Western Inn - Council Bluffs

1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, 51503  show map
 3 stars
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Western Inn - Council Bluffs


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool


Television in lobby

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out


The budget Western Inn entices guests to stay in one of the 51 non-smoking rooms and make use of free self-parking, a baggage storage and a designated area for smoking.

A short stroll of 30 minutes will take you to Historic General Dodge House. The property is set within 4 km distance from the city center.

Eppley Airfield airport can be reached by car within 15 minutes.


The rooms in Western Inn come with satellite TV, heating, wireless internet, a personal computer and ironing facilities. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Serving American meals, Village Inn lies in a recreational area, 250 meters from the venue.


Guests can take advantage of 24-hour front desk, ironing service and newspaper service.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   51.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines


  • Housekeeping
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom


  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, 51503

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City Center
  • Council Bluffs
    2.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Room features a cable TV and a work desk. Please note that the room rate is based on 4 guests. Maximum occupancy is 5 guests (see Hotel Policies).

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.4 mi

Shopping areas


  • Aladdin's Castle1700 ft
  • Lightening Bowl2.5 mi

Historical sites

  • Kanesville Tabernacle Park1.8 mi


  • Confederate Air Force1.1 mi
  • Dodge House Historic General1.6 mi
  • Squirel Cage Jail1.9 mi


  • Parks Recreation and Public Prop1.9 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Southwest Iowa Regents Rsrc1.1 mi
  • Key Real Estate1.8 mi
  • E Q Schools of Hair Design1.9 mi
  • University of Northern Iowa2.5 mi

Air business related

  • Council Bluffs City Airport3.0 mi
  • Advanced Air Inc3.0 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Jennie Edmundson Mem Hospital1.9 mi
  • Alegent Health Mercy Hospital2.0 mi

Local attractions

  • Historic General Dodge House1.6 mi
    605 S 3rd St
  • Squirrel Cage Jail1.9 mi
    226 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs
  • Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum 1.9 mi
    226 Pearl St
  • RailsWest Railroad Museum & HO Model Display1.7 mi
    1512 S Main St
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum1.9 mi
    200 Pearl Street
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Western Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Western Inn

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Based on 25 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends

    The price and location made us book; the awesome hotel will make us come back! Free cookies and hot dogs upon check, a free breakfast of biscuits and gravy, big flat screen tv in the room, double sinks (made it really nice with 3 girls all trying to get ready at the same time to go out on the town), etc. I will definitely stay here again, and recommended it to everyone I saw at the Christmas party that night!

    If you're a light sleeper, you might have trouble with the train track that runs next to the hotel.

  • Older travelers

    Courteous, friendly recognized us when stayed a second night on the return trip. Room clean. Bfst was OK

    We stayed on the first floor, upstairs occupants arrived very late, were noisy and bang things around, had TV on loud for most of the night. Did not have restful sleep, especially needed for a 12 HR drive the next day. Not sure what can be done by the Inn. Occupants are sometimes not very considerate.

  • Group of friends

    It was conveniently located, clean, close to a restaurant, nice ambiance.

  • Group of friends

    The breakfast was great !!

    The lady at the front desk was rude! They never got my reservation and the 150 hold on the card is dumb!!

  • Single

    It's on the side of town that has been forsaken because of the new casinos on the other side of town but it is a good value as far as the rooms and the staff. Right next to railroad tracks but not too many trains use it.

  • Older travelers

    Clean, friendly staff, excellent breakfast and supper/evening snack. Even fresh-baked cookies!!

    Location was out of the way.

  • Single

    Ground floor room.

    I had the false notion that it'd be charming. On the contrary, it's merely ordinary and an inflated price.

  • Older travelers

    Much better than low budget big chain motel for the area. Close to the Freeway.

    You get way below quality compared to western states and cities for 3 stars. Well off the beaten path. Too close to freeway noise.

  • Older travelers

    Convenience - easy to get to/from Quiet - despite being close to the turnpike, I was not aware of noises of traffic traveling on the interstate Friendly/helpful staff

    Not a fan of biscuits and gravy for breakfast - glad bagels were offered.

  • Older travelers

    Very nice motel. We will look for Western Inn on our way to Az. This winter. The ammenities were a nice surprise.

    Bathroom floor needs to be cleaner. Please throw away towels or washcloths that are stained.

  • Older travelers

    It was convenient for the events that we had planned. We had stayed here before.


  • Group of friends

    The pool was nice

    I booked in january, 2012 - 2 dbl bed non smoking room arrived in june, 2012 to heavy smoking room with king bed, you could not walk on carpets barefoot because of dirty carpets. The toilet barely flushed, the sink barely drained water. Management was not able to keep their word, I was there for 4 day stay and still was not moved to the non smoking room at anytime of my stay. They have you on the hook knowing that nashville was extremely busy during that weekend and you have no where else to go.

  • Older travelers

    The facility is really old but really clean. The staff was very helpful and nice. The place was being painted on the outside when we were there. Only place I have ever been where they have hotdogs and cookies for dinner (great for the kiddos). Awesome Breakfast. The carpets and bed were clean and comfortable. A very nice bar/grill next door....kid friendly. Convience store right in parking lot, as well. There is a pool there that looked very, very nice. We did not swim there but walked in there and it was very clean looking. It was indoor and warm.

    And old motel and if you are looking to complain about something this is the place for you. The price was right. Other than that I would stay there again.

  • Older travelers

    We were in Council Bluffs for a funeral and selected Western Inn for its accessibility to the funeral home and also price. We were very pleased with the service, room, breakfast, everything. What a bargain. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Family with children

    Was very clean nice continental breakfast and close to place we needed to be at for our event. Was close to interstate exits.

How to reach hotel

hotel Western Inn - Council Bluffs Council Bluffs location
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Hotel Address:

1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, 51503

Get directions
City Center
  • Council Bluffs
    2.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: