Where to Stay

People tell us all the time that Council Bluffs is a pleasant surprise, a destination of choice for returning again and again. Whether camping, staying in a hotel, or enjoying a bed and breakfast, the Western edge of Iowa is easy to find and easy to navigate, so accommodating and affordable. Now, you can relax!

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AmericInn

1000 Woodbury Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 322-8400 or (800) 634-3444
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Updated furnishings, flat-screen TVs, Serta beds. Refrigerator and microwave. Business center. Located near the Mall of the Bluffs, Metro Crossing, and Ameristar Casino.

Ameristar Casino Hotel

2200 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-888
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160 luxurious hotel rooms. Riverboat casino featuring 38,500 square feet of gaming and more than 1,500 slots, 35 table games and complimentary valet service.

Best Western Crossroads of the Bluffs

2216 27th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-3150
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Microwave and refrigerator in each room; group and weekly rates.

Bluffs Run RV Park

2701 23rd Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 329-6000
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Stay at the Bluffs Run RV Park to be just minutes away from the 24-hour Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs. Check-in time is 3 p.m. with check-out at 11 a.m.

Comfort Suites

1801 S. 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 323-9760
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Refrigerator and microwave, kids under 18 free.

Country Inn & Suites

17 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-8282 or (800) 830-5222
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Enclosed walkway to Mid-America Center. Adjacent to Horseshoe Casino and Bass Pro Shops. Great location with great amenities. Follow us on Facebook.

Countryside Inn & Suites

3208 S. 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-9699 or (800) 225-3297
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Days Inn - 9th Ave

3619 9th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 323-2200 or (800) 225-3297
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Deluxe Inn

3320 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-2626
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Family-owned offering TVs with 70 channels & HBO, free Wi-Fi, low daily/weekly rates, and select rooms with microwaves & refrigerators. Close to a variety of restaurants and near attractions & Omaha airport.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

520 30th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-1330 or (800) 236-2427
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Business services. 24-hour coffee. Pillow-top beds, down or feather-free pillows. Located near I-29 and I-80, just minutes from the Mall of the Bluffs and Metro Crossing.

Hampton Inn

2204 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-2500 or 800-426-7866
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Amenities include 37-inch flat-screen TVs, 24-hour fitness center. Central location adjacent to casino with four restaurants, sports bar.

Harrah's Hotel & Casino

1 Harrah's Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 329-6000 or 800-HARRAHS
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Deluxe rooms and suites just steps away from Harrah's Casino, with slots and table games. Follow us on Facebook.

Hilton Garden Inn

2702 Mid America Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 309-9000 or 877-STAYHGI
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Connected by covered walkway to the Horseshoe Casino. Close to entertainment and great dining. 24-hour business center. Follow us on Facebook.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2211 S. 32nd Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 352-1300 or (800) 423-0908
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Serving the needs of corporate and leisure travelers with many amenities, including 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

2202 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(800) 423-0908
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24-hour fitness center, in-room refrigerator/microwave, 100% nonsmoking. Located on the Missouri River next to Ameristar Casino with four restaurants, sports bar and casino gaming. Follow us on Facebook.

Joyous Bed & Breakfast

21264 Homestead Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 323-0212

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Outdoor country setting, gourmet breakfast, Cow Patty's Reception Hall, DJA Studio of Photography. 2-1/2 miles from Council Bluffs.

Lake Manawa State Park

1100 S. Shore Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-0220
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The campground at Lake Manawa State Park provides space for 72 camping units. Of those, 37 are equipped with electric hookups. Modern shower and restroom facilities are available at the campground, as well as a trailer dump station. Reservations can be made online, while half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Microtel Inn & Suites

2141 S. 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-2900 or (800) 337-0050
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Pillowtop beds with Dream Well Bedding, elevator access. Close to casinos. Fee for pets.

Motel 6

3032 S. Expressway Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-2405
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My Place Hotel

2281 S. 35th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 256-9555
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To open in summer 2017. Offers convenience & value for short & long-term travelers. Features a full-sized refrigerator, a two burner cook top & microwave with cookware & utensils. Onsite laundry & snack store.

Quality Inn & Suites

3537 W. Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-3171
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Located near all three casinos. Weekday newspaper. Rooms with refrigerator and microwaves. Picnic area onsite. Casino shuttle.

Red Roof Inn & Suites

500 30th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-5555 or (877) 704-9903
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A million-dollar renovation of the hotel's interior and exterior was completed in 2016. The property offers amenities including 37-inch flat-screen TVs, mini refrigerators/microwaves in select rooms, elevator.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

3216 Plaza View Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-6500 or (888) 287-9400
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Total renovation completed in early 2015. All-suites hotel centrally located at the intersection of I-80/I-29. Walking distance to Mid-America Center. HD flat-panel TVs, wet bars with refrigerator and microwaves.

