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Council Bluffs Iowa Hotels & Motels

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The Council Bluffs center is around the area of Historic Squirrel Cage Jail and the area of River's Edge Park.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, is on the east bank of the Missouri River, directly across from Omaha, Nebraska. While Council Bluffs is older than Omaha, it's a much smaller city. Until 1852, Council Bluffs was actually known as Kanesville, after benefactor Thomas L. Kane. However, the city was renamed in honor of a meeting between the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Otoe tribe that took place at Council Bluff. When gambling laws loosened in Iowa, Council Bluffs became a popular location for casinos. Today, the city is home to three casinos and a greyhound dog track.

Whether you're interested in learning more about the history of Council Bluffs or you want to try your luck at the casinos, finding the perfect hotel room is important. It doesn't matter if you're looking for a luxurious hotel, mid-range room, or budget-friendly option — you can find the ideal accommodations in Council Bluffs. More from this guide...

Council Bluffs Hotels/Accommodations

Heartland Inn - Council Bluffs
+1-888-690-5281
1000 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Council Bluffs
+1-800-230-4134
520 30th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Red Roof Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs 500 30th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Western Inn - Council Bluffs
+1-888-690-5247
1842 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 51 rooms in property
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Best Western Crossroads of The Bluffs : 2216 27th Ave. 2216 27th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Days Inn 3208 South 7th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Low priced property
American Inn Council Bluffs Iowa 2717 South 24th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
Super 8 Cncl Blffs Ia Omha Ne in Council Bluffs 2712 South 24th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 84 rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs - Council Bluffs 2211 South 32nd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East / Council Bluffs : 2702 Mid America Dr. 2702 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Three Star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Springhill Suites by Marriott in Council Bluffs 3216 Plaza View Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Affordable Convention Center property
  • 151 rooms in property
Quality Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs 3537 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
From$40
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Microtel Inn & Suites - Council Bluffs 2141 South 35 St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • 2-star Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$49
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Comfort Suites - Council Bluffs
+1-888-690-5281
1801 South 35th St., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 p.m.
Value Place Omaha Ne (Council Bluffs)
+1-800-230-4134
3541 14th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Two star hotel
Holiday Inn at Ameristar in Council Bluffs
+1-800-997-5148
2202 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • 3-star Riverfront property
  • 184 rooms in hotel
Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs
+1-888-690-5247
2200 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Expensive property
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Hampton Inn at Ameristar 2204 River Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
From$101
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Harrah's Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs 1 Harrah's Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Hotel has 9 suites
Sleep Inn Omaha 2525 Abbott Dr., Omaha, NE 68110 ~3.45 miles west of Council Bluffs
  • Low priced Airport hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Candlewood Suites - Omaha 2601 Abbott Plaza, Omaha, NE 68110 ~3.53 miles west of Council Bluffs
  • Two star Airport hotel
  • 4 floors in property
Country Inn & Suites Omaha Airport 2210 Abbott Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510 ~3.54 miles west of Council Bluffs
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn & Suites - Carter Lake 2510 Abbott Plz, Carter Lake, IA 51510 ~3.57 miles west of Council Bluffs
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Shuttle from airport available
Holiday Inn Express Omaha Airport : 2010 Abbott Dr. 2010 Abbott Dr., Carter Lake, IA 51510 ~3.57 miles west of Council Bluffs
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
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When to Visit Council Bluffs, IA

The best time to visit Council Bluffs is in the summer. From June through August, the average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper 80s. In the middle of summer, the high humidity can lead to frequent thunderstorms, but you can still enjoy all the outdoor activities when the weather clears up. If you're looking for good hotel deals, though, these aren't the months to find them. Hotels take advantage of the large summer crowds and charge top rates.

Fall in Council Bluffs brings dropping temperatures. If you want to enjoy outdoor activities while still getting a deal on a hotel room, consider visiting in September or October when summer crowds are gone but the average high temperatures are still in the lower 70s and upper 60s. By November, the temperatures drop to the upper 40s, and snow is possible.

The best hotel prices in Council Bluffs occur ffrom December through February. However, the drawback of visiting during these months is dealing with cold and snowy weather. Average high temperatures rarely get out the 30s, and each month sees an average of 6 inches of snowfall. Luckily, most indoor attractions are still open during these months.

As spring rolls around in Council Bluffs, the temperatures start to rise. While average highs in March are in the lower 50s, they're in the lower 60s by March. By May you can see temperatures in the mid-70s. If you plan a visit before the summer crowds arrive, you can enjoy some good hotel deals.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Council Bluffs, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Council Bluffs, IA. Browse these line graphs to calculate the cheapest time to book in Council Bluffs for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Council Bluffs, IA

4 Star Average Prices: $132.65

If you want to enjoy some of the best amenities and service available, check out one of the luxury hotel options in Council Bluffs. Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs overlooks the beautiful Missouri River. When you're not downstairs enjoying the excitement of the 38,500-square-foot casino, you can relax in rooms that come with premium bedding, free wireless internet access, and plasma televisions with cable channels. When you get hungry, you have five unique dining options available at the hotel, including Bourbons BBQ and Steak, Bella's Bakery and Cafe, and Heritage Buffet.

Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino provides rooms that have a view of the river, golf course, or city skyline. Rooms also come with amenities like refrigerators, coffee makers, premium bedding, and room service. Head down to the casino and check out over 580 slot machines, as well as popular table games like roulette, blackjack, and craps. For meals, the hotel offers casual options like Stir Cove Backstage Grill and Fresh Market Square Buffet. If you're looking for upscale dining, reserve a table at 360 Steakhouse and take in amazing views while you enjoy your perfectly cooked steak.

All 153 rooms at Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East/Council Bluffs feature kitchenettes that have a coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave. The rooms also come with free wireless and wired internet access, LCD televisions with cable channels, and minibars. For entertainment, use the covered walkway to head over to Horseshoe Casino, or simply relax by the indoor pool. When you get hungry, check out the variety of dining options at the casino or enjoy classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the on-site restaurant, Great American Grille.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Council Bluffs

Affordable Hotel Options in Council Bluffs, IA

3 Star Average Prices: $110.14

If you're interested in budget-friendly hotels, consider one of the affordable options around Council Bluffs. AmericInn Council Bluffs is within three miles of popular attractions like the RailsWest Railroad Museum, Bayliss Park, and the Historic General Dodge House. You'll enjoy a comfortable stay in your room with amenities like pillow-top mattresses, a microwave, a refrigerator, free wireless internet access, and a flat-screen television with cable channels.

Quality Inn & Suites is within two miles of Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Before you head out for the day, be sure to enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet served each morning. Plus, if a getaway just isn't the same without your furry friend, you'll be happy to know that your pets can stay with you for an extra fee.

Days Inn Council Bluffs/9th Ave is two miles from the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park. All 40 rooms at the hotel come with free wireless internet access, cable television, coffee makers, and free local calls. The hotel also features coffee and tea in the lobby, free self parking, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. If you don't want to miss your daily workout while you're away from home, be sure to take advantage of the free pass to the nearby fitness center.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Council Bluffs

2 Star Average Prices: $85.77

2 Star Hotel Prices in Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs: Real Discounts

It doesn't matter if you're searching for special savings or great packages to make your stay in Council Bluffs even more memorable — if you know where to look, you can find good discounts at area hotels. Best Western Crossroads of the Bluffs offers a Sleep and Fly Package where you can enjoy free parking for up to 14 days and take advantage of the 24-hour airport shuttle. Even if you can't make use of this package, you can always enjoy the other great amenities the hotel offers, such as a fitness center, free wireless internet access, and an indoor pool.

Whether you're traveling with that special someone or the entire family, SpringHill Suites Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA offers packages for an unforgettable stay. Book the Romance Package and enjoy a bottle of sparkling cider, chocolates, and rose petals in your room, as well as a 2 p.m. late checkout. Ask for the Henry Doorly Zoo Package, and you'll get accommodations at the hotel, two adult and two child tickets to the zoo, and two children's zoo bags filled with stickers, sunglasses, and a hat.

Best Value Options in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs has many mid-range hotels that offer great amenities while still staying within your travel budget. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Council Bluffs is an easy 10-minute walk from popular attractions like Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs, Joe's Karting, and Mid-America Center. The hotel features a fitness center, 24-hour front desk, heated indoor pool, and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby. In your room, you'll find conveniences like cable television service, free wireless and wired internet access, and free weekday newspapers.

Before you head out and explore top attractions like Western Historic Trails Center, Henry Doorly Zoo, and Historic Old Market Area, make sure you fill up at the free breakfast buffet offered at Hampton Inn Council Bluffs. Other amenities at the hotel include a coffee shop, fitness center, indoor pool, and spa tub, as well as laundry facilities, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. The comfortable guest rooms come with conveniences such as flat-screen televisions with cable channels, coffee makers, and free wireless internet access.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr Area is a contemporary hotel in downtown Council Bluffs. The modern rooms come with free newspapers, free local calls, refrigerators, coffee makers, free wired and wireless internet access, and flat-screen televisions with cable channels. If you like starting your morning with a good workout, head to the fitness center or indoor pool. If you prefer a nice breakfast, be sure to stop by the complimentary breakfast buffet.

Council Bluffs, IA Neighborhoods

Council Bluffs has many neighborhoods, with unique attractions in each one. If you're interested in trying your luck at the slot machines and table games, Casino Row is where to go. Located along the Missouri River, this is where you'll find the area's casinos. You'll also find plenty of shopping, restaurants, and other entertainment. If you like exploring the history of the railroad industry, plan a trip to the South End neighborhood. Here you'll find the RailsWest Railroad Museum, which has exhibits on the eight different railroads that have served the area.

When you're planning a trip to Council Bluffs, you'll find plenty of hotels to meet your every need. From affordable hotels to luxurious ones, the area has many options no matter the reason for your trip.

What did travelers think of the city of Council Bluffs?

Below are reviews of the city of Council Bluffs, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Not What I Imagined"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was disappointed that when I contacted the convention and visitors center, I never got a return call or e-mail. Because of that, we did not do anything in Council Bluffs other than spend the night. What a shame for the city.

, from 03-Aug-2015
"Enjoyed the city"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were in Omaha for a tournament. Even with the road construction, it was easy to get around.

, from 24-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Council Bluffs, IA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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