Where to Stay Lodging

Clear Lake has many lodging options to anchor your stay at the shore. Cool hotels & fun vacation rentals await your arrival!


1306 N 25th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-8700
We offer clean, spacious rooms, free deluxe continental breakfast, business center, coffee & tea in lobby, and free wi-fi. All rooms have mini-fridge and microwave, hair dryers, iron, ironing boards, cable tv, and ample parking for trucks and buses. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round.

  • Free breakfast
  • Pets allowed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Restaurants nearby
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1406 N 25th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-8954
Each non-smoking guest room features a flat-screen HDTV with cable, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, desk, iron/board, and hair dryer. Relaxing indoor pool and hot tub, guest laundry, and great room featuring a free homestyle breakfast each morning. Book a pet-friendly room for a small fee, or upgrade to a suite with a whirlpool or fireplace.

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Indoor pool & hot tub
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Pet friendly
Planning Reunions in Clear Lake

2023 7th Ave N
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-5253
Award winning hotel with courtesy transportation to the MC Airport and Surf Ballroom concerts.  Large indoor pool area & fitness center, guest laundry, and business center.  Group friendly with ample parking for large vehicles. Conference & banquet facilities, as well as Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern which also offers room service. Pet Friendly.

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Indoor pool & hot tub
  • Bennigan’s on-site
  • Pet friendly
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

1401 Bayou Rd
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-8585
Opened January 7, 2022 featuring comfortable and spacious thoughtfully designed guest rooms and conference center, free buffet breakfast, 24/7 market, heated pool, fitness center, and streamlined workspaces in the lobby and guest rooms. All rooms have mini-fridge and microwaves, and free wi-fi throughout all guest and meeting rooms.

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Indoor pool & hot tub
  • Meeting space
  • Convenience store

1603 South Shore Dr
Clear Lake, IA
(319) 569-3538
Located on the shores of Clear Lake, this boutique hotel provides guests with breathtaking views of the lake from each room. Some rooms feature patios and balconies, and all guests have unlimited use of their private dock with boat slips available for rent. Stop by for great food & drinks at the Lakeside Landing and enjoy an unbeatable atmosphere.

  • Lakefront
  • Dock access
  • Lakeside Landing on-site
Planning Reunions in Clear Lake

15297 Raney Dr
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-1991
Built in 1914, this largest privately owned property on the lake is Summer Camp & Dirty dancing all rolled into one. All rooms are air conditioned, and some have lake views. The knotty pine walls will take you back to the old lake cabin feel. With a natural sand beach and a dock for their customers, enjoy lakeside dining all day long during the season.

  • Lakefront
  • Natural sand beach & dock
  • Restaurant & tiki bar on-site
A rendering of the re-imagined Oaks Hotel, breaking ground in 2023 in the Surf District.

Surf District
Clear Lake, IA
A new 45-room boutique hotel will be constructed to resemble the historic Oaks Hotel that was located on this site from 1893-1922.  Demolition of the Hilltop Motel took place in late 2022.  Located across from Three Stars Plaza in the Surf District, this is one component of many upgrades planned for this area, including the new Surf Music Enrichment and Interpretive Center modeled after the original Surf Ballroom.

Lake Country Inn
518 Highway 18 W
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-2184

Lighthouse Court
432 N Shore Dr
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-5237

Microtel Inn
1305 N 25th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-0966

Rumorz Neighborhood Hideaway
1214 S Shore Dr
(641) 357-4343

Super 8
2809 4th Ave S
(641) 357-7521

Vacation Rentals

308 4th Ave S
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 420-1794
Only 2 blocks from downtown and City Beach make this home the perfect place for families and those wanting to enjoy Clear Lake without driving anywhere! Fire up the grill after a day at the beach and enjoy the front patio and back deck. Great location with plenty of room and within walking distance of everything! Come relax at the lake.

  • Close to downtown & City Beach
  • Furnished basement
  • 3 BR/2 BA/Sleeps 9
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506 N 3rd St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 529-3085
Newly updated home in the heart of downtown & just 2 blocks from the Surf Ballroom, you’re family will love the large back yard & screened-in gazebo. Park in the garage and borrow bikes, beach chairs, and more! Features include a washer/dryer, plus a separate shower & bath that is perfect for kiddos after a long day at the beach.

