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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff when we check in were very friendly. The restaurant staff was fabulous. Beth, our server in the morning went above and beyond and was great with our 2 year old son. Would have liked for the pool area to open earlier. There were a couple bugs in our bathroom :( and when we booked we were under the impression we'd have a kitchen area and the bedroom area would be separated.

Hate to be too negative here but. Hot tub was warm, fold out bed felt like torture device from medieval times, they wanted to charge extra for roll away bed even though I booked the room for 6. There was only beds for 4 ppl.

Clean, fresh room. Good space for 3 people to move around. Wifi handy. Thanks for the great service.

We have stayed at this hotel for several years when we visit our daughter and her family in Owatonna. The recent updates have made the hotel even more desirable.

Took 3 of our little granddaughters for the night to swim, and eat and just relax. They has a blast and even my husband went into the pool and loved it. This is highly unusual, as he normally hates pools. Going down the slides as great. Dinner that night was amazing, and we all slept great. I love this place.

There was nothing wrong with our stay. It was brief but comfy. The location was THE thing. ...it is exactly half way between our home and where we were going...which for us is Paradise. Lovely place, Holiday.

We took 3 of our little granddaughters for a night of swimming and fun. Love the water park, and loved the beds, great sleep at a hotel for a change. Staff was helpful, and very kind. We would stay here again without reservation. Thank you Holiday Inn.

Water park was fun for a few hours, especially for children. Restaurant food was well prepared and service was average. Family rooms were spacious and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for an overnight family getaway.

Staff was very kind , friendly, and helpful. Motel was clean and well kept. I would recommend this motel to everyone. The bar and grill had variety and was reasonably priced.

Great hotel for the kids to stay and play at the waterpark. Great location for those wanting some shopping time with Cabellas and the outlet mall minutes away.

It was an alright stay. The most irritating thing was the pool area did NOT have enough clean towels..they constantly were running out, so we had to bring a towel from our room...would stay again..our room was clean and the kids liked the waterslides...

When we arrived at the hotel it was packed but they had a room ready for us, fortunately! We booked the kids suite and it was not as expected. I am sure the internet description showed one set of bunkbeds and two double beds. But when we got to the room there were 2 bunkbeds in the one room and a king bed in the other. Thankfully the staff accommodated us with a rollaway at no extra charge and everything worked out. The hotel was undergoing renovation, but I barely noticed. I loved the Bath & Body Works shampoo/lotion in the bathroom - a plus!! The kids loved the pool area! They were 4 and 8 yrs old. I think children older than 12 wouldn't be as impressed and would get bored quickly with the two slides and very small lazy river. There were a few lifeguards on duty, but they are really there to hand out towels and toys as there wasn't much supervision going on. There was a very large wedding going on at the same time as our stay so luckily we nearly had the pool area to ourselves! Within walking distance is Cabelas and several restaurants, so the location is great. We ate the breakfast buffet ($7.99) in the morning purely for convenience sake. If we had more time we'd probably would have enjoyed elsewhere. There was plenty of food on the buffet, but it was nothing remarkable. Overall, I would come back to this hotel, but only if I had the kids along to entertain.

It was just perfect from the beginning....the kids loved the Serengeti and we are already planning a trip back again...

We've stayed here before and will again. There is so much to do in Owatonna, and this hotel makes the stay perfect. And, for those hunting and fishing enthusiasts(like me), Cabelas is right next door, there is an outlet mall 5 miles north, and a Fun indoor waterpark right in the hotel. Perfect fun for the whole family. There is also local parks, several mini golf places, and an outdoor waterpark just a few miles away. And it is witihin an hour from Minneapolis/ St. Paul, where there are zoo's, Tha Mall of America, The Twins, and lots of other things to do. I would Definately recommend this hotel to ALL of my family and freinds!!!

Everyone was very friendly. We had 4 kids eating free with one adult at times. The waterpark is a blast! They provide life jackets. Waterpark is included in price-up to 7 wristbands if you stay in the kids suite. It was just a very fun, cheap vacation. I highly recommend it.

We stayed there because of the water park attraction. We were very dissapointed because it was very overcroweded. The hotel was full due to spring break guests, understandable. However the hotel sold additional entrances to non hotel guests as well which pushed paying guest out. No towels, and not enough staff to provide safety. Ate in hotel first night, steak ordered was all fat and so tough server took it off check, staff forgot coffee for 1 hour after bringing room service breakfast on last morning. Called twice then finally got own coffee for in room machine, it finally came and without cream. Not good. Might stay there again but not during a busy time.

2365 Nw 43rd St Owatonna MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna is located within a few miles (5 km) of RAD Zoo and Medford Outlet Center. This 3-star hotel has 130 guestrooms and offers an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Lake Kohlmier and Owatonna Visitors Bureau are also a short drive away.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 130 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


Property features

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Family Suite, Non Smoking

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 7

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Business (1) Family (12)
3

good, but not what we expected.

Everyone

Staff when we check in were very friendly. The restaurant staff was fabulous. Beth, our server in the morning went above and beyond and was great with our 2 year old son. Would have liked for the pool area to open earlier. There were a couple bugs in our bathroom :( and when we booked we were under the impression we'd have a kitchen area and the bedroom area would be separated.

By , from Iowa on Jul 5, 2017

2

meh

Everyone

Hate to be too negative here but. Hot tub was warm, fold out bed felt like torture device from medieval times, they wanted to charge extra for roll away bed even though I booked the room for 6. There was only beds for 4 ppl.

By , from Omaha on Apr 30, 2017

5

comfy 1/2 way point.

Families

Clean, fresh room. Good space for 3 people to move around. Wifi handy. Thanks for the great service.

By on May 24, 2015

4

pleasant stay

Families

We have stayed at this hotel for several years when we visit our daughter and her family in Owatonna. The recent updates have made the hotel even more desirable.

By on Feb 23, 2015

5

fun with grand-kids

Families

Took 3 of our little granddaughters for the night to swim, and eat and just relax. They has a blast and even my husband went into the pool and loved it. This is highly unusual, as he normally hates pools. Going down the slides as great. Dinner that night was amazing, and we all slept great. I love this place.

By on Feb 17, 2015

5

halfway to paradise

Families

There was nothing wrong with our stay. It was brief but comfy. The location was THE thing. ...it is exactly half way between our home and where we were going...which for us is Paradise. Lovely place, Holiday.

By on Aug 30, 2014

4

weekend with the grandkids.

Families

We took 3 of our little granddaughters for a night of swimming and fun. Love the water park, and loved the beds, great sleep at a hotel for a change. Staff was helpful, and very kind. We would stay here again without reservation. Thank you Holiday Inn.

By on Feb 24, 2014

3

nice rooms and family hotel

Families

Water park was fun for a few hours, especially for children. Restaurant food was well prepared and service was average. Family rooms were spacious and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for an overnight family getaway.

By on Jan 21, 2014

4

meeting family

Families

Staff was very kind , friendly, and helpful. Motel was clean and well kept. I would recommend this motel to everyone. The bar and grill had variety and was reasonably priced.

By on Feb 1, 2012

4

great fun for the kids!

Families

Great hotel for the kids to stay and play at the waterpark. Great location for those wanting some shopping time with Cabellas and the outlet mall minutes away.

By on Feb 28, 2011