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hotelVetro

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No clock, no utensils, phone dials didn't work, loud, other guests kept knocking on door. Need more help at front desk. Generally, the place is not congenial. Prefer the Sheraton.

Everything about the hotel was good. From the restaurant to the surrounding bars.

Great room, amazing bathroom, excellent location. Fitness center was small, pool but no jacuzzi.

My Son and I were in the area to visit a variety of college campus's in the area. The location was good, walking distance to restaurants and VERY comfy pillows and beds. We would stay here again.

Remarkable hotel in the heart of Iowa City. The service was incredible from the front desk team to housekeeping. Responsive, professional and kind. The rooms are very (!) spacious with lovely views of downtown Iowa City. It is a true gem and I highly recommend staying there when visiting IC.

Regrettably we were in Iowa City for just a one night stay for a special occasion. Our stay at the hotelVetro was very, very, nice. The staff at check-in was courteous and efficient. When I needed some help find a boutique close by she had the perfect solution. The room was very different and it's ultra modern design made for a relaxing stay. Great experience and we plan to stay here again.

We walked into the Hotel Vetro and it seemed very Metropolitan. It was on the heart of downtown Iowa city. Only a block from the theater we were going to and within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. The pedestrian mall was hopping with people just outside and it felt like great nightlife was happening, even for grown-ups, not just for college kids. The room itself was gorgeous with floor to ceiling windows with a great view of town. The room was very comfortable with a very neat modern aesthetic. I was very pleased and will stay there again when I'm in Iowa city.

Hotel Vetro is an impressive hotel, located right downtown. If you plan on enjoying Iowa City nightlife, this is the one. Clean, modern, and fairly priced.

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 as separate showers. My daughter is 6'0" and the outside temperature for us, was really cold. So, for her to be able to soak in a warm tub was great. The staff was always courteous and knowledgeable. Will recommend to anyone going to Iowa city.

Hotel room was nice, clean, and had a great view however I accidentally left a bag of gifts that friends had given me in the room. I went back and told the front desk and they checked the room and the room had been cleaned and the bag was gone. I was given a phone number to call to speak to room services and I left a message. No one ever returned my call. I kept contacting the front desk and they said nothing had come up and to keep trying the room services. The cleaning staff obviously took my bag and were not willing to return it to me. I was and still am absolutely livid about it. I would be extremely cautious about leaving belongings behind in your room when you're out for the day.

A one-night stopover on our return home--an unexpected find! Very modern--lots of concrete and minimalist furniture. The room was spacious, the bed was very comfortable, and the staff was courteous. Excellent restaurants within walking distance with top-quality food and drink options.

This is a very cool hotel smack dab downtown Iowa City. There were some difficulties getting into our room The first room we were given the electronic lock was dead, so after a couple trips to the front desk we were put in a different room. The room was very clean and modern looking. The staff was very friendly, helpful and courteous. What made our stay a 4 was at 5:20 am the fire alarm went off. It turned out that the privately own restaurant connected to the hotel had a gas leak. My wife and I decided to simply head home at that point not knowing how long it would be before we could have gotten back into the hotel. But, I want to repeat...the staff was VERY customer service oriented and made us feel welcome. The hotel is very new and modern. Location, well you can't ask for a better one in Iowa City.

Other than parking issues this is a great place. Close to most IC resturants and bars and close to the main college campus.

Had an Iowa City reunion with some college buddies. We were all VERY impressed with the staff and their amazing customer service. Our room overlooked the ped mall and was in a perfect location for a night on the town. Very modern decor, exceptional bathroom, and nice kitchen. The only downside was lack of any glasses/dishes in the kitchenette. I am sure they were available, but we used solo cups that we had. I will definitely stay at Hotel Vetro again, and highly recommend it to anyone traveling into the downtown Iowa City area.

Great location for Iowa campus visitors. Great room great bed. Cost high even for non weekend night during no sports in summer

The Hotel Vetro is a great little gem in downtown Iowa City. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was accommodating. I would definitely stay again!

We chose Hotel Vetro spontaneously while on a road trip when it was time to take a break from driving. My BF used to live in Iowa City and wanted to stay there. It worked out really well especially because they had room service until 11 and we needed to eat. The food was really good. Overall we were pleased, we ha a corner suite complete with a huge bathroom and kitchenette. My only complaint is the air conditioners for the neighboring building wa really loud and non stop which was kind I annoying. But overall a great stay and good value.

My favorite part was the bed, it was very soft and had a wonderful down comforter, it felt like sleeping on a pillow. The bathroom was beautiful, good water pressure. The kitchen was perfectly sized. The view was great. The only downside was the air conditioning was COLD when it was on, and then the room was fine when it was off. The market that is under the hotel is wonderful!

