Iowa City

£68 - £85 – Iowa City Boutique Hotel incl. Weekends

Graduate Iowa City
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Why We Love This Deal

Bookworms -- this is the place for you. Rooms at this literature-themed downtown Iowa City hotel are 40% off through May. 

What's Included

  • Stay in a Graduate King or Double Queen through May
  • £68 per night ... Sunday-Thursday
  • £85 per night ... Friday-Saturday
  • Complimentary self-parking (reg. £11)

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; additional adults allowed at higher rates
  • Children ages 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary 
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a destination management fee of 1.59% per night
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Pet-friendly
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

Enjoyed This
"Collegiate, very literate atmosphere. A nerd's haven."
19 Mar, 2019 - Kenosha, WI, USA
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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


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. 



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

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


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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


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


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


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.

40% Off

£68 / night


When You Can Go

Most dates through May

Getting There

The Des Moines International Airport is a two-hour drive from the hotel.

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.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Graduate Iowa City over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
5.0 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
5.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Collegiate, very literate atmosphere. A nerd's haven.
Other Comments
Naturally beautiful bluffs, gorgeous university campus, and interesting historical sites.
Rena 19 Mar, 2019 Kenosha, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The unique theme carried out throughout the hotel.
Other Comments
Front desk staff were wonderful. All staff were friendly and helpful.
Leslie 17 Mar, 2019 Brainerd, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is great.
Other Comments
I booked this hotel because the website said it had a pool. When we got there, the pool was closed and had been closed for a while.
Krista 11 Mar, 2019 Dubuque, IA, USA

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