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Butler House on Grand

4507 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Butler House on Grand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On a long winter drive across country my wife and I needed a romantic break from franchise motels and we found it at the butler house in Des Moines. From the moment owner and hostess Loren greeted us at the door, our stay was a delight. Arriving mid-afternoon, we unpacked and asked if we could sip a glass of wine... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My first business visit to Des Moines and the downtown hotels were packed. Someone suggested the Butler House on the Grand and it was the best decision we could have made. I stayed in the Butler's Master Suite on the 2nd floor. It was so spacious, included a vanity area, very comfortable bed and I felt right at home. The... More 

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My parents in law live in southern Missouri and we live in central Minnesota, so Des Moines seemed like a good half way meeting place. We spent two nights at the Butler House on Grand and thoroughly enjoyed it. We made good time on the drive, so arrived a bit early, but Clark and Lauren were kind enough to let... More 

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ButlerHouse, Owner at Butler House on Grand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write comments about our B&B. The only we can get better is by honest, thoughtful comments. We do apologize for the wallpaper. It is coming down and we will just paint the ceiling. As far as the old fixtures, those are original fixtures in our 1923 house and we try to keep as much... More 

England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Enjoyed two comfortable nights at this B&B. Filling, tasty breakfasts, Lauren takes great care to find out about your dietary needs; well stocked fridge for all guests to help themselves to soft drinks; lots of local knowledge from Clark and Lauren is at your disposal too. Lovely couple.

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Alabaster, Alabama
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this B&B for our wedding/honeymoon in 2010. The area itself is pristine and clean. The house is close to town and attractions. I recommend visiting the rose garden while there and the downtown parks. The house is beautiful and the host has a fantastic breakfast every morning. It's a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, very private and comfortable.... More 

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Flossmoor, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My daughter and I spent a quick night here during her orientation at DMU. Everything was rainbows with out the rain. The room was beautiful and large and made us feel like royalty. The community fridge was well stocked with cold beverages. Turn down service added a sweet treat to our sweet dreams. And the breakfast, fresh fruit, stuffed french... More 

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Butler House is gracious, comfortable and well located. We rented 4 rooms for 2 nights for our party of 7 and loved each room for it's charm and features. All beds were comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious, with Lauren taking care to ask about food preferences, and catering to a gluten-free guest. Clark and Lauren could not have been more... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Generally we really enjoyed our time there. The owners were very friendly, helpful in giving directions and recommendations for attractions in the area. Parking was easy during our stay (it wasn’t a full house, not sure if it is more difficult when all of the rooms are booked) and the breakfast was wonderful. I appreciated the soda/water availability outside of... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My mom, sister and I went to Des Moines to visit family. My brother recommended this place and wow are we glad we have found it. Lauren and Clark, the owners/innkeepers, outdo themselves on a daily basis. Unlike other B & B's, where breakfast is served at a fixed time, the guests may chose a time within a tow hour... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

This was the last stop in a line of B&B's on a cross country trip for us. Definitely stood out! To me a B&B should be judged on three things: a unique room, an exceptional breakfast and a relationship with the innkeeper. This one nailed all three. We stayed in the Dynasty room on the third floor. It had a... More 

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