There are a number of affordable lodging options all within 15 minutes or less from the start line. Most hotel/motel options are even closer than that.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites – 0.8mi
Days Inn Dubuque – 3.4mi
Hotel Julien Dubuque – 3.5mi
Holiday Inn Dubuque – 3.6mi
Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark – 3.9mi
(Great option if the family and kiddos are traveling with!)