I'm in Cedar Rapids occasionally on business. CR is a nice, typical midwest town which means you don't expect much in the way of style when you find a hotel or restaurant. The Hotel at Kirkwood will SURPRISE you. After driving through miles and miles of farmland you'll come to this little gem. When you walk inside you'll be blown away... Is this Manhattan? No... it's Iowa. Seriously, the decor reminds me of hotels in NYC.
The modern design goes from the lobby to the rooms with great amenities, a wonderful bed, a huge desk, beautiful and stylish bathroom and a big TV. What else could you want? How about a REALLY nice restaurant? They have that too. The food was delicious-- a little pricey for Cedar Rapids but well worth it.
The hotel is staffed, I'm told, by students in the hospitality program at the local college. They do a great job and are learning a valuable lesson in 5-star hotel management.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel At Kirkwood Cedar Rapids