Win big at Diamond Jo Casino next door to our hotel in Northwood, Iowa

Boasting a prime location 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 premier entertainment destination: Diamond Jo Casino. You can spend an evening testing Lady Luck in the gaming area or attending live concerts before retiring to your guest room for a great night’s sleep. Our hotel is just off I-35, making it easy to reach the Top of Iowa welcome center, the Surf Ballroom, the Music Man Square, and the Buddy Holly memorial.

For a tasty pick-me-up between outings, grab complimentary coffee and cookies by the fireplace in our lobby. If you score big at the gaming tables next door, you can secure your winnings in our safe-deposit boxes, located at the front desk. Ready to unwind? Recline in a lounge chair beside our indoor pool and connect to free Wi-Fi to stream an audiobook. In the mornings, you can squeeze in a cardio session in the well-equipped fitness center before dropping by our dining room for a free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles. Our business center provides a dedicated space to connect with the office or print out airline tickets.

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Unwind in our pet-friendly hotel rooms with complimentary coffee

Our modern guest rooms and suites provide everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a fridge and microwave for storing and preparing your favorite snacks. When you’re ready to wind down for the evening, catch your favorite show on the flat-screen TV. We’re happy to welcome pets that weigh less than 20 pounds.

King Bed

  •  322 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate our standard rooms with free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee.

2 Queen Beds

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

Studio Suite-King Bed

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

Studio Suite-King Bed-Sleeper Sofa

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
You can kick back on the sleeper sofa and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV in this open-concept suite.

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  387 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
Your group can take advantage of a spacious floor plan with a living area featuring a sleeper sofa 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.
Our 696-square-foot event space offers free Wi-Fi and audiovisual equipment options, making it a smart choice for business and social gatherings with up to 40 guests. If you want to treat your guests to a delicious spread, ask our helpful team to arrange catering services from the adjacent Diamond Jo Casino.


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Many of our guests plan to hit the casino when visiting Northwood, but there’s more to do than just playing poker. Northwood's 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 Texas Hold’em as well as over 800 slot machines.

Green Lea Golf Course

15.27 mi / 24.58 km from the hotel
With well-manicured fairways and picturesque 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

The Country Inn & Suites in Northwood lies right off I-35 next to Diamond Jo Casino. You can travel roughly 20 minutes down I-35 to Albert Lea, MN, where you can hike and boat in Myre-Big Island State Park or explore downtown attractions like the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. If you’re just stopping in overnight, we’re less than two hours south of Minneapolis and about two hours north of Des Moines.