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St Louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed at the Brown Street Inn numerous times while on business and find it perfect for my needs. The breakfasts are ready when I am; the desk in the room is perfect to work at during the day, and the exceptional quality of the house makes me feel at home even when I'm away. I highly recommend this... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Between 2007 and this year when my work with an Iowa City organization ended, I spent many nights and had many breakfasts at the Brown Street Inn. I was there often enough that I got to know Mark and Bob very well and, through me, my wife and both of my kids also got to know them. They are, in... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Brown Street Inn. The owners are wonderful and made us feel right at home in Iowa City. The inn is nicely appointed and very clean. Coming downstairs to a lovely breakfast in this beautiful old home was fantastic. I can't wait to come back. We walked into town every night.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed in numerous B&Bs over the years, and Brown Street Inn is truly one of the best experiences: warm, yet unobtrusive hosts; beautifully maintained, and artistically decorated home; great breakfast [lots of fresh fruit: a plus for us!]; and very conveniently located to downtown and campus. The owners are great.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first B&B we've ever stayed at. I hope they're all like this. Great hosts, very clean room (and house), quiet neighborhood, perfect porch to eat breakfast on (really good continental breakfast too) and just relax, short drive (but could easily walk) to the University. I will recommend this place to family and friends without hesitation.

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Thank OldBob1860
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The Brown Street Inn is so beautifully decorated and maintained. We were greeted as friends and felt so comfortable. Our room was lovely and we really loved our wonderful breakfast. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the home and walking in the lovely neighborhood.

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

How often do you stay at a B&B that is so welcoming, so soothing and so beautiful you would like to move in? I went from porch to parlor to den and just sat to soak up the ambiance and loveliness. I felt very comfortable doing that and did not feel I was in the way. In fact, I was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We had a relaxing 2 nights at the Brown Street Inn. Situated in a tree-lined neighborhood in north-central Iowa City, The Inn is a 15-20 minute walk from downtown restaurants and activities. Parking is available on-site. Mark and Bob are gracious hosts-friendly but not intrusive- who live at the Inn. Rooms are well appointed but a bit small (admittedly, we've... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

By the beauty and hospitality at the Brown Street Inn! The home is even more delightful than the website portrays. Breakfast each morning was incredibly delicious. The Suite was beyond our expectations...and the gardens surrounding the home so inviting.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I had a most relaxed and pleasant stay at the Brown Street Inn. Mark and Bob are delightful, gracious and accommodating hosts. Every detail you can think of has been considered for your comfort and relaxation. I found myself being drawn to spending as much time as I could at the Inn while taking a writing workshop at the University.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our 1913 Gambrel Cottage style mansion is on a quiet street in the Brown Street Historical District. Contemporary but yet timelessly elegant appointments can be found throughout the Inn. We are walking distance to downtown Iowa City, and the University of Iowa Campus. Where hospitatality means coming home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Street Inn

Address: 430 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245-5805
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $139 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brown Street Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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