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Western Inn

1842 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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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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Des Moines,Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel been around long time. Came before renovations just okay. Several issues -bugs. Came now after renovations still just okay! Check in went well, very friendly- got into room- lifted toilet seat-somebody had used the facility and NOT flushed. What a surprise to us. Staff quickly moved us !!!!! Just not sure how to recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a motel after long day traveling and after reading Trip Advisor reviews decided to stay here. It was an excellent choice. The motel was very well cared for and had been recently remodeled. The room was spacious, clean and quiet especially considering the proximity to I-80. GPS got us there in a round about way in anticipation of... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 had been traveling from Colorado back home to Chicago. After a long day on the road, we did a quick search for a hotel in Council Bluffs. We didn't want to pay a lot, but yet we wanted a place with a pool for the kids. We found Western Inn for $68 and rolled the dice.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and professional staff, super clean, pool, good breakfast, close to the interstate, reasonable price. Greeted by Kallie at the desk. She told us everything we needed to know, provided extra towels on the spot, and told us to help ourselves to hot dogs and fresh chocolate chip cookies in the lobby. Enjoyed the steel cut oatmeal for breakfast.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is a little hard to find, but a good value. Rooms were clean and the breakfast was okay, nothing spectacular. They did have afternoon snacks available when we arrived, which was nice. While we were there, they were undergoing a renovation and there was a lot of furniture in the hallways on the second floor. I imagine it... More 

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Olivet, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We pulled in around 2:30 AM on the Fourth of July. At that time of the morning, after a day that began at 6 the previous morning, checking into the hotel could go very well, "meh", or, "oh lord, I am in hell." It went very well indeed. The desk clerk, obviously a night owl, was friendly and got us... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

First for the "SHINES"...Front desk personnel were friendly. The room was clean and the bed perfect to our liking....comfortable and firm (of course we were tired after 10 hours on the road). There was a good supply of soap. Room had an iron, ironing board and hair dryer. And, there were two sinks. At 5:00 PM there are fresh chocolate... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I imagine the cost for staying here was so high because the College World Series was taking place at this time. Our room was comfortable and quiet, but the breakfast was very limited. I think the room rate should be $50--$75 lower than what was being charged.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I rarely stay at a non-brandname hotel, so I was taking a chance on the Western Inn. I was completely going off of the TripAdvisor and Google reviews. It was the cheapest option for what we needed. Pro's: - Check in was a breeze (opted out of the cookies or hotdogs offered). - Rooms were very large and CLEAN. Yes,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Western Inn in Council Bluffs IA was nice but was $88 with the AAA discount. They provided complementary hot dogs (which were ok) and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies (which were hard as rocks). The breakfast was continental and not impressive. The room was clean and the soap smelled good. We had a room on the 2nd floor and... More 

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