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Harrah's Council Bluffs

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   One Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Ranked #11 of 25 hotels in Council Bluffs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
Rick B Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I love to come to Harrah's during the winter. It is a great escape from the normal winter blahs! We turned our car over to the valet service (won't need it until time to leave).The shuttle system that they have is great. They transport you from Harrah's to their Horseshoe casino a couple of miles away. Their shuttle runs 24... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Rick B, Thank you for sharing such nice comments about our property! Our Free Valet Service is one of my favorite amenities, as our front entrance is literally steps from the Casino, Hotel and multiple restaurants – you never have to brace the cold, and we’ll even warm your car up for you when it’s time to leave! Our staff... More

Columbus, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at Harrahs on a firday night and we had the best service ever. the staff is amazing. This is our 2nd time staying here and it has been great both times. Laura C. was absolutely amazing. she helped us with everything we needed and made sure that our time there was awesome. We will definitely stay here again.... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Cassandra S, Thank you very much for sharing such kind words about our staff with the TripAdvisor community. I cannot begin to describe how valuable Laura is to our hotel team, and I am delighted to see that you have recognized her efforts here. Rest assured that we have celebrated her for her successes, and she very much appreciates your... More

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed at Harrah's on Super Bowl Sunday. Checked into Room 1007 and loved everything about the room. Very Comfortable King Bed and a spacious bathroom. Nice view and very quiet room. Saw a train go by and we didn't hear a thing. Had a Pizza from Stir Backstage Restaurant and that was very good. Being a Rewards Member I... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Jeff C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay - our riverfront location truly does create some spectacular views, regardless of which direction you are facing. As a member of our Total Rewards program, you should continue to see valuable offers for our property. We hope... More

Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed this past Friday night. Had a disappointing and expensive meal at 360. We stayed in a smoking room that smelled like someone had smoked 50 cigars right before our entry. We dropped plenty of cash in casino. But had a great breakfast and called it good until I realized I had left half of my purse belongings in... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Julie655, I am terribly sorry to hear about your experience while attempting to retrieve your lost and found items. There is simply no reason why you should have had to go through such an ordeal for what is typically a very simple, streamlined process. I am deeply embarrassed by what is written here, and would welcome the opportunity to speak... More

New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just got back from a wonderful weekend visit to Council Bluffs. I was brought to the Harrahs property on a promotion, I wasn't sure what to expect. Upon a late night arrival, we easily found the airport shuttle and the quick 10 minute ride to the hotel. The hotel staff were so friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely, clean... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor Community! I am happy to see that you enjoyed each aspect of our property - your comment about our views is particularly meaningful coming from a New York resident. Moving the casino from our location on the river to the other side of our property has really... More

Montrose, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The shuttle bus from the airport is very convenient. The check in at the front desk was quick. I do think the front desk should inform a guest how to get a player s card and explain the perks that come with it. The room was big, clean and comfortable. The casino was very small and smelled heavily of smoke.... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

hideyho53, I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our hotel here on TripAdvisor. While we do try to provide information on the Total Rewards program throughout our properties, we will revisit our registration process to ensure we are communicating thoroughly. We take great pride in our service, and I am very happy to see that our... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Enjoyed our first, but not last, visit. Hotel attached to the casino was excellent, as was the casino itself. Everyone, from security personnel to housekeeping to management, was friendly, helpful and courteous. One minor downside: you may have to pay for casino drinks IF you are not at a certain tier status with Caesars players club card.

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

FuzzySkull, Thank you for making the trip to our property all the way from Wisconsin! I am very happy to see that you found the experience in our hotel so enjoyable, and want to thank you for the nice things you wrote about our staff. As you referred to, we do provide complimentary beverages on the casino floor to the... More

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We reserved several more rooms this year since our attendance is growing. The hotel staff went out of their way to make our weekend enjoyable even to the point of bringing chairs to our room for our annual card party on the ironing boards :-) We ate at the buffet both Friday and Saturday evening when they were able to... More

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Joan S, We very much appreciate the kind things you shared about our Hotel Supervisor, Laura. Laura has been an asset to our team for a number of years, and continues to prove over and over again exactly how valuable she is to us here. I know that she takes great pride in making people feel at home during their... More

Ida Grove, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Harrah's Council Bluffs overlooks the Missouri River...one of the nicer views we have had at a Hotel lately....Naturally, the casino is a little bit TOO convenient...only 100 feet or so away from the elevators to the rooms...Rooms are clean, very nicely laid out, and quiet. Buffet is usually good, and the new Cafe has excellent food 24/7.

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

KevinPeggy, Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. The views of the Missouri River and Omaha skyline from our property really are beautiful; whether you’re on the 1st Floor or on the 12th floor in our 360 Steakhouse, they’re very difficult to beat. We appreciate you taking the time to write such nice things about our... More

Louisburg, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel, casino and restaurants were all great. It was very clean and modern and the employees we encountered were friendly and efficient. I would recommend this hotel as a comfortable and fun place to enjoy.

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Ryan M, Manager at Harrah's Council Bluffs, responded to this review

RetiredPeople2013, I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us earlier this month. We try very hard to provide a fun environment for our guests to come out and play, and I am glad to see that you had such a great time. Our new casino is quite different from our former Riverboat home, and now offers... More

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Also Known As:
Harrah`s Council Bluffs Hotel Council Bluffs
Harrah`s Council Bluffs Hotel
Harrahs Hotel Council Bluffs
Address: One Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Council Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harrah's Council Bluffs 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether business or pleasure takes you to the Omaha and Council Bluffs area, staying at Harrah’s is your key to a fun, friendly time. Check in to our luxurious accommodations, including exquisite suites and deluxe rooms. Plus, you’re just step away from the action with slots, table games, fabulous dining, shopping and live entertainment. ... more   less 
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