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Travelodge Iowa City

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My family of four stayed one night here. The room was fine. The bathroom could use an update, but the shower worked well enough. The kids enjoyed the pool.

Check in was quick and staff friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and clean. Since the last time I stayed there, some remodeling was done and it was nice. I appreciate that they are working at conservation

Met my needs perfectly. Older facility but clean and maintained. Very good breakfast as well. I would definitely stay there again if visiting Iowa City.

I went to Iowa City so my 2 month grandson had to have a heart procedure. We got to the hotel about 7pm April 4th. We had to be at the hospital at 6:30am. There were 3 adults and 2 kids. We got up at 5 and the shower did not work. So of course we could not shower. The tub under the mat had scum under it so we had to wash that out before my granddaughter could at least take a bath. I was not happy and the owner all he could say was sorry, he had never had that happen in the 5 years he has been doing this.

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Adequate breakfast, easy access to Resturants, campus, freeway

Man at the counter spoke very little English, gave us a smoking room, dead bug on the bathroom floor!

Staff was very nice and friendly. Room was very dark. Bedding covers did not match (double queen), stained and not comfortable /warm while sleeping. Room was very low quality. Bathroom mold in the shower area, tub stained with stickers previously removed, sink handled linked and soaked my makeup bag before I realized the sick faucet linked.

The hotel was as expected for the price. Clean enough so you wouldn't complain, but not too high above any standards. The sink leaked water which was slightly gross while brushing my teeth. The price was cheap and the room was a respectable size. I would stay here again if money was a concern. Breakfast was servered in the morning and was pretty typical. Cold cereal, juices, toast, and a station to make your own waffles, although it tasted like any just add water mix. Hotel was easy to find and close enough to all locations that seemed interesting. Overall I would say here again with minimal complaints if necessary.

Marginal at best, the breakfast was nothing, cold coffee, lukewArm water for tea

A great value in the Iowa City area. Convenient to downtown (about 5 mins drive). I have spent a night on three separate occasions over the past two years while on cross country trips. I would stay here again on the next trip. Rooms are basic but spacious. Internet worked.

They could do a better job on breakfast. The staff and room were good. I would pick another motel if the rate were more competitive.

Not a bad place, fairly clean and beds and sheets look to be clean. The main lobby area is a bit fun down but rooms are average with no real complaints. Not bad for cheaper hotel

We got our monies worth and it included continental breakfast! Friendly staff

The rooms are large. The facility, which is old, needs some upkeep. The pool is indoor, but not heated, so it would be good for chilling your six-pack, but not so good for immersing your body in the winter. The continental breakfast is minimal, but OK. The motel is right next to a fitness club, which can be a bonus, and near I-80 but far enough off so that it's not too noisy. Lots of green space nearby for pets. Nice restaurant connected.

The place is dated. Staff minimally attentive at front desk. Room was dated and smelled accordingly. Smelled like people had been smoking in hallway and room smelled of smoke residue. (Please note this was a football weekend so this may have impacted hallway experience.) Wife found a water bug in our bed. Shower was dated with average water pressure. If you solely need a place to sleep and a quick shower the place will work but....

The woman, Susie, who checked us in was awesome! Very friendly, easy to talk to, and loved my baby. She seemed genuine. Other than some banging in the late evening, it was a peaceful stay. The woman at the front desk in the morning didn't even make eye contact with us. The breakfast was fairly delicious, and the location was very convenient for our purpose of being near the University Hospital. My only concerns were a loose rail on the patio (room 203 non-smoking) being that I have a curios crawling baby and the bathtub didn't drain very well.

Will never go here again. Staff were very rude!!!!

Everything was okay. Could have used a better selection of breakfast food. The toilet in our room kept backing up and we had to ask for a plunger to fix it. But all in all it was a very nice stay.

We needed a place to stay 1 night that was moderately priced and convenient to the interstate. We wouldn't have minded a 2nd chair in the room. We did not care for the dead bird on the balcony.

2216 N Dodge St Iowa City IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Travelodge Iowa City places you within a few miles (5 km) of Mercy Hospital and Iowa City Public Library. This hotel has 80 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Iowa City hotel are Iowa Museum of Natural History and Iowa Old Capitol Building.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All of Travelodge Iowa City's 80 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Travelodge Iowa City enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Travelodge Iowa City

Everyone (8) Couples (15) Business (15) Family (25) Friends (6) Other (9)
4

good basic accommodation in iowa city

Everyone

My family of four stayed one night here. The room was fine. The bathroom could use an update, but the shower worked well enough. The kids enjoyed the pool.

By , from Flint, MI on Aug 30, 2017

4

obviously remodeled, nice

Everyone

Check in was quick and staff friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and clean. Since the last time I stayed there, some remodeling was done and it was nice. I appreciate that they are working at conservation

By , from Des Moines, Iowa on Aug 23, 2017

4

perfect stay. good value.

Everyone

Met my needs perfectly. Older facility but clean and maintained. Very good breakfast as well. I would definitely stay there again if visiting Iowa City.

By , from Chicago on Aug 18, 2017

2

not to far from hospitals

Everyone

I went to Iowa City so my 2 month grandson had to have a heart procedure. We got to the hotel about 7pm April 4th. We had to be at the hospital at 6:30am. There were 3 adults and 2 kids. We got up at 5 and the shower did not work. So of course we could not shower. The tub under the mat had scum under it so we had to wash that out before my granddaughter could at least take a bath. I was not happy and the owner all he could say was sorry, he had never had that happen in the 5 years he has been doing this.

By on Apr 6, 2017

5
Everyone

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By on Feb 17, 2017

4

great location

Everyone

Adequate breakfast, easy access to Resturants, campus, freeway

By on Oct 3, 2016

1
Everyone

Man at the counter spoke very little English, gave us a smoking room, dead bug on the bathroom floor!

By on Oct 2, 2016

2

updates needed

Everyone

Staff was very nice and friendly. Room was very dark. Bedding covers did not match (double queen), stained and not comfortable /warm while sleeping. Room was very low quality. Bathroom mold in the shower area, tub stained with stickers previously removed, sink handled linked and soaked my makeup bag before I realized the sick faucet linked.

By on Jul 29, 2016

3

vacation for the weekend.

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was as expected for the price. Clean enough so you wouldn't complain, but not too high above any standards. The sink leaked water which was slightly gross while brushing my teeth. The price was cheap and the room was a respectable size. I would stay here again if money was a concern. Breakfast was servered in the morning and was pretty typical. Cold cereal, juices, toast, and a station to make your own waffles, although it tasted like any just add water mix. Hotel was easy to find and close enough to all locations that seemed interesting. Overall I would say here again with minimal complaints if necessary.

By on Jul 28, 2015

1

travelodge

Couples

Marginal at best, the breakfast was nothing, cold coffee, lukewArm water for tea

By on Aug 12, 2014