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Iowa City Iowa Accommodations

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The Iowa City center point is approximately the area of University of Iowa and the area of University of Iowa Museum Art.

Iowa City has been referred to as the “Austin of the Midwest” thanks to its vibrant cultural scene and abundant entertainment offerings. You can catch live music at quaint establishments like the Blue Moose Tap House, Studio 13, and Gabe's Oasis. The University of Iowa lends the area plenty of personality as well, with attractions like the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum. More from this guide...

Iowa City Hotels/Accommodations

Hotelvetro 201 South Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Sheraton Iowa City : 210 South Dubuque St. 210 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 14 meeting rooms
  • Oversized parking
  • Right downtown Iowa City
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn Iowa City / University Area : 4 Sturgis Corner Dr. 4 Sturgis Corner Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Good value
  • Amenities are good
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Heartland Inn : 87 2nd St.
87 2nd St., Coralville, IA 52241 ~1.87 miles west of Iowa City
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • 14 suites in hotel
  • Easily accessible by car and has restaurants and bars nearby
  • Free internet
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 300 East 9th St., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.05 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Four-star Riverfront hotel
  • Check in: 4pm
  • Most guests said the bathroom was dirty
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
Iowa City Travelodge - Iowa City
2216 North Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245
  • Economy Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • City centre within easy reach, said 92%
  • For 68%, the rooms looked old
Iowa City Super 8
611 1st Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.18 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests thought the service was unprofessional
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Baymont Inn & Suites Coralville / Iowa City : 200 6th St.
200 6th St., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.20 miles west of Iowa City
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Very impressed with the staff and Housekeeping
Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites 704 1st Ave., Coralville, CA 52241 ~2.27 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Super 7 Motel in Coralville
810 1st Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.31 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Two-star property
Comfort Inn & Suites in Coralville 214 West 9th St., Coralville, IA 52241 Website ~2.39 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 16 suites in property
Quality Inn : 209 West 9th St. 209 West 9th St., Coralville, IA 52241 Website ~2.40 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Cheap hotel
  • 8 suites in hotel
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville 1220 1st Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.53 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 95 rooms in property
  • Lots of restaurant choices
  • Clean sheets
Hampton Inn 1200 1st Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 ~2.56 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 10 meeting rooms in property
  • Every guests reviewed were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • Most guests said rooms were big enough
Clarion Highlander Hotel & Conference Center 2525 North Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245 Website
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 7 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Decent complimentary breakfast
  • For only 52%, the noise level was all right
Comfort Suites : 2431 James St. 2431 James St., Coralville, IA 52241 ~3.81 miles west of Iowa City
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 81 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • All guests thought the service was very professional
  • Great shopping
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott of Coralville / Iowa Cit - Coralville
2681 James St., Coralville, IA 52241 ~4.19 miles west of Iowa City
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Clean facilities
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 970 25th Ave., Coralville, IA 52241 ~4.20 miles west of Iowa City
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 80 rooms in property
  • Great service
  • Pool area wasn't completely clean
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Mainstay Suites : 2491 Holiday Rd. 2491 Holiday Rd., Coralville, IA 52241 ~4.59 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
2597 Holiday Rd., Coralville, IA 52241 ~4.82 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Hot tub was out of order
  • The majority of guests said the reception staff was great
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Coralville 2571 Heartland Place, Coralville, IA 52241 ~4.88 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 3-star Rural hotel
  • 23 suites in hotel
  • Shutters were all ripped off
  • Close to Iowa City
Sleep Inn & Suites 485 Madison Ave. North, North Liberty, IA 52317 ~8.38 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Days Inn West Branch Iowa - West Branch
711 South Downey St., West Branch, IA 52358 ~9.46 miles east of Iowa City
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Americinn Lodge & Suites of Cedar Rapids Iowa : 8910 6th St. Sw 8910 6th St. Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 ~17.70 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 2 star Airport property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Service and overall comfort levels are top notch
  • Good access to airport
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Country Inn Cedar Rapids Airport : 9100 Atlantic Dr. Sw
9100 Atlantic Dr. Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 ~17.72 miles northwest of Iowa City
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Good shuttle service
  • Internet is poor
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With nearly 100 locally owned restaurants and a vibrant farmer's market, Iowa City is a foodie heaven. You'll find numerous fresh tastes to explore. Head to the award-winning Atlas Restaurant & Bar for praise-worthy favorites like the Atlas Macaroni and Cheese featuring fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, and gruyere. The Wig and Pen is another local favorite, serving up an outstanding range of gourmet pizzas.

