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Residence Inn by Marriott Coralville

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here while needing to be at the hospital and we can't say enough about the nice young lady working the evening shift. She was a breath of fresh air when my wife and I walked in she would great us with a kind smile. We also were looking for a market place item that was not available out front but she found some in the back for us. The room was spacious and clean but did show a little wear for being a newer hotel. Good location and close to food and the hospital.

Last minute travel change resulted in a family rendezvous in Coralville. Selected this hotel based on convenient location and ability to get a two-bedroom suite. With an unknown number of family members arriving this hotel was perfect! The rooms are bigger than many small apartments! Clean, quiet, up-to-date and comfortable. Our party ranged in age from senior citizens to teenagers. Everyone had enough space and s comfortable bed. Awesome location next to restaurants and shopping. Great Marriott service!

We had a quick one-night stay for the family here and it was great. The check in was easy. We had originally booked a room at the Springhill Suites since there were five of us, but they delayed their opening and moved our reservation to the Residence Inn. I was a bit worried that we would not get enough room for 5 of us, but everything was great. The room was comfortable and plenty of room for all of us. We checked in close to midnight (another reason to be nervous about not getting the room), but that was no problem either. The hotel is close to the mall, which was a bonus since Zombie Burger was on my To Do list. Breakfast was good and the people who were working it were extra friendly. It was not chaotic or crowded like breakfast can be sometimes and we waited until the last minute. I have no problem giving the Residence Inn two thumbs up.

We wanted a great room in the Iowa City area for a quick out of town stay. The Residence in had openings and a great rate so week picked them and were not disappointed! The staff was friendly and helpful from the front desk to the housekeeping staff, all very gracious and accommodating. The location is close to Coralridge Mall and many restaurants. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. The outdoor space is comfortable and cozy with great seating and a nice fire pit. There was an evening meet and greet with other guests including great food from a local food truck. Highly recommend!

Reservations long in advance. Arrive around 9pm after a long, challenging drive. Room #1, unacceptable due to extremely foul odors. Room #2, walked in on family already occupying the room. Room #3, no hot water. Final result - walk across street and book room at the Home2 by Hilton....fantastic experience. No follow up from anyone at Marriott. I have been loyal to the Marriott brand for many years. My Marriott experiences have been all over the world at the very best Marriott hotels. I have written many reviews about the remarkable service that I always receive. This was a deal breaker for me with Marriott. Completely unacceptable. It was like some other brand was operating under the Marriott flag. For the sake of avoiding losing even more business, I hope Marriott can step in and get control of this property.

I was in the area for a dog show over in Amana Colonies, and this property was the only one that I could find that would allow pets. Was I ever pleased with it! The room was spacious and clean with every amenity that I could ask for, the bed was comfortable, the room was quiet, and the grounds were immaculate. The hot breakfast, continental breakfast, and coffee were plentiful and delicious. However, it was the staff that I cannot give high enough marks for. I was there with my Scottish Deerhound, Ghillie, and the front desk staff could not fuss over him enough--that dog was in heaven. The housekeeping staff, the maintenance staff, and the lobby staff took photo after photo with him, played with him, petted him, asked about him, and made sure that we had everything that we needed. We were always greeted with smiles and exclamations when I took him back and forth through the lobby for his bathroom needs, and there was plenty of area outside to walk him for his needs, along with supplied bags and disposal areas for said bags. For travelers with pets, I simply cannot commend this hotel enough for how they treated me and my very large dog! There are many and varied restaurants near the hotel, and a shopping mall too. Anything that I needed was close by and easy to access. There was also a lovely and safe walking/hiking/biking trail and park right across the street so that I could walk my dog and get his energy out in a relaxing and attractive area. I can assure you that when I travel to this area again, I will choose this property for my stay without hesitation. They exceeded my expections beautifully, and I was so pleased with my stay.

I have stayed at over 1,000 hotels in my life and this one has the most friendly and sincere willingness to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. I rate this hotel and there staff a 10 out of 10. Bob B.

We usually stay at a competitor across the street but since we had had a very pleasant experience recently at another Residence Inn, we decided to stay here instead. The desk clerk, Mike, checked us in and I noticed an announcement at the front desk that said the pool and sauna were closed (did not see this on the website when I booked). We went to our room on the 3rd floor, then my husband noticed a sign saying the elevator call buttons did not work and we would have to call the front desk to get the elevator. When we were ready to leave, I called the front desk, and after 25-30 rings, got not answer. I finally called on my cell phone and after several rings, got the front desk. When I started to ask a question, he cut me off and hung up. I went back to the elevator where my husband was waiting. A housekeeper had gone around to the back of the elevator and opened it for us. When we got downstairs, Mike apologized for not answering the phone but said he was busy. We expressed our displeasure with the situation and he offered to move us to another floor. My husband asked if the elevator worked on those floors and he said yes. When my husband asked why he had put us on the only floor where the elevator did not work, he ignored the question and gave us our keys. Now, in this situation, I assumed he would upgrade our room for the inconvenience but he did not nor were we given a reduced rate when we checked out. This hotel is fairly new and should not have such problems and at least have a staff that informed us before we accepted the first room that the elevator did not work properly. I'm glad we had a pleasant experience at another Residence Inn or this would have been our last stay at any of them. We will not stay at this one again.

The hotel is new. The design and room furnishings are extraordinary. Location is great. The food is truly remarkable. The chef, Sam, uses high quality ingredients, fruit, eggs, meats, produce. There is an excellent hot breakfast, and a great variety of other items, including fresh fruit. This rivals any restaurant I would have visited that morning!!

We went to this hotel on a one night family staycation. We got a two bedroom suite which was really nice and perfect for the five of us. The pool was not good, water was the coldest water I've ever felt. The hot tub didn't work and there wasn't even a switch to activate it. I spoke with hotel staff which were extremely nice and helpful but had no idea how to fix the problem. This is the first time my 11 year old got out of the pool on her own and in a short period of time. We went back to the pool in the morning and it had the same problems even though a supervisor was called the night before. Spoke to the front desk again and they were once again really nice but couldn't figure out the problem. Clerk said wow that's cold and that apparently they have this problem all the time. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anybody with kids or want to swim.

2681 James St Coralville IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located within a leisurely stroll of Coral Ridge Mall, Residence Inn by Marriott Coralville is within a few miles (5 km) of Coralville VA Care Clinic. This 100-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Coralville and also a short drive from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9 AM. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 100 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, sofa beds, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Residence Inn by Marriott Coralville have access to an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 193 reviews