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Graduate Iowa City

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We are proudly perched on the Ped Mall and a twenty-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium, just ‘cross the river from campus. We’re home team for Hawkeye games or a downtown caucus. The cafe is ripe for riffing on policy and opinion over cocktails and coffees and our basement inspired bar stocked with downhome vibes and tapped for fun. Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner, including Malin + Goetz amenities and complimentary wi-fi. Be prepared to be inspired.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
104Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
21Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Wow, what a comfy, fun, professional hotel! Such a lovely surprise from usual "hotel" stays. The staff was tentative, the decor not your usual "cookie cutter" hotel and attention to details was evident in wall paper/art through out our room. The bed was like a cloud, I did not
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Response from RaymondEchols, Front Office Manager at Graduate Iowa City
Responded 2 days ago
We thank you and GREATLY appreciate your wonderful critique of our property! We look forward to seeing you again if your travels ever bring you back to Iowa City!!
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Great beds, such great beds. This is a place to get a good night's sleep while away. I'm eager for pool to be fixed and I'm truly not a fan of the breakfast deal they have worked out with the voucher system for $20 credit next door. I'd like at least coffee in the lobby because
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Response from RaymondEchols, Front Office Manager at Graduate Iowa City
Responded 2 days ago
Susan, We appreciate that you continue to stay with us after all the changes that the building has gone through over the years! Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
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The hotel was nice! Our room was nice, and there were interesting little things/decorations all over to look at. The bed was comfortable. There was no breakfast, but plenty of places near by for that.
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Response from RaymondEchols, Front Office Manager at Graduate Iowa City
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are absolutely elated that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you If your travels every bring you back to Iowa City!!
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Stayed at the Graduate last night. First of all, we had to turn the thermostat all the way to 80 just to get it to feel like 70. That we could live with, we just under the covers. What we couldnt live with though was the fact that my daughter got in the shower when suddenly, no
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Response from Chris A, Manager at Graduate Iowa City
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Bev R, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at Graduate Iowa City! We are so sorry that an unforeseen maintenance issue affected your stay. When such situations arise, we have to react quickly to ensure the safety of our guests and associates. With an all hands on deck approach to identify and address the issue, information is sometimes slower to be dispersed. There are things, however, we do have control over. We genuinely care when our guests experience a problem during their stay and we should take the appropriate steps to resolve the problem. Doing so aligns with our service standards, and in this case, we did not meet that standard. We would like to learn more about your stay and how we could have exceeded your expectations. Your feedback is important to us and we utilize it to help us learn and develop our service standards. We hope to earn another opportunity to serve you even better in the future. If you would like to provide more information about your experience, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Graduate Iowa City Team
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We read negative reviews here on TA, but decided to take the chance and are so glad we did because this hotel is great. We were pleasantly surprised with the *very comfortable beds (usually stay at Hiltons and this bed was sooo much better), super clean room and bathroom,
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Response from Chris A, Rooms Division Manager at Graduate Iowa City
Responded 14 Jan 2019
Dear midwestmom36, Thank you for sharing your review of Graduate Iowa city. We are thrilled that you decided to take a chance on us and that we exceeded your expecations. We appreciate all of the compliments regarding our staff and credit their outstanding level of service for making your stay even better. Graduate Hotels use distinctive design and details specific to Iowa as a way to pay homage for the things that make Iowa great. We are overjoyed that you appreciated these nostalgic tributes. Our team is delighted to know that you enjoyed your staff and we hope you chose to stay with us again!
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1970s Chicago basement :) The bed was pretty comfy, actually.
Hello RockyMtnArtist, Thank you for reaching out to us! We offer two options for parking at Graduate Iowa City: Self-Parking -$14.00/day posted to guest folio -In-and-out privileges throughout stay. Park in nearby Dubuque Street Structure -Must bring ticket to Hotel Front Desk for validation, present to ramp cashier before exiting the structure with vehicle -Must get new ticket each time entering structure Valet Parking -$20.00/day posted to guest folio -In-and-out privileges throughout stay -Whenever retrieving vehicle, we ask that you call down and provide valet ticket number 15 minutes prior to retrieval I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
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"Close your eyes as much as possible, the decor is hideous :)"
"Rooms either face out to downtown, or inwards to the atrium/pool area so request what you want."
"Be very careful as some room on first floor have windows to the indoor gym/pool area. There is much construction outside some rooms."
"I liked our room on the 9th floor!"
US$86 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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