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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Cedar Rapids
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you're traveling and don't want to go into the city. Just off the highway, easy to get in and out of, adequate fast-food restaurants close by. Area seems to be just getting developed, so it looks like there will be lots more options in the future. Didn't dine in the hotel restaurant, so can't comment on that. A new property so it's decorated beautifully and very clean--obvious that they don't allow pets or smoking as the hallways even smell good! Staff were so friendly and helpful. The beds and pillows were SO comfortable. Is a little pricey if you're just looking for a place to shower and sleep, but overall, a great experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

You will not be sorry staying at this hotel. EVERYONE is very professional, courteous and helpful. EVERYTHING is clean and beautiful. TOP NOTCH accommodations. I even asked for the brand of pillows and bed!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

If you like contemporary architecture and decor, as I do, you'll love the Hotel at Kirkwood. It's staffed primarily by eager students in Kirkwood Community College's Hospitality program. I came to speak at a conference in the adjacent convention center. I was amazed to discover all the marble, ceramic tile, right angles, sculptural lighting, and chill ambient music. I enjoyed a yummy Vegetable Napoleon (wild mushrooms and spinach over polenta) at the Class Act restaurant. At $109/night conference rate, or even at the usual price of $169, this place is a rare bargain. It's worth going out of your way for. The only thing I'd do differently is to pass on the Winery at Kirkwood red blend, who chief virtue is that it's produced locally.

Room Tip: Ask for room 423, a top floor corner room with windows on two sides.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was my first experience at The Hotel @ Kirkwood, and I was not disappointed. Hidden on the south side of Kirkwood Community College, just miles from the Eastern Iowa Airport, the hotel and restaurant serve another role as a working "lab and training ground" for the college's hotel/restaurant program students. They've spared no expense, the rooms are amazing, and the restaurant is top-notch. I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews and the fact this was AAA's top rated hotel in Iowa, I was prepared for a disappointing letdown. Any trepidation was quickly laid to rest, my expectations exceeded beyond all measure. Barely three years old, the hotel's design and decor was ultra-contemporary, one could say futuristic, which in my experience is often metallic and cold. But every detail including the lobby, restaurant, and especially our guest room was tastefully done, the furnishings and color scheme in perfect balance and pleasing to the eye.

From the student staff to the complementary shuttle, the service was exceptional,but the biggest revelation was the onsite restaurant called The Class Act, a dining facility with such magnificent decor and exceptional cuisine, it would succeed in a much larger cosmopolitan city. Topping everything, however, was that this was a surprise birthday present for my wife, and in spite of the fact she's a perfectionist when it comes to decorating and cooking, even she was blown away by the hotel's impeccable presentation.

The only blemish on an otherwise perfect stay was the air in our room was quite dry (a fault seemingly universal at hotels) making for less than ideal sleeping conditions. Nevertheless, I can unequivocally say, having stayed in several lavish (and far more expensive) hotels around the world, this little boutique establishment on the campus of a small Midwestern community college was the most pleasurable and surprising stay anywhere. To those venturing to the heartland in the future and looking for a place to stay, if you are open to contemporary, dazzling decor, I cannot endorse enthusiastically enough the Hotel at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids.

Denis M.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This kind of hotel you wouldn't expect to find in Cedar Rapids. The food at the restaurant is out of this world, though they need to work on music and experience. Food is truly amazing as you will find dishes that don't exist in any Iowa town. I had a beet / Gorgonzola salad with shrimp. I had a flight cancellation and the staff totally worked with me and even gave me a more fair price for an overnight stay--classic Iowa hospitality. You need to keep in mind many of the staff are students in training so you might see two extremes of service. I am nothing but happy. Second stay and I purposely sought this out first for food, second for overnight stay due to a flight cancellation.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is very nice upscale hotel, but still a few kinks to work out. My first impression is that It is a real cool trendy place. The rooms have all the latest gadgets and high end electronic controls, but I kept running into things that didn't work, etc.

The issues I encountered with my room were:
Hall light out
Mirror light out
Sink stopper not working
The coffee was not replenished in the morning apparently because the electronic Do not disturb stuck on.
Also, Bar service so-so, not a real bar/lounge, but they have a semi staffed area where you can get drinks and hang in the a large lobby area. The chairs and tables are really cool looking, but very uncomfortable to sit in and have a conversation with the other around the table. (hard to explain)

All in all, this is a very nice modern hotel located very close to the Eastern Iowa (Cedar Rapids) airport. Hopefully your experience with the room is better than mine.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
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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 Green Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#1 Business Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#2 Family Hotel in Cedar Rapids
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cedar Rapids
Price Range: $134 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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