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Butler House on Grand

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We are the oldest B&B in Des Moines. We have been featured in the New York Times, Des Moines Register and many other publications. We enjoy making your stay in Des Moines memorable. Please come and stay!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller rating
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Nice place to stay! Bed, but no breakfast - now an Airbnb. Super cute house!! Very nicely decorated. Nice neighborhood. Conveniently located. Quiet and charming. Would be great for a girl’s weekend or romantic get away. Recommend Brueggers Bagels and Jesse Embers steak house
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From all the reviews, both online and through people I know, this place seemed wonderful. However, it recently became an AirBnB only and while the place was neat, the overall experience was disappointing. This place is definitely still in transition from being a B and B proper
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Wonderful location for a 2 day trip in to visit the capitol, botanical gardens and the art museum- only minutes away. Friendly, attentive hosts that made us feel very welcome and served a delicious breakfast and accommodated our dietary needs. Enjoyed having a refrigerator
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Butler B&B is located in a magnificent house built in 1921. Larger than many B&Bs in which we have stayed, it features seven rooms, most (all?) of which must be reached by stairs. The ambiance is lovely, and the breakfast we had was excellent. The dining room was set with both a
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2nd visit to this B&B and another great experience. Lots of little kids that the owners handled with patience (when we were really loud). Breakfast was always excellent. Recommend - great place to stay, great location, great owners.
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Response from ButlerHouse, Owner at Butler House on Grand
Responded 6 Jun 2016
Thank you for your positive post. We have been blessed to be open for almost 18 years and over these years, we have gotten to know many of our guests as they stay with us often. We have enjoyed getting to know your family and watching you all as you start your own families. The children were wonderful. We hope there will be a time soon when you all find your way into our B&B again. Enjoy your summer. Clark
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Butlers Master Suite
The dressing area (with a jetted bath out of picture.)
The Butler Master Suite
living room
Butler House-front view
Thank you for your inquiry. For the first weekend of the Iowa State Fair, we still have five guest rooms available, ranging from $135/night plus taxes, upward. In order to hold reservations we do need credit card info., and you can call us with that, or any additional questions, at your convenience.
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"Greenwood was comfortable and roomy"
"(See description above.)"
"Cook's Quarters is budget-friendly, but bathroom is quite small. Otherwise, was perfect for our needs."
"Tell Lauren or Clark your plans needs and they are wonderful at suggestions."
"Great elegant room, great sleep. Couldn't have asked for more."
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