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Historic Park Inn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
Certificate of Excellence
Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
“Wright Fan”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We heard the Park Inn was being renovated. As fans of Frank Lloyd Wright we couldn't wait to see the end result. Fabulous! A must stay! The renovation was beautifully done. The history is so interesting, they even provide a guided tour. Very clean and accomodating with great service. Once the restaurant opens you won't even have to leave the hotel. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Rooms on top floor of hotel, front side, have beautiful view of the park/town square.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We had a group of 15 people stay at this amazingly restored hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to stay even if you aren't a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. We are looking forward to returning once the restaurant is open.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Mason City did an excellent job of finally finishing up the hotel work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Architecturally perfect it is a must stay. There is old world charm and new world amenities. I found the rooms cozy and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The downstairs bar was a nice place for a drink and conversation. By foot you can easily get to restaurants, the mall, and even the art museum and library. Across the street is a park and in nice weather it provides a perfect place to enjoy an ice cream cone. For those not fans or even familiar with Wrights work I think this hotel is STILL worth the visit. Mason City has more charm than you think and it is worth spending some time here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with park views if you want something to look at.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is a beautiful renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. What has been a hotel and then a bank has been restored as a hotel with many true to the time features. Quaint and Charming. Great service.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

The Historic Park Inn was a great experience. We had seen the project when it was underway and to come back and stay in the only existing Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built hotel was a real treat. The restoration is stunning. The rooms are very comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Staff was extremely helpful. It's unfortunate that the planned restaurant on site didn't happen but they are working to get one in place in the near future. The staff made a great recommendation for a local restaurant for dinner that was very good and there's a terrific deli right across from the hotel on the mall that had delicious homemade treats for breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Historic Park Inn Hotel

Property: Historic Park Inn Hotel
Address: 15 W State St, Mason City, IA 50401-3228
Region: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
Price range (per night): RM429 - RM1,180
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Park Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Park Inn Hotel, together with City National Bank, of Mason City Iowa were designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as a dual purpose building and completed in 1910. The design greatly influenced architecture in Europe and is as striking today as it ever was. The Park Inn Hotel is the last Wright designed hotel in the world, and has undergone a nearly 20 million renovation; the restoration of the distinctive brick and terra-cotta façade as well as art glass windows has restored the Prairie School building to a functional hotel. The interior, while renovated into a contemporary hotel, has public areas and guest rooms restored as closely to Wright's design as possible. Art glass and much else designed by Wright remains. Public area furnishings are period-style and include reproduction Robie House Lights, reproductions of the Mercury statues Richard Bock and Wright designed for the bank, and reproductions of the barrel chairs Wright designed for the bank directors' room. We invite you to come and stay with us in the center of the many area attractions Mason City has to offer. ... more   less 
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Historic Park Hotel Mason City

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