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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed during the off months and it was just what we needed for a night!! I bet this place is a blast during the summer months!! We had a great view of the lake from our balcony. The owner, Jay, as well as his wife, Terri, are really nice people. Upon checkin, Terri walked us to our room. You'll never...

Thank Tina G
Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Owners are on site and always willing to help in any way. They have everything one would need to spend time away. Check with them and they will let you know what they have on site for cookouts and games. Amazing all around place to stay. Look forward to returning again in 2017. Theme Rooms are fun.

Thank baldman2015
travelgirlfromiowa, Owner at Hilltop Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - we do appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our family has stayed here for years and it always delivers. It is not the Hilton and does not pretend to be, but if you can live with smaller than normal rooms, you'll find a place that is in the perfect location to walk anywhere and to be together with family and friends.

Thank Matt C
travelgirlfromiowa, Owner at Hilltop Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. See you next year.

Urbandale, Iowa
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Owners Terri and Jay have done a terrific job of creating a family friendly, cottage-type environment at The Hilltop. The pool and courtyard area with space for games, grilling, music, and casual visiting, invite guests to step back in time to a era when families went on vacation not to sit in plush rooms with lots of fancy technology but...

Thank TimPCarver
Iowa, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We LOVE the hilltop for our annual family reunion. We have such a great time every year and Terry and Jay are amazing! They do everything they can to make our family time special. Next year will be our 50th annual reunion and nearly all of them have been spent at the Hilltop. The quality went WAY UP when Terry...

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Thank Kris S
Oak Brook, Illinois
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Our recent stay (June 2015) totally met the “cottage style environment” standards advertised by this motel --- and if you stay at this lodging primarily for its location fully anticipating a stay at such an old and rustic cottage environment --- then you probably will write a good review and want to stay there again. Unfortunately, my wife and I...

1Thank NEB44
travelgirlfromiowa, Owner at Hilltop Motel, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and am sincerely sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. Our hotel was built in 1940 across the street from the Surf Ballroom. We advertise and design based on that era. We are NOT The Hilton and do not try to be at that level. Had I known that you were...

Underwood, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Stayed here for years. Great staff makes you feel like family.Full size frig, real furnace, you don't have a unit blowing down on you.Full service kitchen. This is a great motel for construction workers.

Thank Diane K
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Stayed two nights this past weekend to attend a show at the Surf Ballroom. Location for a show at the surf is ideal as the property is literally across the parking lot from the venue. Motel is a 1940's-50's type property that has each of its rooms themed. (cool) There is a common area that folks could use to gather,...

4Thank mike h
Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This motel is great! You feel as if you are in a friend's backyard when you sit in the courtyard. The Coca Cola room is comfortable and everything you need is provided. Wish I could stay longer and hope to return.

1Thank lillytee78
Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I've stayed at the Hilltop every time I visit the Surf Ballroom. The location is perfect for concertgoers. This is a quaint, retro motel. It's very clean, comfortable, affordable and the staff is VERY accommodating. I recently left behind a phone charger and they mailed it back to me ... no charge. Who does that anymore? Thanks Terri

3Thank rochtripper

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Ownership since 2007. Family owned, operated and orientated. Some rooms with kitchenettes, outdoor grills, outdoor pool ,games, DVD library. We are the number one place in area to host your next family reunion - stop in at take a look around. The rooms are all theme decorated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilltop Motel

Address: 10 Allens Aly, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1325
Region: United States > Iowa > Clear Lake
Price Range: $66 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Never have had a bad room. Rooms are always very clean. Rooms on west side, more quieter area.”
baldman2015, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each is so unique, check out their website!”
190ericw, 27 May 2013 | Read review
“All rooms have their own theme!! If you like beer, there is a beer themed room. If you like rock and roll, you will find a rock and roll room. Lots of themes to choose from!”
BridgetB685, 23 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Each room is unique - try a new one at each visit!”
TheresaT181, 16 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Theme rooms.”
  • View from large window towards kitchenette
  • Kitchenette with all needed dishes and utensils
GrantW924, 17 Apr 2012 | Read review
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