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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed over on travel. Nice clean friendly. Very nice room . Used fitness room. Most options in hotel fitness I have seen and area about twice the size. Like that weight resistance machine and free weights we're an option. Pool looks inviting. No complaints regarding visit. Nice visit with manager Roy when we left. Great breakfast with many options. Love those cinnamon rolls. Omelette, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and pork sausage. Many other options...cereal.pancakes....etc. enjoyed the visit. Would stay again.

I was in town on a Friday night for a birthday party. It also happened to be the same weekend the March Madness tournament was in town, so Omaha was busier than usual. I prefer the Holiday Inn Express brand and I like to stay in Council Bluffs so that is why I chose this hotel. Walking into the hotel lobby you first see a waterfall backdrop directly in front of you, and to the left is a seating area and on the right is the reception desk. I quickly checked in (I think with Ron, but I could be mistaken) who was very helpful. I was put in Room 243, which to my surprise was an upgrade to a suite! I was very very happy about that. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a mini-fridge, microwave, kuerig, kitchen sink, as well as the jacuzzi tub and shower. There was plenty of floor space and lots of lighting. I also was supplied with an abundance of towels and bath products. I unfortunately did not see the pool area or fitness center, because I was out until nearly 3am and woke up for a quick breakfast before I had to check out. Breakfast has plenty of offerings. I saw cereal, yogurt, fruit, cinnamon rolls, bacon along with several other options so you definitely won't go hungry. The breakfast attendant was busy keeping things full even at 9:30 when I went down to grab a bite, which I REALLY appreciated. After a night of drinking, I needed the food and was worried it would all be picked over after waking up so late. Not the case! Pool hours are 5:30AM - 11PM and breakfast hours are 6AM - 10AM. Room was quiet and the heating and cooling system worked great. I was freezing when I got back to the hotel in the middle of the night because I had been soaked by the rain, so I turned up the heat in the room and it got warm quickly. As for surrounding area, I didn't actually look around too much but I did see an AMC theatre right next to the hotel. I would stay here again the next time I come to town because of it's convenient location and the staff is wonderful.

Great hotel and great staff. Room clean. Only stayed 5 hours. Train blew whistle it seemed forever @3:30 am. Could not get back to sleep after that. Of course no breakfast at that time and coffee was warm. I felt I could have stopped at a rest stop.

Located close to the freeway. Good location. Right next door is AMC theaters which is a plus. Ruby Tuesday right across the street. Comfortable bed. Clean room. And Keurig machine with k-cups to enjoy... Don't worry: no charge for consuming them. Good in-door pool and hot tub. Front-desk staff very polite and helpful. The free continental breakfast was awesome! Lots of options to choose from. Only minor gripe is the Air-conditioner in the room didn't have a way to keep the fan running overnight, thereby leaving pin-drop silence and ability to hear people walking in the hallway or next door. I downloaded a white-noise app on my phone and let it run overnight to get some sleep. I hope they configure their AC to run with constant fan ON. Overall, a great place to wind down and rest!

I have made the trip back and forth across the country many times and this was by far the nicest hotel that I’ve stayed in. The room was so clean that it felt brand new. The general manager and staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The recently renovated pool and hot tub are super nice along with the entire pool room (tables, lounge chairs, etc..). I would absolutely stay here again.

I stay at this Hotel once a month for business and look forward to the smiling reception I get when checking in! Khoolesha is a great asset to this hotel and makes you feel very welcome with her great smile and happy personality! The hotel is always clean and the beds are comfy! The staff should be commended for their hard work and know the customers do notice this!

I travel regularly for work, and always stay at this hotel when I'm in the area. The hotel staff are very welcoming and helpful, Josh does a great job of asking how I am and making sure to let him know if I need anything. I absolutely plan on continuing to stay at this hotel whenever I'm in the area.

He was to invested in my kids. He made them uncomfortable. He gave random kids candy and balloons. He told the females they should get in the got tub. He would not leave them alone. Would not recommend this hotel if you have kids.

Wow, never have i been greated with such an outgoing young gal. She really made my night special after a long day on the road. I am a road warrior and this service is an exception. Recognized my frequent travel status right off the bat which is nice.

Lisa from the front desk greets me with a smile in the mornings. Anabel has a smile and I get a great breakfast. Super job ladies. I enjoy the new managers reception on Tuesday and Wednesday's. I'm a regular on both nights.

2211 S 32nd St Council Bluffs IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Dodge Riverside Golf Club, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr is within 2 miles (3 km) of Joe's Karting. This 112-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Creighton University and Mid-America Center.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


The 112 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs - Conv Ctr have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 220 reviews