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Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites

2100 Swan Lake Boulevard, Independence, IA 50644-2760
Phone: +1 319-334-6400   |   Fax: 319/334-2733   |   62 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Located off Highway US 20, the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites comfortable rooms and friendly service make you feel right at home while on the road.

With 62 comfortable and spacious guest rooms and suites, the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites offers a variety of rooms for guests to choose from, including standard, one and two-bedroom suites and whirlpool suites. Each well-appointed room comes complete with a refrigerator, microwave, flat-screen TV's, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer and iron/ironing board.

Other amenities at this Independence, Iowa hotel also include a fitness room, free high-speed wireless Internet access, heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, guest laundry and a 24-hour desk. Guests of this hotel in Independence can also start each morning off right with a complimentary full, hot breakfast.

Guests of this hotel in Independence will also appreciate the many area attractions located nearby, such as Heartland Acres Event Center, Wapsipinicon Mill, Amish Country, the Isle Casino and Lost Island Water Park. While in town, try to catch the annual 4th of July celebrations, the yearly BBQ event, Motor Speedway races and the Riverwalk Cruise, all local favorites.

Among local favorites, Heartland Acres is top choice. Iowa's largest indoor agricultural museum with 45,000 sq. feet of event/display space, hands on farm displays and activities, tractors, including Big Bud, the world's largest tractor, a one-room schoolhouse, a car museum, and live farm animals! Come explore the past, present, and future of agriculture here in Independence!

Pipestone Veterinary Clinic of Iowa and Tyson are also located near the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites, making this Independence Best Western ideal for business travelers.

Don't miss out on this unbeatable hotel in Independence, Iowa. Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff is ready to make your stay unforgettable. The hotel is currently going through a complete interior renovation of rooms and public areas from October 2017 through December 2017. Parts of the hotel will have active construction.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Choice of breads, Cereal, Fruit, Yogurt, Eggs, Hot breakfast meat, Other hot items, Juice, Coffee
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility 24-hour
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite 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; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Business center
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services, portable shower bench
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines, first floor ice & vending, third floor has ice only
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary newspaper available at front desk

Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western plus independence inn & suites in Independence, 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: 42.451425  /  Latitude: -91.921615


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: North-West Union. Take IA-150 South for 13.1 miles and then turn right at IA-150 South/100th Street. After five miles, turn left at IA-150 South/P Avenue. Then turn left at IA-150 South/Palace Road. Take a slight left at Rock Island Road and continue onto IA-150 South/Palace Road for 13.7 miles. Turn right at 1st Street East and then left at 20th Avenue South West. Continue onto Iowa Avenue and turn right at Swan Lake Boulevard toward the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites.

From: East-Dubuque Take US-151 South/US-52 South/US-61 South. Then turn right at IA-946 South/Hwy 946 South/State Route 946 South. Turn left at Locust Street and take the first right onto US-20 West/Dodge Street. Continue for 66.5 miles and then take Exit 252 towards Independence. Turn right at Iowa Avenue and take the first left onto Swan Lake Boulevard toward the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites.

From: South-Cedar Rapids Take I-380 North/IA-27 for 23.4 miles. Then take exit 43 South for IA-150 towards Independence/Vinton. Turn right at IA-150 North/31st Avenue and continue for 14.1 miles. Next, turn left to merge onto US-20 W and then take Exit 252 towards Independence. Turn right at Iowa Avenue and take the first left onto Swan Lake Boulevard toward the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites.

From: West-Cedar Falls Take US-218 South for 9.2 miles. Then merge onto I-380 South/US-20 East via the ramp to Cedar Rapids/Dubuque and continue for 6.4 miles. Take the slight left at US-20 East for 14.2 miles. Follow US-20 East and take Exit 252 towards Independence. Turn left at Iowa Avenue and take the first left on to Swan Lake Boulevard toward the Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites.

Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites

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

Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

Located in Waterloo’s Grout Museum District, the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium boasts a variety of fun, hands-on displays showcasing the vast world of science. Featured exhibits include ROBOTIX, a workshop where visitors can build futuristic machines, Bottled Lighting, an interactive electricity display, and much more.

The science center often will host live science demonstrations as well throughout the year. So visit Waterloo and don’t miss a moment of the educational fun. It's a short drive from Independence, making your trip to eastern Iowa a blast. 

Buchanan County Fair

Set along the Wapsipinicon River, the annual Buchanan County Fair is set in eastern Iowa in the city of Independence. Happening in mid-July, the fair features live entertainment, game shows, dog and horse shows, petting zoos, and art. Held at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds, the event also features great food, shopping, and onsite races.

Home to the Independence Motor Speedway and of course, the annual Buchanan County Fair, the fairgrounds provide an expansive venue for live entertainment. Other fairgrounds events include 4-H events, garage sales, and weddings.

Grout Museum of History & Science

Located in Waterloo, the Grout Museum of History and Science focuses on Iowa’s regional history – both natural and man-made. The museum features a number of rotating exhibits so visitors are kept on their toes when they make their return. Drive in from nearby Independence and enjoy the Grout Museum. 

