$104 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 18, 2015

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

3 stars
View map of 2202 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Night with Friends

The Holiday Inn was awesome! A few friends and my husband and I booked rooms here and planned a... See full review

  • dkf024
  • Feb 20, 2015
Great getaway

It was great from the time we arrived until we left can't wait to go back See full review

  • Lillytoo
  • Jul 6, 2014
Council Bluffs Hotel's Committed to Your ComfortAt the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs I-29, you can enjoy both serious business and serious fun. Located directly on the banks of the Missouri River and connected to the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the hotel's rooms have spectacular views of the Omaha skyline.Your vacation at the Holiday Inn® Hotel Council Bluffs can be full of fun and relaxation. Attached to the Ameristar Casino through an indoor breezeway, we are just minutes away from Eppley Airfield and downtown Omaha. Our complimentary shuttle can take you to numerous local attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo, Rosenblatt Stadium, TD Ameritrade Park, the Old Market and the Qwest Center.Business travelers in Council Bluffs, Iowa like the hotel's corporate amenities, starting with the free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel to stay connected with the office. We're just across the river from Omaha, so you're close to clients.After a great night's sleep, start your day Council Bluffs, Iowa with the hotel's free, hot breakfast. You can also enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Ameristar's four restaurants. You'll have access to a huge indoor pool, Fitness Center, sauna and whirlpool. The most exciting children's entertainment concept in the country is just through the corridor at Kids Quest in Ameristar. There's supervised kids' fun, so parents can play in the casino. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Indoor pool
Casino
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Heritage Buffet
Newly remodeled with a number of delicious selections from many different cuisines. Friday night crab leg buffet and Saturday Steak Buffet.
Bella's Cafe and Bakery
Cafe style dining and bakery
Bourbon's BBQ and Steak
Fine dining, resonably priced. Known for the infamous Omaha steaks!
Amerisports
Enjoy over 10 different types of draft beers while enjoying an assortment of sandwiches and pizza cooked in wood burning oven.
Amerisports Bar
Sports Bar/Restaurant with weekly live entertainment
Ameristar Casino
1150 lively slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, and many other popular games. Three stories, nighly entertainment.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dkf024
Business
Lincoln
Feb 20, 2015

Great Night with Friends

The Holiday Inn was awesome! A few friends and my husband and I booked rooms here and planned a night at the casino/downtown Omaha. The hotel is attached to Ameristar so we could come and go as we pleased easily, the hotel was also a very quick 10 minute trip to the bars in downtown Omaha. The room was great very modern with a big flat screen tv. There was also a microwave and nice fridge. The front desk staff were very nice and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lillytoo
Business
Des Moines
Jul 6, 2014

Great getaway

It was great from the time we arrived until we left can't wait to go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buffet Friday nights

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Max Coffee Lover13
Business
council bluffs, Iowa
Mar 24, 2014

weekend getaway

Stayed for a weekend getaway, overall it was pretty good stay. Breakfast was better than what we expected, actually had hot breakfast like eggs, waffles, etc, more than what is usually included in a free breakfast. Don't count on enjoying the pool or whirlpool, it is shared with the hotel next door that has a casino so it is always crowded. The whole hotel smells like cigarettes which makes sense since it has access to the casino, good thing is that the rooms don't smell. The shuttle service was great, it runs 24/7 unlike other hotels. we used it to go out to bars downtown, we were unfamiliar with the area so the driver recommended some places, when we called the hotel to get picked up the driver went out of his way and hopped out of the shuttle to find us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Give the shuttle a call 15 min before bar close so you don't have to wait outside in the cold.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wordjunky Mom
Business
Pacific Northwest
Oct 25, 2013

Great breakfast and pool!

I stayed with my young daughters and even my picky eaters were full after breakfast and we enjoyed the pool every day. Not too much chlorine and the hot tub and pool temperatures were perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MNWilliam
Business
St Peter, Minn
Jun 26, 2013

The Pool Sucks!

The hotel itself is nice. The biggest problem we had with the hotel was the pool. It's your average sized hotel pool. Not a problem.....BUT when that averaged sized pool is shared with another hotel...PROBLEM!!! The Holiday Inn and Ameristar Hotel/Casino share this 1 pool. It's an ok sized pool for 1 hotel...but WAY too small for 2 hotels worth of guests. It was crowded non-stop Do yourself a favor, Stay at the Hampton Inn...it has it's own pool and it is only 30feet away from the Holiday Inn/Ameristar

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

There is an AMC theater just down the road from here. Very nice theater! Less than a 5 min drive from the hotel.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eannbirk
Business
Manhattan, KS
Apr 26, 2013

Great Stay!

The hotel was great, awesome staff, very clean, comfortable room. It is also a great location, about a 5 minute drive to downtown Omaha, NE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Very Close to downtown Omaha!

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
leilani mom of two
Business
Kansas City
Aug 26, 2012

Great Place to stay

It was perfect for our kids and very close to the zoo! We loved the indoor pool and the free breakfast and our view of the river was awesome :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Very close to the Omaha Zoo

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GR58
Business
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Jul 28, 2012

Lack of Attention to Details

Generally don't stay at Holiday Inns because of inconsistent quality. Stayed here primarily because of location. Room only had two sets of towels in a room with 2 queen beds and we had 3 guests. Remote control didn't work, no tissues, and bathroom sink didn't drain. The front desk could not provide towels and remote, had to wait for shuttle driver/maintenance man to return. Room is nice, but the lack of attention to details were a frustation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Be prepared to pay high prices in restaurants next to casino.

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leilani mom of two
Business
Kansas City
Jul 16, 2012

Great Stay

We stayed here with our kiddos it was their first time staying at a hotel they loved it. We enjoyed the indoor pool & the free breakfast. We really like the location because it was close to the Omaha Zoo which helped. We would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COUNCIL BLUFFS-I-29

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dbaltman
Business
west des moines ia
Jun 4, 2012

Great place to stay

Had a great stay, located right next to a casino which really isnt my wife and I's thing but there were a great amount of other things to do near by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Texas Road House only one mile away

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