BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs

2216 27th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-6953
Phone: 712/322-3150   |   Fax: 712/322-6233   |   107 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Discover this Council Bluff, Iowa hotel offering guests warm Midwestern hospitality and stylish accommodations.

Located just minutes from downtown Council Bluffs and Omaha, the BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs provides guests with an ideal location and a courteous, service-oriented staff. Guests staying at this Council Bluffs hotel will appreciate the variety of nearby activities and entertainment including golfing, shopping and gambling.

The BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs offers 107 beautifully decorated, well-appointed guest rooms featuring free high-speed Internet access and cable television with HBO®. This Council Bluffs hotel offers guests an expanded continental breakfast each morning. Other hotel amenities include complimentary daily newspaper, indoor heated swimming pool and exercise facility.

Minutes from this hotel, guests can tour downtown Council Bluffs and Omaha and visit Bluffs Run, Henry Doorly Zoo Aquatic Center and Rosenblatt Stadium. Eppley Airfield is also just five miles from the hotel.

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Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Choice of breads, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Eggs, Other hot items, Juice, Coffee, Served from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Exercise facility Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available 24-hours to/from airport
  • Express check-out
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Indoor pool, heated with a pool lift
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Guest laundry
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Expanded continental breakfast
  • Council Bluffs largest hotel pool
  • Free 24-hour shuttle

BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs

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Sleep and Fly 3 Nights

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Sleep and Fly 2 Nights

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Sleep and Fly 1 Night

Book one of our Sleep and Fly packages! Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with our Sleep and Fly Package. The BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs is conveniently located to Epply Airfield (OMA) and offers the convenience of parking and complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the Airport.

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BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs

Conveniently located, the best western crossroads of the bluffs in Council Bluffs, Iowa is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.235365  /  Latitude: -95.876745

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: I-80 and I-29. Take the 24th Street exit which is Exit 1B to the BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs.

BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Historic General Dodge House

The Historic General Dodge House was the home of General Grenville M. Dodge, a Civil War veteran and railroad builder. Dodge was associated with Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant and many influential Americans, making him one of the most famous citizens of Council Bluffs. Tour the 1869 mansion, to see its fourteen rooms complete with parquet floors, cherry and walnut woodwork and the conveniences, considered ahead-of-the-time.

Schedule your visit to enjoy an authentic Victorian Tea in the ballroom of the home, during one of the annual Tea's. Bring along your family and have your photograph taken in the house, perfect for including in your holiday cards. While traveling in Iowa, stay in comfort as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Lake Manawa State Park

Lake Manawa State Park is a wonderful western Iowa park, located near Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska. The 1,529-acre park is one of the more popular parks in the area, offering a variety of outdoor activities. Picnicking, swimming and relaxing on the beach are just a few of the favorites.

Lake Manawa State Park features the beautiful 772-acre Lake Manawa. Many boaters love spending the day on the water cruising around and fishing for bluegill, crappies and catfish. Rent a paddle boat or canoe for a relaxing day on the lake. Mountain bikers and hikers have fun on the park's trails around the lake. Stay close to the park in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Squirrel Cage Jail

Serving as the Pottawattamie County Jail for 84 years, Squirrel Cage Jail is now a member of the National Register of Historic Places. This historic jail was built in 1885 and used until 1969 and then acquired by the Council Bluffs Park Board a few short years later so that it could be preserved as a piece of city and county history. The reason for the name and notoriety of the jail is that it is the largest of only 3 of its kind. Its squirrel cage design is unique in that its goal is to limit contact of the jailer with inmates thus using a metal rotary system similar to that of a squirrel’s cage.

Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the idea and patent for the jail came from William H. Brown and Benjamin F. Haugh of Indiana, which is where one of the other unique jails is located. The jail in jail in Council Bluffs has been preserved and converted into a museum as a unique piece of history. Tours of the facility are available daily, with the exception of Mondays.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Mid America Center, Council Bluff's Convention Center
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Henry Doorly Zoo, features one of two desert domes in the world, Aquarium, Leid Jungle and much more
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Old Market District, features cobblestone street local artisan shops, restaurants, and lots of atmosphere
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Joslyn Art Museum
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Qwest center, Omaha's convention center
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Lauritzen Gardens, experience nature in living color
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Boys Town, visit Father Flanagans origonal home for boys
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bass Pro Shop, step inside the great indoors
  • 2.00 mile(s) from six shopping malls
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Cabellas, the worlds for most outfitter

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 2 mile(s) from Omaha
  • 1.80 mile(s) from ConAgra Foods, three offices close to hotel. They are all located under five miles from the hotel. The Omaha office is 4.72 miles from the hotel, with the Council Bluffs location both around two miles away.
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Tyson Foods, both locations in Council Bluffs are roughly a mile away. The Omaha location is just over ten miles away.
  • 1.20 mile(s) from U.S. Oil Company
  • 2.50 mile(s) from MidAmerian Energy Company
  • 4.1 mile(s) from Amoco Oil Company
  • 4.90 mile(s) from Union Pacific Railroad Co
  • 4.9 mile(s) from Boeing
  • 4.90 mile(s) from GE Company
  • 5.20 mile(s) from BNSF Railway
  • 10.90 mile(s) from Johnson & Johnson, located within 15 minutes of the hotel
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Inersoll-Rand
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Monsanto
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Lockheed Martin Corp

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Bluffs Run Casino and Para Mutual Dog Track
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Ameristar Casino
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Harvey's Casino
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Rosenblatt Stadium
  • 5.00 mile(s) from golf courses in Council Bluffs
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Horseshoe Casino
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino

BEST WESTERN Crossroads of the Bluffs

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Council Bluffs. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2014

October 4, 2014
Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival brings the town of Clear Lake together for a day of farmers markets, scarecrow contests, autumn displays, flower bulb sales, and more.

May 2015

May 24 - June 9, 2015
Loessfest

Council Bluffs hosts this Memorial Day week-long celebrations at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park. Don't miss fireworks, outdoor movie screenings, obstacle courses, live bands, and more.

May 30 - June 6, 2015
Winefest Des Moines

Des Moines throws this week-long celebration of wine tastings, food tastings, and culinary celebrations, scattered in special events throughout downtown.

June 2015

June 5 - 7, 2015
Frontier Days

Frontier Days celebrates the history of Fort Dodge and the region with frontier-themed entertainment, parades, historic museums, kids' activities, and more.
 

June 26 - 28, 2015
Des Moines Arts Festival

Held at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines, this summer juried art festival features some of the best visual artists in the country alongside interactive arts exhibitions, live music, and film showings.

July 2015

July 18, 2015
Linn Creek Arts Festival

Marshalltown's Linn Creek Arts Festival features a juried arts show on the grounds of the Fisher Community Center. Don't miss paintings, photography, ceramics, wood, textiles, and more.

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