"Best hotel experience I've had in many years. The room was clean and spacious, and the rates were competitive. The king bed was amazingly comfortable and had plenty of pillows. If you're tired of cramped rooms and small beds, this place is worth going a bit out of your way. I was impressed and would definitely stay here again.2019-12-29"
"The hotel was clean and nicely styled. The mattresses were comfortable, and I really appreciated having a smoking room. The bathroom fan didn't work well, though. No elevator.2019-01-31"
"Great value. The room was clean, and the hotel staff was friendly.2018-05-25"
"The hotel clerks weren't very congenial.2018-02-19"
"Lovely hotel in a great location for shopping. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the front desk clerk went out of her way to help us with an early check-in. Take historic Highway 6 to reach the university and beautiful downtown Iowa City in 10 minutes.2015-12-10"
"The hotel room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The front desk clerk was pleasant. Forget about breakfast; the selection is poor. There was a decent amount of grass for walking dogs.2021-08-05"
"The room was great, but the TV guide didn't work. Nice hotel staff.2021-05-18"
"The shower in my hotel room didn't drain well, and the shower diverter was broken. I wasn't happy.2021-05-18"
"The hotel was clean and quiet, and the beds were comfortable. The staff let us check in early. Great place to stay.2021-05-14"
"Close to University of Iowa Hospital. The hotel was clean and quiet except for the loud TV in the room next door.2021-03-05"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.