The Brown Street Inn

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Room (White) | Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Room (White) | Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Room (Green) | Laptop workspace, free WiFi

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
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mann
  • University of Iowa - 6 min walk
  • Kinnick Stadium - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa) - 27 min drive

About this property

The Brown Street Inn

3.5-star bed & breakfast in the heart of Mann
Consider a stay at The Brown Street Inn and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a terrace and a garden. In addition to a library and a fireplace in the lobby, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage, free newspapers and a computer station
  • A ballroom and concierge services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast and walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at The Brown Street Inn include perks, such as Laptop workspace and air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests reviews give good marks for the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Fridges, daily housekeeping and phones

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 or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 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 cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (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

  • Fridge


  • 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 lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 that you 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, neither pets nor service animals are 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 on-site 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. Travellers recommend the bed & breakfast for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location! Clean, comfortable, great breakfast.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review