  • 1 block from the lake
  • 2 blocks from the Surf
  • 2 BR/1 BA/Sleeps 5
Photo of Brickhouse Cottage

414 South Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 512-3400
Charming lake view cottage, completely furnished 2 bedroom & fully stocked kitchen in perfect location, walking distance to downtown, park & beach! Queen bed, 2 twin bunk beds, and queen sofa sleeper in living room with all linens and towels furnished (we ask you bring your own beach towels). All utilities included in rent. WIFI, air conditioning, washer/dryer & new deck with gas grill & firepit. Public access dock across the street. Only 2 blocks from city beach & city park! Monthly/full season or multiple week discount rates available. No smoking.

  • Lake View
  • Dock across the street
  • 2 BR/1 BA/Sleeps 5
The exterior of a Victorian vacation rental

809 2nd Avenue North
Clear Lake, IA
(515) 991-2101
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the grandeur of this beautifully restored Victorian home. With its spacious layout and charming period details, this vacation rental offers a truly unique experience. The large yard is ideal for outdoor activities and is pet-friendly, ensuring everyone in your group can enjoy the space. Located just across the street from Central Garden’s main gate and a short stroll from the lake, this is the perfect retreat for a memorable getaway.

  • Gorgeous garden view
  • Pet friendly
  • 4 BR/2.5 BA/Sleeps 8
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

201 N 5th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 425-3700
This 1890 majestic home has 10-foot ceilings with beautiful original finished woodwork. Comfort and charm combine to accommodate large groups on a gorgeous corner lot with mature trees next to the public library, just 4 blocks from the lake. The bathrooms, kitchen, & laundry room have all been updated in this historic Clear Lake home.

  • Beautiful historic home
  • 4 blocks to the lake
  • 5 Br/3 BA/Sleeps 16
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

203 South Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 210-9812
Seven charming historic cottages close to downtown and across the street from City Beach. Rent one, or bring the crew and rent them all. With various layouts and sizes, each are fully furnished with Wi-Fi. Sleeps 2: Sunfish. Sleeps 4: Billie Lou, Jojo and Gables. Sleeps 5: 4Shore. Sleeps 6: Millie and Sand Cassill. Available to rent year-round to enjoy the best of lake life!

  • 7 furnished cottages
  • Steps to City Beach
  • Each sleeps 2-6 people
Planning Motorcoach Stops in Clear Lake

Multiple Locations
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 425-2547
We offer 3 great locations to stay; two spacious houses close to downtown, and one south lake house. All are furnished with many conveniences to make your vacation easy and comfortable. Linens & towels provided; kitchens have all of the conveniences of being at home. Unpack, relax and enjoy a great getaway anytime of the year!

  • Furnished homes
  • 2 downtown
  • 1 lakefront
Planning Motorcoach Stops in Clear Lake

207 6th Avenue South
Clear Lake, IA
(515) 291-7902
The welcoming home, featuring 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a wonderful outdoor space, is perfect for fun-seeking families planning an epic vacation. Enjoy a short stroll to the charming downtown area for local fare or cycle around City Beach Park. After a sun-soaked day at the lake, return to your home away from home, prepare a delicious meal and play a round of board games.

  • Furnished deck with outdoor shower
  • Bicycles provided
  • 3 BR/1.5 BA/Sleeps 10
Elly's Loft text with black background

12 South Shore Dr.
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 231-0339

Located above Elly’s Lounge, this vacation rental is completely remodeled from top to bottom with a rock ‘n’ roll theme. You’ll love the living room where you have a clear view of the lake and the three gorgeous, themed bedrooms inspired by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Marylin Monroe.

  • 3 BR / 1 BA
  • Downtown location
  • Free parking
  • Across from City Beach & Splash Pad
Beautiful exterior of a gray and brick vacation rental on the lake with a large upper deck with huge windows.

2436 242nd St
Ventura, IA
(641) 231-9717
The Fox Den is a newly constructed waterfront property over looking Ventura Bay. This home consists of 4 bed & 2.5 bath, sleeping up to 15 people, two car garage, washer and dryer, personal 30 foot beach, private dock with lift, a boat ramp directly across the bay, and free Wifi!

  • Waterfront property
  • Personal 30′ beach
  • 4 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 15
Planning Motorcoach Stops in Clear Lake

2101 N Shore Dr
Clear Lake, IA
(515) 571-3268
Spend your next vacation at an elegant lake house located on the lake on North Shore Drive across from Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with stunning views and many amenities! Text, call, or email us to book your stay in Clear Lake.

