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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Council Bluffs, IA

Country Inn & Suites, Council Bluffs Hotel Exterior
Council Bluffs Hotel's Comfortable Lobby with a Fireplace
Hotel's Indoor Pool and Hot Tub in Council Bluffs
Fitness Center at the Country Inn & Suites, Council Bluffs
Standard Hotel Room with King Bed in Council Bluffs


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Council Bluffs, IA
17 Arena Way
Council Bluffs , IA 51501


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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites
  • • Business Center


Stay with Us for Your Next Casino Adventure in Council Bluffs

Welcome to the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Council Bluffs, IA, conveniently connected to the Mid-America Center to give you direct access to its concerts and conventions. Before heading to the center or to Horseshoe Casino, located across the street, start the day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Continue the fun at Harrah’s and Ameristar casinos, both less than four miles from the hotel, and then relax in our indoor pool and game room. For family fun, visit Henry Doorly Zoo, the Old Market District and Lauritzen Gardens.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
The Country Inn & Suites in Council Bluffs provides choice amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Arrive at your conference with ease using the hotel’s enclosed walkway to the Mid-America Center, and after your meeting, unwind by the pool with a complimentary cookie. Hotel amenities include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Game Room/Arcade

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Our Rooms & Suites
Choose from our selection of spacious guest rooms and suites, each with inviting amenities like a coffeemaker and a microwave. Catch up on current events with a free weekday newspaper, and have sweet dreams on a Serta Elite® pillowtop mattress. Standard room amenities include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Cable TV and Pay-Per-View Movies
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Smoking Rooms Available

For a premium stay, upgrade to a One-bedroom Suite, outfitted with all standard amenities, added space and these extras:

  • Separate Living Room with Full-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Extra TV
  • Refrigerator

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Grab a bagel before you head out each morning, or linger over a waffle and coffee at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. While in Council Bluffs, try out the great selection of nearby restaurants. Enjoy juicy steaks, spicy wings and gourmet burgers all within a mile of the hotel.

Things to Do in Council Bluffs
If you’re ready to win big, come to Council Bluffs, home of some of the country’s best casinos. After trying your luck at Harrah’s or Ameristar casino, challenge yourself at the nearby golf courses, and then take a behind-the-scenes tour of your favorite animal exhibits at Henry Doorly Zoo. Check out these other Council Bluffs attractions nearby:

Horseshoe Casino – Join a slot tournament, play dozens of table games and enjoy live entertainment at Horseshoe Casino, a few steps from the hotel. The casino houses several restaurants and bars to keep you well fed as you try your luck at hundreds of slot machines.

Mid-America Center – As the area’s premier entertainment venue, the Mid-America Center hosts a variety of concerts, conventions, galas and championships. The hotel is connected to the center, making it easy to attend a community event or to dance to the music of your favorite band.

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Groups & Meetings
Need a meeting space in Council Bluffs? We’ve got you covered. The Country Inn & Suites offers two versatile meeting rooms: a boardroom that can host eight people and a large room for up to 70. Both are equipped with audiovisual technology and free high-speed Internet access. Take advantage of our catering services and direct connection to the Mid-America Center as you plan a conference, corporate retreat or special event.

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