5 BEST Hotels near University of Iowa

If you are looking for a hotel near the University of Iowa – then look no further. Written by our hotel experts, this guide will help quickly you find a hotel that matches your style and meets your budget.

Let’s jump into it…

#1 – Graduate Iowa City

Graduate Iowa City

– $$

– Across the street from the University of Iowa

While Graduate Iowa City is the closest hotel to the university, it offers so much more than a convenient location!

Boasting a college-theme, this hip hotel is a popular stay for students, staff, and alumni. The decor feels fun, yet cozy, and we love how big and spacious all of the rooms are. Guests also rave about the on-site restaurant and the state of the art gym.



#2 – Hotel Chauncey

Hotel Chauncey

– $$$$

– 2 minute drive to University of Iowa

One of the nicest hotels in all of Iowa City, we love Hotel Chauncey for many reason!

First off, let’s start with the design. It’s beautiful, modern, and very sophisticated. But the best part of this hotel has to be the penthouse style rooms – they are enormous and pose the real danger that you might never want to leave! The staff are also very helpful and renowned for going above and beyond for their guests.



#3 – hotelVetro


– $$$

– 2 minute drive to University of Iowa

hotelVetro provides a similar vibe as Hotel Chauncey (modern/sophisticated) but comes in at a lower price tag!

The staff are helpful and accommodating, and guests love the huge rooms and huge bathrooms. There is a play area for children downstairs and a play area for adults (aka a bar) as well. Also if you are into delicious sushi, you’ll love the on-site restaurant.



#4 – Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

– $$$$

– 4 minute drive to University of Iowa

If you prefer a classy sort of B&B, you’ll love Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast.

In summer the garden and outdoor terrace are lovely, but fortunately the beautiful rooms and cozy beds are available year round. The hosts are excellent and also provide free parking, free wifi, and a divine homemade breakfast.



#5 – Super 8 by Wyndham Iowa City/Coralville

Super 8 by Wyndham Iowa City/Coralville

– $

– 2 minute drive to University of Iowa

Finally we have another great budget motel for the area – Super 8!

Here you can enjoy free wifi, free parking, 24-hour reception, as well as a 24-hour shuttle to the university! Save some extra money with the free coffee, free breakfast, and on-site laundry facilities. If you are traveling with a furry little friend you’ll be pleased to know that this hotel is also pet friendly 🙂



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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.