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The Brown Street Inn

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Overview of The Brown Street Inn

The Brown Street Inn

3.5 star property
Adults-only B&B within easy reach of University of Iowa

10.0/10 Exceptional

88 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA, 52245
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Ballroom
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mann
  • University of Iowa - 6 min walk
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) - 27 min drive


  • Pagliai's Pizza - 10 min walk
  • The Bluebird Diner - 10 min walk
  • Hamburg Inn No. 2 - 11 min walk
  • Banditos - 11 min walk
  • George's Buffet - 11 min walk

About this property

The Brown Street Inn

The Brown Street Inn puts you 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from University of Iowa. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the breakfast and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Brown Street Inn Iowa City
Brown Street Inn
Brown Street Iowa City
The Brown Street Inn Iowa City
The Brown Street Inn Bed & breakfast
The Brown Street Inn Bed & breakfast Iowa City

Frequently asked questions

Does The Brown Street Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Brown Street Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Brown Street Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Brown Street Inn?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Brown Street Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Brown Street Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Brown Street Inn?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Brown Street Inn and nearby?
The Brown Street Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Brown Street Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pagliai's Pizza (10-min walk), The Bluebird Diner (10-min walk), and Hamburg Inn No. 2 (11-min walk).
What's the area around The Brown Street Inn like?
The Brown Street Inn is a short 6-minute walk from University of Iowa and 12 minutes' walk from Mercy Hospital. Travelers recommend the bed & breakfast for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

My partner and I wanted a quick weekend getaway to see the Herbert Hoover NHS and hang out in the Iowa City area. This Inn was in a very cute older neighborhood with brick roads throughout, and only a 5 minute drive from the downtown area. We were greeted by name by the owners and showed to our room, which was as cozy as it looked in the photos. The bed was incredibly comfortable, as was the temperature of the room. Despite being on vacation, I also really appreciated being able to log into our Netflix account with Roku to settle in for the night. Breakfast was amazing, and as a person with Celiac Disease it was amazing to have an entire breakfast full of gluten free options for the two of us, and not feeling like I had to inspect my food or ask to be absolutely sure it was safe, a rarity with a serious dietary restriction. Sitting on the porch in the early morning to enjoy the homemade foods and relax was the perfect way to wrap up our overnight stay. Could not recommend this property and the owners more. We loved our stay and would be more than happy to return in the future.
Zoey, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoy The Brown Street Inn; I Did!
The bedroom was very comfortable. The breakfast was scrumptious! The hosts were so lovely! Their home was beautiful and all the art on the walls was so enjoyable.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great place to treat yourself
The owners were very friendly and helpful. I called because I was coming in later than planned. It was no problem for Mark. He gave me a map of the area which really helped. I grew up with farm cats. I liked their outdoor cat. My room was clean, the bed very comfortable. The gluten-free and lactose-free breakfast was delicious, The scrambled eggs, toast, fresh fruit, orange juice, and "milk" gave me a great start to my day. Conversation with other guests around the table was an added bonus.
Janice, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A delightful experience!
We were delighted with our stay at Brown Street Inn. The hosts were so charming and welcoming and they maintain a beautiful inn—the breakfasts were delicious, cookies were a lovely touch and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio and looking at the beautiful historic neighborhood. The inn was located very near downtown and the university—we walked to lunch and dinner each day. And the bed was wonderfully comfortable! We will absolutely return!
Kim, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

We were greeted at the door and promptly asked . “Are you vaccinated ? I had to turn away 2 customers previously that were not !” Vaccination requirements could be clearly stated when booking to avoid future issues
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very well-maintained old house in a nice neighborhood.
Chris, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Cute, clean and very friendly owners. Had a great stay!
Dalia, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location! Clean, comfortable, great breakfast.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous stay!
Fabulous B&B with fabulous hosts
Blythe, 1-night trip
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