"The key card didn't work for the exterior door. Exterior light shined in my room window, and the curtains didn't keep out the light. I had a miserable night's sleep. The dog space outside the hotel was OK.2021-12-18"
"The hotel room was clean and reasonably priced. Breakfast was good.2019-02-16"
"Nice hotel. All the employees I encountered were friendly. I enjoyed the cookie my 2nd day. I didn't know about the complimentary food in the lobby during the evening arrival. Got a replacement soap I didn't need, but didn't get replacement coffee.2015-07-21"
"An older hotel. The room didn't seem clean, and the carpet and towels were stained. The pillows smelled like smoke. There was food in the fridge, and it was dirty around the toilet. The night clerk seemed disinterested and perturbed that we bothered him. The elevator was scary. The parking lot was small, and we had a 20-foot truck and cargo trailer; the clerk had no clue where we could park. We ended up at the end of the lot against the curb.2021-07-28"
"Other guests weren't wearing face masks in the lobby, and the hotel clerk said as long as they were just walking through, it was OK. Several people talked loudly on cell phones in the hallway without masks. The ice machine didn't work. Don't stay here.2020-11-13"
"The hotel was affordable apart from the $100 deposit. The pool water was freezing, and the whirlpool was out of order, with just a few inches of standing water in it. The pillows were dirty and yellowed.2019-12-11"
"Good value and good experience. I was a little disappointed that the whirlpool wasn't working.2016-04-28"
"The room was spacious. We turned on the AC when we arrived, then went out to dinner. When we returned, the room was hot and the AC was blowing warm air. We were moved to another room that had a musty smell. The AC was better but not great. Don't stay at this hotel.2018-05-31"
"The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, but breakfast left a lot to be desired. We got there at 7 AM, and many items had already run out.2016-04-26"
"The room had a bad odor, probably from cooking. The bathroom floor was sticky, and the towels were small and thin. No lock on the bathroom door, and no exhaust fan in the bathroom. Limited counter space. Excellent staff. 2015-05-21"
"My stay was quite comfortable and enjoyable. The room and bathroom were clean, and the bedding was fresh. The hotel clerks were especially friendly and helpful, and they accommodated my request for a late checkout. However, the housekeepers knocked on the door 3 times despite being told of my checkout time.2019-07-16"
"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"
"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"
"Close to the hospital, with a convenient shuttle. I loved the newness of the hotel. The room had a quality mirror in the bathroom, and I liked the toiletry dispensers. The employees were great.2022-01-20"
"Close to the hospital, which was nice. The hotel was OK, but the bathroom sink needed cleaning.2021-10-31"
"The hotel clerks were nice, helpful, and able to answer our questions.2018-04-28"
"Great, clean room with comfortable beds. The hotel clerks were great. I recommend staying here.2018-02-12"
"This hotel was antiquated at best. It desperately needed new carpeting and fresh paint. Didn't like the musty smell or the fake flowers in the lobby. The hallways near smoking rooms smelled bad. The room was too cold when we arrived, but it was clean and the bed was comfortable. Nice, accommodating staff, and maintenance was quick to come to our room when we called about the non-functioning TV. Don't expect a 4-star hotel, even if you're paying a 4-star price.2015-07-27"
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.