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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night as I live in town, but reserved the upstairs suite of rooms for my bachelorette party for us girls to stay in. Obviously the history of the mansion and its ornate design is breath taking and we just a fun time exploring the entire premises and looking in nooks and crannies. There are 2 cats...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was so nice to have you all stay here for the bachlorette weekend!

Prospect Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My daughter, 2 granddaughters and I stayed at the Inn on the first leg of our "Girls Get-Away". It was my granddaughters' first experience at a B&B and it was MARVELOUS! We stayed in the Sunset Suite...had room for everything and everyone! Amy....and her four legged friends greeted us graciously as we sat in the parlour and listening to her...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was so much fun to have you all stay here for the start of your 'Girls' Getway' vacation! Do come again.

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This was the third time we have visited and stayed at the inn. Amy has always been gracious, informative and pleasant to talk to about life. Her breakfasts are always very good and the option of wine in the evening is a nice touch. We often meet new people and this time was no exception. We have enjoyed local eateries...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

As always - it was such a pleasure to have you guys stay here! Come again soon.

Decorah, IA
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a little weekend get away. It's a beautiful mansion with a fun history. The owner Amy is a wealth of information on the history of the home and Dubuque in general. We stayed in the Solarium room and were very comfortable. The breakfast Amy provided us was outstanding! Fresh fruit and eggs Benedict. The cats of...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you stay here! Cinde missed you after you left - until she realized that the housekeepers needed her supervision. Do come again.

Mondovi, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Great place to stay. Amy the owner/innkeeper was very gracious and quite a historian. the room was comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and good strong coffee. The on street parking was not a problem even for our motorcycle w/trailer. We walked over a mile to a restaurant we wanted and though the area looked a bit ruff we had...

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MandolinDubuque, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so glad that the German restaurant was open - since you dearly wanted to have some German food. It was a pleasure to have you 2 stay here!

Parkville, Maryland
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I came across the Mandolin Inn when searching for a B&B for an overnight stay during my road trip to see the Field Of Dreams. After checking out the website, I decided to give it a try, and was glad I did! This well-kept Edwardian mansion was easy to find once I entered Dubuque. Ann was very hospitable and helpful,...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay here! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Cinde adored you. please come again if you are in the area.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Our stay was an excellent time there.Amy was a perfect host and we all enjoyed her knowledge of everything.The Inn is amazing.Thanks Amy.I would recommend the Inn to anyone that wants to learn all about it to stay and have lots of conversations with Amy.Thanks Amy form the most enjoyable time had by all. Diane C

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have all of you stay here for the wedding. If ever you get to Dubuque again please visit. - Amy

Central Iowa
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We arrived at the Inn, and experienced a gracious welcome. We were offered drinks as we sat down at the table to get acquainted. When the Hostess found out that I was retired Law Enforcement, her whole demeanor changed. She asked if I had a handgun with me, and stated they were not allowed in the house. She said that...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

As a very law enforcement supportive member of my community I am sorry that you chose not to stay in my home. We clearly have different opinions about this issue. - Amy

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Amy (and Cindy, the cat) welcomed us with open arms and the offer of an adult cocktail, soda, or iced tea. My friends stayed in the main room of the 3rd floor while I took the daybed in the Georgette room. The bed was suprisingly comfortable and we enjoyed the the patio every night. Breakfasts were tasty and provided a...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was so nice to have you guys stay here! Please do come again if you are in the area!

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I had a lot of fun staying in this historical inn in Dubuque, Iowa. My room was nice and cozy and the bed was comfortable. I thought it might be loud with most of the guests staying on the same floor, but I didn't hear a peep. I also really liked the soap toiletries. It was a very relaxing weekend...

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Amy B, Owner at Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you stay here! I do hope you'll come again if you ever stay somewhere twice.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully restored historic property dedicated to sharing the elegance and charm of an earlier time with a few discerning guests. Modern ammenities (central air, wireless internet access,tv,queen and king beds,)gorgeous antiques, gourmet breakfast. Perfect for romance, business travel, family get-togethers, girls' getaways, weddings, or exploring the historic upper Mississippi River. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, IA 52001-4857
Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Price Range: $113 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Upstairs suite of rooms had a walk out onto roof that gave skyline view all the way to the Mississippi River”
H9799RMlaurap, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Mine was the Solarium. Bright, but not overly so, with balcony access for overlook of the bluff, very comfortable bed. Private bathroom, and the claw-foot tub was a nice touch!”
T8404AEjohnh, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I enjoyed having a room with a private bath, so book early if you want to be sure you have a private bath.”
EmilyH838, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“check out the Inn's website to choose a room that appeals to you. They are all tastefully done and furnishings reflect the period. The solarium and the Sunset Suite both have decks.”
MaryK166, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The Solarium is a very bright room, but the shades on each window make it dark enough to sleep in. In the summer time it may get a bit warm, but you do get a private outdoor patio.”
Debbie_Eolo, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
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