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Discover historic Cherokee, Iowa while staying at this charming, hacienda-style hotel just minutes from the Cherokee Historic District and the Sanford Museum.

Conveniently located off northwestern Iowas Highways 3 and 59, the BEST WESTERN La Grande Hacienda is the perfect home away from home for the business and leisure traveler alike. Experience the areas rich history with a stroll through the Cherokee Historic District, featuring the Sanford Museum and Planetarium and the restored Railroad Depot. Enjoy an afternoon on the links at the Cherokee, Aurelia and Quimby Golf Courses. Or, relax at this Cherokee hotel while enjoying special events like the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, the Rosemary Claussen Center for Performing Arts, and the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival.

Whether you are in town for a wedding or a work event, this hotel offers easy access to nearby towns including Aurelia, Larrabee, Holstein and Quimby, and the universities of Storm Lake, Iowa and Buena Vista. A convenient hub for business travelers, the BEST WESTERN La Grande Hacienda is just minutes from the Western Iowa Tech Community College and Convention Center, the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, the Cherokee Mental Health Institute and Tyson Foods. The property boasts 55 well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring cable TV and Wi-Fi. Start the day with a complimentary full breakfast, take an afternoon swim in our large indoor heated swimming pool. Spend the evening at one of our local restaurants. Contact the BEST WESTERN La Grande Hacienda today and experience our award-winning customer service.

Our friendly staff members are ready to ensure an unforgettable experience in Cherokee, Iowa!

The hotel is currently doing renovation during the daytime. Please let management know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable.

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1401 N 2nd Street
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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14:00:00 | 11:00:00
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1401 N 2nd Street
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What's nearby?


  • 7 mile(s) from Aurelia

  • 15 mile(s) from Marcus

  • 18 mile(s) from Hostein

  • 25 mile(s) from Storm Lake

  • 45 mile(s) from Le mars

  • 45 mile(s) from Ida Grove

  • 60 mile(s) from Sioux Falls

  • 70 mile(s) from Worthington, MN

  • 120 mile(s) from Omaha, NE

  • 120 mile(s) from Sioux Falls, SD

  • 180 mile(s) from Des Moines, IA

  • 250 mile(s) from Minneapolis, MN

  • .75 mile(s) from Cherokee Reg Medical Ctr, Cherokee Regional Medical Center and Wellness Center

  • 1.5 mile(s) from Hy-Vee Warehouse

  • 2 mile(s) from Mental Health Institute

  • 2.5 mile(s) from Tyson Foods

  • 3 mile(s) from American Natural Soy

  • 4 mile(s) from R.J. Thomas Mfg., Co., a/k/a Pilot Rock Equipment

  • 15 mile(s) from Little Sioux Corn Proc, Little Sioux Corn Processors Ethanol Plant in Marcus, IA

  • 15 mile(s) from Soy Energy, Biodiesel fuel plant in Marcus, IA

  • 0.25 mile(s) from Cherokee Middle School

  • 0.3 mile(s) from WITCC, Western Iowa Technical Community College

  • 0.5 mile(s) from Roosevelt Elem School

  • 30 mile(s) from Buena Vista University

  • 60 mile(s) from Morningside University

  • 60 mile(s) from Briar Cliff University

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 110 traveller reviews
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Top-notch hotel for the location

19/09/2016 nikrule, Oskaloosa, Iowa

The hotel was clean and is worthy of a stay for almost anyone for any experience. It is located in a small area, where hotel choices can be limited and this one give a sense of stability and peace of ... more

Owner Response
BWjanelle_2016, Manager at BEST WESTERN la Grande Hacienda, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review. Please think of us when you are in the area. We enjoy all the wonderful feedback and work hard to keep our customers committed to the Best Western brand. Have a wonderful day!

Smoke smelly non smoking room

16/09/2016 C J, Phoenix, Arizona

Hotel was adequate. Nothing special. One of the two rooms booked had been smoked in and smelled of stale smoke. I mentioned it so that we weren't charged the 300.00 fee for smoking in a room but the d... more

Owner Response
BWjanelle_2016, Manager at BEST WESTERN la Grande Hacienda, responded to this review
I am very sorry about the unpleasant smoke smell in the room. I'm not sure what the situation was that evening, but we most certainly have been full. I believe the clerk would most certainly offered a different room if one was available. We get many pleasant reviews from the restaurant next door. Again I am sorry you were unable to find something that you and your family found appetizing. We were fortunate enough to be part of the pipe line construction coming through Iowa that will bring much needed jobs and income to this part of mid west. Along with the pipeline construction during this time of the year is wind mill construction and highway construction. We welcome all travelers for whatever reasons they need to be in our area and we thank you for your feedback.

Very nice

12/09/2016 _MaverickTravelor_, Laredo, Texas

Stayed one night. Room and motel were clean. No suites but our king room had easy chair with ottoman plus the usual desk chair. Set of four towels, very fluffy. No guest laundry. Breakfast was ve... more

Owner Response
BWjanelle_2016, Manager at BEST WESTERN la Grande Hacienda, responded to this review
Thank you for the excellent review. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our wonderful hot and ready breakfast during your stay. Please think of us when you and your family visit the area. We look forward to serving you again soon! Have an excellent week!

decent hotel

21/08/2016 Chad T, winnebago, United States

Great breakfast staff was friendly. It was not a five star hotel but for cherokee ia it was nice. It has truck parking and a nice mexican resturant next door and other resturants close buy. it was ani... more

Owner Response
BWjanelle_2016, Manager at BEST WESTERN la Grande Hacienda, responded to this review
Thank you for your great review. We are working hard to keep our hotel at the top of everyone's choice. Keep us in mind during your next visit. We look forward to serving you! Have a great week!

Best Western

05/07/2016 Ben J,

Very clean large room. flat screen tv in room. Comfortable beds.No hot tub but pool was nice. Great small town hotel.would recommend this hotel if anyone will be staying in Cherokee. Normal hot breakf... more

Owner Response
BWjanelle_2016, Manager at BEST WESTERN la Grande Hacienda, responded to this review
Ben thank you for your warm response. We look forward to having you and your family back when in the area. We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Come see us again soon! Sincerely, Janelle Greer Manager