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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I love the Brown Street Inn and look forward to staying there whenever we are passing through Iowa. Mark & Bob are the most gracious of hosts. The inn is inviting, full of lovely antiques & artwork. We have tried almost all of the rooms & each is different. I think it's hard to pick a favorite.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've had the pleasure of staying at the Brown Street Inn several times over the past few years. Mark and Bob are wonderful hosts, the rooms are comfortable and quiet, the sitting rooms gracious and peaceful, and the breakfasts are absolutely delicious. Can't recommend this place highly enough, and I wish I could visit more often!

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River Falls, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I were in Iowa City for a concert at Englert Theatre and chose the Brown Street Inn to experience the town. Mark welcomed us as if we were friends and showed us the public areas of the home, a beautifully decorated living room with fireplace with french doors and huge windows facing the front porch; and a... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mark and Robert are fantastic hosts, and their B&B was perfectly appointed. Beautiful, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, lovely sitting room and front porch, and tasty breakfast. Great location in a beautiful historic neighborhood walking distance from their vibrant downtown. It was the perfect setting for a meet-up with my parents. It felt like being at home because we weren't cooped... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My last stay at Brown Street was, I believe, my 5th stay with Mark and Bob. My wife and I traveled to Iowa City for the weekend to visit our son who is in school at U of Iowa. Each stay at Brown Street has been remarkable for the overwhelming hospitality we have experienced. Bonus: comfortable rooms, quiet street, great... More 

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Thank bdaun
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Brown Street Inn when in Iowa on business. The hosts were super friendly and the Inn was wonderful with stylish and comfortable rooms. The hosts provided us with information about where to eat and what to see.

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St Louis MO
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have stayed at the Brown Street Inn numerous times while on business and find it perfect for my needs. The breakfasts are ready when I am; the desk in the room is perfect to work at during the day, and the exceptional quality of the house makes me feel at home even when I'm away. I highly recommend this... More 

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Thank JohnStLouisMO
DeKalb, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Between 2007 and this year when my work with an Iowa City organization ended, I spent many nights and had many breakfasts at the Brown Street Inn. I was there often enough that I got to know Mark and Bob very well and, through me, my wife and both of my kids also got to know them. They are, in... More 

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Thank Oliver0902
Los Altos, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a great experience at Brown Street Inn. The owners are wonderful and made us feel right at home in Iowa City. The inn is nicely appointed and very clean. Coming downstairs to a lovely breakfast in this beautiful old home was fantastic. I can't wait to come back. We walked into town every night.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We've stayed in numerous B&Bs over the years, and Brown Street Inn is truly one of the best experiences: warm, yet unobtrusive hosts; beautifully maintained, and artistically decorated home; great breakfast [lots of fresh fruit: a plus for us!]; and very conveniently located to downtown and campus. The owners are great.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our 1913 Gambrel Cottage style mansion is on a quiet street in the Brown Street Historical District. Contemporary but yet timelessly elegant appointments can be found throughout the Inn. We are walking distance to downtown Iowa City, and the University of Iowa Campus. Where hospitatality means coming home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Street Inn

Address: 430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: ₹ 9,528 - ₹ 22,963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brown Street Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“I love the cheery yellow with windows facing east and south.”
 of 5 bubbles jpociengel, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The king suite upstairs has the most room and the most privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles dwilsonwing80, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have similar views and amenities”
 of 5 bubbles doca953, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The suite at the top was quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles kimdrautz, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Each room has its own color and uniqueness. I have not had a bad room yet.”
 of 5 bubbles thanks4thefish, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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