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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

I just loved my stay with Shirley and Ray at their Mission House B&B. Their brand of hospitality is warm and their primary interest is making sure the guests are comfortable and well fed. Probably the best gauge of their B&B is how many people return year after year. They have an impressive list of returnees and I will be... More 

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Reviewed 7 June 2011

My wife and I just spent the weekend in Iowa City for the summer arts fest and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Shirley and Ray are wonderful people, the house is immaculate, the location is close to everything, quiet neighborhood, and the breakfasts were awesome. Baked pears with vanilla yogurt and homemade granola, pumpkin pancakes,fruit omelettes... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

My stay at the Mission House in Iowa City one of the best experiences I've had traveling (and I have traveled a lot). The house is extremely well maintained, the bedrooms are tastefully decorated, the breakfasts are yummy, and the hospitality and professionalism of the owners is unbeatable. Each of the rooms has a private bath, great hair dryer, etc.... More 

Thank zapad
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

Shirley and Ray really know how to be hosts to their marvelous bed and breakfast. My first visit was for Freshman Orientation at the University of Iowa and my second visit was to get my daughter nested in her dorm at the beginning of school. I felt so comfortable with Ray and Shirley that my daughter will stay there as... More 

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rochester, il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2010

Shirley and Ray were fabulous. Shirley was sweet and a great cook/hostess. Ray likes to joke around and tease. I felt totally safe as a woman traveling alone. The house is spotless. My key let me in the back door so I could come and go as I pleased. The room was spacious with a private bath and everything appeared... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

My husband just attended the Iowa Summer Writing Festival for a week long seminar. I happily went along for the ride. We are so glad we stayed with Ray and Shirley (the Owners)! We had read the reviews about the food being wonderful and the Hosts feeling like family... but I have to say I was skeptical before we arrived... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

A wonderful B&B. Excellent hospitality from Ray & Shirley - we were treated like part of the family. They were so warm, friendly and very helpful. Wonderful breakfasts - all home cooked. The location was also excellent, close to the river walk but within walking distance of the bars and restaurants downtown. Thanks for making our visit to Iowa City... More 

Thank Yvonne07
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Reviewed 11 July 2008

We stayed with Ray and Shirley when we were visiting Iowa City to attend a wedding. The couple made us feel extraordinarily welcome and made everything easy and straightforward. Their hospitality is first class - you got the sense that they actually enjoyed having guests. From the number of repeat visitors and long term stays at the B&B, there is... More 

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Seymour tn
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Reviewed 5 July 2008

This is the best place in town to stay. The rooms are clean and neat, very large ,and have character. You will not find a better breakfast anywhere. Ray and Shirley will make your stay the best it can be. If you like coffee Ray makes a great cup and is ready to tell you so. Every thing there is... More 

Minneapolis, MN
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2008

The Mission House B&B is a terrific example of true hospitality. Ray and Shirley are fun and helpful with a great sense of humor. The house is wonderful with original woodwork and fixtures and an interesting past. Ray and Shirley were generous to invite my son and daughter, who were not staying at the inn, to breakfast with us. Shirley's... More 

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Address: 228 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245-5800
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $87 - $134 (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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