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430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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Brown Street Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Iowa City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying here the past 4 years while our son was in college I can finally let the secret out!! The Brown Stone Inn was our favorite place to stay! The owners Mark and Bob are wonderful people who take care of their Inn and customers. The rooms are clean, quiet, and the weekend brunches are 5 star!! Book ahead... More

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Kansas City
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a great two night stay in the Yellow Room. My son was checking out the University of Iowa and this is very close, walking distance easy. Mark was very welcoming and everything was clean and tidy. Great breakfast with wonderful fresh fruit.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Trying to find a place to stay while my grandson was being treated at the Iowa Ubiversity Children's Hospital lead me to the Brown Street Inn. My 3 night stay was very relaxing. The breakfasts were delicious and the innkeeper, Mark, provided excellent ideas for places to visit in the area between treatments. Whether or not I visit Iowa again... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My partner and I wanted an intimate place to get married and the Brown Street Inn exceeded our expectations. The Inn is in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful furnishings. The innkeepers, Mark and Bob served as our witnesses but also made us feel so much at home. We stayed in the Green Room which has a king sized bed and... More

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Champaign, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Several friends and I have spent a weekend here for the past two years and have reserved for next spring. The 3rd floor room sleeps 3 and has microwave and sink, so we bring dinner and heat it up there. This room also provides a good space for the 7 of us to hang out. Inn is nicely appointed with... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

After my partner and I decided to end our 40 year "engagement" and get married in Iowa, I happened upon the Brown Street Inn while poking around on this website. As I read review after review, I couldn't believe my good fortune, and there was no doubt as to where we would be staying. We were in The Suite for... More

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West Coast
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Mark and Bob helped make my stay in Iowa City absolutely amazing. I was there for business, but felt the comforts of home. When I first checked in, I immediately saw a plate of homemade cookies in the entrance. I love sweet treats, so I had a good feeling that this was going to be a great stay. I was... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My partner of 40 years and I stayed at the Brown Street Inn on Aug. 23. We were married in their lovely living room. Mark and Bob were very kind and helpful. It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend the Inn to anyone staying in Iowa City...getting married or not. They certainly deserve their #1 rating!

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Rochester MN
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My partner and I travel a lot, and stay in B & Bs whenever possible. The Brown Street Inn is one of the very best. The exterior appeal, the welcome at the door, the decor, the room itself, the conversation around the breakfast table. They have it all. We stayed in the Red Room, which was very nice. My only... More

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Herndon, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my 3-night stay at the Brown Street Inn. Even before I arrived, I knew from talking with Mark on the phone that I would enjoy staying at Mark's and Bob's B&B. Both Mark and Bob were so very welcoming. You feel right at home and at ease the moment you arrive. Their B&B is beautifully decorated, spotless,... More

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Address: 430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Brown Street Inn Iowa City

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Our 1913 Gambrel Cottage style mansion is on a quiet street in the Brown Street Historical District. Contemporary but yet timelessly elegant appointments can be found throughout the Inn. We are walking distance to downtown Iowa City, and the University of Iowa Campus. Where hospitatality means coming home! ... more   less 
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