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“Nice place; I'd stay again!” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)   |  
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“Nice place; I'd stay again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

Had initial problem with check-in as room was not available, but the front desk staff quickly found another room. Banquet service was excellent - friendly waiters and waitresses. Pool area was clean; exercise room had basic equipment. Room was spacious and well-appointed.

  • Stayed June 2005, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2004

The front desk was very helpful in making our reservation and when we arrived the desk manager was very aware of our request. This is an older class hotel which has been updated. The suites are really super for a family with a TV, fireplace, wet bar, recliner, ref, and eating area.
The continental breakfast is not fancy but has the basics. Excellent pool area with pool side rooms available.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2004

We stayed here one night for a wedding. The motel is out of the town of Iowa City, and it is old with little renovations. The motel is dingy--dirty carpets, poor lighting, and lots of general noise. The smell of smoke hangs in the air throughout the hallways and rooms. Our A/C didn't work very well and was really noisy. There's also thin walls between rooms, so you can easily hear what's going on down the hall. When we left the next morning, a crushed beer can was propping open the "secured" door to the outside and pizza boxes were overflowing out of the trash cans. That about sums up the place.

Yes, there is an indoor pool, but all in all, this motel was way too expensive for a below-average roadside motel. I would recommend looking elsewhere because this hotel has little to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2004

I have stayed at this hotel in past. It has always been a great business hotel with good food, poolside pub, and conference rooms. My most recent stay revealed that all rooms have been completely renovated. They said all rooms have recliners. I got a two room business class suite with a large desk and desk chair, kitchenette, fireplace, recliner, sofa and new Serta mattresses. It is awesome and priced well. Will stay when traveling down I-80 to and from Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2003

I came into Iowa City for a friends wedding, and was extremely impressed with the Highlander Inn. All of the rooms are newly renovated, and they have a very nice pool and hot tub area. The wedding reception was a blast, and the food is unbelievable. I would definately recommend this place.

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Address: 2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located off Interstate 80, the Clarion Hotel® Highlander Conference Center hotel is less than four miles from the University of Iowa. Local points of interest like the Carver-Hawkeye Arena multipurpose venue, the North Dodge Athletic Club and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark are all just minutes away from this Iowa City, IA hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City
Quality Inn Iowa City
Iowa City Quality Inn
Clarion Highlander Hotel And Conference Center Iowa City

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