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Iowa City, IA, United States
27 Sep — 28 Sep2
Iowa City, IA, United States
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Iowa City:$202/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$57/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$127 - $332
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$130 - $326
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Iowa City

About Iowa City

A UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa, historical buildings and a culture of creativity. From parks and public pianos to fossils, art spaces, German villages and a Presidential library, Iowa City is full of surprises.

Things to do

The downtown area is jam-packed with art venues hosting original works, such as handcrafted textiles at the Iowa Artisans Gallery. Stop by Akar Design for artistic ceramics, glass and pottery. The Art Mission on South Linn Street carries everything from pottery to antiques, Motawi tiles, Persian rugs and Laura Wilder artworks.

The gold-domed Old Capitol Building now holds a museum reflecting the state’s history, while the nearby University of Iowa Museum of Natural History showcases Native American artefacts, prehistoric tools, and taxidermy. To see a 1800s-era home with period decor and archaeological excavations, visit Plum Grove Historic House.

Don’t miss seeing the Devonian Fossil Gorge, an archaeological anomaly created millions of years ago when the area was part of the ocean floor. You can now see ancient fossils at 20 different discovery points. Another unique place to visit is the Amana Colonies, a collection of seven German villages hosting old-world shops and cafes.

More than 40 lively sidewalk cafes dot the downtown district, including Atlas World Grill on Iowa Street. For contemporary Italian cuisine, try Baroncini Ristorante Italiano on South Linn Street. You can appreciate both historical architecture and craft beer at Union Brewery in the Gilbert-Linn Street Historic District.

Getting around

Iowa City caters to pedestrians and cyclers, but you can also use taxis and rideshare services. Rental cars are available in the city or at Cedar Rapids Airport, about a 20-minute drive away.

Iowa City travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Iowa City?

    One of the most popular hotels in Iowa City is Graduate Iowa City, which has been reviewed by 1,066 users and currently has a rating of 8.6/10. Other top-rated locations include Hyatt Place Iowa City Downtown and Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City, which have received 8.8/10 and 7.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near University of Iowa?

    Graduate Iowa City is a popular hotel near University of Iowa that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.6 across 1,066 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Iowa City near Kinnick Stadium?

    Graduate Iowa City is a hotel near Kinnick Stadium that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 from 1,066 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics?

    If you’re visiting University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics then the nearby Graduate Iowa City is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (1,066 reviews scoring it at an average 8.6/10).

  • How much is a hotel in Iowa City tonight?

    A hotel in Iowa City tonight has an average price of $236, but some deals have been found for as low as $136 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Iowa City are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Iowa City hotel for tonight has been $168.