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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Northwood, IA

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Northwood, IA
711 Diamond Jo Lane
Northwood , IA 50459


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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Pets Allowed
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Enjoy Casino Access at One of Iowa’s Top Hotels

Our top-shelf reviews are mirrored in our location at the top of the state off I-35, just 10 miles south of the Minnesota border. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Northwood, IA is slightly north of the Top of Iowa Welcome Center, where visitors can rest and pick up travel information. Diamond Joe Casino, the area’s prime entertainment destination, is conveniently connected to our hotel and features gaming and concert venues. When you’re not playing blackjack, enjoy welcoming amenities like our fitness center and indoor pool. We also offer a 24-hour business center and unlimited coffee for our corporate guests who may be working late.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
If you had a successful night at Diamond Jo and need a secure place to keep your winnings, reserve one of our safety deposit boxes. We also help you save cash by offering generous freebies like a hot breakfast, on-site parking, USA TODAY® newspapers and cookies in the lobby. Amenities include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Tub
  • Fitness and Business Centers
  • Safety Deposit Boxes

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Our Rooms & Suites
Our large guest rooms and suites provide plenty of space for the entire family, and you can request cribs or rollaway beds if you need them. For those preparing to go out, we’ve included essentials like an iron, hair dryer and a full-length mirror to help you look your best. Other highlights include:

  • Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffeemaker
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • LCD TVs with Cable
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms

For added privacy, reserve a One-bedroom Suite with a king- or queen-size bed and these extras:

  • Separate Living Room
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Additional TV and Dresser

Where to Eat While You’re Here
How do hot biscuits and gravy accompanied by a yogurt parfait sound? You have a choice of these and several other hot items, compliments of our daily Be Our Guest Breakfast. For lunch and dinner, Northwood offers several restaurants connected to the hotel and within a 10-mile radius.

Things to Do in Northwood
Most visitors plan to hit the casino when they come to town, but Northwood offers more than just Diamond Jo. Guests can take advantage of several outdoor activities like golf at Northwood Country club, hiking around Ochee Yahola Park or hunting at Pheasant Links. Check out these hot spots while you’re in town:

Diamond Jo Casino – The town’s main attraction features card tables, an exclusive poker room and over 1,000 slot machines. Guests of our hotel can simply walk to the adjacent facility for a night of gambling, musical entertainment and live comedy.

Top of Iowa – This rest area and welcome center is less than half a mile south of the hotel and offers picnic tables, grills and a wealth of travel information. The Barn Boutique carries unique “Made in Iowa” treasures, perfect for visitors desiring an Iowan souvenir.

Kuennen’s Quarry – This limestone quarry provided rock to build I-90 and is now a delightful recreational park nine miles from the hotel. The quarries are stocked for fishing, and swimmers enjoy the clear water with visibility that goes about 20 feet deep.

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Groups & Meetings
Plan an exciting business or social event right off I-35, next to Diamond Jo Casino. Our hotel meeting room spans over 1,200 square feet and accommodates up to 75 guests in a theater setup. We also offer audiovisual equipment and catering services to support your gathering.

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