Super 8

2712 S. 24th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-2888 or (800) 454-3213
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24-hour coffee, fax and free local calls, truck parking, in-room coffeemakers and hair dryers.

Tomes RV Park

706 Veterans Memorial Highway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-0363

Western Inn

1842 Madison Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 322-4499 or (800) 322-1842
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Free hot meal on Wednesday nights.

WoodSpring Suites Council Bluffs

3541 14th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 388-8000 or 888-978-5155
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Weekly rates for single, sleeper and double rooms only. Full-size refrigerator, large microwave and two-burner stove.

Nearby Communities in Pottawattamie County

Arrowhead Park (Neola)

29357 310th Street
Neola, IA 51559
(712) 485-2295
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This 147-acre family-friendly park is located in Neola and has a wealth of fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreation activities, including a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, woodland hiking trails, and wildlife viewing.

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Avoca Inn (Avoca)

1809 N. La Vista Heights Road
Avoca, IA 51521
(712) 343-6378

Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn & Suites (Carter Lake)

2510 Abbott Plaza
Carter Lake, IA 51510
(402) 505-4900
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The property is a AAA 3-diamond rating with free local calls, 24-hour business center, coffeemakers and hair dryers in all guest rooms, and recently renovated.

Big Grove Village (Oakland)

18807 450th Street
Oakland, IA 51560
(712) 482-6840
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Botna Bend Park (Hancock)

42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, IA 51536
(712) 741-5465
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Botna Bend Park features towering trees and open green spaces and access to the Nishnabotna River. The park features prairie hiking trails, a playground, horseshoe pits, and volleyball and basketball courts.

Camping is available for both RVs and tents, at costs of $15.00 and $10.00 per night, respectively. The park is equipped with a modern shower house and dump station.

In the heart of the park is the Olsen Lodge, which seats up to 60, has restrooms, a full-kitchen, and heating and cooling, is available for a daily rental of $100.

Capri Motel (Avoca)

110 E. Pershing Street
Avoca, IA 51521
(712) 343-6301
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Clark's Country Inn Bed & Breakfast (Walnut)

701 Walnut Street
Walnut, IA 51577
(712) 784-3010
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Country Inn & Suites (Carter Lake)

2210 Abbott Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51510
(712) 347-5600 or (800) 830-5222
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Crescent View Bed & Breakfast (Crescent)

1200 Walnut Street
Crescent, IA 51526
(712) 227-0051
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Walnut)

1614 Antique City Drive
Walnut, IA 51577
(712) 784-2233
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Hitchcock Nature Center (Honey Creek)

27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
(712) 545-3283
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The Hitchcock Nature Center campground is located ten miles north of Council Bluffs along the Loess Hills scenic byway. The campground features 18 RV sites with electrical service, a modern shower house, water hydrants, and a dump station.

Tent camping sites are also available near the campground, along with four primitive camping sites located deep within the Honey Creek preserve.

Three cabins are located behind the campgrounds and include air conditioning and heating, electricity, a refrigerator, microwave, and tables and chairs. Each campground sleeps five; bring your own bedding, pillows, and cooking and dining supplies. Cost is $47.25 per night; reservations are required.

While the campground is year-round, water is turned off and the dump site is unavailable during winter months.

La Quinta Inn & Suites (Carter Lake)

1201 Avenue H
Carter Lake, IA 51510
(712) 347-6595 or (800) 753-3757
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Mill Stone Park Campgrounds (Carson)

300 N. Rodeo Drive
Carson, IA 51525
(712) 484-3686
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Minden Midtown Motel (Minden)

205 Broadway Street
Minden, IA 51553
(712) 483-2023
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Motel 6 (Avoca)

211 Marty Drive
Avoca, IA 51521
(712) 343-6507
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Pottawattamie County Fair Campground (Avoca)

307 W. Lincoln Street
Avoca, IA 51521
(712) 307-0509
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The Pottawattamie County Fairground features 34 full hook-up sites (electricity, water, and sewer) with 17 new pull-through sites that have 50 amp breakers to accompany luxury RVs. Restrooms, showers, and a sewer dump are also available.

Shelby County Inn (Shelby)

15 East Street
Shelby, IA 51570
(712) 544-2766
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Super 8 (Walnut)

2109 Antique City Drive
Walnut, IA 51577
(712) 784-2221 or (800) 454-3213
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