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Hampton Inn Council Bluffs
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2204 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501   |  
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Yankton, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Mini Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We took a 3 day mini vacation and drove 2.5 hrs south to spend some time in Omaha. After much researching we decided to stay across the river, in Council Bluffs. It was only 3 miles from the zoo and was decent price using our government discount. The hotel was connected to a Holiday in and Ameristar Casino (which I didn't know at the time of booking) what we found out from another guest is that we could use the facilities at BOTH hotels and there was a tunnel that ran through and to the casino. We utilized this and had a great dinner buffet. The fitness area was well cleaned and had free weights with 2 treadmills and a Xtrainer. The other hotel's fitness area had an all in one machine and sauna. We enjoyed our hotels pool and hot tub. The bathroom's fan did not work but otherwise clean. The beds weren't Hampton Comfy. I woke with a back ache both days. Not much of a room with a view. We had a view of the river though. There was alot of construction and half of the parking lot was blocked off at night. The lady that was taking care of the complimentary breakfast area ( i wish i got her name) was super helpful and gave us brocheres to the local family hotspots. She also informed us the hotel had a daycare on site. Unfortunately this was given to us the morning we were heading out, but it was great to have that help!
Overall the hotel was good. The location was great as far as being close to the zoo and children's museum. (and casino's for the night life!) I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

This property is located next to the Holiday Inn, which is next to the Ameristar Casino and hotel. Didnt feel like paying $200 to stay at Ameristar so stayed here for $110. Decent Hotel, no complaints there. Nice flat screen TV's in rooms. You can walk indoors clear from Hampton through Holiday Inn over to Ameristar which is nice. We had our 20 month old with us and we were able to walk over to Ameristar where they have a Kids Quest day care you can leave children at which allowed us to go gambling for a couple hours which was nice. Pool is pretty ordinary but we did not use it. Right on the river so nice view if you get a river side room. Breakfast is good, cold and hot food. Because there is the casino and places to eat at Ameristar really no need to leave the hotel to find stuff to do which is nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Hampton Inn Council Bluffs on way home from Colorado Springs. This Hampton Inn, while not outstanding, was very nice for our one night. The staff was friendly and we got the good night's sleep that we have come to expect from the Hampton Inns.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011 via mobile

Loved our room, the staff was nice, pool was nice, complimentary breakfast was very good!! Will definitely be going back :)

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I have a sentimental tie to this property, so my review is suspect. However- the staff are very nice, great wifi, rooms need refurbished, great location with easy access to the Old Market in Omaha, very good shuttle service to the airport and the Old Market / new stadium, and of course adjacent to the casino. I was a little freaked out by the Missouri River in flood stage.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tequesta, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Nice clean rooms. Friendly Staff. I love that you can just walk through the hallway (and through the Holiday Inn) to get to the casino.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This must be an older Hampton Inn. We have had really good luck with staying at Hampton Inns in a variety of cities, but this one seemed a bit below par. The bed was definitely worn and in need of replacement. This was a huge disappointment because we choose Hilton family properties because they seem to get the importance of good bedding. Breakfast was Ok, but not kept stocked for the number of guests. The pool area was ridiculously hot so you couldn't stand to sit on the deck and watch the kids. We ended up spending time with family staying at the Holiday Inn Express nearby, which had a better pool area for the kids and for adults that didn't want to be in the pool. We hope this facility gets new beds soon because we travel here regularly to visit family and really like how close the location is to them.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2204 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Council Bluffs
#5 Business Hotel in Council Bluffs
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Council Bluffs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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