  • Lakefront
  • Beautiful views
  • Across from golf course
Planning Reunions in Clear Lake

Multiple locations
Clear Lake, IA
(952) 457-4572
Premium vacation rentals and long term rentals in Clear Lake! Multiple Airbnb listings as well as long-term apartment homes. The Downtowner is a modern home with 3 BR/2 BA that sleeps 8. Master bedroom has a soaker tub, kitchen has new KitchenAid appliances. High Rise Harbor is a 1 BR/1 BA penthouse condo with lake views and premium amenities.

  • Premium amenities
  • Several locations
  • Family-owned
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

801 Main Avenue
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 781-1495 or (641) 529-2909
Newly remodeled, second story 2 bedroom loft located above Lake Time Brewery – just blocks away from City beach, downtown restaurants, bars, & shopping. Watch holiday parades and fireworks from the furnished private deck! Brewery below closes at 10pm and discounts are available.

  • 2 BR / 1 BA
  • Private furnished deck
  • 1 stall garage parking plus one spot off-street parking.
M & R Rentals

Multiple Properties
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 529-2476
 Two beautifully newly renovated homes in prime locations! The Fletcher House, located in the Surf District, is a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home located steps away from the legendary Surf Ballroom. Enjoy the convenience of a playground across the street and easy access to restaurants and downtown.  Features include a washer/dryer on the main level, a brand new main bathroom, and a completely remodeled interior. Perfect for families or groups looking to explore the area!
Stay tuned for our upcoming property located on Lakeview Drive, available Summer 2024. This beautifully decorated home will offer unparalleled access to the lake, downtown area, and the Surf!

  • Beautiful homes in prime locations
  • Fletcher House: 3 BR / 1.5 BA, Sleeps 8
  • Lakeview Drive House: Coming Summer 2024
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

101 N 9th St
Clear Lake, IA
(469) 231-2900
This mid-century modern ranch house has a remodeled bathroom with an open concept living room, kitchen and dining area and three roomy bedrooms. The interior walls have been completely repainted with decor throughout in restful shades of green. The bedrooms have carpet and the rest of the floors are refinished hardwood. This location is two blocks from the downtown area and one block from beautiful Central Gardens. There is a front patio with a BBQ grill.

  • 3 BR / 1 BA, Sleeps 6
  • 1 block from Central Gardens
  • 2 blocks from downtown
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

14958 Maple St.
Clear Lake, IA
(973) 219-5814
If the lake life is calling you, our Clear Lake home is the spot! Papa’s Place by the Lake is the perfect spot to indulge in the lake life, outdoor play, bonfires, boutique shopping, and historic landmarks. Your vacation is our full-time job, and we would love to help you follow your calling and enjoy life at the lake.

  • 3 BR / 2 BA, Sleeps 14
  • 1 block from public dock
  • Lake view
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

Near PM Park
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-1991
In addition to on-site hotel rooms, PM Park offers a home for vacation rental that is close by the main property’s restaurant & Tiki Bar. The Blue Cottage with 4 BR/sleeps 12 and has two separate units in one building.

  • Blue Cottage sleeps 12
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

1108 Main Avenue
Clear Lake, IA
(469) 231-2900
Historic 1910 home with a charming three-season front porch, oak floors and trim, leaded glass and a stained-glass window, and an open staircase leading upstairs. The newly renovated kitchen, large living room, dining room, family rooms and backyard deck are perfect for entertaining large groups, and the long driveway offers plenty of parking.

  • Near downtown
  • Beautiful historic home
  • 5 BR/3 BA/Sleeps 10
Planning Reunions in Clear Lake

15232 Evergreen Avenue
Clear Lake, IA
(507) 251-9339
A luxurious vacation rental on an in-town acreage, this restored property has beautiful views.  You’ll love this home for it’s spacious kitchen with dining space for 16, abundant natural light, large deck, plenty of off-street parking, space to sleep 16 (on new beds!), an extra refrigerator, 4 bathrooms, and laundry on-site. Close to the lake, beaches, & parks!

  • Group friendly
  • Near the lake & PM Park
  • 6 BR/4 BA/Sleeps 16
Exterior of the Schoolhouse

201 N 5th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 425-3700
Clear Lake’s original Schoolhouse was built in 1870 and has been completely remodeled into a relaxing quiet getaway. Just two blocks from Main Street, three blocks from the Lake, and located on the same property as the Clausen House. The family living area and kitchen share a custom built table using the original floorboards.

