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Clarke Manor

Dubuque, IA 52001 USA (Show map)
21 Reviews
$90 - $190
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Are unforgettable experiences, comfort and sincere care your idea of traveling? Clarke Manor, Dubuque, Iowa's luxury bed and breakfast, welcomes guests year round to experience their travels in a unique way full of ideal activities, relaxation, history, and incomparable service. This stunning hilltop mansion has been meticulously transformed into an inviting retreat, styled with classic architecture and sophisticated furnishings. The Inn's spacious common areas, oak-paneled library, roof-top deck and cupola, and beautiful gardens make it an ideal location for a weekend getaway, intimate event such as a baby shower, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, as well as an intimate wedding or honeymoon getaway. Clarke Manor offers guests four luxury accommodations. Each room is lavishly furnished with new pillow top mattresses, fine linens, comfortable seating, and a Bose radio to waken them after rest. Begin each morning with fresh tea, coffee, fruit juice and a gourmet breakfast served in the dining room. We'd be privileged to care for you and to contribute to your travel experience. Call Rose today to learn how Clarke Manor can accommodate you on your travels to the tri-state area!

Rooms & Rates

The Italian Suite

This spacious and elegantly furnished suite features a king-size bed with sitting area, sun-filled dressing room, 42" LCD television and private bath with marble shower.

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Paris Room

This charming room will take you to Paris. Relax in a sunny room featuring a queen-size bed, quality linens, lovely antiques and private bath with shower.

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

San Francisco Suite

Our largest suite includes the Asian Room (king-size bed) and the Golden Gate Room (queen-size bed featured here), a comfortable sitting area, 42" LCD television, and soothing palette of colors. A stylish, retro bathroom completes this suite.

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Hunt Room

Enjoy this cozy room, reminiscent of an English men's club. It features a queen-size bed and private use of the large hall bath just outside your door.

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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When can we come back?!

5 on February 25, 2014

We had an amazing stay in the Italian Room at Clarke Manor! It was our first time staying at a B&B and I can't wait to come back. The rooms were beautiful, learning the history behind the house was fun and engaging and the stuffed french toast that Rose made is to die for!! Thank you so much for having us and I have a feeling that we will be back soon!

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5 on February 24, 2013

Rose was warm and welcoming from the first phone call! And when we arrived to a beautifully appointed, fresh, expansive Clarke Manor, we knew we would enjoy our stay and return! It has it all -- wonderful host, beautiful rooms in expansive inn, excellent breakfast, afternoon biscotti and wine! Beautiful view from rooftop! Love, love, loved it!

Breakfast meals were outstanding.

5 on September 11, 2012

All us siblings stayed here, 6 of us, while in Dubuque to celebrate older sister's 50th wedding anniversary. Innkeeper Rose added to our pleasure of the occasion; rooms & grounds were spotless. Even had a fountain.

Thanks so much!

5 on April 25, 2012

Rose, Thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality during my stay. It was wonderful for me during a difficult week. I love the house and can't wait to be back again in June, under better circumstances then! You and the homes friendliness was a welcome relief. Sincerely, Rebecca

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5 on November 06, 2011

Excellent/beautiful home, met and enjoyed the owners, Taylor & Barb. Very friendly... would highly recommend Clarke Manor to everyone!

We LOVED it!!!

5 on September 25, 2011

Ok, so where do I start.... Rose, the inn keeper is amazing! She made our stay so fantastic! The rooms were beautiful and I started to feel like I didnt know which one to pick because I liked them all so much, but in the end we chose the Golden Gate Room and LOVED it! It was our first time at a B&B and I could not have been happier. I loved how this place was set above town in a really nice local area with low traffic and yet town was only 2 minutes away. Perfect location. The views from the Cupola were amazing and we got some really great photographs of the night skyline from there. Overall I would go there again and again! Cant wait to get the girls together now for the next trip and make a ladies weekend out of it! Thank you again Rose, it was such an honor to meet you and we appreciate the wonderful breakfast, evening cookies, snacks, wine and all that you did to make our stay worth it.

Our wedding at Clarke Manor

5 on September 19, 2011

I just wanted to thank Clarke Manor for a wonderful weekend. My wife and I had a great experience at Clarke Manor. Our wedding was beautiful. Exactly how we pictured it! Rose went above and beyond to make our experience special. She was so accomadating and made us feel at home. We didnt want to leave on Monday. Thank you again and we hope to return for our 1 year anniversary.

Gracious without being fussy - Great view of Dubuque

5 on August 27, 2011

We originally had booked three nights and added a fourth to our stay in this gracious and comfortable base for exploring Dubuque and the surrounding area. The house is spacious and attractively decorated without being loaded with knicknacks. Guests are welcome to enjoy various sitting rooms, including a cozy library and an airy sunroom, and to climb the spiral staircase to a newly rebuilt cupola with rooftop deck, which is one of the highest spots in Dubuque and offers great views of the Mississippi and the city. Breakfasts were wonderful, and we appreciated the afternoon treats and very much enjoyed conversation with our hosts.

Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

5 on August 25, 2011

Beautiful house and friendly innkeeper!

A Most Gracious Stay

4.6 on August 12, 2011

We had a delightful stay at the Clarke Manor. The ambiance of the house and grounds were most inviting. We were enamored with the unique cupola and the beautiful view form the adjacent deck. In our short visit we relished the graciousness and hospitality of Clarke Manor as a home away from home. Also, thanks to Barbara we had inside information on the city of Dubuque so that we were able to make the best of our short visit.

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 8 miles

Directions to property:

Upon exiting the airport, take Rt. 151/61/52 North. Take the Downtown/Locust Street Exit. Cross Rt. 20 and continue on Locust Street. Turn RIGHT onto Loras Blvd (which is also 14th St.). Turn LEFT onto Main St (the next stop light). Drive three blocks to 17th St. and drive up the hill (Main St. becomes Madison St as you drive up the hill). Turn RIGHT at the top onto Clarke Drive. Clarke Manor is on the right at the corner.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fenelon Place Elevator, Clarke College, Wartburg Seminary, Greyhound Park & Casino, Univerisity of Dubuque, Loras College,, Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Well-mannered children are always welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night mininum on weekends in September and October
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 50% of first night's stay. Please check with Innkeeper for deposit information for whole house rental and special events.



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Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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  • Serving Location: Check with Innkeeper, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , All dietary needs

Details Diamond Collection

216 Clarke Drive , Dubuque, IA 52001 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase