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Brown Street Inn

430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Brown Street Inn
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would like to graciously send thanks to my hosts of last night. My partner and I on a whim decided to make a mini vacation out of driving home from her parents house, and we left Mark feeling absolutely elated. From my initial phone call to book the room to our salutations upon leaving after a wonderful breakfast, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only visit Iowa City when there is a room available in the Brown Street Inn. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. The Inn is very charming, very clean, very beautiful, very comfortable, and very warm and inviting. The location is perfect.The owners are committed to the comfort and well being of their guests. They are so nice and helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having a combined romantic get-away, business trip, visit to child at U of IA - and this was the perfect place to enjoy all 3! The house is gorgeous AND SO comfortable. It is a lovely walk to downtown and campus. The innkeepers are experienced, warm and thought of everything we needed before we did! Gay welcoming- we... More 

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St Louis MO
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30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had a great stay while on business in Iowa City. The neighborhood is historic, and well-kept; the house is a 1911 restored, immaculate, character-rich home. The hosts were helpful and hospitable; the breakfast was delicious and available whenever you wanted it in a three-hour period.I'll be back.

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Wheaton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We LOVED the Brown Street Inn! The house is gorgeous down to the most minute details. The owners are charming kind helpful and thoughtful. You feel like you are staying at your favorite cousin's stunning home. The rooms are each decorated differently and include robes in the closet in case you want to roll out of bed and get coffee.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you're like me and prefer a charming, cozy Inn to a vast and vacuous chain hotel, then be sure to stay at the Brown Street Inn in Iowa City. A large single family residence has been thoughtfully and tastefully converted with each room defined by a carefully chosen color scheme. When I arrived, one of the owners, Mark was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Mark and Bob are such wonderful people. Mark especially made my husband and I feel like family.This bed and breakfast it has so much character to it and it's in a historical area. Will most definitely will be back to stay again. The breakfast that Mark and Bob prepared was very delicious 😋 and very full filling. Anyone and everyone... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

You can see the owners, Mark and Bob, put much care and thought into running their inn, everything is well thought out and lovely. Breakfast is just great with lots of tasty selections including wonderful fresh fruit. Even in the middle of a snow storm the Inn was cozy and nice to come home to. We'll definitely stay again if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I LOVE this place. I cannot say enough GREAT things about how WONDERFUL the service, rooms and energy of this place. We have stayed here many times and eveytime we come here, it just enforce why we choose to stay at the AWESOME, FABULOUS and WONDERFUL place.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I found the Brown Street Inn about 5 years ago, and have used it whenever we need to be overnight in Iowa City. Bob and Mark welcome us like friends every time we stay. We have stayed in all the different rooms, except for the 3rd story suite, and they are all comfortable, very clean, quiet, and charmingly decorated. The... More 

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