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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to spend a few days watching the mighty Mississippi and its barges, if you want to watch mainline train action on the famed Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad (now the BNSF) and if you want to see the last double-deck swing bridge (trains on lower deck, cars and trucks on the upper) in action across the... More 

Thank sunray412
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119 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We wanted to be near the river and view of the trains during our two night stay. My room at Kingsley Inn did not disappoint. We requested a river front, trackside room. It was huge, beautiful, comfortable and pretty quiet. You can hear the brief train whistles at night, but for train lovers it is like a lullaby. If you... More 

2 Thank Shirley L
East Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed one night at the inn which has sort of a B & B feel. Upon going upstairs to our room, all vacant rooms had the doors wide open so you could see the interior. Our room was filled with Victorian charm and the bathroom was very adequate. (Limited space to set your stuff). Sunday morning buffet (included with room... More 

Thank ZRoadTraveler
Wichita, Kansas
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a good location for our road trip to see the Van Buren Villages and Fort Madison looked interesting. The hotel was charming lots of nice little details and a comfortable room HOWEVER the breakfast was very disappointing we have better than this at home. It was do it yourself service we saw no staff member at... More 

Thank Christine G
Cleburne, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I love remodeled historic hotels like this. Each room is decorated differently in a style that calls back to the 1920s. We secured two rooms and one was decorated with an emerald green while the other was in a light pink. Both rooms had lovely flatscreen TV's and their own individual air conditioning unit. There is a lovely modern elevator... More 

Thank Aaron S
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2016

When we arrived to check in there was nobody at the front desk. We happen to see a small piece of paper that said to enter the adjacent restaurant in somebody would help us get checked in. After entering the restaurant in asking for help we waited another 15 minutes before somebody arrived. The restaurant was not that busy to... More 

Thank Kyle W
Marcus, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Very unique and beatiful place. Rooms were clean and roomy and bed very comfortable. Staff was very helpful. View of the river was great! Ate at the restraurant next door which was very convenient and had good food. Would definatley stay there again.

Thank Tamara J
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Very pretty hotel. The room was facing the river, very nice room and bathroom. The trains didn't bother us at all. We ate at the attached restaurant, very good dinner. The breakfast at the hotel was so good, very nice set-up. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

Thank mcatho
Appleton, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were looking for lodging and had seen several places on the west side along the strip. A local mentioned the Kingsley in downtown Fort Madison and we were happy to find this gem. The location right along the waterfront was perfect. Parking was available and we could walk to everything we wanted to do. The room was nicely decorated... More 

Thank louh332
Treynor, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Kingsley Inn is very clean and decorated with early era antiques and decor. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms are very clean too. It's like going back in time! It's what you would expect for the rates that are charged. If you choose to stay here ask for a room that is in the back of the inn. Mainline train... More 

2 Thank Bill H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a Grand Victorian Inn overlooking the Mississippi River. Exquisite antiques along with today's modern amenities are found throughout. Close to Nauvoo, casino, golf & antiques. Whirlpool and fireplace suites available. Wireless Internet provided throughout the property. A delicious complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Lunch and dinner is available at Atlas Steak and Smokehouse, our own an award-winning restaurant. The Inn has an elevator, off-street parking, and can arrange taxi service at cost. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingsley Inn

Address: 707 Avenue H, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Region: United States > Iowa > Fort Madison
Price Range: €70 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Front room definitely - trains and the Mississippi”
 of 5 bubbles sunray412, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms if you don't like train sounds, but then you will have no view.”
 of 5 bubbles firecracker47, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Courtyard side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles ZRoadTraveler, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to be woken up all night by trains, find another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles kylew725, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Away from street and train tracks”
 of 5 bubbles S9265ENbillh, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
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