Halfway between Des Moines and Minneapolis, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Mason City, IA is a great home base while visiting attractions like Clear Lake, The Music Man Square and Stockman House. We’re also the closest hotel to the North Iowa Events Center, making it easy to visit the North Iowa Fair, catch a hockey game or watch a roller derby bout.
The hotel also offers a heated indoor pool and a free, hot breakfast—perfect before a day of shopping or boating. You can stay in and relax with free high-speed Internet access or a book from our Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM. Amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Perfect for families, the hotel’s guest rooms and suites provide a restful night’s sleep and space for the kids. Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee while you peruse the newspaper. Standard room amenities include:
For a large group or an extended stay, opt for the Two-room Suite, which features a private bedroom and a spacious living room with a sleeper sofa.
Bars & Restaurants
Dig into a Belgian waffle at the hotel’s complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, featuring a variety of pastries, fresh fruit and other guest favorites.
While exploring Mason City, dine at a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel, such as Carlos O’Kelly’s, where you can fill up on BBQ chicken tacos. Watch the big game with a plate of cheese fries at Papa’s American Café, famous for having a TV at every booth.
Things to Do in Mason City
Experience a small-town feel while enjoying the convenience of nearby attractions like the Mason City Family Aquatic Center and the Clear Lake Arts Center. These attractions are also nearby:
Clear Lake – Whether you want to fish, golf or take a cruise, Clear Lake has something for everyone and is just six miles from the hotel. Rent a bicycle to explore the trails that snake around the lake, or watch a sailboat race—and then try your hand at sailing! The waterfront hosts festivals year-round, securing Clear Lake’s spot as one of the Midwest’s favorite lakes.
The Music Man Square – Relive the magic of The Music Man, an award-winning musical written by Meredith Willson, a Mason City native. Tour his childhood home and the museum dedicated to Willson’s life and music. The 1912 River City Streetscape replicates the street from the 1962 film and provides a great place to stroll, enjoy ice cream and listen to big band.
North Iowa Events Center – Cheer on the North Iowa Bulls hockey team or the River City Dames of Anarchy roller derby squad at the North Iowa Events Center. Less than a mile from the hotel, the center also hosts the annual North Iowa Fair. During fall and winter, strap on your skates for fun at the center’s public ice rink.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
The Country Inn & Suites offers catering options and free high-speed Internet access for your next meeting or special occasion. Host up to 45 people in our meeting room. You can reserve a block of guest rooms at a special rate, making your event convenient and affordable for attendees.
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