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Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City University Heights - Iowa City - Lounge
Free Wi-Fi
hotelVetro Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Iowa City - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Highlander Hotel
8.1 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Graduate Iowa City
8.4 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Heartland Inn
8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Iowa City hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Iowa City, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Iowa City in January and December.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Iowa City if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 64 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Iowa City hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Iowa City found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $84, while the most expensive was $257.
  • If you want to save on shuttle services, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Coralville would be a good place to stay. The hotel provides guests with a free shuttle service as well as a host of other amenities including an indoor pool and fitness center.
  • When coming to Iowa City for business, there are a few ideal places you can stay and Staybridge Suites, An IHG Hotel is one of them. The hotel provides a good working environment with 24/7 Wi-Fi and a comfortable workspace in each of the rooms. In addition, they have a modern business center as well as meeting facilities that could sit over a hundred people.
  • To enjoy valet parking services from your hotel, consider staying at Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University. They have a dedicated valet service that prides itself in ten out of ten customer satisfaction.
  • If you need a hotel that is within proximity of most attractions in the city, Hotel Chauncey Iowa City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is worth checking out. The hotel is conveniently located within a few minutes of a number of major attractions such as the Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa Old Capitol Building, Plum Grove Historical Site, and Kinnick Stadium.
  • Anyone looking for a hotel with a casino should check out Hampton Inn Iowa City/Coralville. Located on 1st Avenue, this hotel has a casino that runs round the clock making it the perfect place for a night of games with friends or even family.
  • If you are traveling on a budget, then you need to find cheap hotels in Iowa City. Hotels near the interstate tend to be cheaper so consider staying at Travelodge by Wyndham which offers 2-star accommodation where children under the age of 17 stay for free. Breakfast and parking are free, plus there is a restaurant and an indoor pool.
  • Looking for hotels in Iowa City with a pool? 3-star Graduate Iowa City is in the heart of downtown and provides guests with an indoor pool as well as a Jacuzzi and gym. Hilton Garden Inn is a 2-star hotel, also in downtown, that features a heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
  • If you are on the hunt for hotels in Iowa City downtown, stay at the 3-star hotelVetro. Offering contemporary accommodation and views of downtown from the rooftop terrace, this modern hotel is conveniently located close to Asian and sushi hotspot Formosa, and Heartland Yoga.
  • If you are flying into the area, you will need to look for hotels near Iowa City airport. Alexis Park Inn & Suites is a 2-star hotel, less than a mile from Iowa City Municipal Airport. It offers guests a free breakfast and parking. Another hotel, which is within a mile from the airport, is the 3-star Hampton Inn, which is set close to highway 6 along the Iowa River. The hotel’s amenities include an indoor pool with a whirlpool and a gym.
  • If you are traveling for work, Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center is a business hotel in Iowa City, 3.2 miles away. The hotel offers business travelers a 24-hour business center with an Internet-connected computer, along with conference and meeting rooms.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Iowa City

  • Which hotels in Iowa City provide EV charging services?

    If you drive an electric vehicle and are worried about finding a suitable place to charge your car, consider booking a room at Homewood Suites by Hilton - Iowa River Landing. It is one of the few hotels in the area that have an EV charging station meaning you won’t have to worry about your car running out of charge.

  • Does Iowa City have any hotels suitable for people with reduced mobility?

    Drury Inn & Suites Iowa City Coralville is an ideal place for anyone dealing with limited mobility. The entire hotel is wheelchair accessible including the upper floors which can be accessed using the elevator. Additionally, the rooms also have a lowered sink, toilet with grab rails, and adapted shower to make it that much easier to move around.

  • Does Iowa City have any family-friendly hotels?

    When traveling with the whole family, Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City University Heights would be a great place to stay. The hotel is family-friendly as they have spacious family rooms with a TV and cable channels for the whole family’s entertainment. In addition, you can request a crib if you’ll need one and there’s also the option of a kids' menu at the restaurant.

  • Which hotels in Iowa City have the best dining options?

    Any foodies traveling to Iowa should consider booking a room at Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown. With its pristine location downtown, the hotel puts you within proximity of some of the highest-rated restaurants in diners in the city. In addition, the hotel has an in-house restaurant where you can get a variety of cuisine as well as a coffee shop and snack bar plus the availability of grocery deliveries.

  • Are there any hotels in Iowa City near the university?

    Iowa House Hotel is situated in the Iowa Memorial Union building on the University of Iowa campus. The well-appointed rooms offer views of the Iowa River and offer all the modern amenities. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and access to the University of Iowa recreational facilities, including access to the University Campus and Recreational Wellness center.

  • Are there any hotels in Iowa City near Carver Hawkeye Arena?

    The 2-star Heartland Inn is set along the Iowa River, less than a mile from the arena. The inn offers rooms that feature kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces and provides guests with complimentary breakfast, snacks and evening social events.

  • Where are the best kid friendly hotels in Iowa City?

    Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area is a family-friendly hotel that offers family room with free cribs and infant beds. Located 1.5 miles from the city center and close to a variety of restaurants including El Ranchero Mexican and Village Inn, this hotel also features an indoor pool.

  • Are there any historical hotels in Iowa City?

    The Burford House Inn is an Edwardian villa set in the center of Iowa City. Less than a mile from the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum, this historical inn features vintage décor and antiques and offers guests use of a lounge with a fireplace.

  • What are the best hotels near University of Iowa?

    Graduate Iowa City, Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University and Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of University of Iowa.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Iowa City?

    In the last 3 days, double rooms in Iowa City have been found on KAYAK for as cheap as $83. On average, the price for a double room is $179.

  • How much is a hotel in Iowa City for tonight?

    KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as $83 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from $106, and 4-star hotels from $126.

  • How much is a hotel in Iowa City for this weekend?

    The cheapest hotel room in Iowa City for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for $93 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as $106 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from $116 per night.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Iowa City?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Iowa City with free breakfast or free parking. Top-rated options with free free breakfast in Iowa City include Element Iowa City and Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown, while popular hotels with free parking in Iowa City include Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City and The Brown Street Inn.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Iowa City?

    The most sought-after amenities KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Iowa City are: pet friendly and pool.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Iowa City?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Iowa City districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Iowa City city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Iowa City hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Iowa City that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area, The Highlander Hotel and Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City.

Where to stay in Iowa City?

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