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Iowa House Hotel

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Not the fanciest hotel, but the location is perfect. They could add some easy touches that would go a long way. Adding comfy seating and heaters out by the river would add great ambiance that the hotel really needs. Interior needs updating too. Staff are very friendly. I like the fact that this is not a chain hotel that nickels...

Thank Sheila R
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I chose this place based on its great location (it's an easy walk to the Old Capitol or downtown), but it didn't live up to what I was expecting. Now, I'm not saying it's bad... I just expected more for $120 a night. The view wasn't of the Iowa River, but of a courtyard and into the other rooms, the...

Thank solounviajero
Mount Carroll, Illinois
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've been here twice. The first time we had a room with a beautiful view of the Iowa River. This time those were taken, but our view of the front lot and campus was okay. The room was very nice, looked very new and modern. Refrigerator, modern coffee maker, microwave, TV, wireless access, etc. The people at the front desk...

Thank Chuck W
Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 10 October 2016

While they are renovating rooms, this hotel is part of the Iowa Union, and gives you that old residence hall atmosphere. The rooms are small and very basic, but they are comfortable and they include all the amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, WIFI, continental breakfast, etc.The bathrooms and closets are very small. Parking in the...

Thank Patrick C
Los Altos, California, United States
Reviewed 28 September 2016

You can't beat the location of Iowa House Hotel right in Iowa Memorial Union. The rooms need some down pillows and the phone didn't work but the beds are comfortable, bathrooms nice and decor has been updated. Your room includes parking, continental breakfast, and access to the Rec. center.

Thank Rhett L
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed at the Iowa House. Parked car and walked to hotel. Great location. Never moved the car again for the entire weekend. Because it was a football weekend they charged $200 for a $50 room. Beds ok, bathroom terrible. Mildew in the shower, towels older than the ones I have at home. I was not sure that the toilet was...

Thank iowacit
Marcelline, IL
Reviewed 28 August 2016

It was 4 of us older women (2 w/COPD) who had reserved a suite at the Iowa House Hotel to attend a concert nearby. We reserved 6 months prior and was told that there would be a shuttle available for both ends of the trip to the concert and back. We called twice more in that 6 months to make...

Thank betsiwetsi
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We checked into this hotel as a large group. Our rooms were not ready. One group received keys, only to go in and find the room already occupied. After an hour, I finally walked into my room, one of the business class rooms offered. The room is very outdated. The bathroom, with a prison style shower was covered in mildew...

1Thank Bobcatbettyct
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The location of the Iowa House can't be beat so if you have a student at Iowa stay here. The on-campus parking may be the biggest plus! On the downside, the rooms are small and average. The morning breakfast is horrible. The hotel is loud and lacks sound proofing.

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Iowa House Hotel should be called Iowa Dump. Total confusion at check-in with students who do not speak English well enough to help customers. Room is very small. Bathroom is even smaller. Door doesn't open without banging into toilet. And this is the business (higher priced) rooms. Someone's hair (not mine) was in the bathroom. Furniture dusty -- probably...

1Thank Lini+Dilip K

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Iowa House Hotel

Address: 125 North Madison St., University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $127 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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“Request 3rd or 4th floor. And if available river view is nice.”
ckpearl3, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try for a river view”
172chuckw, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room as far away from the breakfast room as possible!”
X6514QFpatrickc, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms are good...great to ask for view of Iowa River”
RhettL905, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Clean and quiet rooms”
274irinai, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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