Combining the convenience of a major metropolis, the excitement of a college town, and the natural highlights of a rural Midwestern destination, Iowa City has it all. Wherever you stay, you can enjoy attractions ranging from museums to parks minutes from your homey hotel.

When to Visit Iowa City, IA

Iowa City enjoys all four seasons, so you can experience a different side of the municipality on every visit. Summers are hot and humid with average highs in the mid to upper 80s and at least five inches of precipitation most months. If you want festivals, this is the time to visit. You can catch the Iowa Arts Festival, Friday Night Concert Series, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Iowa City Soul Festival. Just make sure you bring your sunscreen and a water bottle to comfortably survive these events.

The Taste of Iowa City takes place around the end of August. Over 40 local restaurants participate in the event, offering sample portions of their best dishes so you can eat your way around the city. You'll also find pop-up entertainment in the streets, adding ambiance to your explorations.

In fall, temperatures drop rapidly from an average high of 78 in September to 66 in October and 50 in November. Toward the end of September, you can experience the annual Northside Oktoberfest. Over 50 local breweries are highlighted during the event, making this a must for anyone interested in experiencing the best of the microbrewery scene here.

In the winter, you can experience Tis the Season Downtown. This festive event features horse-drawn carriage rides, a scavenger hunt for hidden elves, and a gingerbread house competition. The temperatures drop to highs in the 30s and average lows in the teens. Iowa City sees an average of 28 inches of snowfall each year.

As spring heats things up again, you'll feel temperatures rising steadily from an average high of 50 in March to 65 in April and 75 in May. Top Chef Downtown kicks off the spring season at the end of February with a friendly culinary competition to see which of the city's prime restaurants will reign supreme.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Iowa City, IA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Iowa City

Iowa City, IA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Iowa City, IA. Browse these charts to determine the most cost effective months to book a room in Iowa City during the year.

Luxury Hotels in Iowa City, IA

4 Star Average Prices: $141.83

Are you looking for accommodations with added amenities and a touch of luxury in Iowa City? You have a couple of options that will give you a distinctive experience with some added pampering included.

The Sheraton Iowa City Hotel offers on-site perks that include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and Link@Sheraton connection center in the 24-hour lobby. The Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro is a warm gathering spot with more than 40 wines available by the glass. Small plates include delicacies like salmon belly sliders or rare seared tuna. You can also order a full meal with options like cow girl rib eye and chicken piccata.

Standard rooms at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel include down bedding, a spacious work area, and a flat screen television. Complimentary high-speed internet keeps you connected so you can plan the day ahead. When you're ready to explore the city, you'll find a complimentary shuttle available to ease your travels.

If you want to enjoy the comforts of home while you're in Iowa City, book a room at hotelVetro. This extended stay hotel offers fully equipped suites with kitchenettes, dining spaces, oversized bathrooms, and cozy pillow-top beds. Guests enjoy complimentary access to Iowa City Fitness and Heartland Yoga during their stay. If you're travelling with children, you'll appreciate the outdoor play area for kids as well as the convenience of the on-site laundry facilities.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Iowa City

Affordable Hotels in Iowa City, IA

3 Star Average Prices: $98.28

Nearly all the hotels in Iowa City are budget friendly. If you really want to trim your travel spending, book a room at one of the city's most affordable options without sacrificing anything in the way of comfort or amenities.

