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“A very special anniversary night” 5 of 5 stars
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Squiers Manor B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   418 West Pleasant St., Maquoketa, IA 52060   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Maquoketa B&B and Inns
1 review
“A very special anniversary night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed in the very large ballroom suite. We were greeted with a special dessert because the hostess knew it was our anniversary. The room was beautiful and included a large whirlpool tub, an amazingly comfortable bed, and breakfast brought to our room. It was the best night's sleep that I've had in months!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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East Moline, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

What an enjoyable experience my husband I had at this beautiful old manor. Upon arrival, we received a great tour of the home over 100 years old by Peggy, the caretaker. So much info, I'd go just for the tour. The antiques are super and the built-ins in all woods--cherry, oak, butternut, maple--where exquisite. Loved sitting on the front porch in the original wicker swing and just relaxing. Very clean, homemade dessert in the evening, yummy huge breakfast in the morning shared with such interesting guests and our hosts, Veryl and Kathi. Would highly recommend and will be returning myself. Just 30 minutes from Galena and Dubuque as well as from the Quad Cities.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moline, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I absolutely loved our get away here. The elegance of the home and decor was amazing. The hospitality and food was great! We will go back for sure. Need to create a relationship special time, this is the place.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

When I was making plans for an out-of-state family reunion, a Maquoketa resident recommended Squiers Manor. The owners made the planning easy for me. The Squiers Manor website gives an accurate description of the rooms and how many people each room can accommodate.

Even though the website photos are lovely, photos cannot do justice in conveying the warmth and charm of this 19th-century mansion. The house is an extension of its owners, Kathy and Virl. Their kind hospitality made us feel like longtime family friends. They transformed our family reunion into lifetime memories!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

In my travels around the nation, I have stayed at many hotels, and another night at a hotel is NEVER something I look forward too if I can avoid it.

Recently, I needed to be in Maquoketa, Iowa, for a wedding, and I was glad to learn of the highly reviewed Squiers Manor B&B. With short notice I was able to make a reservation in the Beulah Room, named after one of the Squiers daughter's who grew up and was married in the house, whose father the house was built for. It was a lovely room with a twin bed for our 9 year old daughter, and most reasonable priced too. The furnishings in our room and all the others we were able to see, were stunning. This may have been the finest B&B I have ever stayed in anywhere in the US and Canada.

But not only was the building grand, and furnishings fantastic (Kathy and her husband are antique dealers and have searched high and low for the most amazing furnishings for their B&B), the hospitality was grand too. Kathy accommodated our need to check in a bit before standard check in between 4-8pm, and kindly greeted us and gave us a full tour of the house.

If we have any disappointment at all, it was that we could not stay longer, enjoy the evening dessert or partake of the morning breakfast. We have heard it is great. We can't wait to get back to Maquoketa again and visit Squiers Manor again, and we would tell you to make a reservation here if you are passing through or staying for a few days in the area, it is a MAGNIFICENT B&B.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Morrisville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I needed a place to stay for the night while driving through. For about the price of a regular motel, I found at Squiers Manor. As a result, what would have been a plain night in a plain place turned into a evening of warm, intimate, gracious hospitality. The owners were very dedicated to pleasing their guests.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Freehold, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We have stayed at Squiers Manor many times over the years, on trips back to my hometown. The Manor is in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of downtown, and the public library. Each room is furnished with lovely antiques, and the common rooms (parlor, dining room) are beautifully & tastefully decorated. Verl and Kathy Banowetz are wonderful hosts - you feel as though you are staying with family. The breakfasts can't be compared - not your usual B&B fare, but inspired combinations that will delight you every morning. The Manor has a wide front porch, perfect for reading or relaxing in the warm weather. At the holidays, the Manor is decked out for season. A wonderful experience for the price - you'll be glad you stayed here, instead of a chain motel!

Room Tip: Every room has its unique features - certainly the suite at the top of the Manor is the most impress...
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Squiers Manor B&B

Address: 418 West Pleasant St., Maquoketa, IA 52060
Location: United States > Iowa > Maquoketa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Maquoketa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Squiers Manor B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Squiers Manor is an experience you will treasure. Built in 1882, this Queen Anne style mansion featured beautiful woodwork and modern conveniences such as electricity and running water. The tradition continues today with the home and woodwork restored to its past splendor. Even the tradition of modern comfort is carried on with wireless internet, private baths with Jacuzzis, television and queen-size beds. Victorian splendor and modern comforts make your stay at Squiers Manor truly memorable. ... more   less 
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