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“Ok but great pricing!!!!”
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Iowa House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
2 reviews
“Ok but great pricing!!!!”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

This holtal was very close to campuse. The rooms r dirty and very hot. I would stay again because of the price $55 u should stay!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2011

This hotel is located in the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus. It is an excellent location for anybody looking for a value priced room and needing to be within walking distance of the university and downtown. The rooms are a good size but do not have good lighting. The bathroos are small and very European. One thing that I did not like was the showerhead. Mine only had a sharp mist spray which did not feel very nice. Also, the hotel has steam heat so the room stays very warm even when it is turned off. Also, the bathroom was not well ventilated so steam from the shower would fill the room and further heat it. The complimentary breakfast was nice, but the coffee was very bad. Also, the complimentary parking is a very nice touch as it would otherwise be quite expensive to park near the hotel. Overall, this is an average hotel. However, the location is great and it is a very good value for the price paid.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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NW Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed June 28, 2010

This is an older,dated hotel but clean and convenient to campus. Free parking and a continental breakfast were a plus.

Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, PA
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2010

We were here to visit the college and stayed at the Iowa House Hotel because of the location -- and OK, its not great. When we opened the bathroom door after a shower the steam set off the smoke alarm. I am guessing that this was a dorm at one time and is now a hotel..but I paid $65 with no tax to stay here and I did not pay for parking across the street. It could not have been more convenient to everything I needed...and the students who were workng there were great. I wasn't here for vacation and spent hardly any time at all in the room, so who cares! I'll be staying here again when I visit my student here... because why would I pay double that to not be in a room at the Sheraton??!

Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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St Louis, MO
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2009

Tired, Dirty, Bad.
One of the worst rooms I have had in years.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2009

Poor location, musty smelling rooms and on weekend nights an unbelievable level of noise in the hallways. If you must stay here make sure you are not near the elevator as everyone getting off at 11 pm or later seems to feel the need to SHOUT to each other.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2007

This is on campus in Iowa city, very handy for students etc.
Room was comfortable and hotel has free parking in a nearby parking lot.
Good Value for Iowa City.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled solo
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Property: Iowa House Hotel
Address: 125 North Madison St., University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Iowa House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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 
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