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Brown Street Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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 1 week ago 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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37 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While this was my first experience with the Inn, I am hoping for opportunities to return. My daughter-in-law and I spent a wonderful night there after attending a show in Iowa City. Mark and Bob are gracious hosts and the Inn is lovely. Clean, well maintained and beautifully furnished. We had a wonderful breakfast (much more than a typical continental... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was my first stay at the Inn, on my first ever visit to Iowa City. I normally do a thorough search before deciding where to stay. This trip was no exception. To all those who are like me, let me save you the trouble. If you are planning to go to Iowa City, look no more. There is no... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Mark and Bob are incredible innkeepers and make you feel comfortable from the moment you enter their enchanting B&B. The bedrooms have such character and immediately help you to feel "at home." Our breakfast, held in the beautiful dining room, both looked and tasted fantastic! Relaxing on the front porch is a favorite activity as well as good conversation in... More 

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Bath, Maine
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This B&B was so beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and cared for by the innkeepers. And Mark, the innkeeper, could not have been kinder and more attentive to our needs. The house was like an art gallery. Warm, open and inviting. Our breakfast, so-called continental was much more than that. Delightful. We sat out on the front porch which was overhung... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Staying at the Brown Street Inn is like being home away from home. Bob and Mark make you so welcomed and comfortable. And the daily complimentary fresh baked cookies are the perfect touch to make the feeling complete!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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