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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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North Muskegon
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 This is very old hotel with very outdated decore, with double beds, no elevator, and no magnetic card key.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 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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31 helpful votes 31 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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Colorado Springs
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

There was only one lady working most of the night/day. She was not very nice, and I never once saw her smile. When the toilet clogged in our room, she couldn't even come up and bring a plunger, we had to go down and get one from her. I was just not at all impressed with the people working here.

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As in real estate, location is everything. The Inn is very conveniently located off the highway but is situated in an area that makes one think of urban renewal. If you can get past that, the Inn itself is very adequate and clean. However, the linens and towels hopefully will be replaced when the budget allows. Although we didn't make... More

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Address: 1842 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Western Inn 2.5*
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