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The South Shore Inn is the only hotel located on the shores of Clear Lake, Iowa (just minutes from I-35). All rooms are lakefront with breath taking views of Clear Lake. Our guests have unlimited use of our private dock, free high-speed wireless internet access, and complimentary breakfast.

In June 2012, we opened The Landing Patio Bar and Grill on the lake side of the South Shore Inn to better serve our hotel guests and the visitors to Clear Lake. We serve a full lunch and dinner menu daily from 11am to 9pm as well as Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am. The Landing regularly hosts live music on Friday nights and bands right on the water in front of the hotel. Check out our Facebook page to see a scheduled list of events.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets, fishing, boating, watersports and so much more. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Mason City airport (MCW) and only two hours from Minneapolis, St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Des Moines Airport (DSM).

The South Shore Inn – Clear Lake is the perfect place to stay if you are in town to enjoy the legendary Surf Ballroom, recently featured in USA Today. We are also conveniently located near North Iowa Fairgrounds, Music Man Square and the shops of Clear Lake, Iowa. Clear Lake is also short drive from Diamond Joe Casino in Northwood, Iowa. Check out our Facebook page for regular deals and offers at the South Shore Inn.