The Travelodge Iowa City is a convenient choice with several amenities that will help you trim your travel budget. With an airport shuttle to take you to and from the hotel, you can eliminate the need for a rental car. A microwave and refrigerator in your room let you keep affordable snacks and drinks on hand. Mornings begin with a free Bear Bites breakfast, while the on-site restaurant can satisfy cravings later in the day. Keep up with your fitness routine with complimentary passes to the athletic club next door, or enjoy a comfortable afternoon in the indoor pool.

Another affordable pick is the Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center. This convenient option features a free continental breakfast and relaxing indoor heated pool. The Against the Grain Bar and Lounge offers additional options for on-site dining or room service. Your room here will feature a microwave, refrigerator, cable or satellite television, and pay-per-view movies.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Iowa City

2 Star Average Prices: $82.35

2 Star Hotel Prices in Iowa City

Which Iowa City hotels have real discounts?

If you want to trim your travel expenses with hotel discounts, your best option is to pick a chain you love. By participating in hotel loyalty programs, you can use points you've earned from previous trips or begin accruing rewards for future travels. Promotions for these types of programs change regularly, so remember to check out the latest offerings before your visit.

The Travelodge Iowa City is part of the Wyndham Rewards program. You can use points accumulated at any other participating hotels including the Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, or Baymont Inn & Suites. The hotel also offers AAA/CAA and AARP discounts.

The Sheraton Iowa City Hotel is part of the SPG rewards program. Along with several seasonal promotions, the hotel also offers special rates for AAA members.

The Hampton Inn Iowa City participates in the Hilton HHonors program. This hotel also offers several other discount options, including special rates for AAA and AARP members, government and military personnel, and seniors.

Best Value Hotels in Iowa City, IA

At a value hotel, you can enjoy a mid-range price and plenty of amenities. Your best option for this type of experience is the Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area. This hotel is conveniently located near the University of Iowa, Englert Theatre, and historic downtown. You can begin the day with a complimentary hot breakfast on site or snag a fast weekday Hampton On the Run breakfast bag on your way out the door. On-site amenities include a business center, meeting space, fitness room, and indoor pool and whirlpool.

Getting Around Iowa City, IA

You don't need a car to enjoy Iowa City. With a well-placed hotel, you may be able to reach everything on your agenda with minimal hassle and save yourself the expense of an automobile rental. Iowa City is developing several walking and biking routes. There are three scenic options available that direct you past many local attractions, providing a leisurely way to get out and explore the city.

The Iowa City transit offers over two dozen bus routes throughout the city. Do you prefer a little more autonomy? Zipcars are available at five locations throughout Iowa City. If you want to explore areas beyond Iowa City, the Megabus offers daily service to Chicago and De Moines for just $1 each way.

If you do bring a car to Iowa City, you'll have no trouble parking around town. Downtown parking garages offer the first hour for free. After this period, you'll pay just $1.50 for each additional hour. These garages operate 24 hours, so you're free to explore the city by day and night with no worries about getting back to your vehicle at a particular time. Metered parking is only monitored Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you're parking downtown to enjoy the nightlife or visiting on a Sunday, you can enjoy convenient street parking for free.

Iowa City is a diverse destination that's as well-suited to educational conferences and major business meetings as it is to rest and relaxation. There's almost always something exciting happening in the city, so make sure you check local calendars before your visit and ask what the latest buzz is around town at your hotel's front desk. You'll find no shortage of excitement during your visit. Get ready, and book your Iowa City hotel today.

Verified reviews of the city: Iowa City, IA

Below are reviews of the city of Iowa City, IA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Restaurants"
Score 4.0 / 5

Casa Azul Restaurante y Cantina is a awesome place for dinner and drinks!

Darin B., from 23-Sep-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Iowa City, IA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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