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SpringHill Suites Council Bluffs - Council Bluffs

One-Night Stay at SpringHill Suites Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs, IA

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Marriott Hotel near Three Major Casinos

Set along the banks of the Missouri River, Council Bluffs is known as a “Gateway to the American West.” Back in the mid-1800s, the city presented the last chance for pioneers embarking on the Oregon Trail to gear up before heading into the wilderness. Nowadays, Council Bluffs is a destination in its own right. The city has four Vegas-like casino resorts as well as several fine-dining restaurants, not to mention a scenic landscape filled with opportunities for hiking and camping.

The centrally located SpringHill Suites Council Bluffs by Marriott is close to the casinos and a number of restaurants. The hotel’s suites are outfitted with one king or two queen beds, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi. Each morning, a complimentary breakfast buffet is available in the sunlit dining room. Nearby, there’s an indoor swimming pool where jets send streams of water arcing over the surface as in a fountain.

Council Bluffs, Iowa: Casino Haven Steeped in History

One of the largest casino markets in the United States, Council Bluffs sits across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska. In the early to mid-20th century, Omaha was the better-known gambling hot spot. But after a crackdown in their state, Omahans crossed the river to the more casino-friendly Council Bluffs—and the rest is gaming history.

The city has a fascinating past. For starters, it was the point of origin for the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, the migratory route that Mormons traveled to escape persecution. There are several neighborhoods with restored buildings from the 1800s, including the historic Haymarket Square commercial district and a Red Light District. Other landmarks highlight the city’s railroad-industry ties, best experienced by touring the depot at the RailsWest Railroad Museum.

The Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail is also worth a visit. Called one of the “world’s strangest prisons” by Travel + Leisure, it’s one of the last remaining rotary jails—meaning jailers opened cells by turning a crank that caused them to rotate. You can see many of the pie-shaped cells as they were when the jail closed in 1969. Some inmates‘ signatures are still etched into the walls.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $69 for a one-night stay for up to five in a studio king or two-doubles room (up to a $119 value)

Book by: 3/22/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness center
  • Lobby bar
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • Onsite laundry
  • Flat-screen high-definition TVs in suite

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/22/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 2/14-2/17, 2/21-2/23, 4/5-4/6, 4/19-4/20, 4/26-4/27
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability. Must cancel by 6pm day of arrival or fee of up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • $20/night incidental authorization credit card hold and 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Both Room Types Feature:

  • Flat-panel high-definition LCD TVs
  • Free wired or WiFi Internet access
  • iPod/MP3 docking stations

Studio King

  • One king bed and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Studio Two Doubles

  • Two double beds and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: rollaways are not available.
  • Smoking policy: smoking is not allowed on the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed on the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available by request.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from Eppley Airfield (OMA)
  • By cab: about $25 from OMA
  • By car: about 8 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska; about 62 miles northeast of Lincoln, Nebraska; about 132 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa

Traveler's Tips

  • There’s no onsite restaurant, but many local restaurants make delivery available. It’s just a short drive to the many nearby restaurants should you desire a sit-down meal.

Customer Reviews

Rooms were big and very clean. Easy to get to and within walking distance of a couple restaurants. Staff was very nice and helpful!
Lori W. · April 23, 2013
Very nice room and had pool and good breakfast.
Sean N. · April 23, 2013
Very clean, and GREAT beds!
Karla E. · April 16, 2013

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