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Forest City, Iowa
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I thought this would be such a nice stay based on the hotel website. Check was nice and the hotel offers free parking. We had reserved a king suite with a queen sized sleeper sofa as described on the hotel website and confirmed with agent who booked the room via phone. The agent was at the hotel front desk. We...

1Thank Daniel H
Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Dear Daniel H, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and share your experience. What you experienced upon check-in and interacting with the bartender is what we strive for. I am however disappointed by the condition of your room and the communication you received regarding the size of the pull out sleeper in your room. And you...

Arlington, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Hotel Winneshiek is an iconic institution in Downtown Decorah. I have stayed in this hotel several times, and will continue as well. It has all the charm and decor of the grand hotels of yesteryear yet many modern amenities and conveniences. Quiet and comfortable room, immaculately cleaned. Each room has its own unique charm. Shops, restaurants, coffee houses, basically...

Thank AdamH745
Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Hi AdamH745, We greatly appreciate your kind comments and awesome feedback. We will continue to work to maintain enhance and preserve this great hotel and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Many Thanks, Dan

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 17 February 2015

My wife and I honeymooned here, and it did not disappoint. The room was gorgeous, the hotel itself fabulous, and the local was perfect for long walks in August on Water Street. That being said, during the week the management seemed to staff the hotel with newer, pretty inexperienced employees. At one point the waitress at the restaurant (which is...

Thank CaseyDwyer
Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Casey- Thank you for your very candid review of our property and thank you for choosing to stay with us for such an important occasion. It is our goal to maintain and enhance this beautiful property as well as offer an opportunity for people to connect and enjoy extraordinary service. I apologize if the extraordinary service was not what you...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The Hotel Winneshiek is a terrific choice for parents who are visiting students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant food is excellent (especially breakfast), and the central location makes it easy to get around town. Also, live music in the lobby adds to the ambience.

1Thank tim52024
Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Tim, Awesome! Thank you for the great review and for staying with us when visiting your student. I hope we will be seeing you for the next few years. Thank you Dan

kutztown, PA
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This place is not you typical chain hotel, and that's a good thing. Right on the main street, nice rooms ( strretside rooms can be a little noisy). The place is aging a bit and could use a little TLC - our room(s), the Presidential suite, had drape closures that were in need of repair, no plates/silverware in the mini-kitchen,...

1Thank rockycomfort
Daniel M, General Manager at Hotel Winneshiek, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for reviewing us and for the time that you put into being specific and constructive. It is our mission to create a place for guests to connect and create memories. A part of that mission is continuing to maintain and enhance this beautiful hotel. Last year we were able to add 3 new suites, renovate a restaurant,...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Large fine quality updated hotel in downtown Decorah, Iowa with very appealing decor and historic architecture. We stayed in mid- November 2014 so got a discount on the same suite President Obama stayed in when he visited this quaint town a few years ago. Lots of space, fine restaurant in evening, great detailed service. A great midwest feel to the...

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cedar rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Bed comfort is something I am really picky about. I have a weak lower back and I must have a firm mattress. The beds we had while here were the best I have ever slept on. No morning back ache when getting up and a very good night's sleep. The chef dishes served for the evening meal are highly recommended....

2Thank chris b
Reviewed 13 December 2014

This is a nice hotel. It is right in heart of the downtown area and has a vintage feel to it. We stayed one night while our daughter did an overnight stay at Luther College. We stayed on the third floor. The room was nice. The carpet a little worn and old looking. The view from our window, a brick...

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Pinconning, Michigan
Reviewed 30 November 2014

After looking at the reviews for Hotel Winneshiek, I decided to spring and pay (since it's NOT inexpensive) to stay here since it sounded really nice. And it definitely was. The front desk staff was friendly, and check-in was quick. The room was massive, clean, and comfortable. The wireless internet did not work particularly well in the room, though. It...

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 November 2014

This historic hotel near the river is stunning. It has the kind of grand stairway Hollywood loves to follow with the camera. The lobby is a classic with dark wood, wonderful art, beautiful wallpaper and a fireplace. Our room was spacious and romantic, with a comfortable king bed and seating area. The bathroom had a fabulous spa tub big enough...

Thank Julie K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hotel Winneshiek

Address: 104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Region: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Price Range: $139 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Winneshiek 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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