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Hotel Manning

100 Van Buren Street, P.O. Box 98, Keosauqua, IA 52565
Hotel Manning
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband reserved a room at this B&B for a business trip, being the only place we could find within 45 minutes of the event location with openings. After realizing that the main building didn't have internet they provided a room in their Riverside building, which provided "modern" conveniences . The room had piss stains all over the carpet, stains... More 

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Blairsburg, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have stayed at Hotel Manning several times. Spent our honeymoon there in a romantic room furnished with the finest antiques and had a wonderful Sunday Brunch. We sat on the second story porch and played chess, and watched the lazy Des Moines River flow by. No TV, NO phone, No WIFI. Just peace and quiet. This time, during Chicago... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Property for sale , not keeping up on maintenance, shared bathroom , no paper towels just Kleenex, wallpaper falling off wall , no one at desk when needed, not very friendly, would have loved to stay, nice on river, looked like you could sit on balcony, but thought benches might break, just needs maintained , someone buy this hotel

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Villages of Van Buren was a perfect place for a relaxing weekend! We stayed in a couple of rooms at Hotel Manning. The old hotel is beautiful and full of antiques. We had a room with two beds that overlooked the river, and a single room with a double bed (there were three of us meeting for a girls'... More 

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Sainte Genevieve
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29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this is ahuge hotel, built in the early 1800's as a home, then added onto around 1900 to make a hotel. the owners are a very pleasant couple who have to battle flooding from the des moines river. there's even markers on the side of the building showing the height of the flooding with the years marked. the rooms are... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

As soon as you open the Hotel manning house doors you are transformed into the early 1900's.first thing that you notice is a very old hotel cash register,intricate wood designed stair case, the old glass windows,heavy doors,very high ceilings and all the decor that comes with the period. There are places to sit on the very long porch to watch... More 

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Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was like stepping back in time. The rooms were filled with antiques, and it was like staying in a museum. Our room had a bathroom but not all rooms had them. The shared bathrooms were very nice, I checked them out. The lock on our door broke and we were upgraded to a corner room. It had a bay... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The owners of the Hotel Manning have done an amazing job preserving the 1800s riverboat era character of the Hotel Manning, located in Van Buren county seat Keosauqua. The building is like a museum, with beautiful antique furnishings and art, and not much aside from the bathrooms to place you in modern times. Listed on the National Register of Historic... More 

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Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

The property has character, charm and a great location on the banks of the Des Moines river. The two rooms that face the river are higher priced than the other but well worth it. That said, the property is not restored to the modern level of detail sometimes found in historic properties. It is likely much as it really was... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
45 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

There is the main historic hotel that has been restored to a period appearance. The bedrooms are all upstairs & are decorated with beautiful old style beds/furniture and fabrics. I am not sure that all have private baths. No elevator so you have to be able to climb that big staircase. Not frilly/fancy/upscale but felt very original to the 1800s.... More 

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