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“Excellent Location Right on Campus”
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Iowa House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The Iowa House Hotel is located inside the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) on The University of Iowa campus. I was visiting the university for a graduate school tour and was very pleased with what I was offered. If you are unfamiliar with Iowa City, parking is terribly difficult to find. The Iowa House Hotel gave me a free permit to park in the parking ramp right across the street from the IMU. The room was very ordinary from any other hotel I've been too. The guest Internet was a bit difficult to work with, but after a bit I got it up and running. Downtown Iowa City is right up the hill from the hotel's location where there are plenty of things to do no matter how old you are. Campus was very quiet, but this was probably because it was the Thursday night of final exam week when many kids have already left town for the holidays. If you have business on the University of Iowa campus I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

In late October I spent 4 days at the Iowa House Hotel while visiting the University of Iowa and was very pleased with the accommodations. The room (339) was a corner room with two huge windows overlooking the Iowa River. A large, comfortable king size bed as well as a couch/sitting area, desk, refrigerator and Keurig single serving coffee maker (really!) added to the experience. Everything was updated, clean and comfortable. If you are visiting the University of Iowa, this is a super option.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Iowa House Hotel was a reasonable alternative when attending a week-long course in Iowa CIty. The room was large and well furnished, with a fridge and a microwave. I was lucky and got a beautiful river view. There was no disturbance from traffic outside. After a while I realised the room smelled strange- maybe mildew. Someone came and sprayed the room, but that did not help. The only thing that helped was turning the AC off and keeping the window open. The breakfast was minimalistic. There was a small shop and a canteen style cafeteria. It was convenient that there was a computer room with a printer down near the lobby. The location was conveniently on campus. . .

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Did the Art show in this building so this as a real advantage for us. The rates were excellent. The room was small and Clean. The staff was very friendly and kind. Beds were comfy, Tv had plenty of stations and the wifi worked well. A good nights sleep was had by all.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We have stayed here many times and fine it comfortable and convenient. The staff is always helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I park my car on Friday night and don't dive until I take it out of the parking ramp on Sunday morning. It is right on campus, so we walk everywhere. Great resturants in this city, so we enjoy sampling different ones, plus our favorities each weekend we are here.

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Not fancy but very good for the price! Right on campus so it's a great location. I had a view overlooking the river. Nothing spectacular but perfectly serviceable. A nice little continental breakfast as well!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

This is not a fancy hotel, but works quite well for a university stay. The location in relation to the university is great and the amenities (food court, bookstore) are very good. The rooms are clean and adequate. The staff is friendly. Parking is okay. There are steps to the entry, but there is also a handicap ramp.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Address: 125 North Madison St., University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Price Range: £75 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the convenient location of the Iowa House Hotel,right in the heart of University of Iowa campus on the Iowa River located 2 blocks from downtown Iowa City. Located inside the Iowa Memorial Union the 97 room, the universities self-operated hotel, offers many room styles and amenities to serve your needs during your next visit to Iowa City. Guests of Iowa House enjoy free covered parking, continental breakfast, free wireless internet, and free access to UI fitness centers, including the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center which is ranked in Top 5 college facilities. Inside the Recreation facility you will find state of the art fitness equipment, rock climbing wall, Olympic size pool, a lazy river and much more. Inside the Iowa Memorial Union, guest can find meeting spaces, theaters, ballrooms and more. Become part of the tradition and book your room with Iowa House Hotel today! ... more   less 
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