The Redstone Inn
More on Dubuque – I forgot my friend Kathy sent me this info in September:
I just spent the night in Dubuque for a business trip and a downtown bed and breakfast was recommended, the Redstone Inn:
It is a 15-room renovated Victorian hotel, pretty and nicely maintained. Very nice breakfast (small buffet with fruits, yogurt, pastries, breads, cereal, coffee, juices, etc.), plus a custom-made omelet and sausages. Free water, coffee and snacks in the rooms, and a mini-fridge. The price was good for a weekday business rate. (The cheapest room is $75 weekday, and they advertise a business rate.)
Downtown Dubuque seems to have been gussied up some since the last time I was there, and though we got out of our meeting too late for dinner, there were several restaurant/bars that looked promising (Crust, an Italian kitchen — http://www.crustdubuque.com/, the Bank “gastropub” — http://www.thebankdbq.com/bank/default.asp). We ended up having sandwiches at Paul’s Tavern, an old-time burger-and-beer bar with a lot of stuffed animals on the wall! I gather it is a Dubuque institution.
Made me wish I could stay in town awhile longer to check out some of the stuff. There is also the(casinos, a riverwalk, waterpark, aquarium, brewery along the riverfront.