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The Lodge Resort Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I asked if they had a room with two beds. When I paid I was charged 20 dollars more. When asked why I was told that I was charged for a suite because they had no rooms left. Should have been asked before I paid if it was OK. Got to suite and found partial bag of pizza rolls left...

2Thank KathyLCli
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The room in the Stables was small but very cozy. They allow dogs which was the main reason i chose this place. The lication was quiet and scenic. Wide open area to walk my dog, had a nice view of Winnebago River, walking bridge, very peaceful.

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one Sunday night. In area to pick up RV. Website info just plain wrong. Lobby area under construction and NO food on Sunday and only room service otherwise. Room tired but clean. Receptionist when we arrive was a real zero. Really. Evening help seemed normal and pleasant. We didn't have great expectations for a continental breakfast, but this...

2Thank Marcia S
Galveston Island, Texas
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This used to be a special place for dinner but its way past its prime. I knew this when I booked my daughter & family there for 3 days due to a family death. It was close/convenient and the two room "suite" worked for a family. The positives end there. Front desk reception/hospitality was less than zero, not even a...

2Thank azdeb2015
Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There was NO restaurant as mentioned. Room was very dirty!! Food by microwave & carpet was terrible with grease, etc. Front desk employee totally brain dead; not even a hello. Bed UNCOMFORTABLE--hard as a rock as were the pillows also.

Thank webbg44
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had a two day seminar in Forest City. Was offered a special rate through work but all the rooms were taken. I was upgraded for additional cost to a suite. Wow. It was nice. It was clean, comfortable, quiet and well worth the cost. The Lodge is older but very well maintained.The Lodge has an onsite restaurant that operates M-Sat...

Thank Dudley M
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel back in June for a stay in August. The room was booked via Hotwire. When we arrived to the hotel, they wanted to charge us again for the booking. We explained that we already paid via Hotwire. They proceeded to tell us that they have had lots of issues getting reimbursed from Hotwire so we needed...

2Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our stay at The Lodge was very pleasant, and we had no idea our time in Forest City would be in such a beautiful place. We got a room in the 'stables', with our own patio looking over huge trees and the local squirrels and rabbits playing on the lawn. Our room was cozy, clean and super quiet. No need...

Thank Janne D
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed here two nights on a family visit to nearby towns. Our son and daughter-in-law were bringing their new baby back to Iowa to introduce him to family and we booked two king sized suites at The Lodge. The suites were perfect for housing all of the equipment necessary for traveling with a baby - enough room to move around...

Thank qoe1
tulsa, ok
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The ONLY thing that would make staying here a better experience would be a hot breakfast! Otherwise, we love, love, love staying here! Haven't experienced it except during winter (yet) but the grounds are just gorgeous. We've stayed twice and loved both times. The patios are icing on the cake. I couldn't recommend a hotel more than "The Lodge".

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lodge Resort Hotel and Riverview Restaurant are located on 17 beautiful wooded acres adjacent to the Bear Creek Golf course and Winnebago River. In addition to golfing, other recreational activities including canoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, bird-watching and fishing are popular on-site activities. The hiking trails are paved. There is a children's playground park within walking distance. We are located close to downtown, close to Waldorf College and close to Winnebago Industries. Free long distance phone, free parking, free high speed Wi-Fi and premium cable TV are provided. There is an on-site restaurant and free continental breakfast. Limited "pet friendly" rooms. Please call to verify availability. Ask about our Open Water Fishing trips YMCA Day passes are available to our guests ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge Resort Hotel

Address: 945 Highway 69 S, Forest City, IA 50436-2100 (Formerly The Lodge Resort Knights Inn Hotel)
Region: United States > Iowa > Forest City
Price Range: €70 - €119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lodge Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“stay elsewhere!”
webbg44, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Have rooms available for guests with pets.”
714dudleym, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the Stables, with your own patio. Its awesome!”
JanneDalenFlorida, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own pillows.”
brookep471, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“A lower floor suite had been converted and each room had a queen bed. It was perfect for my husband and me and our 18-year old son.”
dglock2015, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
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