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Recent guest reviews

Front desk staff was rude. Handicap room shower got water all over the floor. I should have been told it was a special room at check in. Gene’s bar was closed. That was part of the reason to stay here. So much construction going on. It’s so ugly. We won’t stay here again.

Great location in downtown walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping

Fun and uniquely decorated, great location to downtown and university

Great location and within walking distance--fantastic restaurants, bars, shops, and coffee houses! A definite plus***

Loved this hotel! The staff was wonderful and we loved the room! Very convenient to everything!

The staff was both friendly and helpful. The decor offers something interesting to see, read or look at almost everywhere. Fun.

The Graduate was a great place to say. It is very close to campus. The room was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend staying at the Graduate

I loved staying at The Graduate! I loved the dedication to detail with honoring Iowa & the University of Iowa (& I’m an Ohio State fan)! It was fun, clean & I can’t wait to stay at the one in Columbus.

Very much appreciate friendly, helpful staff, and that it is pet friendly. In room coffee maker would have been nice. Larger area to lay out toiletries would have helped. Having to look for towels seemed unnecessary. Wall paper and wall hangings remarkably ugly; unfortunate choices

Convenient location and such a fun property...vintage details added with super comfy bed made for a nice stay. Would definitely come here again.

Very unique hotel. I loved all Iowa theme, it was adorable.

The text messages were awesome. Kept all parties informed of travel.

Nice place to stay! Would stay again! Close to where we needed to be!

The decor was interesting and cool The staff were warm and friendly.

S Dubuque St Iowa City IA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Graduate Iowa City places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. This 231-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 231 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Renovated in 2018, Graduate Iowa City offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Parking is available for USD 14 per night (USD 25 per night for valet parking), and there's also a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a business center, free use of bicycles, and express check-out.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Suite, Multiple Beds (Family Suite)

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Graduate Iowa City

Everyone (21) Couples (2) Family (18)
3
Family

Front desk staff was rude. Handicap room shower got water all over the floor. I should have been told it was a special room at check in. Gene’s bar was closed. That was part of the reason to stay here. So much construction going on. It’s so ugly. We won’t stay here again.

By on Apr 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

We first would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, we notice that we didn't meet your expectations and surely did not meet the expectations that we set forth for our team and property. We hope you decide to give us another chance in the future and apologize for any issues you may have had.

5
Family

Great location in downtown walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping

By on Oct 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, and giving us your feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please feel free to tell your friends and family what you enjoyed most about your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future whenever your travels bring you back to the Iowa City area!

4
Everyone

By on Oct 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, and giving us your feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us, if there was anything we could have done to create an even better experience for you, don't hesitate to reach out and let us know. Please feel free to tell your friends and family what you enjoyed most about your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future whenever your travels bring you back to the Iowa City area!

5
Family

Fun and uniquely decorated, great location to downtown and university

By on Sep 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 23, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, and noticing our décor as we put a lot into every aspect of our design!! We are absolutely THRILLED that you enjoyed your stay with us, please feel free to tell your friends and family what you enjoyed most about your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future whenever your travels bring you back to the Iowa City area!

5
Friends

Great location and within walking distance--fantastic restaurants, bars, shops, and coffee houses! A definite plus***

By , from Champaign IL on Mar 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it, and are glad we could make your stay pleasant! Hope to see you again!

5
Family

Loved this hotel! The staff was wonderful and we loved the room! Very convenient to everything!

By on Mar 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback! We appreciate it and look forward to your next stay with us!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate it and look forward to your next stay with us!

4
Family Business Business

The staff was both friendly and helpful. The decor offers something interesting to see, read or look at almost everywhere. Fun.

By on Feb 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2020

Dear Valued guest, We thank you for staying with us and giving us your wonderful feedback! Hopefully you pulled out one of the books in the lobby, the titles can be pretty interesting! we hope to see you again in the future!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated.

4
Family Family with small children

By on Jan 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience here with us at Graduate Iowa City! while we can tell you liked your stay we would love to know what we have done to create and exceptional experience for you! All the best, Graduate Iowa City team

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