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“Above average Marriott, Nice environs, Odd location”

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Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Coralville
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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70 reviews
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“Above average Marriott, Nice environs, Odd location”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

It's a new(ish) Marriott. And that's a good thing. You know what to expect... predictable, clean, welcoming, and comfortable. Nothing exciting but very nice.

The most distinguishing feature of the hotel is its immediate proximity to the Iowa River and adjacent wetlands. There are easily accessible nature trails and beautiful views from all of the waterside rooms.

The location is convenient, right off of the freeway, but a little odd. It's part of one of those "instant, artificial town" mixed use developments that is still under development. The development doesn't yet seem to be successful, so it's mostly empty land and vacant storefronts. Nothing bad but not particularly compelling. You definitely need a car to get anywhere interesting.

Of special note, the hotel has a very warm and welcoming library (complete with fireplace) filled with books associated with the Iowa Writers Workshop. A nice place to relax and read or work.

I probably would have preferred to be closer to downtown, but the Coralville Marriott is a very solid choice. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

This fantastic hotel is undoubtedly the best I've stayed in: I really wasn't expecting the warmth of the people of Coralville and Iowa City as reflected by this great advertisement for Mariott and American heartland hospitality. The facilities were excellent, spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and the food and service were second to none. The shuttle service was absolutely faultless. I would absolutely recommend this fantastic friendly facility. I'd love to go back to Iowa at some point in the future and when I do I'll try to stay here again, but for leisure so that I can learn more about this beautiful region and it's warm friendly people. Thanks Marriott for making me feel at home.

  • Stayed October 2013
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bryn mawr, pa
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here for the weekend that I was attending an Iowa football game.
Located quite close to the stadium.
Nice hotel, very cool feature is the Iowa Writers Workshop library located off the lobby.

Everyone I dealt with was friendly, helpful.
Decent sized room overlooking the nature trails behind the hotel.
Comfy bed, nice restaurant, HOT water in the shower.
Honestly, what more could you possibly need?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel -- great service. But what makes this hotel so special is the library devoted to authors from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Maintained by a local library, guests can check out any number of notable works. The river walk is both beautiful and peaceful. Highly recommend.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband's cousing got married here, and the entire family stayed for the weekend. The property is very well taken care of, in a good location, and the reception room was beautiful and a great size. The rooms are quite clean and the front desk was fast and friendly. A great option if you're looking for something close to the University, but away form the hustle and bustle of the nightlife downtown.

Quick note-- there is a fun brew pub about half a block from the hotel open late for after-wedding cocktails, a definite good time :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our family attended a wedding here in their ballroom which was very large and beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful and parking was a snap with the adjacent parking ramp. There is a sushi restaurant and a brewery within walking distance nearby. Loved it!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mt. Pleasant Iowa
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Marriott Coralville was the PERFECT place to host my daughter's wedding. Firstly it sits along the Iowa River, and has a terrace we used for her ceremony and can seat at least 200 people. Secondly the rooms were extremely comfortable for our out of towners with the rates extremely competitive. Thirdly, the location was awesome as there were 2 restaurants in 2 minutes walking time, which one of them we used for the dinner rehearsal the night before and the other was a brewery the younger people used later on after the reception....;) The ballrooms there are top of the line and beautiful. Brittney Knipp was our event coordinator and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. She went above and beyond her call of duty and the team she had lined up for us did as well. This is one very happy mother of the bride and would highly recommend this Marriott for any event!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
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Location: United States > Iowa > Coralville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Coralville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located adjacent to the University of Iowa, the Coralville Marriott is one of the finest hotels in Iowa City. Featuring smoke-free accommodations and the area's largest meeting space, our hotel is within easy reach of Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. The perfect place for conferences, elegant weddings, family reunions and retreats of all sizes, our hotel in Iowa City features 60,000 sq ft event space, including a 30,000 sq ft exhibit hall and innovative guest rooms - each equipped with wireless internet access, plasma TV, Marriott Revive bedding and a spacious workspace. Guests can enjoy our hotel's walking trails, dining, indoor pool, 24-hour health club and unique Iowa Writer's Library, housing manuscripts from the country's oldest society of writers. Complimentary Internet access is available in public spaces. Enjoy a delicious meal at Edgewater Grill, our on-site Restaurant. Escape to the Coralville Marriott Hotel for an unforgettable stay in Iowa City. ... more   less 
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