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New Orleans, Louisiana
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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Mount Carroll, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Chuck W
Plainfield, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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483 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 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... More 

Thank iowacit

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Marcelline, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 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... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 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... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Literally located in the downtown of Iowa City, it provides a great view, free parking! and continental breakfast. The rooms are nice for the price. Only a 5 minute walk separates you from a nice grouping of restaurants, shops, and attractions. Yes, the interior could use a fresh coat of paint here and there, but... you will not be spending... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $85 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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