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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed with my stay at the Western Inn last night. First of all, the lady who greeted us at the counter was not very welcoming. Upon entering the room we were hit with a musty, humid odor. When I later took my shoes off, I discovered the carpet was wet. It was very late, so we just... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were efficiently checked in and informed that the complimentary afternoon hot dogs were just about ready. Our room was clean. The AC worked well. And we were within walking distance of a pretty good grill and bar. The staff was very helpful.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to stay at the Western Inn on our way through the area. The staff was helpful and found the accommodations adequate for our one night. When we checked in, we were offered hotdogs from the grill. Nice touch. They also had fresh baked cookies which hit the spot. The room had a noisier than normal air conditioner but... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2-double room for a night on our way to Minnesota. Beds were okay - bring your own pillows if that's important to you. Clean but we had an updated room. Large enough for 4 people with extra room around beds. Loved having 2 sinks (one in shower room, one outside bathroom). Right off highway. Train only ran during... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Although I have slept on more comfortable beds. It was not horrible by any means. Friendly staff, clean room, good breakfast, soup and cookies on arrival. I even heard other guests not in our party comment. They also had a very nice pool Recommend this facility for families, friends and business people

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

As an overnight stop on a road trip, the Western Inn in Council Bluffs was adequate. As others have mentioned, the rooms are dated. The dual sinks are nice, but need a place to hang a hand towel, and on one of them the water was very hard to shut off. Shower had someone's hair stuck to the wall. :(... More 

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Liberty, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for five nights. Our room was nothing like the one pictured. The carpet appeared to be old and stained. The bathroom was clean, but the beds were not very comfortable. I would have been tempted to try to find another hotel due to the uncomfortable beds, but since it was during the Olympic swim trials,... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Not worth what we paid for this 1- 1 1/2 star hotel. Old worn out uncomfortable bedding, pillows, sheets, towels, carpet, furniture and TV. Should not have paid more than $50 for this place but paid triple that. Price gouging in this town all over!

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Hope, Indiana
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

From the outside it looks a bit rough, but inside all is nice. It appeared that our room had new carpet. The room was clean and we like it when places have two sinks. The shower was good. Upon arrival we were offered hot dogs, cookies, tootsie rolls, and or pretzels. The indoor pool was nice too. Breakfast was a... More 

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Hope, Indiana
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

There was no microwave or mini-fridge in the room, which was a little disappointing. There were however, snacks during the afternoon in the lobby. They also had a free breakfast and nice pool area, with changing rooms and a shower area to rinse off. There were also quite a few restaurants and a couple of gas stations very near by.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Western Inn

Address: 1842 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-5222
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Price Range: $72 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Western Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Western Hotel Council Bluffs
Western Motel Council Bluffs
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Council Bluffs
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