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Brown Street Inn

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Reviewed 25 September 2011

When my partner and I decied to travel to Iowa City to be married, we wanted to make certain that our wedding night would forever hold special memories. How lucky we were to have discovered the Brown Street Inn. Previously leery of B&B stays because of their variability, the absence of any distinctive hotel options in Iowa City pushed us...

Thank rbtsch
Reviewed 3 September 2011

After finding the ratings for Iowa City hotels were pretty much negative or indifferent, we chose the Brown Street Inn for three nights while at a conference because of the TA ratings. We were fully satisfied, and this B&B exceeded our expectations. All of the positive comments other reviewers have offered are spot on, and we would echo them. Mark...

Thank wjames5
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 30 August 2011

We didn't know if the Brown Strret Inn could live up to all the rave reviews which they had received on Trip Advisor, but they did! Our innkeeper Mark could not have been nicer. Both the room and the breakfast were excellent! The location, in a beautiful neighborhood of large cottages just a few blocks from downtown Iowa City, was...

Thank steve l
Rockton, Illinois
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Mark is an attentive host and runs a first rate establishment. Knows local scene and asks the right questions in advance of making an informed recommendation. I was on a business trip, traveling alone and I would love to bring my wife next time. Tastefully decorated and maintained with care. Do yourself a favor and stay here. My only reservation...

Thank Samiamiu
Long Island, NY
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Just a very nice, very welcoming place. Fresh-baked cookies in the afternoons, great breads, grains, yogurt, fruit for breakfast. The public spaces are gorgeous, with lots of local art on the walls, and wonderful lighting. Great small things - like tea and water available in the upstairs hall, in-room fridges, that sort of thing. I can't say enough about this...

1Thank Myob1776
Watertown MN
Reviewed 12 August 2011

What makes my review different is I do not stay at B&B's.(until my daughter treataed my sister and me). We were planning on meeting in the middle, I am from Minnesota and she is from Illinois. We both love machine embroidery and there was a seminar at Shields Sewing. Little did we know when I tried to make arrangements that...

Thank Pamela G
Mulkeytown, ill
Reviewed 10 August 2011

My sister and I went to a embroidery class and we stayed at this Inn. Mark was a perfect host and the breakfasts were out of this world. the service was beyond I had brought two of my embroidery machine and being the host Mark was he carried them to our room and also back to the car. The rooms...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Stayed two nights this week at the Brown Street Inn while on business in Iowa City. The place is immaculate yet comfortable. I enjoy B&Bs because my needs can be met more easily than at a large hotel with hundreds of rooms. And the owners have a vested interest in meeting those needs. I felt anything I needed would have...

Thank copperpot
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 21 July 2011

My wife and I just returned home from our stay at the Brown Street Inn. We were hoping for a special place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The house is beautiful, the rooms immaculate, it is within walking distance of downtown Iowa City, has free Wifi, is extremely clean, a comfortable bed, the price...

3Thank Dsteward
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We picked this inn out of many other reviewed B&Bs and were not disappointed. It is very tastefully decorated both downstairs and in the bedrooms. The host was very welcoming, friendly and knowlegeable about Iowa City. We had a small refrigerator in our room stocked with soft drinks and also access to teas and coffee during the day. The breakfast...

3Thank SunPilgrim

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our 1913 Gambrel Cottage style mansion is on a quiet street in the Brown Street Historical District. Contemporary but yet timelessly elegant appointments can be found throughout the Inn. We are walking distance to downtown Iowa City, and the University of Iowa Campus. Where hospitatality means coming home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Street Inn

Address: 430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $194 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brown Street Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The suite on the third floor for an extended stay. Very roomy with lots of sitting space and desk areas. Largest bathroom. Very private.”
DawnKT, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the website. Descriptions are accurate”
TMICHAELHATTY, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I love the cheery yellow with windows facing east and south.”
jpociengel, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The king suite upstairs has the most room and the most privacy.”
dwilsonwing80, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have similar views and amenities”
doca953, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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