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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
3 out of 5
3216 Plaza View Dr, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $71 per night
3.26 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (553 reviews)

"Room is big and clean. Service was very good.I’ll come fo stay here."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
WoodSpring Suites Council Bluffs
2 out of 5
3541 14th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $50 per night
3.33 mi from city center
3.2/5 (371 reviews)

"Loved the staff, cleanliness, onsite laundry facility and room. Wish there was a coffee maker in the room though."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

WoodSpring Suites Council Bluffs
Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
3 out of 5
2501 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $71 per night
3.23 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (242 reviews)

"Very nice/new property Old fashioned at bar was awful. Taste and look. Not at all like picture in elavator. Do not recommend you get it."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
Best Western Crossroads Of The Bluffs
2.5 out of 5
2216 27th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $63 per night
2.67 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (885 reviews)

"Just a little old and dirty. I would not stay here again"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Best Western Crossroads Of The Bluffs
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA
2.5 out of 5
17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $84 per night
3.13 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,048 reviews)

"We love that this hotel is attached to the Mid America Center. It is nice to be able to walk back and forth during breaks to our convention. There was a really nice breakfast buffet and area to eat in and nice lobby. Staff was great and everything seemed clean. We have stayed many times, and plan ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha
2 out of 5
2141 S 35th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $55 per night
3.25 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (1,784 reviews)

"Quick easy friendly check in. I had a nice room on the third floor with elevator access. Nice big room with window seating. Bathroom was spacious overall nice stay"…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha
Motel 6 Council Bluffs
2 out of 5
3032 S Expressway St, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $51 per night
2.45 mi from city center
3.1/5 (449 reviews)

"I had a basic room no fridge or microwave. It was clean and bug free."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Motel 6 Council Bluffs
Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
2.5 out of 5
520 30th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $84 per night
2.38 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (496 reviews)

"Clean facility, helpful staff and good location. Appreciated the way they improvised for breakfast due to COVID-19."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
Red Roof Inn & Suites Omaha - Council Bluffs
2.5 out of 5
500 30th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $65 per night
2.39 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (1,475 reviews)

"Really load hallways Slamming doors Common areas like halls smelled like smoke"…"

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Red Roof Inn & Suites Omaha - Council Bluffs
My Place Hotel-Council Bluffs/Omaha East, IA
2.5 out of 5
2281 South 35th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
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The price is $78 per night
3.25 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (593 reviews)

"Staff was friendly at check in. It was our first time staying at My Place. Room was spacious and comfortable. In the morning we realized there was no shower curtain on the shower. At check out I mentioned there was no shower curtain. She apoligized and said we were suppose to get one at check in. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

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Visiting Council Bluffs

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Council Bluffs, and visitors give high marks for the popular zoo, casinos, and shopping. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its restaurants, museums, and live music. Top sights in the city include Horseshoe Council Bluffs and Mid-America Center.

  • There are 39 hotels and other accommodations in Council Bluffs
  • The closest major airport is in Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field), 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Omaha, NE (MIQ-Millard), 14.8 mi (23.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Council Bluffs

The city is well known for its museums and live music, and cultural venues include Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and Western Historic Trails Center. Notable city landmarks like Squirrel Cage Jail and Historic General Dodge House might be worth a visit. The picturesque setting of Bayliss Park and Lake Manawa State Park exemplify the city's natural beauty.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 39 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Council Bluffs. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

Other top sights in Council Bluffs include Horseshoe Council Bluffs and Mid-America Center. In the surrounding area, popular places to see include CHI Health Center Omaha, located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center, and Henry Doorly Zoo, which is 5.2 mi (8.3 km) away.

Dressing for Council Bluffs

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 58°F during the day and 13°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 87°F, while the average at night is 34°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 88°F with nighttime averages of 47°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 71°F and nighttime averages of 14°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Council Bluffs is 30.62 inches
  • Usually July and June are the hottest months with an average of 86°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 16°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Council Bluffs?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr is a favorite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers an indoor pool and free WiFi. Other favorite options based on reviews include My Place Hotel-Council Bluffs/Omaha East, IA and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Council Bluffs, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Council Bluffs.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Council Bluffs?
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What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Council Bluffs?
Based on reviews, Western Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Omaha Airport, IA and Motel 6 Council Bluffs.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Council Bluffs?
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Omaha Airport Downtown is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Best Western Crossroads Of The Bluffs and Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East Council Bluffs. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Joe’s Karting.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Council Bluffs?
Hampton Inn @ Ameristar Casino is a favorite hotel for couples, and features in-room kitchens and an indoor pool. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Harrahs Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly accommodation in Council Bluffs?
Harrahs Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino is a top 3.5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel that features a casino and 3 restaurants.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Council Bluffs?
Red Roof Inn & Suites Omaha - Council Bluffs is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Motel 6 Council Bluffs and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Horseshoe Council Bluffs?
Adjacent to Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Other good options within a short distance include Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs and Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East Council Bluffs.
What about the best place to stay close to Mid-America Center?
One of the top choices for your stay is Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Council Bluffs, IA, located next to Mid-America Center, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an indoor pool. Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs and Courtyard by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Council Bluffs?
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Council Bluffs/Omaha is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features an indoor pool and free breakfast.
What's the best hotel if you'd like to visit the local casinos in Council Bluffs?
Harrahs Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino is a top 3.5-star hotel featuring a casino and WiFi. Other good options to try your luck include Days Inn by Wyndham Council Bluffs/9th Ave and Comfort Suites Council Bluffs.

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