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Iowa City hotels

Iowa City has the best of small town America, as it features a diverse array of people, local businesses, and tourist attractions in a quaint environment. Hotels in Iowa City are near all of the main attractions, including the University of Iowa, which forms the epicenter of the city and features the world famous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Hotels in Iowa City are affordable and offer easy access to historical sites, public parks, and outdoor activities.

Iowa City Quick Picks and Tips


Iowa City presents an array of cultural events, including the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, where famous authors from around the world come to the city for readings, lectures, and speeches.


Because of the diverse mixture of students and cultures, Iowa City features all types of ethnic cuisine. Everything from Thai food to Indian can be found and usually at prices aimed at the large student population. Try the Atlas World Grill for great food in a unique and intimate environment.

Major Point of Interest

There are several historic sites in Iowa City, like the Plum Grove, the restored 19th century home of Governor Robert Lucas. It can be reached easily from many Iowa City hotels.


The Pedestrian Mall is at the heart of Iowa City and has a great selection of retail shops and quirky boutiques. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and live music to keep people entertained.


The Iowa Hawkeyes are the major draw for sports fans in Iowa City. As part of the prestigious Big Ten conference, the men's football team draws thousands of fans to Kinnick Stadium for exciting games.

Recently booked Iowa City hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
hotelVetro 2 hours ago 4 stars $149
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel 14 hours ago 3 stars $119
Travelodge Iowa City 2 days ago 2 stars $50
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area 3 days ago 2 stars $113
Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center 4 days ago 3 stars $77

Recently Rated Iowa City Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
3.3 / 5
7 reviews
3 stars $77
Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area
4.4 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $113
4.1 / 5
26 reviews
4 stars $149
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
3.9 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $119
Travelodge Iowa City
2.6 / 5
78 reviews
2 stars $50
Alexis Park Inn And Suites
2.0 / 5
1 reviews
2 stars $84

Featured Iowa City Hotels

From $149

1 hotelVetro

4 stars
4.1 / 5 26 reviews

201 South Linn Street

Elegance, sophistication, and metropolitan flair-experience it all at downtown Iowa City's newest hotel and conference center, located just a block away from the University of Iowa. Listed by...

Love this hotel!!!
My daughter and I stayed in this hotel on a college visit. We absolutely loved it. Beds were very comfortable. Room was very clean. We also loved the fact that they have large garden tubs, as well...
Jan 20, 2015
From $119

2 Sheraton Iowa City Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 37 reviews

210 S Dubuque Street

Save 30% on your stay

The only full-service hotel on the University of Iowa campus, the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Iowa City. Step through our doors onto downtown Iowa Citys...

New Years Eve Trip
We wanted something close to the Ped Mall for the night life and we got just that. The location is great for those looking for a night out on the town. The parking is easy and the staff is...
Jan 5, 2015
From $113

3 Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area

2 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

4 Sturgis Corner Drive

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

You'll find everything you need for a great stay at our warm and welcoming Hampton Inn Iowa City hotel. Ideally located along the beautiful Iowa River, our hotel is just a few minutes from the...

Great for Business Trip
Stayed for one night. Always enjoy Hampton Inn, it is my preference. They have the most comfortable beds, and are clean. This hotel is very new, which is a bonus.
Mar 19, 2015
From $77

4 Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center

3 stars
3.3 / 5 7 reviews

2525 North Dodge Street

The Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center is conveniently located off I-80. Large atrium swimming pool with exercise and game room. Restaurant and lounge on site. Free wired and wireless...

won't go back
Our room had hair on the bathroom floor and in shower. The carpet felt damp. When checking in the front desk was very unprofessional. Could Def use some updating
May 13, 2015
From $50

5 Travelodge Iowa City

2 stars
2.6 / 5 78 reviews

2216 North Dodge St

Stay 2, Save 15%

The Travelodge is conveniently located off I-80, EXIT 246. Our hotel offers spacious, quiet and relaxing accommodations in the heart of Iowa City. We are approximately 5 minutes from downtown Iowa...

Marginal at best, the breakfast was nothing, cold coffee, lukewArm water for tea
Aug 12, 2014
From $84

6 Alexis Park Inn And Suites

2 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

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We are the only hotel located by the iowa city airport and an alternative hotel within walking distance to downtown university of iowa campus and hostpitals that is the most affordable. In addition...