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Brown Street Inn

430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Brown Street Inn
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brown Street Inn is always like a home away from home. I enjoy trying different rooms on each visit, and this was my fourth. The public rooms are really classy, and the proprietors make you feel like family. In my mind, this is the best lodging value in the area.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Brown Street Inn, at least, 5 times. It is always wonderful. The rooms are clean and beautifully furnished and so is the rest of the house. Mark is a wonderful cook and he, and his husband, are gracious hosts. If you are uncertain what to do while in IC, they are fantastic suggestion makers.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When looking for a place to stay for two nights in Iowa City I knew I wanted a bed and breakfast. The strength of the Trip Advisor reviews for the Brown Street Inn were second to none so it was a no brainer. All the reviews are accurate. Mark and Bob are wonderful hosts, the home is beautiful, breakfasts are... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been to the Brown Street Inn three times and each visit has been great. The rooms are terrific and the innkeepers are delightful. So far I have stayed in the green and red rooms. I plan to return about twice a year and will try the other rooms - if they are available! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I could not have been more warmly greeted by Mark, an owner of the Brown Street Inn, when I arrived. From that moment until my departure (more on this...), I felt like royalty. My daily breakfast, served by Mark as though I were the queen, was delicious to the eye and palate. Some mornings we chatted. Some, he left me... More 

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Knoxville Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A professional conference led us to book a stay at Brown Street Inn. It was apparent pulling in to this beautifully landscaped property that we would have a special experience. Mark, our B&B host, was so welcoming, sharing great recommendations for both gourmet dining and boutique shopping [who knew we could eat so well and find designer stuff in Iowa... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My daughter Abby and I stayed here during our two days of orientation at University of Iowa on June 9th and 10th, 2015. We stayed together the first night and on the second night, she was in the dorm. She got the short end of the stick on the second night, that's for sure! This place is awesome! We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The Brown Street Inn with the delightful location, breakfast and fabulous owners, Mark and Bob, made this the best place to celebrate our daughter's graduation. Friends from San Francisco met us and the lively conversation with the other guests at breakfast was a highlight. Our family and friends could visit in the comfortable living spaces including a charming porch. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed here as part of a "See the USA" trip. This extremely clean and comfortable inn is made all the more fun and enjoyable by the graciousness of the host Mark. Nicely located in a quiet neighborhood, just a short distance from several restaurants. Breakfast was very good. You'll feel at home here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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