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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Cedar Rapids
Davenport, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Wonderful hotel; will return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed at the Kirkwood over Christmas - a superb experience. Large city boutique experience in Cedar Rapids - what a pleasant surprise. Not just another hotel. Very contemporary from the first moment - the lobby, the rooms, the lounge, the restaurant. Will return at first opportunity.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Recently stayed again at the Kirkwood.

No surprises....was as excellent as ever. Very clean, well appointed rooms.

Only small disappointment was the service at breakfast. This is a community college training hotel...and my server must have been early in the training. My order and breakfast were great. No offers for Coffee refills...and didnt' check back with me at all. Did drop off my check and then disappeared. When I went to check out...the breakfast bill had not been added to my billing. The check out clerk had to call the restaurant to get it done so I had a final receipt with everything.

I'll be back again in the future......this hotel is fantastic for this area, and if your business is on the south side of town..it's very convenient.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

I traveled to the Kirkwood on business and was expecting a pretty typical small town hotel experience. I couldn't have been more wong! This hotel has sophistication that rivals boutique hotels I have visited in very large cities. The costumer service was superb and it is clear that employees love working at the hotel. The hotel's connection to the culinary school assures excellent food. They have several drivers on staff who will take you anywhere you want to go without charge (although I felt it well worth tipping). They even have passes to the nearby rec centre which houses a state if the art gym and the hotel staff drove me there and back. The decor is art deco and chic and my room was very large, comfortable and clean. Loved the free wifi too. I would be hard pressed to say I have stayed at a nicer hotel.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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galena, il
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is one of the Summitt chain of hotels. It is associated with Kirkwood Community College. It is very modern in design, yet warm and welcoming. Impecably clean, the Class Act Restaurant on the property has the best coffee in the world - The Roasterie brand.
They are a member of the I Prefer network and as such we recieved a bottle of good wine during our stay. I may go to Cedar Rapids again just to stay there!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We were recently here for a family wedding. Wow what a great venue! The food was great and facilities even better. Service was excellent. We had a lovely bedroom at a very reasonable price. Smooth check-in. We spent an enjoyable weekend. My sister-in-law, mother of the bride, said they were a great to work with. I particularly liked the patio/courtyard area were we had cocktails while waiting for the wedding party to finish with pictures. It was a well designed outdoor space.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was so impressed by the consistently good customer service that the student staff of this hotel provided. Whether it was in the restaurant, the front desk, the housekeeping staff, or the campus security guy who jumped my car, everyone was polite, helpful, and responsive to my needs. Also, the prices are minimal for gourmet foods - no room service surcharge...the only down side is the odor of the equestrian center but that is mitigated by watching the horses frolic. Tit is one of the best hotels I have ever visited.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Paul
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

That's right I found the BEST HOTEL in Cedar Rapids Iowa and yes it ranks right up there with the best hotels I have ever stayed at. There is a reason too...research why the KIRKWOOD is one of the bests!!!! Great service, FANTASTIC contemporary rooms actually contemporary hotels. My one criticism which is small is they need to add to the fitness room even though you have FREE access to a wonderful rec center on campus I don't want to go there in the winter...too many clothes to put on at 6 am. GREAT PLACE FOR A MEETING, TO EAT, ETC...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#1 Business Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cedar Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hotel at Kirkwood Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 71-room hotel at Kirkwood Center includes six deluxe suites and meeting space for every event, from business to pleasure. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is the largest and most comprehensive teaching hotel in the United States. It is staffed by professional management and lead staff assisted by Kirkwood students. ... more   less 
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