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Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Coralville
Urbandale, Iowa
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“Best Western Canterbury Inn”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Overall very good experience. Hotel was clean. Older but clean. Staff went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. We ate dinner in the restaurant/lounge. They have a good selection and feed was good. Quaint atmosphere. Everyone should experience the lounge. Our favorite part.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My company has it's employees stay here whenever we are in town. I've stayed at the Best Western Cantebury Inn many times, sometimes for a month. Great location, clean rooms, nice pool, friendly staff, and it was going through a renovation the last time I was here in early January, 2014. The renovation did not affect me nor did I hear the work being done at any point.

If you're traveling for business, the hotel does offer a nice discount if you're on file with them. It is about two blocks from the Iowa River Landing area and the Iowa River Power Restaurant (awesome Sunday brunch), not to mention the University of Iowa is around the corner. Everyone I've mentioned this place to seems to know where I'm talking about but has never stayed there. I highly recommend it! Side note: the restaurant downstairs (not owned by the hotel) is good for drinks but the food is ...meh.

Room Tip: Rooms on the outer perimeter rather than poolside tend to be quieter and larger.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Midland, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

After a very long ten hours on the road we arrived at the hotel around 9 o' clock in the evening. This Best Western has the decor of a "castle". The Lobby has three "thrones" in if if you care to sit down. A good idea because the desk boy had to help the poor fellow try for the third time to get into his room. The bar restaurant which charges $15.95 for fish and chips using cod was in the basement. Who wants to eat in a basement- not even a medieval knight - of that I am sure.
Be warned there are no elevators- but there is a bathroom labelled "damsels in distress" for you to use. This is an old motel- not as old as a knight in shining armor would have used, but old.
The room was worn and dingy and I had a tough time finding the light for the table- as is turned out it was by the bed. Who would have thought? No lid for the ice-bucket- a fridge that mad me realize the food and drinks would have been better off left in the cold car. curtains that barely closed and a heating system that made a loud on and off noise all night - so I did not sleep. There was no duvet- I had to lay my down coat on top of me. There were three shabby quarter sized pillows- What is with all the hotels using these wee pillows? To be honest the pillows looked as if someone had already slept on them- I brought my own.The coffee maker looked so old I didn't not bother to use it. But ovecourse there was an enormous iron - I guess I could have been ironing all night as the 1970's heater fan kept me awake.
The sink was right at the front of the room as you opened the door. The tiny bathroom was right beside the bed. Of all the hotels I have stayed at - this was the Worst bathroom of all. You had to fight to shut the door and try and fit into it. Like Twain said - there was not enough room to swing a cat- in this case .. a mouse. When I turned the bath on, I was drenched by the shower, there was no hot water and the "white" towels were dingy and gray and were not enough for 2 people- I had to ask for toiletries. The tub was ridiculously tiny and the floors were old and the caulking was melting. Even the toilet paper was of the worst quality.
In the morning they had the breakfast area shut before the posted 10 a.m. closing time. There was no coffee station or the increasingly popular and common acidulated water in the lobby. And yes not a sight of cookies anywhere or even the Sunday paper.
Staying here made me really question what is going on with Best Western. Their hotels can at times have quality but the last three visits have been uncomfortable sleepless disasters- time to try out the Quality Inn.
I am a travel blogger and I intend to keep telling you like it is on the road- read more at buckysview.com.

Room Tip: Ask for one on the first floor- away from the knightly labeled public toilets. Bring earplugs.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Coralville, United States
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great place to stay..Rooms were very clean and comfy. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was okay. Typical hotel breakfast. Would recommend to any types of travelers. Convenient Off interstate and fast food close.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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ogden, United States
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Quirky, unique sort of themepark like ambiance. Great hot breakfast served in the pool atrium. Many uniquely decorated rooms. Unbelievable cheerful, helpful staff. Free parking. Restaurant/bar with "camelot" theme. Walking distance or very short drive to a large variety of restaurants and bars. Free shuttle to the University of Iowa Hospitals. Right off I-80

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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United States
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I look forward to spending nights at the Cantebury. They have so many different rooms to choose from. The staff is always pleasant and willing to assist you when ever you need them! I have never had a bad experience in my 10 years of staying there! I would highly recommend giving them a try.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Themed in a medieval way. It lived up to the era's expectations. Room was cold, food was bad, actually smelled like feces at one place in the hall. Check-in clerk talked up the breakfast, but it was basically the same reconstituted stuff you get everywhere. Prefab sausage, boxed eggs, etc.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites

Property: Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites
Address: 704 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241-2104
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Region: United States > Iowa > Coralville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Coralville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites, is centrally located off the 1st ave exit,in Coralville,across from the Iowa River Landing.This property has a Old World Charm, but we are continously upgrading the property with modern amenities like NEW WIFI NEtwork, new RFID Door Locks, new Breakfast room, new Furniture and Mattresses in many rooms, new Artwork,new Roof..all with minimal inconvenience or noise to our guest. We have a nice Indoor pool, Fitness Room, Complementary WIFI All over the property,We also offer a Excellent Complementary HOT Breakfast in the morning, which includes, FRESH HOT Waffles, Eggs,Meat,Milk,Cereals,Juices,, *Pets allowed in Smoking rooms Only*. Cathedral ceilings and a large fireplace are an inviting change to a new conference room of 825 square feet of meeting space. We offer Standard Rooms,Two Room Suites,Suites with Hot Tubs,so whether you are on business or travelling with family, or want to spend a special night out with your partner, ... more   less 
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