The hotel itself was very new and very nice. The location was fantastic! It had a restaurant and a bar, however I was unable to use either because they close way too early for a hotel. There are huge beautiful windows in your room, but the shades provided do not block out early morning sun. I suppose that is good if you would like to wake up at 5:00 AM, but there is no chance to sleep later than that. I was also very disappointed with small things. There was no pen and paper in the room. I wanted to order breakfast on the card provided, but with no pen it was very difficult. The hotel uses an energy saving thermostat which was a bit difficult to set. It kept reverting to a preprogrammed setting which made the room very uncomfortable. Also there was no real privacy in the restroom. It is fine if you are staying alone in the room, however it is not an ideal situation for more than one person.

Room was not ready at check-in time. We were told to come back multiple times during a two-hour span. Front desk kept saying that they were not responsible for rooms not being ready. They did give us drink vouchers and validated our parking (parking should have been free in the first place). I asked to have our room refunded but said they couldn't do it since I booked through a travel site. Finally got into room two hours later. Previous patrons room service sat outside our room through entire stay. Makes me question cleanliness of hotel. If I do stay at this hotel again because it is located right on the Ped Mall in Iowa City, I will not book through a travel site...just in case I run into a similar situation and want to get my room refunded.

201 S Linn St Iowa City IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

HotelVetro places you next to Iowa City Public Library and within a 10-minute walk of Iowa Old Capitol Building. This 3.5-star hotel has 56 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's in central Iowa City and also a short walk from Old Capitol Museum and Iowa Museum of Natural History.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Formosa Asian Cuisine, which specializes in Asian cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 56 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of hotelVetro have access to an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is available for USD 14.00 per night (USD 20.00 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 dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for hotelVetro

Everyone (3) Couples (14) Business (6) Family (3) Other (3) Friends (3)
3
Everyone

No clock, no utensils, phone dials didn't work, loud, other guests kept knocking on door. Need more help at front desk. Generally, the place is not congenial. Prefer the Sheraton.

By , from San Francisco on Mar 4, 2017

4

business traveler

Everyone

Everything about the hotel was good. From the restaurant to the surrounding bars.

By , from Washington state on Jul 24, 2016

5
Everyone

Great room, amazing bathroom, excellent location. Fitness center was small, pool but no jacuzzi.

By on May 7, 2016

5

college visit trip

Families

My Son and I were in the area to visit a variety of college campus's in the area. The location was good, walking distance to restaurants and VERY comfy pillows and beds. We would stay here again.

By on Oct 30, 2015

5

incredible hotel!

Singles

Remarkable hotel in the heart of Iowa City. The service was incredible from the front desk team to housekeeping. Responsive, professional and kind. The rooms are very (!) spacious with lovely views of downtown Iowa City. It is a true gem and I highly recommend staying there when visiting IC.

By on Aug 24, 2015

5

great overnight visit in iowa city

Couples

Regrettably we were in Iowa City for just a one night stay for a special occasion. Our stay at the hotelVetro was very, very, nice. The staff at check-in was courteous and efficient. When I needed some help find a boutique close by she had the perfect solution. The room was very different and it's ultra modern design made for a relaxing stay. Great experience and we plan to stay here again.

By on Aug 5, 2015

5

overnight in iowa city

GetawayWithFriends

We walked into the Hotel Vetro and it seemed very Metropolitan. It was on the heart of downtown Iowa city. Only a block from the theater we were going to and within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. The pedestrian mall was hopping with people just outside and it felt like great nightlife was happening, even for grown-ups, not just for college kids. The room itself was gorgeous with floor to ceiling windows with a great view of town. The room was very comfortable with a very neat modern aesthetic. I was very pleased and will stay there again when I'm in Iowa city.

By on Aug 3, 2015

5

excellent downtown location

Singles

Hotel Vetro is an impressive hotel, located right downtown. If you plan on enjoying Iowa City nightlife, this is the one. Clean, modern, and fairly priced.

By on Jun 9, 2015

4

love this hotel!!!

BusinessTravelers

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 as separate showers. My daughter is 6'0" and the outside temperature for us, was really cold. So, for her to be able to soak in a warm tub was great. The staff was always courteous and knowledgeable. Will recommend to anyone going to Iowa city.

By on Jan 20, 2015

4

missing bag

GetawayWithFriends

Hotel room was nice, clean, and had a great view however I accidentally left a bag of gifts that friends had given me in the room. I went back and told the front desk and they checked the room and the room had been cleaned and the bag was gone. I was given a phone number to call to speak to room services and I left a message. No one ever returned my call. I kept contacting the front desk and they said nothing had come up and to keep trying the room services. The cleaning staff obviously took my bag and were not willing to return it to me. I was and still am absolutely livid about it. I would be extremely cautious about leaving belongings behind in your room when you're out for the day.

By on Jan 17, 2015