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Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Mount Vernon, Iowa
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was the first experience I have had staying in a bed and breakfast, and I couldn't imagine a better place to do so. Amy was so warm and inviting, I felt welcome right away. The breakfasts were fantastic, the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in (I stayed in the Solarium), and the home itself...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I am so glad that you chose the Mandolin Inn as your first B&B! It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope that you'll have a chance to visit us again.

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The handicapped room was fine--nothing exceptional in the decor, but nice bathing for disabled persons. The breakfast was average-good, but not over the top. The owner, however made it her business to bring her liberal politics into every conversation, at our leisure or at the morning meal. Heaven forbid if you should be a Christian AND a conservative. Want to...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

i am a devout Christian and I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here. I do appreciate and respect your point of view.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 23 January 2014

My daughter was wed at the Mandorin a few weeks ago . She and my other daughter are still raving about the wonderful experiience . The said that meeting Innkeeper Amy was like visiting an old relative for the first time . THe accommodations were lovely and the cooking exttaordinary . Treating my children well is the greatest thing anyone...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have your family stay here and a real honor for them fo hold the wedding ceremony here! It was beautiful.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Innkeeper Amy is a lovely, welcoming host. It felt like I was visiting a friend. Ask her to give you a tour of the house, the stories of it's history are fascinating. There's even a Tiffany window. I was pretty tired by the time I arrived here and I completely forgot to take photos of the room! But trust me,...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you here. I'm amazed that you were able to pack for a year in one bag. With the pace you were keeping when did you get time to do laundry. Thanks for visiting and I hope that the rest of your 50 States in 50 weeks trip went well. Do come again if ever...

Sugar Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We held our wedding ceremony at the Mandolin Inn and it could not have been more intimate or beautiful. Innkeeper, Amy, was amazingly helpful as we were organizing the event from out of town. Even before booking her Inn, she emailed us and provided numerous suggestions and recommendations regarding an officiate, restaurants nearby for dinner, etc. She responded to each...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you celebrate your wedding ceremony here! Congratulations and I wish you both a wonderful married life. Do come and stay - Amy

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Innkeeper Amy Boynton went out of her way to make our stay there momentous. The historic house is beautifully maintained and the breakfasts were fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone.

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and your family and friends stay here on the occasion of your wedding. I am so happy that you chose to share such a special time here at the Inn. I do hope that you'll return again!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My daughter and I came here for our birthdays which we were looking for a getaway from the busy city for some quite time. The Inn is very cozy and warm. The owner Amy makes you feel right at home and very knowledgeable of the history of Iowa with great tips for restaurants, etc. of the area. We were happy...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have the two of you share your birthdays here at the Mandolin Inn this past weekend. I do hope you'll come again!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 June 2013

A friend and I decided to make Dubuque a stop on our cross-country road trip and are very glad we stayed at The Mandolin Inn. Amy is a warm, knowledgeable and capable host (and an absolutely fantastic chef!) who put us at ease as soon as she opened the door. The inn itself is a beautiful house adorned with Tiffany...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you guys stay here. I hope that your trip on Rt. 20 continues to go well - and that your blog of the trip is going well. I just got back from NC so I'll have to catch up on your Blog once the two cats have decided that they have welcomed me back...

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We did a Valentine Days one night stay. The host arranged to meet us early. The room was clean, a bit cluttered, but the furniture was well maintained. The bath shower arranged was creative, but functional. The lower level of the house was beautifully restored, and well maintained. The owner has plenty of personality, she spins thread, has cats, and...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you two stay here! - I'll take your remark about clutter under advisement and contact you about specifics. You are the first to suggest this, but I'm assuming you think the room doesn't need two seats. I'll also poll other guests. Thanks for your input. - Amy

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Neither of us had ever stayed at a bed and breakfast before. We really needed a weekend get-away and didn't want to go to a cold/impersonal hotel. Amy, the inn keeper was a wealth of information, an awesome cook, a great conversationalist and provided the personal touches that made our first bed and breakfast experience the best ever. We stayed...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you guys stay here. Do come again!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully restored historic property dedicated to sharing the elegance and charm of an earlier time with a few discerning guests. Modern ammenities (central air, wireless internet access,tv,queen and king beds,)gorgeous antiques, gourmet breakfast. Perfect for romance, business travel, family get-togethers, girls' getaways, weddings, or exploring the historic upper Mississippi River. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, IA 52001-4857
Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Price Range: ₹ 5,458 - ₹ 9,631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs suite of rooms had a walk out onto roof that gave skyline view all the way to the Mississippi River”
H9799RMlaurap, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Mine was the Solarium. Bright, but not overly so, with balcony access for overlook of the bluff, very comfortable bed. Private bathroom, and the claw-foot tub was a nice touch!”
T8404AEjohnh, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I enjoyed having a room with a private bath, so book early if you want to be sure you have a private bath.”
EmilyH838, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“check out the Inn's website to choose a room that appeals to you. They are all tastefully done and furnishings reflect the period. The solarium and the Sunset Suite both have decks.”
MaryK166, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The Solarium is a very bright room, but the shades on each window make it dark enough to sleep in. In the summer time it may get a bit warm, but you do get a private outdoor patio.”
Debbie_Eolo, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
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