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The Mission House Bed and Breakfast

228 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245-5800
The Mission House Bed and Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

In a mission-style house on the bluff, Ray and Shirley operate a neat & tidy B&B. The house was revised and updated some years ago. Consequently, it possesses a modern, high-velocity air conditioning system and thick double-pane windows. The sprawling University of Iowa complex lies across the Iowa River to the west. Three large bedrooms are available, all of which... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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26 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My boyfriend was away doing Sandy recovery for 2 wks; as a "sorry I was gone so long" surprise, he booked a room at the Mission House for us. We had a wonderful, restful stay in the Southwest room. As bed and breakfasts go, this one is on par with any I've stayed in--comfortable bed, clean and spacious bathroom, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This B&B was great! Ray and Shirley are such warm people, they immediately made us feel extremely welcomed! Shirley is a wonderful cook and was very accomodating of my food allergies. We stayed in the Kinnick room which my fiancé, who is a huge hawkeye fan, thought was extremely cool. It was such a nice and peaceful stay; we will... More 

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Brownsfan82
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

The best thing about the stay is Shirley and Ray. The breakfast was amazing and we love the cook book. We stayed in the Kinnck Room and it was nice. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was large with a fridge and sitting area. The television is quite small, but it wasn't the size of the television that was the... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The one-of-a-kind house is beautifully maintained and within easy walking distance of downtown stores and restaurants. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet (although we were the only guests during our one night stay) and the breakfast was SO good. We enjoyed our morning coffee, which is roasted especially for the house, out on the front porch then were treated... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I travel a lot and stay in a lot of different places. The Mission House is, by far, the absolute BEST bed & breakfast I've ever stayed in. I was here for a week for the Iowa Writers' Festival, and I could not have asked for a better home base. I don't even know where to begin to praise this... More 

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I stayed for one night at Mission House and am so glad I did! Ray and Shirley are simply the best hosts! They truly make you feel at home and are just such great people! Ray kept us all laughing while enjoying Shirley's fabulous breakfast! They even asked me to bring my daughter for breakfast "on the house". She and... More 

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Chicago, Il
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but I have to say that our stay at the Mission House was wonderful. Shirley and Ray are the most pleasant, warm, welcoming people I have met. They are gracious hosts and immediately made us feel welcome. The Mission House is spacious and absolutely immaculate. It is beautifully decorated, and we... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

We planned a trip to Iowa City over the 4th of July to visit our son who now works there. I had not thought of a B&B, but was not happy with the hotel choices and locations. I happened upon the Mission House and made reservations. It was the easiest reservation I ever made. I have stayed at a number... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Where to start... Shirley and Ray are the most gracious of hosts, warm, welcoming and very engaging. They are truly the ultimate hosts. The B & B is truly a home, and is very beautiful. The room was very spacious and inviting. The Mission House is only eight blocks from downtown Iowa City and is well worth the walk. The... More 

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