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“Very traditional but it will do”

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Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Cedar Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is the largest best western I've ever stayed. Attached to an actual gym by a covered pathway/bridge.
It is close to the lindall mall (I think that's the name) bed bath and beyond and other stores and restaurants. You do have to cross the highway but it is not that dangerous.

As my first time, I needed the hotel map. It is not difficult but it is confusing at first since you have to magic are from the fist to fourth floor and then second.....anyway!

The pool is small but ok. The sauna is great. The buffer breakfast is as any other regular buffets.

The staff is friendly. They have two computers but the printer is behind the reception.

The room is old with very traditional furniture. The bathroom is tiny. Time for renovation.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. I am glad you were able to take advantage of all the hotel and surrounding area has to offer. The hotel does have a unique layout as we have added on over the years. Guests can get to each building by covered skywalk with elevator access in both buildings. We have recently repainted all hotel rooms, added granite vanities, new lighting in the bathroom, larger framed bathroom mirror and rain showerheads. A new lighting package is also planned for the hotel rooms beginning in April. A complete renovation is also planned on the entry lobby, front desk reception area and banquet lobby. This will also include new carpet in the hotel hallways. I hope if you are back in the area you will stay with us so you can see the exciting changes we have planned! The hotel is located within walking distance to Lindale Mall, movie theatres and many restaurants which is ideal for those guests who are staying for multiple nights. Thank you again for sharing your experience with other travelers. Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was a pretty quirky looking hotel and the layout is a little strange, but we really enjoyed our stay. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, it was quiet, and the kids enjoyed the pool area. We didn't try the breakfast since we were out of there pretty early. I would definitely stay there again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hopefully when you are in the area again you will have time to enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. We do have a rather quirky layout, we began in 1968 with The Longbranch Restaurant and later added the convention center and the 3 hotel buildings. We are continually upgrading the facilities and hotel rooms to keep current with the times. The restaurant however still has the "Western" feel as it was modeled after the TV series "Gunsmoke". I look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The hotel amenities were great. My kids enjoyed the pool and recreation area. The rooms were spacious and clean. The breakfast was fair, however; we did arrive a bit late, the last 30 minutes that they were. Serving. The checking and out staff was very helpful and friendly. The overall stay we great. I would go back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with The BEST WESTERN PLUS Longbranch on Tripadvisor. I'm glad your children were able to take advantage of the indoor pool and games in the atrium. It is a nice open area for families. I hope to see you again if you are in the Cedar Rapids area. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable. Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Windy, cold outside and a warm greeting. Room clean, bed comfy and the internet service worked well. Easy to establish. Free breakfast, nice, just average... however, friendly, engaging staff on site.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Tripadvisor survey. I'm glad you were able to experience what truly sets us apart from the rest, our staff. From check in, to the room attendants and the restaurant staff, we all truly enjoy our guests and want to make them feel at home. I hope if you are in the Cedar Rapids area again you will stay with us and bring some warmer weather. Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very clean, reasonable and nice accomodations for families. Pool table, pool and bar nearby. I was very happy with the service. It is located near some nice restaurants but we ate at the Longbranch and the food was very good! Again reasonable, actually very reasonable. The staff was polite and very welcoming. It is going to be our weekend getaway in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Boonie, Thank you for being a valued Best Western Rewards member and for your participation in the Summer Promotion. I'm glad you chose to use your free night voucher at The BEST WESTERN PLUS Longbranch. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of some of the amenities we offer such as the pool, atrium, game area and Longbranch Restaurant. I appreciate your taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is an excellent place to stay and/or utilize their conference rooms. I work for Rockwell Collins and have utilized various conference rooms. Everything is always excellent!! Exactly to order, extremely pleasant staff AND excellent pricing. Also, travel bookings for out of area visitors that I do, I always recommend the Longbranch. People who I have had stay there LOVE the accommodations, you can't ask for a better price AND the food is outstanding!!! Would absolutely recommend for an overnight stay or for any of your conference room needs. They definately have a lot of options to make your experience exactly to your preference.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Vicki, Thank you for your very kind comments. Our mission is to make our guests experience memorable and problem free. Tami and Dan do an exceptional job taking care of the banquet and meeting facilities. The staff truly enjoy our guests and enjoy making their stay feel like home. Thank you for your continued patronage and recommendations. I look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful day and thank you for taking the time post your comments on Trip Advisor.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

we have drifted away from best western but the long branch in cedar rapids is a nice clean place and the the food at the long branch restaurant is very good. our family had the sunday brunch and everything was fresh and very good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Kathy L, General Manager at Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Trip Advisor survey. I'm glad you enjoyed the hotel and restaurant. Each Best Western is independently owned and operated which is what makes each of them unique. The one constant you will find at all Best Westerns is the passion for making our guests feel at home. I hope to see you again when you are in the area.

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Address: 90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3205
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Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#4 Business Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#6 Family Hotel in Cedar Rapids
Price Range: $93 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
-106 Guest Rooms -Complimentary Internet -Complimentary Hot Breakfast -Complimentary 8,000 sf Gym -Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, & Sauna -Fridge & Microwave in every room -Complimentary Parking -Longbranch Restaurant & Lounge -Grand Ballroom seats up to 450 -Walking Distance to Shopping , Coffee Shops, and Entertainment ... more   less 
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