I try not to use TA to purely vent for a bad stay. I have now stayed here twice over the last six months and have to say, based both on other reviews and general expectations of the brand, that this property is a disappointment.
First, the positives are: the location is great; downtown and right in the middle of some great places to enjoy yourself at any time today. Also, the rooms (at least on the 9th floor) are well remodeled. If you like the sweet sleeper beds, its great.
The negatives can be generally summed up as this - I expected this to be an upper-end oasis from the "noise" you typically get with college-town, particularly on the club floor. It was not. The first stay was apparently "wedding night" and the hallway was strewn with alcohol remnants and drunken partygoers (not football weekend). This last stay was marred with little kids playing hide and seek on the club floor and an overloaded lobby full of B10 athletes taking advantage of the free internet. Neither time was I upgraded beyond a standard sized room (despite having suite night awards) and it was not even mentioned or addressed, and was given an adjoining room which allowed the kiddie noise to waft right on in. The lounge is woeful, as described in other reviews. Finally, the TV coverage lacked CNBC and MSNBC. Lots of Fox channels, but I need facts.
I expect to be coming back to the area on a number of occasions and, despite my loyalty to the program, I am going to look at other properties in the area. If you are coming in for a party, wedding or game. But if you're looking for a quiet family stay or in on business, you might want to look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Iowa City Hotel is located on the campus of the University of Iowa, and close to Carver Hawkeye Arena, the legendary Kinnick Stadium, Hancher Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
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