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By a verified traveler on Mon 18 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near University of Iowa

City center stay

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Mercy Hospital and within 2 miles (3 km) of University of Iowa. Iowa City Public Library and Old Capitol Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 2 restaurants and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like a free area shuttle.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 56 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Other amenities include free WiFi, pillowtop beds, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Suite, 1 King Bed (Midori)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$66* Per night/room Jan 2 - Jan 3

Suite (Glas)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Verde)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Midori)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

hotelVetro ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for hotelVetro

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The hotel is nice and modern; however, the air conditioning unit in our room was very loud and disturbed our sleep when it would turn on. It would also be preferable to have parking covered vs. having to pay extra in the next door parking ramp.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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1 out of 5

The hotel cancelled our reservation!

I wish I could rate our stay at hotel vetro but upon check-in I was told our reservation had been cancelled. Now I NEVER placed any calls to cancel & Travelocity still had our reservation but for some reason the hotel itself took it upon themselves to ruin the start of our family trip. I spent quite some time to find what I thought would be a great getaway only to be pushed off on a nearby hotel which didn't seem to be comparable. What a disappointment! BTW did I mention my family gets away only one long weekend each year. Crummy deal!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

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2 out of 5

Don't bother.

Pros: The design is actually fantastic
Cons: Better upkeep and better staff
No parking lot. You have to park yourself in a public lot half a block away, at $12/night. The design of the rooms is awesome, but stains and damage to everything. I went to eat in the provided mini-kitchen, and there were no utensils. So I went down to the desk to get a spoon, was told they weren't in the rooms because they were getting stolen, and two calls and an hour later, my spoon finally arrived.

Posted by , from Chicago, Il. on Jul 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great addition to Iowa City!

Pros: Close restaurants, perfect location!
After living in the town for some time, it was nice to have another hotel downtown! Very classy, sleek, and modern. I appreciated the room for entertaining--even in a studio unit! A full kitchen, glass shower and deep whirlpool tub were all much more than we expected for the price. This will definitely be where we stay when we're in town from now on!

Posted by , from Rochester, NY, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

Wonderful in every way!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, nice room set up.
Very nice room set up studio apartment style with kitchen, large open bedroom and large bath. Modern style, concrete floors, maybe not for everyone, but definitely my aesthetic! Great service.

Posted by , from Midwest on Apr 12, 2011

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3 out of 5

This place is LOUD.

Cons: Noisy, loud
Parking during check in is difficult to find and use, especially if arriving from the south. Signage should be better. Access to the lobby is terrible. I was stuck in the entry while waiting for someone at the desk to notice me, walk at a snails pace to the door some 50 feet away, and let me in. They really need some sort of intercom/buzz in system. The room itself was sleek and contemporary, and the bath was very nice. The noise coming for them street was horrendous though. We stayed on a Saturday night, mid-winter on the fourth floor with the windows tightly closed and we could hear bar patrons on the parkade talking and chatting as they walked by as clearly as if they were on the balcony outside. This went on until after 2am non-stop making it nearly impossible to sleep. We could also hear other guests in the hall as they arrived late back at their rooms, and could clearly hear every word spoken by the guests in the adjoining room. Service was fair and the staff, what little there was, was friendly, but for the noise reasons alone, I will never stay here again.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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4 out of 5

Not Much To Say.

I liked the Hotel, it was in a nice area with the University Of Iowa just a walk down the street.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010

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1 out of 5

good room, horrible customer service

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for my wife's interview at the University of Iowa Hospitals. The hotel was nice and new, the room was nice, but the customer service was absolutely awful especially considering it is the most expensive hotel in Iowa City. When we woke up in the morning no hot water was avilable in the room. We called the front desk and they siad they didn't know when hot water would be restored but we could walk a block to another hotel where they had hot water. Although it was January and it was ~10 below outside. Since my wife had to get to her interview this was not an option due to time constraints. Upon checkout we brought this issue up to the manager and he did nothing. No discount in price, no free room the next time we visit, nothing. So we get home and realize that we had forgotten a bag at the hotel. We contact the hotel and tell them we forgot a bag and they say they have found it and they will send it immediately. Only, they never bothered to send it. We contacted them again and they apparently lost it at some point. Again, we contacted the hotel and absolutely no apology, no price discount, nothing. So stay here if you like, but hopefully nothing goes wrong because they certainly aren't going to do anything to rectify the situation...

Posted by on Aug 1, 2007

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 15000 square feet (1350 square meters) and includes a conference center. A free area shuttle within 3 miles is available. A 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly hotelVetro. Parking is available for a fee. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This 3.5-star Iowa City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 15000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1350 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2006
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Cedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa) (37.5 km / 23.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 3 miles
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

HotelVetro offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Iowa City hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Formosa Asian Cuisine - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Gene's - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Poindexter Coffee - Onsite bistro. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50 per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.