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hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Iowa Swank”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Spent two nights here for a conference in Iowa City, and I could not be more pleased! Courteous, professional staff. Impeccably clean rooms. Celing to floor windows with a lovely patio. Huge bathtub you could almost drown in. Free Wi-Fi. The Bread Garden (grocery store) has everything you need for breakfast and more. Would highly recommend Hotel Vetro. An oasis in Iowa City!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Really like Hotel Vetro. The contemporary rooms are beautiful in an industrial way. Beds & bathrooms are very nice Communication is lacking, though, and front desk is uninterested Check in made it seem like they weren't ready for us and "upgraded" us to make up for it, which would have been great, except there was no upgrade. Said we'd be on side with a view of the square, but just had a view of tops of other buildings. Not bad, just not what was said.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Hotel Vetro has a modern, clean feel to it. The parking was easy enough and adjacent to the hotel. The rooms are simple and efficient, and they include a kitchnette which we did not use. Our room was not ready when the hotel staff said it would be, so we were a little put off an hour later when it was still not ready. However, they resolved the situation to our satisfaction. There is a great bakery/deli/organic grocery store next to the hotel. Nice place to pick up breakfast or lunch.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is a great hotel. The rooms are quite large. Each one is a suite that includes quite a nice kitchenette. I appreciated the real mugs for coffee, flatware and glasses. Without walking outside, there is a great "whole foods type" grocery store nearby where you can buy fruit, yoghurt, wine and all the necessities for breakfast and evening snacks. Also, the exercise room is one of the nicest I've ever been in, with lots of equipment. The location is right on the little mall like area downtown. Overall, it was a great place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

I went to Iowa City for the first time and I did not expect much from this hotel but it surely shined. Finding where to park the rental car was interesting but you park in the closest ramp and the hotel will validate your parking $11/day. Check in was a breeze. Our room 414 was a corner suite with 2 walls that were floor to ceiling windows. You walked into a kitchenette then the bedroom , there was a funky lounger and then a sofa and coffee table and a desk next to window... the bathroom was the best part kohler everything. huge soaker tub, glass shower, funky shallow big white sink with nice faucet nice bath products shower gel shampoo conditioner lotion Sprout I think...sink not too functional as when you spit out your toothpaste it goes onto the mirror but the sink looks great;) bed was on firm side, nice white bedding, Starbucks coffee in rooms to brew, room service breakfast was good but toast was not toasted enough, need room key to access elevators, very modern and nice for the price.

Room Tip: 414 was nice and at end of hall, higher up might be better for views as some of my views were of the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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GM_SheratonIowaCity, General Manager at hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
We are so pleased you had an exceptional stay at hotelVetro. The hotel strives to provide a unique modern chic experience for travelers to the Iowa City area. We are consistently looking at ways to ensure the hotel and services we provide enliven your senses and provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You we look forward to your return visit! Have a great day!

Melanie
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Only stayed in IOWA city for the one night, but I must say stayed in a suite with a friend and it was immaculate. Very spacious, very neat and has everything you need. Weekend I was there was going to stay at the Sheraton but it was fully booked, so they recommended for us to come here, and I'm glad they did. Iowa city central is only very small, but this was right amongst everything

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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GM_SheratonIowaCity, General Manager at hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
We are so proud you were referred to hotelVetro. The location and unique hotel offers a new experience to all whom travel wanting a special experience! You are welcome back anytime!

Melanie
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Located right on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City, this hotel is perfectly located to walk to campus and numerous restaurants and shops. There is a small whole foods-like grocery store next door which is especially convenient because the rooms that I've stayed in all have small kitchens (not stocked). There are a variety of size/styles of rooms. Some even have decks! The style of the rooms are very modern - glass, no carpet, floor to ceiling windows, hip chairs, and very modern bathrooms which are bizarrely large. There is also a very nice health club in the building. My only complaints are that for a top of the line hotel, even in a small town like Iowa City, the front staff is lacking in professionalism. Service is slow, some can't give simple directions and at times there is no one to be seen at the front desk. (The Sheraton next door has a much more helpful staff.) The elevators are key-operated for safety which is nice since anyone could walk into the lobby and head up to the rooms. I also don't believe that they have movie service on their TVs which is a nice perk and because there is no carpet, the hallways can be a little noisy. Despite these minor complaints, I would definitely recommend this hotel. I travel to Iowa City frequently and have stayed at other hotels in town. This is definitely the best.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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GM_SheratonIowaCity, General Manager at hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center, responded to this review, January 31, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words about your experience at hotelVetro. Certainly we do take pride in providing an exceptional product and a unique style not offered at a traditional branded hotel chain.

Should you ever require any type of amenity in your guest room just let us know! Each traveler is a little different in their request and needs. We do provide an extensive kitchen in a box amenity kit which can be customized to your needs. I have heard you loud and clear when you stated the staff is less than professional. I want you to know this is not the level of service we will continue to provide. We strive to provide the same type of service and product this independent designers. You have my personal guarantee we will improve in this area.

Thank you again for selecting hotelVetro. We look forward to your return!

Melanie
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Property: hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center
Address: 201 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1603
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegance, sophistication, and metropolitan flair-experience it all at downtown Iowa City's newest hotel and conference center, located just a block away from the University of Iowa. Listed by Budget Travel Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Values in the World, hotelVetro is the ultimate in upscale lodging. Boasting modern architectural design, deluxe guest rooms, contemporary kitchens, and the sophisticated yet environmentally conscious amenities, hotelVetro is ideal for short or long-term stays. HotelVetro is a premiere Iowa City conference center, with over 15,000 square feet of versatile banquet space and meeting rooms. Featuring a stunning 4,800 square foot open-air Roof Garden, which offers a magnificent view of the Iowa City Cultural District, hotelVetro provides an unforgettable backdrop for business and social events. HotelVetro offers a complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius based on availability. ... more   less 
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