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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The newly-renovated AmercInn Council Bluffs features updated furnishings, flat screen TVs, Serta beds, and free hot breakfast. It's 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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Best Western Crossroads of the Bluffs

2216 27th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-3150
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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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Country Inn & Suites

17 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-8282 or (800) 830-5222
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Located adjacent to the Horeshoe Casino, Mid-America Center, and Bass Pro Shops, the Country Inn & Suites combines a great location with great amenities, from free high-speed internet to a daily hot breakfast.

Days Inn - 9th Ave

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

3208 S. 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-9699 or (800) 225-3297
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

520 30th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-1330 or (800) 236-2427
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Located near I-29 and I-80, Fairfield Inn is just a few minutes from the Mall of the Bluffs and Metro Crossing Shopping Center. The hotel features free Wi-fi, a fitness center, indoor pool, and free hot breakfast daily.

Hampton Inn

2204 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-2500
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The comfortable Hampton Inn combines a central location with amenities like 37-inch flat screen TVs, free Wifi access, and daily hot breakfast. Relax in the indoor pool and whirlpool, or exercise in the 24-hour fitness center.

Harrah's Hotel & Casino

1 Harrah's Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 329-6000
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Harrah's Hotel features standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and exquisite suites with the convenience of being steps away from the slots, shows, shopping, and restaurants at Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino.

Hilton Garden Inn

2702 Mid America Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 309-9000
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The Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs is connected by covered walkway to the Horseshoe Casino, giving proximity to gaming and great dining. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, heated indoor pool, business center, and complimentary Wifi.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2211 S. 32nd Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 352-1300 or (800) 423-0908
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The Holiday Inn & Suites meets the needs of both corporate and leisure travelers, with a 24-hour business center, free high-speed internet, an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast bar, and fitness center.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

2202 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(800) 423-0908
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Connected to the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites features 24-hour shuttle access, a free hot breakfast, free Wifi throughout the hotel, and an indoor pool.

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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Motel 6

3032 S. Expressway Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-2405 or (800) 899-9841
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Quality Inn & Suites

3537 W. Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-3171
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The Council Bluffs Quality Inn is a pet-friendly hotel located near all three casinos in western Council Bluffs. Amenities include free breakfast, internet access, weekday newspaper, and rooms with refrigerators and microwaves.

Red Roof Inn & Suites

500 30th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 366-5555 or (800) 733-7663
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

3216 Plaza View Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-6500 or (888) 287-9400
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Newly-remodeled, all-suites hotel centrally located at the intersection of I-80/I-29 in Council Bluffs. Suites feature complimentary wifi, HD flat-panel TVs, wet bars with refrigerator and microwave, and more.

Super 8

2712 S. 24th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 322-2888 or (800) 454-3213
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Tomes RV Park

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

Value Place

3541 14th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 388-8000
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Western Inn

1842 Madison Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 322-4499 or (800) 322-1842
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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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