Waterloo hotels

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What travelers to Waterloo are saying

We were in waterloo for the John Deere expo which was amazing. This is the last two cylinder expo they will have. Also got to visit the John Deere Museum which was fascinating. A must see for John Deere fans. Waterloo has lots of activities but we just didn't have enough time for everything. Will be back again.
Janice K. Jul 19, 2015
Waterloo is a great town. We have friends and relation that live in or near the area. Road construction does get in the way sometimes, but that is Iowa.
Merry H. Mar 29, 2015
We went to the John Deere engine assembly tour and the John Deere antique tractor museum. They were very interesting.
Sherman W. Sep 6, 2015


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Hotels in Waterloo

Travel can help to expand your horizons, and in Waterloo, Young Arena, Galleria De Paco, Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Valley View Park and Cedar River Exchange Park are on hand to do just that.

After all that sightseeing, a cozy hotel room is probably in order. Orbitz features 33 hotels in Waterloo, which rate highly for Location and Room cleanliness, as well as offer a quiet place to rest your head.

Activities in Waterloo

There's something for the whole brood in Waterloo. Waterloo Black Hawks, for instance, is chockfull of rides, casual eats and more.

Tuck into a matinee or enjoy a night out at Marcus Crossroads Cinema and Adult Cinema—a movie is also a great option for date night while you're in town. If classic sports are up your alley, flex your throwing arm while aiming for strikes and spares at Cadillac Lanes.

Sports fans can get their fix at Young Arena and Riverfront Stadium, as well as some handheld eats and souvenirs.

If a little rest and relaxation is in order, head to Diva Nails and Spa, La Nails and Beau Monde Boutique & Salon to rejuvenate and enjoy some serious pampering.

Where to eat in Waterloo

Waterloo is home to plenty of eateries designed for grabbing a snack or digging into a serious meal. Among them are Applebee's, Carlos O'Kelly's, Dairy Queen Store and Taco John's. All are also good options for resting your feet between sightseeing excursions. So pull up a chair, take a load off, and maybe even try a new dish or two.

Nightlife in Waterloo

When the sun goes down in Waterloo, there's always a chance to get a taste of the local scene. Join the fray at Diamond Dave's, Southtown Bar & Restaurant and Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill, where you can dance and drink late into the night.

Get outdoors in Waterloo

Not all of Waterloo's attractions are indoors. Spend some time at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, a nice spot for having a picnic or enjoying a leisurely stroll.

Dive deep into marine biology and meet some of the creatures that live in the water at Waterloo Black Hawks.

Arts and culture in Waterloo

While getting to know Waterloo, tour the exhibits at Phelps Youth Pavilion, Waterloo Center for the Arts and Dan Gable Wrestling Museum to get your culture fix.

The quiet corners in Waterloo Public Library are an oasis for reading and a little quiet getaway.

Waterloo is the home of VGM University and Gates College.

Getting to Waterloo

The most direct path to Waterloois through Waterloo Regional Airport and Independence Muni.

Shopping in Waterloo

Dillard's and Dillard's sell fashions from classics to the latest trends. Crossroads Center is a local Waterloo destination for picking up goods and gifts of all kinds.

Whether you're shopping for a new pair of earrings or a special gift, Dillard's is a good bet for a little pick-me-up.

Head to Best Buy to find the latest in tech, and discover a few knicknacks in Dillard's that will remind you of Waterloo when you get home.

Best times to visit Waterloo

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Recently Rated Waterloo Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hampton Inn Waterloo
4.4 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $104
Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center
3.4 / 5
28 reviews
2 stars $58
4.2 / 5
6 reviews
3 stars $91
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterloo Cedar Falls
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
2 stars $105
Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/Cedar Falls
3.6 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $88
The Isle Casino & Hotel at Waterloo
4.2 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $86
Days Inn & Suites Waterloo
4.3 / 5
4 reviews
2 stars $88
Motel 6 Waterloo
3.0 / 5
10 reviews
2 stars $39
Super 8 Waterloo
3.0 / 5
12 reviews
2 stars $66
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Waterloo, IA
4.3 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars $83

Featured Waterloo Hotels

From $58

1 Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center

2 stars
3.4 / 5 28 reviews

205 W 4th Street

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The Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of Waterloo and is connected via sky walk to the Convention Center. The Ramada is approximately one mile from...

Short stay
Hotel was a bit out dated. The bathroom fan was pretty noisy. Didn't understand why the channels on the tv were difficult to navigate through. Definitely will not stay there again.
Sep 28, 2015
From $56

2 Quality Inn & Suites

2 stars
2.8 / 5 8 reviews

226 W. 5th St.

Central location in downtown waterloo, close to area industrial center. shopping, airport, university, and area attractions. 1/2 block from convention center.Pet accommodation: 10.00/night. Pet...

Great Breakfast
This hotel is undergoing some renovations, Which is needed. The rooms were large and bed comfortable ~the sheets were very nice and new. The bathroom left a lot to be desired. Very small and the...
Oct 6, 2014
From $106

3 Holiday Inn Express WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS

3 stars
3.7 / 5 11 reviews

2127 La Porte Road

The Holiday Inn Express hotel in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa provides comfortable, completely non-smoking accommodations near Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO). Located in the heart of Iowa, Waterloo...

busiess stay
comfortable, clean. would recommend to other business travelers.
Aug 19, 2014
From $104

4 Hampton Inn Waterloo

3 stars
4.4 / 5 17 reviews

2034 La Porte Road

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

feel the pulse of America's heartland...welcome to the Hampton Inn Waterloo, IA. Stroll our renovated waterfront along the banks of the Cedar River, just minutes from the Hampton Inn® hotel in...

