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Western Inn

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1842 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Council Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 hotel reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving home from out west we needed a place to sleep for 1 night in Council Bluffs. This place met our requirements which were clean, quiet, convenient to I-80, comfortable, in a safe area and under $100. Our room for 2 adults/1 king bed came to $70 total. The a/c unit was quite loud but the white noise did... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We would stay here again. Love the snacks of hot dogs and cookies available. I only wish they would replace the mattresses for softer ones. Breakfast is included and adequate. We used the pool. Wish they has a hot tub too but that doesn't exist.

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North Muskegon
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very dated hotel. Dark walls, tube TV, old style phone. Beds were uncomfortable, linens were old. breakfast was terrible, only powdered cream for coffee. Is more like a $55-$60 a night place. Pool was pretty strong smelling of chemicals. Easy access off highway.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed there one night and as we drove up to the hotel I thought it was ghetto. But when I went inside I was impressed. The reception area nice and the welcome area looked well kept. As I went into my room I was greeted with a smell and not a good one. We did have a pet friendly... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I reserved at a last moment one night at Western Inn at Hotwire that rated this hotel as 2 1/2 stars. Hotwire lost me as a customer, as this is 1 star hotel. This is very old hotel with very outdated decore, with double beds, no elevator, and no magnetic card key. The breakfast is very limited to basically biscuits... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed here on our way to Wisconsin. Price was great for what we wanted. We walked in and they had hot dogs, cookies, coffee, nice surprise. The lady at the desk was super friendly! It's an older place, but very clean, apparently dog friendly, saw people with them! Our room was clean, the shower was new, our room had... More

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Mt Olive
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

From the outside we didn't expect much, but the price was good so we were prepared for whatever. What a lovely surprise when we walked inside, from the friendly greeting and supper waiting in a crockpot in the lobby (mesquite grilled chicken) to a clean and comfortable room. Very nicely remodeled. Breakfast was great, oatmeal, biscuits w/gravy, toast, bagels, (so... More

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Guelph, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Western Inn was just a stop over for a night, arrived after dinner and were excited to use there pool. Check in was great, fast and very friendly- especially after driving for 10+hrs from Wyoming. Was given a 1st floor room- very spacious room lots of space, smelled nice (febreeze car scents on a/c while running made that happen). The... More

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Delta, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just a quick night rest while traveling. Easy to get to close to highway and quick places to eat. Friendly staff. Clean room with comfortable beds and a nice size bathroom for a hotel. Not to pricey either. $70 without booking prior.

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked this on Hotwire site unseen for 77 bucks. Was supposed to be a 2.5 star. Yeah, maybe 30 years ago. If you want to be thrown back into the 80's this place is for you. Tube TV, grandma's phone and dark brown decor makes it feel like the Reagan era once again. Have your fill on biscuits and... More

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Address: 1842 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Western Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Western Hotel Council Bluffs
Western Motel Council Bluffs

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