  • Next to the Clausen House
  • Open design with a handicap friendly bathroom and a zero entry shower
  • 2 BR/3 BA/Sleeps 8
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

Multiple Locations
Clear Lake, IA
(507) 456-9672
We offer two rental homes for your enjoyment! One North Shore lake front home, and another home one block from the lake and three blocks from the Surf Ballroom. Both homes are spacious, furnished, include linens, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchens & outdoor living spaces. Both are available for long or short term rental. Great for families or couples.

  • One Lakefront, one near the Surf
  • Spacious and furnished with outdoor living spaces
  • 2 BR/2 BA/Sleeps 8 & 3BR/2 BA/Sleeps 6
Planning Weddings in Clear Lake

4673 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 860-0572
Come stay on the lake, the best spot to wake up to the spectacular sunrise! This location has a sandy bottom, great for swimming, boating, and fishing. A dock, boat lift, jet ski, kayaks, and bicycles are available. Come enjoy fishing, hunting, Buddy Holly weekend or a good book in the fall and winter, and enjoy the warm outdoors spring through fall!

  • Lakefront
  • Private dock & boat lift
  • 3 BR/2 BA
SplitSeas Lake View Cottage

3416 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 590-1791
SplitSeas Lake View Cottage is spacious for a family to enjoy the lake view on the patio with plenty of seating areas. This house is 6 minutes from down town, so bring the whole family to this great place to make lots of memories.

  • Lake View
  • Large patio with seating areas
  • 3 BR/2 BA/Sleeps 8
Photo of the balcony overlooking the harbor.

2700 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
(515) 979-6524
Come unpack your bags, put your boat on the lift in the harbor, and call some friends & family to visit! You’ll have access to on-site amenities to enjoy such as indoor & outdoor pools, tennis, sand volleyball, and more. We can also comfortably accommodate guests with extra sleeping quarters, extra seats for meals, all in a beautifully decorated lake view condo.

  • Lakeview with boat lift
  • Harbourage amenities
  • 1 BR/1 BA/Sleeps 4-6


Clear Lake State Park

6490 S Shore Dr
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-4212
One of the most popular parks in the Iowa state park system, Clear Lake State Park features 10 acres of picnic grounds with tables, grills, and playground equipment. The 900 foot stretch of sandy beach is universally accessible and a popular spot to swim and enjoy the sunshine. Modern restrooms and shower facilities are available for camper convenience.

  • Day use lodge
  • 1 shelter
  • 177 sites

McIntosh Woods State Park

1200 E Lake St
Ventura, IA
(641) 829-3847
This 60-acre natural refuge is along the northwest shore of Clear Lake. Home to the only 2 yurts in the state park system, McIntosh is also the anchor for anglers with a large boat ramp, parking, and fish cleaning station. Visitors enjoy the forest, sandbar, and the one-mile interpretive trail through Mallard Marsh.

  • Boat ramp
  • 2 Shelters
  • 51 Campsites
Aerial photo of Clear Water Campground

Clear Water Campgrounds

1201 Hwy 18 E
Ventura, IA
(641) 425-8733
Clear Water Campgrounds, located in Ventura, Iowa, was established in 2023. The campground features a 7-acre pond with lots of fish and 50 seasonal sites.  Accepting overnight stays with a three-night minimum. Inquire about more opportunities.

  • 7-acre pond
  • Lots of fish
  • 50 sites
Campers and kayaks

Hidden Lakes Campground

3001 Willow Creek Ct
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 494-4595
Tucked away into a beautiful wooded area, this seasonal campground has the feel of a remotely secluded resort. With 4 fully stocked ponds, gorgeous sandy beach with a bath house, and walking trails that will bring you closer to nature. The kids will love the playground and basketball court!

  • Seasonal RV Campground
  • Sandy beach
  • 144 sites
Aerial photo of Oakwood RV Park

Oakwood RV Park

5419 240th St
Clear Lake, IA
(641) 357-4019
Located two blocks from the lake, Oakwood RV Park is open April 15-October 15 and features all the amenities you need for a relaxing visit: Wi-Fi, pull through sites, water/sewer/electric with 50/50 amp, and an on-site bath house & laundry facility in a beautiful country setting.

  • 2 blocks from the lake
  • Country setting
  • 90 sites

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