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“Last minute pick, good choice!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   520 30th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Council Bluffs
Cheyenne
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7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Last minute pick, good choice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Last minute stop... thought the price was a decent rate, not the cheapest but not the most expensive. Check-in was fast and staff was great. The room was clean, bathroom was kept up nice, beds were comfortable and temp of room was fantastic.

Check-out was perfect... free breakfast had many options and was one of the best I have come across.

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor and could hear folks walking around on the 3rd.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hi Richard,

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us including our beds, our free breakfast, and our great staff. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I will be sharing your kind words with other staff members. Its so nice to hear from our guests. We really appriecate reviews!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hudson, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed the night while travleing cross country. Easy access to highway and close to a number of places to eat. The hotel and room was very clean and appeared new. Free breakfast that is typical of Fairfield's. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hi Jeff,

Thank you so much for the nice review. I was glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during your cross country trip. We are located just off the interstate and make a great stopping place for those long car trips. We hope that we will see you again!
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

When traveling on a budget and trying to find decent places that do not nickel & dime you to death, you have to love the Fairfield Inn's by Marriott. Complimentary breakfast, clean efficient room, free wifi, free parking, free use of their business center to print boarding passes or surf. Does it get any better?

This hotel is located near lots of stores (home depot, kohls, menards, walmart) and various restaurants ranging from fast food (McDonalds to Olive Garden). Something for everyone.

Overall, very nice stay, couldn't have been happier. Room was very comfortable, overall appears of the hotel, room, dining area is very nice. Front desk staff very pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Hello, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again the next time you are in Iowa. Thanks again!
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Cherokee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I came to stay just for the night! Quick that day planning for car shopping. It was a great stay!
The staff was great also! It was an easy check in process which is always nice! The rooms are great too! They were comfortable and quiet even being right next to the elevator.
The location is awesome and being right next to my husband's favorite place to eat.
The breakfast was great also!
We definitely will be back the next time we stay in Council Bluffs!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. I am thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay even if it was just for the night! I hope you found the car you wer looking for. We are located near other shopping and eateries as well. Next time your in Council Bluffs, you will have to check then out. We will definitely look forward to your next stay at the Council Bluffs Fairifield Inn and Suites. Thank you again for the great review!
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Madras, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The rooms look very good. They are clean, modern looking and have everything one needs to be comfortable- including a fridge and microwave.
The breakfast is surprisingly good. It isn't your upscale type of setting with hot foods and large variety like Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites etc.
However, all the other less expensive hotels could take a long hard look at the model used in this establishment. The variety of food is plenty, so no griping about a limited amount of tasteless starch (Super8,Days Inn,Motel6 etc.).
The idea seems to be fresh, convenient and available. You get a large choice of fruits, there is steaming oatmeal with all sorts of toppings. My favorite is a fridge filled with your choice of breakfast sandwiches, V8 canned fruit juices, and other yummy items. So you just grab your sandwich warm it up and off you go. You can sit down in a large breakfast area and enjoy a paper or the news on TV, while enjoying your breakfast.
Oh, and unrelated... avoid the Fazoli's nearby, my wife got sick off their pasta.
Anytime we go through this area I will aim to stay at this location. Great hotel.

Room Tip: Try and get ground floor rooms, all the way to the side door. There is a guest bathroom oddly placed...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You will have to stop by again soon as we have added hot items to our breakfast including scrambled eggs and sausage but don't worry the fridge full of yummy things is still here.
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The staff, over the phone while making the reservation, and while at the hotel was great. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. I saw other reviews with complaints about nearby train and interstate traffic. I didn't hear either. The train traffic may not be the same every day and the interstate traffic was quiet because of a forecast snow storm which happened while I was there and may have kept people off the road anyway. The pool, which we did not use, is small and shallow. Not a good pool for some laps or get the heart rate going. Pool looked more for younger kids and those who just want to sit in the water and relax. Breakfast was traditional for hotels, but not bad.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diana P, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review. I was so pleased to hear that our staff treated you well. Our goal everyday is to impress our guests. We look forward to your next visit to Council Bluffs.
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St. Louis MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This hotel was clean and affordable. The staff was very nice and accomodating. One problem. Trains. This hotel is very close to the Union Pacific switch and trains pass several times per night and cross a fairly busy street, thus blowing their horns.......repeatedly. Ugh.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karl C, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Fairfield Inn & Suites, we appreciate the nice comments on the cleanliness of our hotel and about our staff. I apologize for the inconvenience of the trains keeping you up, perhaps on your next stay we could place you on the back side of the building away from the tracks. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs

Address: 520 30th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Council Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travelers looking for a hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa will enjoy our convenient location off of I-29 & I-80. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Council Bluffs is located near many local businesses and shopping including the Google Data Center, Offutt AFB and Mall of the Bluffs. The Council Bluffs hotel is a short drive from many popular area attractions like the Omaha Zoo, Mid-America Center, Centurylink Center Omaha and the Old Market. We are also a 15 minute drive from the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and Creighton University. ... more   less 
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