Best Western

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003-5203
Phone: 563/557-8000   |   Fax: 563/557-7692   |   150 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

When you want to get away from it all, that doesn't mean you have to skimp on comfort and luxury at this Dubuque hotel.

Located near the Mississippi River and Port of Dubuque, having quick access to the bounty of Mother Nature is simply sublime. After all, with the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium being close by, it's easy to lose yourself in the stunning beauty of the region. This upscale BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center is ideal for your pleasure.

Families in town to tour campuses are in luck. Loras College, Clarke College and the University of Dubuque are all just a short drive away. Indulge in a free full hot breakfast buffet before deciding on a college. Featuring hot eggs and waffles, pastries, fruits, yogurt, cereal and 100% Arabica coffee, that's some serious brain food.

We're also connected to Champps® Americana Restaurant & Bar, so you never have to go far for a fantastic meal. This Dubuque hotel features the largest indoor atrium and pool in the area for ahhh-inducing relaxation. Want more excitement? The Diamond Jo Casino and Mystique Casino are in the neighborhood.

The Sundown Ski Resort is a fantastic way to spend the day. If hitting the slopes isn't quite your speed, you're minutes away from all festivals at this Dubuque hotel. The Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Arena, baseball fields, soccer fields and football stadiums in the area are prime for catching a game.

Business travelers from John Deere, IBM®, Industrial Park, Mercy Dubuque Hospital and Trinity and Finley Hospital are just a few of the guests that keep returning to our Dubuque hotel. Our conference rooms are spacious and well-appointed. We are also pleased to offer long-term stay rates and rooms. This award-winning hotel has officially set the bar for cleanliness, customer service and decor.

Reserve your upcoming stay with BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center for guaranteed luxury! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% Smoke Free Hotel.
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge, Champps Americana Restaurant & Bar.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Game room, new pool table and ping pong tables in the glass domed atrium area
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of breads, Cereal, Fruit, Hot eggs, Hot breakfast meat, Other hot items, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour, with state of the art equipment
  • Indoor pool, heated, tropical pool area with a glass domed atrium
  • Hot tub
  • Solarium
  • Express check out, late check out for nominal fee
  • Elevators
  • Guest laundry, nominal fee, laundry/valet 24 hours for nominal fee
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Poolside services, rent our new dockside private hut area next to the pool! Also drinks and food service available from our restaurant.
  • Truck/RV parking, outside plugins available
  • Free parking, large parking lot available
  • Banquet facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Catering
  • Fax services, first page 1.00, .25 each additional page
  • Wedding services
  • Conference facilities
  • Ballroom
  • Executive/club floors/VIP services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Universal gym
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Printer available
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Stair stepper
  • Dataports
  • Business center
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • Multilingual staff speaks Spanish
  • Late check out with additional charges
  • Safe deposit box at the front desk
  • Cable or satellite television Extended Cable television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Physically challenged services wheelchair available, portable shower bench
  • Hearing impaired services TDD phone system
  • Physically challenged facilities grab bars, roll-in shower
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Free local shuttle to 11:00 p.m., Shuttle service is available to and from the Dubuque airport, the downtown riverfront area, and casinos.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

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Fun & Entertainment Packages

Casino Package 1 Night

Feeling Lucky? Join us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center and try your luck with our Casino Package. Start with complimentary shuttle service to and from the casino. When you arrive at the Mystique Casino start your luck with your free slot play! Take pleasure in a delightful dinner buffet at the famous Bon Appetit. Stay and play with the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center and the Mystique Casino! (Must be 21 or older).

Reserve Package

River Museum Package 1 Night

Make your trip extra special for the kids. Surprise them with a goody basket filled with treats, juice boxes, fun toys such as bouncy balls, pool toys, bubbles, tattoos, etcetera, bottled water and popcorn for Mom and Dad. We even supply quarters for use in our game room. After a day of fun in our atrium tropical pool area relax in your guest room with a large 2 topping pizza and sodas of your choice delivered to your room from Champps Americana. Be sure to start your morning with our delicious free hot breakfast buffet.

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Romance Package 1 Night

Romance surrounds you. Join us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center and surprise that special someone with chilled champagne and candles. Enjoy a snack basket including Dubuque's very own Betty Jane chocolates, bottled water and popcorn. Take pleasure in a delightful dinner using your gift card at Champps Americana Restaurant. Be sure to start your morning with a delicious hot breakfast.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

Conveniently located, the best western plus dubuque hotel & conference center in Dubuque, 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: 42.491245  /  Latitude: -90.709155


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center is located on Highway 20 West, Dodge Street, two miles from Julien Dubuque Bridge.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

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

Crystal Lake Cave

Discovered in 1868, by lead miners, the Crystal Lake Cave is located in Dubuque. Sixty years later, Crystal Lake Cave was open for public enjoyment, by one of the original miners. It remains the longest "living" cave in Iowa. Schedule time for a 30 to 45 minute cave tour, to see the incredible cavern formations.

