HOLIDAY INN AT AMERISTAR

2202 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Riverfront Hotel in Pottawattamie County
41.24025-95.90691
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4.0/ 5

Based on 187 guest reviews

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  • With an indoor pool!
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Avg. Group Discount of 24.8%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 183 rooms in property
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 9 conference rooms in property

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Room Types

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Local Attractions

Ameristar Casino Harrahs Casino Horseshoe CasinoHenry Doorly Zoo/IMAX Theater College World Series/ TD AmeritradeHistorical Old Market of Omaha Fox Run Golf Course Iowa Western Community College Orpheum Theater Joslyn Art Museum Centurylink Center General Dodge House University of Nebraska @ Omaha Mid America Center

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn at Ameristar

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Average"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Cold showers at 830 at night and 8 am, told the front desk and the lady said she couldn't do anything since we booked on line, not sure what that matters.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-May-2016 Verified Review
Response from Management on 16-Jun-2016:
Dear Tonya W,Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit with me. I am very sorry that you didn't have hot water during your stay as well as for the response you received from the staff. We care a great deal about each of our guests and will always do our best to ensure that we correct any issues that may occur. We have corrected the problem with the hot water so that issue should not happen again. I will also make sure that I relay your experience to our entire staff so they know how important it is to do a much better job when one of our guests experiences a problem. Guest service is our number one priority and I will make sure that we do better whenever a problem arises. Thank you very much for your feedback and I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and show you a much better time the next time around.
"Wonderful to Work With"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Our group was well taken care of and the facilities were clean and the employees friendly.
(Meeting planner, booked 25 rooms), from US flag
03-Aug-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 29 to Thu Jul 30 2015 at a $92.95 group rate (40% discount).
"Great stay and great staff"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Jessica and the Holiday Inn staff did a great job with our group of 80 people. The hotel was clean and convenient and our guests were well taken care of. Highly recommended.
(Meeting planner, booked 30 rooms), from US flag
05-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 02 to Sat May 03 2014 at a $209.00 group rate (22% discount).
"Wonderful"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Had an awesome stay and really appreciated the shuttle to the airport and back! Great food as well!
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
10-Jan-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 03 to Sat Jan 04 2014 at a $97.42 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn at Ameristar

4.0 out of 5. Based on 187 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Come stay with us at the premier hotel in Council Bluffs, IA. We're the place for serious business or serious fun. We are located directly on the banks of the Missouri River which provides a spectacular view of the Omaha skyline. Each guest room has been renovated to offer the finest surroundings to each guest including large flat-panel televisions. We are attached to the Ameristar Casino through an indoor breezeway and are also just minutes away from Eppley Airport and downtown Omaha. We are located right in the middle of all the action, so we will make your stay in Council Bluffs a night to remember.Our business travelers will love our free, hot breakfast served in our beautiful riverside clubroom and free high-speed WiFi. We also offer room service and close proximity to many dining options so you can decide to stay in the room or go out on the town. Our leisure guests can't miss with our heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness center. Our friendly and experienced staff has a track record of providing the best service in the area and are completely committed to making your visit a success.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 pm
Check Out:11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation:2012
Floors:5
Rooms:183
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:173
Handicap Rooms:11
Suites:36
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:9 View Spaces
Meeting Space:6030 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 5.0 Mi
Pool Info:Indoor saline pool
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
6:00pm day prior to arrival
Nightly Parking:0.00
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax:12.00%
City Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 2.00 Per Person
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Spa Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Shipping Handling Fee: 0.00 Per Item
Additional Person Fee: 0.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Additional Room Fees: 0.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:20.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees:50.00 Per Item
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:10.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:10.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:10.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:11.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:11.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:21.45 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:22.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.62 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 7.80 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:19.95 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.50 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar:50.00 Per Item

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • TV - Free Showtime
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information

Eppley Airfield 6 miles from the hotel.Complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from

Local Shuttle Info: 24 Hour Complimentary within a 5 mile radius

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Deluxe continental breakfast included with every overnight stay. This features two hot items that vary with each day, waffle makers, pastries, cereals, and more!

Internet / WiFI

Free Wi-Fi available throughout hotel for guests of the hotel

About Holiday Inn

  • Full-service hotel offering three different experiences: Holiday Inn Express ideal for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Resorts for family fun and relaxation, and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations, suitable for family and friends with spacious accommodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay and eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Restaurants and bars on-site with good food and drinks for all ages
  • Indoor or Outdoor swimming pools based on location
  • Great exercise facilities
  • Based on select properties, Holiday Inn's The Hub is the perfect entertainment spot and gaming area with a media lounge, fire pits, etc.

The Holiday Inn highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Holiday Inn at Ameristar

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn at Ameristar

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both group quotes and the best individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group bid was entered. The lowest group deal shown is 40.9% in September 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $217 in the month of May 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn at Ameristar in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn at Ameristar

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn at Ameristar.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn at Ameristar meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Council Bluffs event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
General Dodge Board Room 25 x 24 x 9 60025/--17127912--/--33--30
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General Dodge Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
600 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 24 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
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Kanesville Room 23 x 30 x 9 75057/--40291724----/--7740--
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Kanesville Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
750 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
23 x 30 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
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Heartland Ballroom 77 x 40 x 9 3080200/--125130748874--/--216200--
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Heartland Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3080 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
77 x 40 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
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Heartland Ballroom 1
25 x 40 x 9 100056/--3550242924--/--7256--
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Heartland Ballroom 1

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 40 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
Heartland Ballroom 2
25 x 40 x 9 100056/--3550242924--/--4256--
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Heartland Ballroom 2

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 40 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
Heartland Ballroom 3
27 x 40 x 9 108056/--3550263126--/--7256--
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Heartland Ballroom 3

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1080 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
27 x 40 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
Lewis and Clark 50 x 32 x 9 160090/--5560384638--/--12590--
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Lewis and Clark

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1600 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
50 x 32 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
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Lewis and Clark A
25 x 32 x 9 80040/--4040192319--/--5040--
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Lewis and Clark A

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
800 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 32 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.
Lewis and Clark B
25 x 32 x 9 80040/--2540192319--/--5040--
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Lewis and Clark B

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
800 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 32 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Room Rental depends on Food and Beverage Spend. Listed are the maximum room rentals for each space.

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