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Butler House on Grand

4507 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Jacksonville, AR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My partner and I drove to Des Moines from Little Rock to get married on my birthday, and we stayed at this B&B for two nights. A friend booked the room for us as a wedding gift. From the moment we arrived, we were beyond charmed, not just by the beauty of the enormous house and our incredibly spacious (and... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We absolutely love the Butler House in Des Moines, the stunning Tudor architecture, beautifully decorated rooms ( by Stick's), comfortable beds, wonderful filling breakfast. However, a big attraction is the conversations with Clark and Lauren-they are treasure trove of information, on Des and all of Iowa. We have been going there for our anniversary-compliments of our Des Moines attorney for... More

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Ames, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The house is a 1920's-vintage Tudor home majestically situated on a hill across from the Des Moines Art Center. The innkeepers and their family maintain their residence in the house and provide 7 uniquely decorated rooms for guests on the 2nd and 3rd floors. We stayed in the Dynasty Room, which featured a 3/4 bath, a separate jacuzzi tub and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My first trip to Des Moines and did i feel like the pampered one! Lauren and Clark thought of everything, even the bug spray for walks on the nearby trail. Breakfasts were outstanding and stocking the second floor fridge with soft drinks and water was most thoughtful.. And when it came to directions, Lauren was spot on. All this and... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Webster's Dictionary should be amended to include a picture of Lauren and Clark Smith alongside the definition of the word "hospitality". Our room included modern conveniences, but retained the character you would expect to find in an elegant home. Breakfast exceeded all expectations. We stayed for two nights and our only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay!

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I was very impressed with the Butler House. Actually, my stay at the Butler house exceeded my expectations! Beautiful Tudor home, the history of the structure has been preserved and maintained extremely well. This bed and breakfast a unique and historical feel to it. A great reprieve from the hotel drill. I just booked another stay there, and unfortunately, they... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Lauren and Clark have quite simply the most romantic,charming and delightful bread and breakfast that I have ever been to! My husband and I stayed in the Garden Room and it was gorgeous! The bed was big and comfy and Lauren even offered to turn down our bed for us! She brought us chocolates in the evening when checking on... More

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Also Known As:
Butler House On Grand Des Moines, Iowa
Address: 4507 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the oldest B&B in Des Moines. We have been featured in the New York Times, Des Moines Register and many other publications. We enjoy making your stay in Des Moines memorable. Please come and stay! ... more   less 

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