Iowa City

Graduate Iowa City

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Newly opened in 2018 with decor that pays homage to Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature
  • Expansive bookcases and reading nooks with cozy couches are scattered throughout the lobby
  • Attached to the Pedestrian Mall, with restaurants, bars and shops that attract locals and visitors alike
  • Located just across the river from the University of Iowa and Kinnick Stadium

91%
"Location, decor and great rooms"
Jacalyn
11 May, 2019 - Plymouth, MN, USA
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Overview

Bookworms will feel right at home in the lobby of the Graduate Hotel. Filled with well-lit corners and cozy places to sit, this literary themed hotel is stylish and inviting. Walls are lined with bookcases and adorned with quotes from scholars and students. As it's located just across the river from University of Iowa, students often make their way over to popular lobby coffee bar Poindexter. The hotel is also attached to the Pedestrian Mall, a popular spot for locals and visitors to go shopping, hang out at a bar or grab a meal at one of the many restaurants. 

The retro-hipster library design flows into the guest rooms with quirky vintage accent pieces paired with modern staples. Rooms feature Malin & Goetz bath products, complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room coffee. Guests also have access to the indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bike rentals to roam around the only UNESCO City of Literature in North America. 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$12 plus tax, per stay.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra beds available in King rooms only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: A destination marketing fee (listed as a Service Charge) of 1.59% per room, per night applies and will be added to the total price at check-out.

Valet service fee: $20 USD plus tax per day.
Self-parking fee: $14 USD plus tax per day.
Valet and self-parking include in and out privileges. 

Note: The self-parking fee will be waived when booking the "Travelzoo Deal" rate.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The pool is currently closed due to renovations.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

91%
Enjoyed This
(23 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Iowa City over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location, decor and great rooms
Jacalyn 11 May, 2019 Plymouth, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The furnishings and design.
Other Comments
Storage not organized. Instead of one place, clothes had to be put here and there. Shower tub slippery. Bed comfortable, linens made us hot.
William 11 May, 2019 St. Peters, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, helpful people.
Crystal 28 Apr, 2019 Dent, MN, USA
Other Comments
our only complaint was the toilet made a screaming noise when flushed. Did tell the staff upon checkout.
Corrine 23 Apr, 2019 Red Wing, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, enjoyed literary theme
Daniel 17 Apr, 2019 Des Moines, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The decor was really fun, Location was convenient to campus, downtown, and lots of restaurants.
Debbie 16 Apr, 2019 Danville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendliness of staff
Other Comments
I was hoping the book display was a small library for guests to check out books and read in a comfortable atmosphere. I was disappointed I could not even see the titles. (That’s What attracted me to the hotel.) I did enjoy reading the poetry on the walls. It inspired me to want to write more. I’m an English teacher !
Robert 11 Apr, 2019 Blue Springs, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
location
Victoria 01 Apr, 2019 Tinley Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is optimal, and the food in the area is great.
Other Comments
The room and bathroom weren't very clean -- the trashcan was full, the glasses had been used, etc -- which was somewhat off putting.
Anya 31 Mar, 2019 Grinnell, IA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
dan 30 Mar, 2019 Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

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