Western Inn Council Bluffs

1842 Madison AvenueCouncil Bluffs51503USA
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About Western Inn Council Bluffs

Located just off of Interstate 80, Western Inn Hotel combines comfort and customer service in the heart of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

All rooms at Western Inn Hotel have been recently remodeled to a spacious new standard. This smoke-free accommodation includes high-speed Internet connection and increased cable television access.

This hotel features a 24-hour reception, complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking as well as an indoor pool.

In addition to a daily continental breakfast, guests can enjoy free hot dogs and warm cookies every evening. There are a number of restaurants near this hotel and chain options include Cracker Barrel, Long Horn Steakhouse, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. For something a bit different, Puerto Vallarta appears to be the local favorite for Mexican cuisine.

Henry Doorly’s Zoo, Harrah’s and Ameristar casinos, the Western Heritage Trails Museum and Lake Manawa are all in close proximity to this property.


1842 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA, 51503, USA
Telephone: +1(712)3224499 | Fax: +1(712)3224499 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Dated exterior belies sterling service

By all accounts, the exterior of this hotel is a bit dated. However, forget about looks, because the moment you step through the door, staff are friendly and helpful. Regardless of arrival time, it seems that everyone is guaranteed a warm and efficient welcome here.

Little extras mean a lot

For many, it was the little things that made this hotel great. Guests seemed to be absolutely delighted by the free cookies and hot dogs and the fresh coffee on offer in the lobby. Many also had great things to say about the breakfast offerings - especially the biscuits and gravy and steel-cut oats.

Spacious rooms and convenient - but quiet

These rooms have recently been remodeled to give guests a bit more space and that hasn't gone unnoticed. While beds here are comfortable, many have also commented on their large size. Finally, being next to I80, this hotel is a popular booking choice, but quite a few were relieved that, once in their rooms, they couldn't detect the noise from this major thoroughfare.

Negative Reviews

External refurbishment needed and poor parking

Many feel that the external look of the property needs modernized and some also thought that this hotel's signage was difficult to spot from the road. There were also some complaints about parking and many felt that the surface of the parking lot is in need of resurfacing.

Beware the dogs

This hotel is upfront about its pet-friendly policy. Some, however, found themselves to be overwhelmed by the presence of so many four-legged guests.

Trade traffic for trains

While car traffic isn't an issue here, some guests report being disturbed by the trains that pass in close proximity to this hotel.

Rating Overview

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7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 1682 reviews