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Western Inn

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking | Living area | TV

Overview of Western Inn

Western Inn

2.5 star property

7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, IA, 51503

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSquirrel Cage Jail4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBayliss Park4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Manawa State Park8 min drive
  • AirportOmaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field)17 min drive

Room options

About this area

Council Bluffs

Located in Council Bluffs, Western Inn is in the suburbs. Dodge Riverside Golf Club and Spring Lake Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Bayliss Park and Lake Manawa State Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Mid-America Center or Rosenblatt Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Squirrel Cage Jail - 4 min drive
  • Bayliss Park - 4 min drive
  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs - 6 min drive
  • Lake Manawa State Park - 8 min drive
  • Lake Manawa Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Omaha Station - 10 min drive
  • Eppley Field Airport (OMA) - 17 min drive


  • Cellar19 Wine & Deli - 16 min walk
  • Dixie Quicks - 3 min drive
  • Cracker Barrel - 4 min drive
  • Pizza Counter - 4 min drive
  • Firehouse Subs - 4 min drive

About this property

Western Inn

Hotel in the suburbs
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a library, and a business center at Western Inn. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, coffee/tea in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • A vending machine, a TV in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 51 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Daily housekeeping, desks, and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 40 lbs per pet)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Western Council Bluffs
Western Inn Council Bluffs
Western Inn
Western Inn Hotel
Western Inn Council Bluffs
Western Inn Hotel Council Bluffs

Frequently asked questions

Does Western Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Western Inn?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Western Inn on Feb 6, 2023 start from $65.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Western Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, Western Inn allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Western Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Western Inn?

Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 1:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Western Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Western Inn located?

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of RailsWest Railroad Museum, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, and Caring For Our Communities In Southwest Iowa. CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs and Alegent Health Mercy Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Western Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Western Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Western Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Located in a nice quiet area. Everything was clean. Great price for a quick overnight stay as we passed through the area.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful staff

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Alvin, Winnipeg

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great for a quick bathtub plug
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The front desk clerk was really friendly and helpful. The place was clean and comfortable.

6/10 Okay


The pool area really needs to be deep cleaned, they should wash the walls in the rooms and hallways, yuck. Beds were comfy

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The man checking us in was amazing. The room was awful!!!! Sink water wouldnt turn off, no knob on window, bathtub was dirty, there was a hole in the wall that had toilet paper shoved in it, red dried substance on the lamp shade. This was my first time using and i never will again!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
The beds were very uncomfortable and when asked for extra pillows and blankets we were told no…
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My room smelled of feces and moldy water - I had to use fabreze and matches to cover the stench that just returned. Stay here if you like bad smells.
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2022