My husband and I just moved to Iowa City from the UK and we haven't got a car organised yet. We'd like to do a wee bit of exploring and have found cheap megabus tickets to take us to Des Moines. I've looked for low cost hotels in the area but I'm not really sure where would be best to book. Can anyone give me any advice in terms of location and transportation? We'll only be there for one night and will only have rucksacks with us so happy to walk, take the bus, or get a cab if necessary. It just seems on the map that most budget hotels are quite far away from downtown. I'd really appreciate any help!