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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting for our kids' swim meet at the nearby university wellness center. This hotel was just a few blocks away, and room rates were quite decent. The location is superb. The rooms were decent, but we had a few issues. First, I have never before encountered such profoundly uncomfortable pillows. The pillows seemed like bags of sand. The...

Thank RoLo50312
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Was there for my two daughters' swim meet (SPEEDO) spent four nights in the hotel. It was comfortable, clean and worth the stay. Amenities included microwave and bar fridge. Breakfast was good and sufficient. Hallway was rather noisy, as the hotel also doubled a dorm rooms for college students The use of the REC center was included. We were close...

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Room was clean n tidy with walking access to campus and downtown! Staff was friendly and helpful and the rate was very good given that the only other options downtown were double (Sheraton and hotelvetro). I'd happily return again!

2Thank Youssef S
Central City, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice and comfortable room. Convenient location to the Univ. of Iowa Clinics. Close to many restaurants. The breakfast was enjoyable. Wifi access is easy. Friendly staff. The exercise facility is off site.

2Thank Susan E
Panora, Iowa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I love Iowa City and the history of the Iowa House Hotel. I didn't mind some of the dated features and thought they were part of the charm. We stayed in a two room suite, which was huge! There was a lovely seating area, table, wet bar, and then a separate room with two double beds. The beds were SO...

1Thank HwkMama
Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stay on the 3rd or 4th floor. They have been updated. The 2nd floor has not. This hotel is on campus. Close to dorms, easy walk to downtown quad, a bit of a walk to games. It is affordable and convenient. Includes parking in the parking ramp across the street. Remember this is a very old building and the hotel...

1Thank ckpearl3
Illinois City, Illinois
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There is nothing special about this hotel at all. It is actually quite basic. With that being said, I love staying here and would choose to do so nearly every time if I could book it before it gets sold out. The option to stay "on campus" is limited to say the the least. Our daughter attends the University and...

1Thank mdoyle11
Urbana, IL
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The hotel has a great location. It is a bit hard to find with a side entrance and few signs. The room was as clean and quiet with good internet, but do not expect the services of a hotel. The bed was fine and the breakfast was reasonable. The price was very good.

Thank Foodasart
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Background: On a drive from Vermont to the Mid West, we needed a place to rest our weary bones. The Iowa House Hotel popped up on the smart phone and we thought we'd give it a try. Verdict: Our room was essentially a converted dorm room with ensuite bathroom. Quiet, facing a park (though some rooms face the river), it...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 28 November 2016

stayed 2 nights over a football weekend (11/24 &11/25). We had reserved our two rooms 9 months before our actual stay, and had reserved King Business rooms. About 2 weeks before the actual stay I confirmed we had the level of rooms I reserved, and was told everything was great. About 3 days before our arrival, I got an email...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $126 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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