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Iowa City, IA, United States
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Graduate Iowa City
Graduate Iowa City
8.6 Excellent
210 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 1,137 reviews
8.6

Graduate Iowa City is a comfortable setting when visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a ballroom and meeting rooms.

hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
7.7 Good
201 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
GoodBased on 152 reviews
7.7

Hotelvetro is a modern setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the popular features on offer at this 3-star hotel are free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool.

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
8.4 Excellent
4 Sturgis Corner Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 270 reviews
8.4

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area is located in Iowa City and offers an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is close to the Benton Street Bridge, eateries and shops.

Iowa House Hotel
Iowa House Hotel
8.3 Excellent
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.3

Iowa House Hotel provides a comfortable setting while visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the premium features at this 3-star hotel include an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Burford House Inn
Burford House Inn
9.6 Excellent
113 South Johnson Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 85 reviews
9.6

Burford House Suites is a historic base while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a library, free Wi-Fi and a playground.

Alexis Park Inn and Suites
Alexis Park Inn and Suites
7.6 Good
1165 South Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
GoodBased on 6 reviews
7.6

Alexis Park Inn & Suites is located in Iowa City and offers guests free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this luxury motel offers include a ticket service, meeting rooms and a tour desk.

Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
9.9 Excellent
430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 32 reviews
9.9

Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable base when in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers free Wi-Fi, a concierge and luggage storage.

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
7.3 Good
2216 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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2.1 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
GoodBased on 657 reviews
7.3

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City is located in Iowa City and provides an indoor pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and a lake.

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
9.1 Excellent
328 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 174 reviews
9.1

This comfortable hotel in Iowa City offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre. It is located a brief walk from Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, the Englert Theatre and Iowa Old Capitol Building.

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
8.7 Excellent
255 East Court Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Iowa City 
ExcellentBased on 293 reviews
8.7

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown University provides a comfortable setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

Tips for booking a Iowa City hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Iowa City:$147/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$42/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$92 - $247
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$94 - $237
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Top Rated Iowa City hotels

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Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
9.9 Excellent
430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable base when in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers free Wi-Fi, a concierge and luggage storage.

2
Burford House Inn
Burford House Inn
9.6 Excellent
113 South Johnson Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Burford House Suites is a historic base while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a library, free Wi-Fi and a playground.

3
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
9.1 Excellent
328 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

This comfortable hotel in Iowa City offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre. It is located a brief walk from Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, the Englert Theatre and Iowa Old Capitol Building.

4
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
8.7 Excellent
255 East Court Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown University provides a comfortable setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

5
Graduate Iowa City
Graduate Iowa City
8.6 Excellent
210 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Graduate Iowa City is a comfortable setting when visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a ballroom and meeting rooms.

6
Alexis Park Inn and Suites
Alexis Park Inn and Suites
7.6 Good
1165 South Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Alexis Park Inn & Suites is located in Iowa City and offers guests free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this luxury motel offers include a ticket service, meeting rooms and a tour desk.

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Iowa House Hotel
Iowa House Hotel
8.3 Excellent
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Iowa House Hotel provides a comfortable setting while visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the premium features at this 3-star hotel include an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

8
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
7.7 Good
201 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Iowa City, IA, United States 

Hotelvetro is a modern setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the popular features on offer at this 3-star hotel are free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool.

Cheapest hotels in Iowa City, Iowa

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Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
7.3 Good
2216 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City is located in Iowa City and provides an indoor pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as meeting rooms, an express check-in and check-out feature and a lake.

$62
Avg. per night
Iowa House Hotel
Iowa House Hotel
8.3 Excellent
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Iowa House Hotel provides a comfortable setting while visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the premium features at this 3-star hotel include an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

$95
Avg. per night
Graduate Iowa City
Graduate Iowa City
8.6 Excellent
210 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Graduate Iowa City is a comfortable setting when visiting Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a ballroom and meeting rooms.

$98
Avg. per night
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
8.4 Excellent
4 Sturgis Corner Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area is located in Iowa City and offers an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is close to the Benton Street Bridge, eateries and shops.

$113
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Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
8.7 Excellent
255 East Court Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown University provides a comfortable setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

$114
Avg. per night
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
7.7 Good
201 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Hotelvetro is a modern setting while in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. Some of the popular features on offer at this 3-star hotel are free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool.

$122
Avg. per night
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
9.1 Excellent
328 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hotel in Iowa City offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre. It is located a brief walk from Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, the Englert Theatre and Iowa Old Capitol Building.

$128
Avg. per night
Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
9.9 Excellent
430 Brown Street, Iowa City, IA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable base when in Iowa City and is close to everything the area has to offer. It offers free Wi-Fi, a concierge and luggage storage.

$386
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Iowa City

2 stars and under
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
#1 Most popular

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area

4 Sturgis Corner Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States

8.4 Excellent
$113

Avg. per night

Alexis Park Inn and Suites
#2 Most popular

Alexis Park Inn and Suites

1165 South Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA, United States

7.6 Good
$523

Avg. per night

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
Best value

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City

2216 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA, United States

7.3 Good
$62

Avg. per night

3 stars
Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University
#1 Most popular

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University

328 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA, United States

9.1 Excellent
$128

Avg. per night

hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
#2 Most popular

hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

201 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, United States

7.7 Good
$122

Avg. per night

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown
Best value

Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown

255 East Court Street, Iowa City, IA, United States

8.7 Excellent
$114

Avg. per night

4 stars +
Graduate Iowa City
#1 Most popular

Graduate Iowa City

210 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, United States

8.6 Excellent
$98

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Iowa City

About Iowa City

A UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa, historical buildings and a culture of creativity. From parks and public pianos to fossils, art spaces, German villages and a Presidential library, Iowa City is full of surprises.