Some of the permanent exhibits include the Engine of the Heartland, Pioneer Hall, and From Black Soil to Golden Ear. Planetarium Shows are frequently put on as well, so play your visit today. A trip to the Grout Museum should be a part of any trek through eastern Iowa

Lost Island Water Park

Lost Island is a tropical-themed water park; located right off U.S. 20 on Waterloo’s south side, near the Avenue of the Saints. Water park fun and slides, including the Wailua Kupua – one of the first hydromagnetic water-coasters in the country – are spread across the palm tree oasis of fun.

There are over 14 different rides available and plenty of pools, splash pads, and more to enjoy at Lost Island. Be sure to make Lost Island a part of your next trip into eastern Iowa; drive in from nearby Independence

Rensselaer Russell House Museum

Located in the city of Waterloo, the Rensselaer Russell House Museum is a proud piece of the city’s history as one of the oldest original homes in Black Hawk County. The brick structure was in the Russell family for three generations and now features guided tours and exhibits.

Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Classic Victorian interior, original family belongings, and the Victorian gardens as well. Don’t forget to check out the Steinway Piano – one of the first grand pianos in the area and used for piano study by Lillian Russell. Make your next trip through eastern Iowa a pleasant one, especially if you stay in nearby Independence

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

Part of Waterloo’s Grout Museum District, the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum celebrates the lives and sacrifices of American Soldiers from the Civil War to the present. Visit the museum for a variety of exhibits offered along the group tours like the Dog Tag Stations, Communications Stations, Veterans Memorial Area, and more.

Finally, the primary exhibit that gives the museum its namesake, the Sullivan Home, lets visitors walk through the actual living room of the Sullivan family’s home. Take in the moving history of the actual Gold Star flag given to the family as condolences for the brother’s sacrifice. Visit from nearby Independence while traveling through eastern Iowa.

University of Northern Iowa

Located in Cedar Falls, the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) was established in 1876, and covers 900 acres with its urban campus. Dubbed one of the Best in the Midwest, UNI features more than 90 majors.

Set in central Iowa just west of cities like Waterloo and Independence, UNI is home to the Northern Iowa Panthers athletics department. UNI also features the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, and the UNI-Dome.

Waterloo Center for the Arts

The Waterloo Center for the Arts (WCA) proudly hosts a variety of permanent art collections. Featured regional art includes work by American Gothic painter Grant Wood, Mexican and International Folk Art, and the largest collection of Haitian Art in the country.

Other attractions at the art center include the Phillips Youth Pavilion, a great place for kids, and the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, frequently hosting concerts and events. Be sure to take in some of the finest art and culture Waterloo has to offer during your next visit to eastern Iowa – it's a short drive from nearby Independence.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Heartland Acres, home of the world's largest tractor
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Starlight Cinema, a two movie theater with 3D and 2D showings
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Wapsipinicon Mill, historic mill museum and tells history of when and why it was built.
  • 3.70 mile(s) from Train Depot, historic marker of first steam engine in Independence.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Motor Speedway, it is 3/8 of a mile, oval dirt track that has races on Saturdays and hosts special race events.
  • 4.70 mile(s) from Wapsipinicon River, it flows through the town and has a new River Walks Parks area surrounding it.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Amish Country, one of the largest Old Order Amish communities in the country with over 40 shops.
  • 23.20 mile(s) from Isle Casino, with slot machines, game tables, and live entertainment.
  • 23.20 mile(s) from Lost Island Water Park, indoor water park with extreme water slides, lazy river, wave pool, water sports, and an area for smaller children.
  • 29.70 mile(s) from Airline Amusement Park, offers tons of family fun with bumper cars and miniature golf.
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Grandma Debbie's, home decor & consignments
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Rose Creek Gifts & More, home decor
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Dollar General, general merchandise
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Little Red School House, home decor
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Fareway, grocery store
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Walmart®, department & supercenter
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Connie's Hallmark, gift shop
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Flower Mill, flower shop
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Hartig Drug, pharmacy
  • 2.90 mile(s) from S & K Collectibles, glassware and ornamental decor
  • 2.90 mile(s) from Eschen's Clothing, menswear & formalwear
  • 2.90 mile(s) from Laree's, home decor, games, puzzles, & toys
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Vern's True Value, hardware store
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Bland's Flower Shop, flower and gift shop
  • 22.30 mile(s) from Crossroads Center, shopping center with a variety of stores to fit everyone's needs.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Wapsipinicon River, the Wapsi River is great for water sports and fishing.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lucky 10 Lanes, small, privately owned bowling alley with ten lanes and a bar.
  • 3.40 mile(s) from River Ridge Golf Course, nine hole golf course
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Three Elms Golf Course, nine hole challenging course with a clubhouse

Nearby Restaurants

  • 1.30 mile(s) from Pizza Ranch, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Okoboji Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Choung Garden, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bill's Pizza & Steakhouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.90 mile(s) from Pancho's Mexican, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Eldorado, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Ariana's Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.90 mile(s) from R & R Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 3.00 mile(s) from First Street Deli, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.60 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.70 mile(s) from Subway®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1.80 mile(s) from Pizza Hut®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Lucky Buffet, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Dairy Queen®, dessert, American, open for: lunch, dinner

Best Western Plus Independence Inn & Suites

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