Relax with free Wi-Fi at our Northwood, Iowa hotel off I-35

Located in northern Iowa just 10 miles south of the Minnesota border, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northwood, IA offers you direct access to the area’s prime entertainment destination: Diamond Jo Casino. You can spend the day testing Lady Luck in the gaming area or attending live concerts. Our location just off I-35 also gives you easy access to local favorites such as hikes in Myre-Big Island State Park, dinner cruises on Albert Lea Lake, and visits to the Buddy Holiday Memorial. If you’re just stopping in overnight, we’re less than two hours south of Minneapolis and about two hours north of Des Moines.

If you enjoy a successful run at the tables, you can secure your winnings in our safe-deposit boxes. For a quick energy boost after a day of sightseeing, you can grab complimentary coffee and cookies in our lobby. Need to unwind? Decompress with a workout in our fitness center or a refreshing dip in our indoor pool. In the mornings, you can print out tickets for your destination in our business center before dropping by the free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles.

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Unwind in our pet-friendly hotel rooms with free Wi-Fi

Our modern guest rooms and suites provide space for road warriors or the entire family, including your pets under 20 pounds. A fridge and a microwave put your favorite snacks at your fingertips, and you can enjoy premium cable channels on the flat-screen TV. Thoughtful touches such as an iron, a hair dryer, and a full-length mirror ensure you’re always looking your best. If you need them, cribs or rollaway beds are available.

King Bed

  •  322 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate our standard rooms with free Wi-Fi, in-room coffeemakers, and HBO.

2 Queen Beds

  •  322 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
A good choice for families, these standard rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, HBO, and two queen beds.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  •  322 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults, 1 child
Spread out in this open floor plan suite, which includes a sitting area with two lounge chairs and a wet bar.

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  387 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
Your group can take advantage of a living area with a sleeper sofa and a spacious floor plan in this suite. 

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  387 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Enjoy a more private stay in this suite, which offers a separate living room with a sleeper sofa and a wet bar. 
A smart choice for business and social gatherings of up to 40 guests, our 696-square-foot event space offers free parking and easy access to I-35. In between your meeting sessions, Diamond Jo Casino provides thrilling entertainment, and our helpful team can help you arrange catering services for meeting breaks or working luncheons and dinners.


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Many of our visitors plan to hit the casino when visiting Northwood, but there’s more to do than just playing poker. Our gentle, rolling hills are perfect for hiking in Ochee Yahola County Park or hunting at Pheasant Links. Just 20 minutes down I-35, Albert Lea offers picturesque links at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club and live entertainment at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss these attractions while you’re in town:

Bee Hive Ballroom

6.67 mi / 10.73 km from the hotel
Built in 1896 and used as a department store, this beautiful venue hosts a range of events such as weddings, corporate functions, and private parties. 

Myre-Big Island State Park

13.3 mi / 21.4 km from the hotel
Catch a glimpse of songbirds, waterfowl, deer, and even an eagle in this beautiful state park along Albert Lea Lake. The park offers biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy a full day outdoors.

Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village

14.7 mi / 23.66 km from the hotel
Stop by this museum to view 40 exhibits offering a window into Freeborn history. You can enjoy memorabilia from famous former residents, Marion Ross and Eddie Cochran, and tour reconstructed historical buildings showcasing life in the late 1800s.

Diamond Jo Casino

0.05 mi / 0.08 km from the hotel
You could strike it lucky at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Enjoy table games such as craps, blackjack, and poker as well as over 900 slot machines.

Green Lea Golf Course

15.27 mi / 24.58 km from the hotel
With well-manicured fairways and attractive views, Green Lea’s par 72, 18-hole course has attracted golfers since 1949. When you’re ready to dig into lunch or dinner, try Jerry’s Bar & Grill on site.

Kuennen's Quarry

7.72 mi / 12.42 km from the hotel
Go for a swim or fish in the beautiful lakes that are part of this old limestone quarry. It once provided the rocks used to build I-90 and now boasts a park area complete with picnic shelters.
711 Diamond Jo Lane, Northwood, Iowa 50459, United States

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