Things to do

The downtown area is jam-packed with art venues hosting original works, such as handcrafted textiles at the Iowa Artisans Gallery. Stop by Akar Design for artistic ceramics, glass and pottery. The Art Mission on South Linn Street carries everything from pottery to antiques, Motawi tiles, Persian rugs and Laura Wilder artworks.

The gold-domed Old Capitol Building now holds a museum reflecting the state’s history, while the nearby University of Iowa Museum of Natural History showcases Native American artefacts, prehistoric tools, and taxidermy. To see a 1800s-era home with period decor and archaeological excavations, visit Plum Grove Historic House.

Don’t miss seeing the Devonian Fossil Gorge, an archaeological anomaly created millions of years ago when the area was part of the ocean floor. You can now see ancient fossils at 20 different discovery points. Another unique place to visit is the Amana Colonies, a collection of seven German villages hosting old-world shops and cafes.

More than 40 lively sidewalk cafes dot the downtown district, including Atlas World Grill on Iowa Street. For contemporary Italian cuisine, try Baroncini Ristorante Italiano on South Linn Street. You can appreciate both historical architecture and craft beer at Union Brewery in the Gilbert-Linn Street Historic District.

Getting around

Iowa City caters to pedestrians and cyclers, but you can also use taxis and rideshare services. Rental cars are available in the city or at Cedar Rapids Airport, about a 20-minute drive away.

Iowa City travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Iowa City?

    Graduate Iowa City, rated with a score of 8.6 from 1,137 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Iowa City. Other top stays include Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown, with an average rating of 8.7 from 293 reviewers, and Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City, with a score of 7.3 from 657 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near University of Iowa?

    Graduate Iowa City is a popular hotel near University of Iowa that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.6 across 1,137 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Iowa City near Kinnick Stadium?

    Graduate Iowa City is rated 8.6 from 1,137 reviews and is close to Kinnick Stadium.

  • Is there a good hotel near University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, consider Graduate Iowa City (rated 8.6 over 1,137 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Iowa City cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Iowa City have been around $156 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Iowa City?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Iowa City hotels have prices starting from as low as $51/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • What are the best hotels on Iowa Avenue Literary Walk in Iowa City?

    Finding a place to stay should be the least of your worries when you visit Iowa City. Along the renowned Iowa Avenue Literary Walk, you can find several hotels with state-of-the-art amenities. The Iowa Avenue Literary Walk is the most important site for literature lovers, since it was conceptualized to pay tribute to Iowan literary geniuses whose fame extends far beyond the state. Two popular hotels you might look into include Hotel Chauncy and Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown. Another option near this area is the Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in Iowa City?

    Finding a kid-friendly hotel is essential when you’re traveling as a family. There are several hotels in Iowa City with features and amenities that guarantee a comfortable family vacation. Some of the kid-friendly hotels in Iowa City are The Highlander Hotel, the Graduate Iowa City Hotel, and the Hampton Inn/University Area. The Highlander Hotel has a beautiful swimming pool and high-quality room service, making it ideal for families. The proximity of the Hampton Inn to historic sites, such as the Old Capital Museum, makes it ideal when touring with kids. The rooms in these hotels are adorned with flat-panel TVs and streaming services to make kids particularly joyful. These hotels are popular; therefore, they are fully booked most of the time. It’s recommended that you book your room a week or two before your trip. Hotel policies on pets vary, so you should check with the hotel management before booking if you intend to travel with a pet.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Iowa City?

    The best thing about vacations is finding a peaceful and quiet place to stay for an affordable rate. There are several cheap hotels in Iowa City with peaceful environments. The peaceful hotels are usually located in quiet neighborhoods in Iowa City, away from the busy streets. The Hampton Inn is one of the peaceful and quiet hotels to check out. It’s located away from the city center in a serene environment. Hampton Inn’s quiet rooms make it easy to focus, if you plan to work during your stay in Iowa City. Additionally, it is located near recreational sites that you can visit to clear your mind or to just do something inspiring. Other quiet and peaceful hotels in Iowa City include the Super 7 Motel and Home2 Suites Iowa City Coralville. The Super 7 Motel has a modest pool that offers a nice place to relax. Home2 Suites, on the other hand, is conveniently located near numerous attraction sites that you might want to visit.

  • What neighborhoods in Iowa City have the best restaurants?

    Every foodie’s desire is to explore the food scene in the cities they visit. In Iowa City, there are several neighborhoods with good restaurants; it just depends on the food you want to try. Downtown Iowa City has one of the best food scenes in the city. Restaurants in this neighborhood serve a wide range of meals, including some foods from different world regions. This area is host to some of the best Spanish and Asian restaurants. If you’re a fan of fast food, University Heights is an ideal neighborhood to visit during your stay in Iowa City. Popular restaurants in this neighborhood include Old Chicago and Burger Haul. Other neighborhoods with a notable food scene are Goosetown and Coralville. Some Iowa City hotels have good restaurants inside the hotel. These restaurants may provide different food depending on the visitors they receive, so it’s possible to experience different cuisines without leaving your hotel. Checking beforehand to see if a restaurant has a kids’ menu is essential before you visit with your family.