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Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel

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2202 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 28 hotels in Council Bluffs
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.2
Value
3.9
Council Bluffs Hotel's Committed to Your ComfortAt the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs I-29, you can enjoy both serious business and serious fun. Located directly on the banks of the Missouri River and connected to the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the hotel's rooms have spectacular views of the Omaha skyline.Your vacation at the Holiday Inn® Hotel Council Bluffs can be full of fun and relaxation. Attached to the Ameristar Casino through an indoor breezeway, we are just minutes away from Eppley Airfield and downtown Omaha. Our complimentary shuttle can take you to numerous local attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo, Rosenblatt Stadium, TD Ameritrade Park, the Old Market and the CHI Health Center.Business travelers in Council Bluffs, Iowa like the hotel's corporate amenities, starting with the free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel to stay connected with the office.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Newspaper
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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River View
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Gary K wrote a review Aug 8
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Located (connected) to the Ameristar Casino, it was the perfect spot for a B-Day getaway. As usual the staff and service were great. We've stayed here many times and have never been disappointed. Best hot breakfast around!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear GaryK, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your visit with us! We are very happy to know how often you have stayed with us and that we have never let you down! Our team does their best to make our guests feel at home and we will be sure to let them know what a great job they have always done! Thank you very much for your loyalty and we look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Johnjoe K wrote a review Aug 1
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Air conditioning shuts off when your not moving around in your room. Nice having the casino next door. You can walk to the casino from the hotel and never have to go out side. Plenty of parking. The highway construction is a mess to get out of if your going south.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Johnjoe1215, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback from your visit with us! I am very sorry that the air conditioning was an issue and I will work with our team to see if we can adjust the settings to make them more comfortable for our guests! I am happy that overall you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will stay with us again soon! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Christine N wrote a review Jul 2022
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Rooms were clean, breakfast was hot and fresh. Hotel is completely indoor walking distance to dining and the casino. There’s an indoor pool. Coffee and hot cocoa available all day. I didn’t know there was potentially a small deposit fee. My room was 175 ish online and I went into the hotel and was charged 250. Either than that fact, everything about the hotel is wonderful. Maybe there’s a small print I didn’t read or see. But worth the money!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear christine19970802, Thank you for sharing such great feedback from your stay with me! I am very happy that you had a wonderful time here! I am sorry for the confusion with our incidental deposit but am very happy that it wouldn't deter you from spending your evening here with us again! We will be sure to relay your kind review to our team and let them know what a great job they have done! Thank you for staying and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Natalie R wrote a review Jul 2022
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Nice place to stay - clean room and common areas. We didn’t have time for the pool and fitness room but everything else was nice! Easy check in and out too! The breakfast was a typical buffet style and the kids liked it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear J7371DZnatalier, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your visit with me! I am very happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay! We will be sure to relay your feedback to our team and let them know what a great job they did at making you feel at home! Thank you for your review and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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paul c wrote a review Jul 2022
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Enjoyed the location. The staff at the front, house keeping and the maintenance crew were fantastic. Mike, day time guy and Jodia (may have the wrong name and spelling) afternoon gal at front desk were great. I didn't go to casino, but it's right next door. Lots of parking, even for large vehicles with trailers, rv, etc. Hotel is next to river and they have a nice patio area to relax. The pool is indoor, but it has a bay door that opens to the outside fenced in area. Will stay here anytime I visit Omaha/ CB area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear paulcD2086PR, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your experience here with me! We love hearing when our guests have had such a great time! Loyalty is very important for a hotel and I am very happy that we have earned that from you! I will be sure to let our entire team know what a great job they have done as well as ensure that Jobi and Mike are properly commended for their efforts! Thank you for such a great review and we look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Jenna wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved this motel! And the shuttle that was included that took us to Old Market! Sandy was super helpful when we asked what there was to do in the area! The river view room was great and the sunset was beautiful!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 723jennal, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your visit with the entire TripAdvisor community! We love hearing when our guests enjoy so much of what we have to offer! I appreciate hearing your kind words about Sandy and I will be sure that she is properly commended for her efforts! It is great to know that you will be staying with us again and we certainly look forward to it! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Nia H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great knowledgeable and helpful staff. Place could use a little work. Most room for handles only open by lifting u. Hard to work when holding luggage. Our bathroom door handle was falling off. No fan in bathroom, gross. Sink drained slowly and gurgled up when other units ran water. Wonderful location for bike riding. Access to trails from parking lot. I did a couple of midnight rides to Bob Kelley bridge and it was loaded with families/friends walking. Beautiful and safe at night. Bed and linens were comfortable. Ample mirrors and room to spread out our gear.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear NiaHartman, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback about your visit! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry for the issues you did experience and I will be sure to relay those to our maintenance team right away! Our location on the trails is one of our better features and it is great that you enjoyed it! Thank you for choosing to stay here with us and we hope to see you again for RAGBRAI next year! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Edward P wrote a review Jul 2022
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The area was busy with construction dust. Clouds of it so the Inn just seemed clean but well used at this point. The breakfast was good and plentiful. We enjoyed looking out at the Missouri River from the breakfast lounge. I would use the place again when the construction is gone. We were referred by a friend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Edward P, Thank you for sharing such great feedback from your visit with us! I am very happy that overall you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry for the construction surrounding the interstate project and I agree that we are looking forward to its completion as well! I am happy that you would choose to stay here again and we certainly look forward to it! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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Jennifer D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Overall a good experience. Omaha across the river smelled awful (cow poop CENTRAL) but other than that the hotel was great: clean with super comfy beds and pillows. The pool had a neat set up, half in and half outside. And the complimentary breakfast was great with plenty of fresh options. There aren't any restaurants for kids on site so don't expect to cash in on kids eat free, just FYI. The only restaurant on site is for 21+ and the bakery is only open on the weekends. We were told we could get take out from the restaurant but they don't have a kids menu, so again not a "kids eat free" option. The semi-attached casino, which my husband accidentally discovered while looking for the reataurant, was just a smoky, nearly empty bar with not a soul under 60 years old. Not a happening scene if that's what you're looking for! And the hostess told him it was reserved for Diamond Club members only (or something like that).
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Jennifer D, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback from your visit with me! I am very happy that overall you enjoyed your visit! I am sorry for the issues you mentioned with the food options and we will be sure to work with our partners to do better! It is great that our hotel team did such a great job of making you feel at home and we will be sure to let them know how well they did! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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neverhadlessons wrote a review Jul 2022
Medicine Hat, Canada58 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here the evening of the 4th. We had a room facing the river. We were able to watch a number of fireworks displays just beyond the river setting. What a great place to spend the 4th! Accommodations were very good and price was right. Restaurants in that particular area are sparse with local highway construction and detours. If you have the patience to make it to the hotel, you will enjoy everything else.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear neverhadlessons, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with the entire TripAdvisor community! We are very happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay! We are very happy that you chose to spend your 4th of July holiday with us! We will be sure to let our team know how much you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for spending the holiday with us and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Bill Vanderpool General Manager Holiday Inn @ Ameristar
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$112 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Craft Axe Throwing- Omaha (2.2 miles), Get Out Omaha (1.5 miles), and Charles Schwab Field Omaha (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orsi's Italian Bakery & Pizzeria, Block 16, and M's Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.