Looking for an alternative to noisy downtown hotels while visiting my freshman student, I found A Bella Vista in a tourist guide and decided to give it a try for a three night stay. I will certainly be back as the bed was very comfortable, the home peaceful & quiet, and the location terrific. I enjoyed walking the neighborhood of historic homes and tree-lined streets to/from campus. Coffee shops, restaurants and book stores are a few blocks away straight down Lynn St. Daissy couldn't be a more gracious hostess. I only wish I had discovered it sooner-- a gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nineteen-twenties air-conditioned home, tastefully decorated with antiques and international artifacts. A Bella Vista provides three large comfortable suites with private baths and two rooms with shared baths. Guests can enjoy coffee on the back deck or front porch facing the garden and the quiet, private Bella Vista street. Conveniently located in the historical Northside. Within walking distance to the U of Iowa and downtown. Nice view of the Iowa River and Hancher Auditorium. This B&B was included in Rachel Ray's magazine in an article about Iowa City. Cable TV and free wireless access available. Breakfast with international flavor provided by well-traveled hostess, who in addition to English is fluent in Spanish and speaks some French. Her photographs of the Antarctica are the ones most appreciated by her guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- A Bella Vista Bed And Breakfast Iowa City