The soda straws, stalagmites, flowstone, anthodities, stalactites, ribbons and columns are quite impressive. Walk through this natural wonderland to really appreciate its beauty. Browse the Crystal Lake Cave gift shop to see the minerals, gems, and gift items available for purchase.

Dubuque Regional Airport

A 1,100-acre, public airpark, the Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) is set in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River – less than two hours northeast of the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. Serving and owned by the city of Dubuque, DBQ features two runways and one terminal.

DBQ is served by American Eagle and the Chautauqua Airlines operated American Connection – both offering flights to Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport. DBQ also features pilot training provided to students of the nearby University of Dubuque.

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Featuring integral American and American Indian history and meaning, the Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeastern Iowa is a delightful stop near Dubuque for any history buff. And although the mounds meaning may not be known, the mounds are thought to be thousands of years old with significance to 18 different Native American tribes.

Things to do at the Effigy National Monument include stopping by the visitor center for educational seminars and programs, as well as viewing the 15-minute historical film. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the mounds with over 14 miles of hiking trails traversing over 2,500 acres of prairie land and the Mississippi River Valley.

John Deere Dubuque Works

Spanning 5,250,000 square feet, the John Deere Dubuque Works is a manufactuing facility in the eastern Iowa community of Dubuque.

National Mississippi River Museum

Operated by the Dubuque County Historical Society, the National Mississippi River Museum, is also known as the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Open daily, the facility is available for rent, and offers tours and educational experiences. The Mississppi River Museum features a 3D and 4D theater – allowing for a complete immersive experience into the world of the river.

Hungry families needn’t worry about missing lunch, as the Museum houses the River’s Edge Café. Visit the newly opened National River Center, and the William Woodward Discovery Center aquariums to round out the fun and education found in Dubuque, Iowa.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Mississippi River Cruise
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Diamond Jo Casino
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Mississippi River
  • 2.00 mile(s) from National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Mystique Casino
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Eagle Point Park
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Sundown Ski Area
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Crystal Lake Cave
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Mines of Spain Park
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Field of Dreams
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Kennedy Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 17.00 mile(s) from, Galena, IL
  • 24.00 mile(s) from, Dyersville, IA
  • 25.00 mile(s) from, Bellevue, IA
  • 25.00 mile(s) from, Platteville, WI
  • 35.00 mile(s) from, Monticello, IA
  • 70.00 mile(s) from, Davenport, IA
  • 70.00 mile(s) from, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 85.00 mile(s) from, Iowa City, IA
  • 90.00 mile(s) from, Waterloo, IA
  • 95.00 mile(s) from, Madison, WI
  • 1.20 mile(s) from University of Dubuque
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Wartburg Seminary
  • 1.70 mile(s) from Clarke College
  • 1.70 mile(s) from Emmaus Bible College
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Loras College
  • 9.60 mile(s) from Northeast Iowa Community College
  • 13.4 mile(s) from Divine Word College

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • Solarium

Nearby Restaurants

  • Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Dubuque hotel.
  • Champps Americana, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Champps Americana restaurant and bar featuring 22 50-inch plasma televisions and two ten foot wide video walls showing all your favorite sports and serving the best made from scratch food!!
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Olive Garden®, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Applebee's®, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Carlos O'Kelly, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

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 Dubuque. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2015

October 30 - February 28, 2015
2015 Cedar Rapids Rampage

The Cedar Rapids Rampage of the Major League Soccer League will play 11 home games this winter at the Celluar Centre in Cedar Rapids. Come kick it with the Rampage this season –  home games generally kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

November 2015

November 21, 2015
2015 Quad City Festival of Trees: Holiday Parade

A festive Davenport holiday parade taking place during the month-long Quad City Arts Festival of Trees featuring marching bands, towering heliums balloons, decorative floats, and more. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

December 2015

December 4-20, 2015
2015 Christmas on Broadway

A fun-filled holiday presentation in Dubuque at the Bell Tower Theater. Check out all the holiday classics this season. Showtimes vary by day.

December 2015

December 19-21, 2014
2015 Holiday Spectacular

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with Orchestra Iowa during a their festive performance at Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, featuring sing a longs, timeless classics. Showtimes vary by day.

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Holiday Thieves' Market

An indoor market with holiday themed goods and gifts for sale, hosted at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The market opens at 10 a.m. both days.

December 19, 2015
2015 National Acrobats & Circus of China

Don't miss the National Acrobats and Circus of the People's Republic of China during this unique event, featuring incredible, high-flying acts alongside eclectic performance art. The event is held at the Fairfield Art & Convention Center. Showtime is TBA.

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