Make the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs your hub for all your Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska itineraries

Located in the heart of Council Bluffs, Iowa and right across the river from Omaha, Nebraska, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers comfort and outstanding hospitality. The hotel provides exceptional amenities for guests, such as a sparkling indoor pool, free high-speed Internet access, a state-of-the-art fitness center and complimentary daily hot breakfast that will start your day off right.

Guests will love staying at this award-winning Torchbearer hotel located just minutes from Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites also resides within minutes of various top-rated attractions including the Horseshoe and Harrah’s casinos, River’s Edge Park, many bicycle trails and also Omaha’s Old Market District, which is filled with unique shops and restaurants. Guests can also enjoy top-notch activities like exploring new exhibits at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which has been voted the best zoo in the world.

Guest Rooms

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs

Guest room

All rooms are equipped with a 32-inch flat panel television with cable and premium channels, free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, a refrigerator, coffee maker, work desk and beds with Simply Smart triple-sheeted bedding. Rooms are geared toward comfort with sleep amenities such as blackout curtains, cot and crib availability, heating and AC control and extra bedding availability. Guests also receive bathroom and personal care items such as a bathtub, walk-in shower, hair dryer, ironing board and other bathroom amenities. Guests will also receive a complimentary morning newspaper.

Food and Drink

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs

Hot Express Start Breakfast Buffet

Guests can enjoy a complimentary Hot Express Start Breakfast Buffet every morning, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, can attend a free manager’s reception with beverages and appetizers. And, of course, there is always complimentary coffee.

Business Services

When it comes to meeting the needs of corporate travelers, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites exceeds all expectations. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center featuring high-speed Internet access, copying, printing and a personal computer. In addition, the hotel resides a mere three miles from CHI Health Event Center, the home of numerous important business conferences and year-round entertainment.

Recreation and Fitness

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Council Bluffs

Fitness center

The hotel provides a sparkling and heated indoor pool as well as a complimentary fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment including treadmills, an elliptical machine, a stationary bicycle, weight machine, yoga mats, medicine balls, exercise balls and bands. The center also contains dumbbells that range from five to 50 pounds and is open 24 hours per day.

Nearby Attractions

Leisure travelers love the hotel’s perfect location near multiple attractions. The authentic Historic General Dodge House in Council Bluffs was the home of General Grenville M. Dodge, a Union Army general, politician and major figure in the development of railroads across the American West. This house is the only registered National Historic Landmark in Council Bluffs.  This handsome house was built in 1869 and tours are available. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs is located in a beautiful and unique Beaux Arts-style building and features numerous exhibits including America Travels By Rail (which brings to life the travel and destinations Americans have enjoyed from the 1930s), the Lincoln Collection (which include artifacts from his life and legacy in uniting the United States) and Building America, which transports visitors to the 1860s as they learn about frontier life and the monumental work needed for constructing the railroad and the communities that were created along its route. Council Bluffs offers one of the Midwest’s largest collections of public art, an effort that began in 2004 when a 19-member committee developed a public art plan for the city. To date, nine artists have been commissioned to create a multitude of contemporary sculptures that stand over the Missouri River Valley community. Use the Otocast App to easily hear from artists in their own words as you stand beside each of these huge displays or simply listen from your car.

Groups can also enjoy a concert at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs or take in a special event at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs. This facility offers premier entertainment and sporting events.

Visitors can easily access The Old Market District in Omaha, an eclectic, classic neighborhood that features a wide variety of art, entertainment, fine dining, cocktails and a multitude of shopping and services. With more than 45 restaurants and drinking establishments, the Old Market is a popular attraction for people of all ages. Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in Omaha, has been voted the best zoo in the world, and is home to 160 acres of animals, habitats and plant life. It features the largest cat complex in North America, the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp, one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests and one of the world’s largest indoor deserts. It also features the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world.