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“Amazing Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The 1900 Inn

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The 1900 Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Des Moines B&B and Inns
Mustang, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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“Amazing Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about The 1900 Inn! Everything was perfect. It was excellent and so nice to just be able to relax in your room. We stayed 2 nights. Breakfast was also yummy. The Inn keepers (Jane & Tim) are very friendly and make sure that you have everything you need. Since the weather was nice during our stay, we enjoyed walking around the property and sitting on the covered front porch. If you are looking for a retreat from everyday life, this is the place!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Jane and Tim make you feel very welcome. They bring a coffee and tea tray to the room. The inn is very clean. They have a great library. They are conveniently located in a Neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants and movies. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Jane & Tim have created an oasis of calm and beauty just 3 blocks from Drake University. Easy parking, comfiest mattress, spacious bathroom, great breakfast - wonderful!! My husband & I arrived early (called Jane and she said "Sure, come on over!"), and collapsed into our lovely room. The bathroom has a bench and an open closet with hooks which makes getting ready so much easier and you don't have to look at your travel clutter in the bedroom. In the hall were beverages and snacks as well as napkins, forks, etc, - perfect for us as we stayed in for a light meal of cheese and crackers in our room. Since we were the only guests that evening, we had the pleasure of having breakfast the next morning with Tim & Jane who are interesting AND interested. Blueberry French Toast and Kielbasa were perfect and we cannot wait to return. THANK YOU!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Penny P
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We spent a wonderful night at this B&B. We would highly recommend staying here when comparing to a high end hotel. Many great features such as complementary drinks, WiFi, cable TV, robes, and off street parking. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed 2 nights, and our hosts could not have been kinder - it felt like home. Lovely comfortable and tastefully decorated room, chocolates on the bedside table, and a small pantry outside the bedroom door with biscuits, ice and canned drinks for us in the fridge as we wished. Fresh fruit and French toast one morning, (I declined the sausage), different fresh fruit, scones, & breakfast pizza the next, with a selection of cold drinks and coffee for breakfast - so we felt very full after that! Jane brought a tray of coffee to our door an hour before breakfast and that was heavenly ! We had a long chat with Jane after breakfast the 1st day which was very enjoyable, and both Jane & Tim joined us for breakfast the 2nd day as we were the only guests at this time, so they were very friendly.

All in all I have no hesitation in recommending this as a good place to stay in the Des Moines vicinity.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Valerie W
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TimNDesMoines_IA, Owner at The 1900 Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
This response is really for all the wonderful guests who taken the time to submit a review. We so appreciate the kind words and the compliments for our service. There is though one thing that is missing in these reviews. A large part of having a positive stay at any bed and breakfast is being a great guest. When you are on time, respectful of our private space, and genuinely appreciative of our hard work; it makes your stay so much fun for us! That makes doing the little extra things the icing on the cake. Thanks to all of you for being our partners in a wonderful experience.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

I have never stayed at a B&B before and was fortunate that 1900 Inn was my first experience.
This house is in a transitional neighborhood of once beautiful older homes being renovated.
Jane and Tim have done an outstanding job, you'll want to move in!
I was in the Garden Room, with a huge jacuzzi and very comfortable bed. The down side is this room faces 26th St which at night is loud and a lot of activity going on.
There is a refrigerator at the end of the hall filled with soda and bottled water for the guests, perfect!
I'm not a breakfast eater or early riser so I didn't have the delicious breakfast I could smell!
Instead Jane brought up a pot of coffee around 10:00-ish with fresh fruit and home made muffins. This was not part of the package, just one of the many touches that make 1900 Inn an excellent B&B.
The cons: Parking. On street parking and directly across the street from an apartment complex. However, Jane and Tim offer their private driveway if needed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Evanston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We spent a fabulous week at the 1900 Inn. The home is beautifully restored, our room was comfortable and Jane and Tim are terrific hosts. Every morning we had fresh coffee at our door when we awoke and then went downstairs for a delicious breakfast featuring fresh fruit, home-baked goods and main dishes ranging from "breakfast pizza" to Jane's "Canadian" eggs benedict.
We enjoyed exploring the neighborhood and Jane provided tips on restaurants and neighborhoods to explore. If our travels take us back to Des Moines there's no question that we'll return to the 1900 Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The 1900 Inn

Property: The 1900 Inn
Address: 1033 26th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4201
Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE 1900 INN is a carefully remodled home built in 1900. All plumbing and electric is brand new. Wonderfully decorated and breakfasts are created with fresh ingredients, most locally grown when available. Our guests appreciate the genuine hospitality and welcoming atmosphere that make THE 1900 INN truly a soft place to land. ... more   less 
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The 1900 Inn Des Moines, Iowa

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