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Lakeville, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

In a mission-style house on the bluff, Ray and Shirley operate a neat & tidy B&B. The house was revised and updated some years ago. Consequently, it possesses a modern, high-velocity air conditioning system and thick double-pane windows. The sprawling University of Iowa complex lies across the Iowa River to the west. Three large bedrooms are available, all of which... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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401 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2012

My boyfriend was away doing Sandy recovery for 2 wks; as a "sorry I was gone so long" surprise, he booked a room at the Mission House for us. We had a wonderful, restful stay in the Southwest room. As bed and breakfasts go, this one is on par with any I've stayed in--comfortable bed, clean and spacious bathroom, and... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

This B&B was great! Ray and Shirley are such warm people, they immediately made us feel extremely welcomed! Shirley is a wonderful cook and was very accomodating of my food allergies. We stayed in the Kinnick room which my fiancé, who is a huge hawkeye fan, thought was extremely cool. It was such a nice and peaceful stay; we will... More 

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Brownsfan82
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Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

The best thing about the stay is Shirley and Ray. The breakfast was amazing and we love the cook book. We stayed in the Kinnck Room and it was nice. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was large with a fridge and sitting area. The television is quite small, but it wasn't the size of the television that was the... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

The one-of-a-kind house is beautifully maintained and within easy walking distance of downtown stores and restaurants. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet (although we were the only guests during our one night stay) and the breakfast was SO good. We enjoyed our morning coffee, which is roasted especially for the house, out on the front porch then were treated... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I travel a lot and stay in a lot of different places. The Mission House is, by far, the absolute BEST bed & breakfast I've ever stayed in. I was here for a week for the Iowa Writers' Festival, and I could not have asked for a better home base. I don't even know where to begin to praise this... More 

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Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

I stayed for one night at Mission House and am so glad I did! Ray and Shirley are simply the best hosts! They truly make you feel at home and are just such great people! Ray kept us all laughing while enjoying Shirley's fabulous breakfast! They even asked me to bring my daughter for breakfast "on the house". She and... More 

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Chicago, Il
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but I have to say that our stay at the Mission House was wonderful. Shirley and Ray are the most pleasant, warm, welcoming people I have met. They are gracious hosts and immediately made us feel welcome. The Mission House is spacious and absolutely immaculate. It is beautifully decorated, and we... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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117 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We planned a trip to Iowa City over the 4th of July to visit our son who now works there. I had not thought of a B&B, but was not happy with the hotel choices and locations. I happened upon the Mission House and made reservations. It was the easiest reservation I ever made. I have stayed at a number... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2011

Where to start... Shirley and Ray are the most gracious of hosts, warm, welcoming and very engaging. They are truly the ultimate hosts. The B & B is truly a home, and is very beautiful. The room was very spacious and inviting. The Mission House is only eight blocks from downtown Iowa City and is well worth the walk. The... More 

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Additional Information about The Mission House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 228 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245-5800
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: €61 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Room#1 faces away from the college campus. Room#3 includes a tasteful remake of the original sleeping porch.”
 of 5 bubbles unclevad, 7 Jun 2013 | Read review
“We saw all three rooms and they are all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetChicago_IL, 18 Feb 2012 | Read review
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