by Amanda Norcross
Okoboji Commons Hotel is a small-town hotel with a big-city vibe. The boutique-style property brings London (specifically James Bond’s London) to East Lake Okoboji, with modern guestrooms and suites named after actors who have portrayed Bond — Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and more. All accommodations have mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi.
We love the onsite amenities, which include a courtyard with hammocks, grills and fire pits; the Smack Shack Sandwich Eatery; and the Tasting Room, with cocktails and light bites. Another perk we love? Quiet Hours, which are recognized between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. daily.
Okoboji Commons Hotel is located across the street from Brooks Golf Course and the Okoboji Summer Theatre.
Our Editor Loves
- Quiet hours
- Smack Shack Sandwich Eatery
- Courtyard with hammocks and grills
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We enjoyed our stay here. I liked how big the rooms were, the fire pits to sit around and the convience to the dock. The only thing, it has a lot of steps and no railing on the bottom landing. It is slippery when wet and needs more hand railing to the bottom.
This motor lodge has been completely remodeled to a Great Britain theme. Our room was huge with clean, modern furniture. Step outside for a lake view, beach front with a private pier, fire pit, outdoor grill, game of bags, sit under the gazebo to have breakfast or in Adirondack chairs under a covered awning and watch boats go by. Breakfast was included plus free WiFi. McDonalds is right next door and several other eating and drinking options within walking distance. You can also rent open air buggies or bicycles to cruise the loop. We checked in at midnight and the staff was super friendly. We highly recommend plus the price was reasonable.