Within walking distance of Music man Square and the Frank Lloyd Wright Inn. It felt like "home".

By on Jun 6, 2017

5

great b&b

Everyone

This is a beautifully restored hotel with a wonderful staff! It is also close to the main sights in Mason City. The beds were very comfortable and the location is quiet. Highly recommended.

By , from Des Moines, IA on Dec 17, 2016

5

perfect stay!

Everyone
Beautiful home All decked out for Christmas

Sally, her home, the Rose room, her full breakfast....all were wonderful! Great walkable location to the best downtown stops and food. Perfect place to stay.

By on Nov 30, 2016

The Decker House Bed & Breakfast

119 2nd Street South East, Mason City, IA 50401
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