Iowa Loop
Friendly reception and room was as expected. I would stay here again.
Oct 6, 2015
From $83

5 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Waterloo, IA

3 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

4025 Hammond Avenue

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Hotel offers Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, 1 Bedrom Suites and Whirlpool Suites, Complimentary Wi Fi, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool and Whirlpool, Business Center, Fresh Baked Cookies and Fresh...

First time business visit
The staff and employees were extremely friendly and helpful. My room was very clean and right by an exit, which I prefer.
Nov 28, 2014
From $86

6 The Isle Casino & Hotel at Waterloo

3 stars
4.2 / 5 42 reviews

777 Isle of Capri Boulevard

Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo is a paradise with Las Vegas action creating a stimulating, vibrant atmosphere. A complete gaming and entertainment destination, the Isle features over 1,000 slots...

Great room, value was perfect
Was first room without a fridge. Did not need one though. Just do not get buffet from hotel. It was aweful
Aug 22, 2015
From $88

7 Days Inn & Suites Waterloo

2 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

1809 Laporte Road

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Days Inn and Suites a Chairmans Award for Quality winner is conveniently located near Highway 20/I-380, minutes from Lost Island Water Park, John Deere, Isle of Capri Casino, Hawkeye Community...

Great stay
The hotel was great for the price. Bed was comfortable, lots of pillow choices, room was clean. The only downside was very few television channels.
Aug 5, 2015
From $91

8 Candlewood Suites WATERLOO- CEDAR FALLS

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

2056 Laporte Road

Welcome to the Candlewood Suites Waterloo - Cedar Falls. Our hotel is located within walking distance of area attractions and is just seven miles from the Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO). Our...

Visiting son at college
Overall, the hotel was in good shape. There were a couple of things that need fixing but nothing important to the comfort of the stay. The bed was comfy, room was clean. The water pressure in the...
Sep 8, 2015
From $88

9 Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/Cedar Falls

2 stars
3.6 / 5 8 reviews

3052 Marnie Ave

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Be happy at this Howard Johnson Inn Waterloo/Cedar Falls conveniently located off Highways 20 and 63 near University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls Industrial Park and Five Sullivan Brothers...

Nice stay
We stayed 2 nights in the HJo. Rooms were clean, quiet and a good value for the price. The Rt 63 restaurant across the street had great food and was reasonably priced. Breakfast at the hotel was...
Sep 7, 2015
From $99

10 Comfort Inn & Suites Waterloo

2 stars
3.4 / 5 5 reviews


The Comfort Inn and Suites hotel in Waterloo, IA is adjacent to Crossroads Center shopping mall, with easy access to all local attractions and businesses in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. The University...

From $79

11 Baymont Inn & Suites Waterloo

2 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

1945 La Porte Road

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Enjoy the small-town hospitality at this Baymont Inn and Suites Waterloo, just off Interstate 380,15 minutes from the Waterloo airport and close to entertainment and outdoor recreation like Lost...

weekend of PEEWEE state wrestling
Had no complaints with the room, they had digital TV so didn't know what channels were what, and the hot tub had way too much chlorine in it that when you would put the spa on it burnt your eyes...
Mar 23, 2014
From $105

12 Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterloo Cedar Falls

2 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

2134 La Porte Road

Enjoy modern style and the comforts of home at the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Waterloo Cedar Falls. Our hotel is located moments from the waterfront, in the charming and historic city of Waterloo,...

Successful business stay
I travel a lot for work and only stay in Marriott family hotels for a reason. I almost never get to the hotel till after midnight, and this time was no different- the woman working was very helpful...
Sep 8, 2015
From $39

13 Motel 6 Waterloo

2 stars
3.0 / 5 10 reviews

2343 Logan Ave

Motel 6 Waterloo is located within 5 miles of Young Arena & McElroy Auditorium. Within 10 miles of Lost Island Waterpark & Isle Casino. Our amenities include indoor heated pool & hot tub, Free...

trip to John deere expo
We enjoyed our stay at motel six. Location excellent, staff friendly,and bed comfortable. Would definitely stay there again. We went to the John Deere expo and also visited the new John Deere...
Jul 20, 2015
From $66

14 Super 8 Waterloo

2 stars
3.0 / 5 12 reviews

1825 LaPorte Rd

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The Super 8 Waterloo, Iowa is conveniently located off Hwy 20 & Hwy 218. The Property is located between Fort Dodge and Dubuque, Iowa. The Super 8 Waterloo, Iowa is just minutes away from the...

I've had better. I wouldn't stay again. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 24, 2014
From $52

15 Motel 6 Crossroads Mall-Waterloo

1 star
3.2 / 5 23 reviews

2141 LaPorte Rd

Motel 6 Crossroads Mall-Waterloo-Cedar Falls has indoor heated pool open year around (9am-10pm), with fridges in all modern rooms. Come out in relax and enjoy Free Wifi throughout the building.

Worked for what we needed.
The hotel worked fine for a place to sleep. The room was comfortable, though there was a slight odor. The woman at the front desk was very helpful and efficient, though it was obvious she was...
May 11, 2014