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4.3 out of 5

"The Graduate is a darling boutique hotel right on the ped mall in downtown Iowa City. The furnishings are funky and eclectic. The rooms are comfortab ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 03 May 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near University of Iowa

Heart of Iowa City

Within half a mile (1 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find University of Iowa and Mercy Hospital. Kinnick Stadium and University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2018

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also offered.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 231 guestrooms have LCD TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and premium bedding. Other amenities include hair dryers, safes, and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available on request.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Graduate Queen Queen - Accessible)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99* Per night/room Jun 5 - Jun 6

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate King - Accessible)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds (Family Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Graduate Iowa City ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Graduate Iowa City

Everyone (21) Couples (2) Family (10)
5 out of 5
The Graduate is a darling boutique hotel right on the ped mall in downtown Iowa City. The furnishings are funky and eclectic. The rooms are comfortable the bed and pillows excellent the shower wonderful. Parking very convenient. Easy access to multiple restaurants within walking distance. A great hotel! Highly recommended!

Posted by , from WEST DES MOINES on May 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 4, 2022 by Andrew

Thanks for the great feedback!

5 out of 5
The bed and pillows are THE best! Location can’t be beat.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 25, 2022 by Andrew

Thanks for your feedback!

4 out of 5
We stayed in a Graduate hotel in a different city and absolutely loved the vibe. This time, too, the room did not disappoint. Super clean, comfy bed and I felt that the room price was quite reasonable even with the added charge for my pet.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 7, 2022 by Thomas

We are glad that we could accommodate both you and your lovely pet during your stay! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Staff was kind. Room was clean and the lobby was very nice.

Posted by , from MOUNT PROSPECT on Nov 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 13, 2021 by Gwen

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! See you next time!

5 out of 5

Posted by , from Milford on Nov 5, 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by , from Tinley Park on Oct 11, 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by , from Tinley Park on Oct 11, 2021

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5 out of 5
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Posted by on Aug 21, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 23, 2021 by Abbey Tillman, Assistant General Manager

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 27, 2021

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5 out of 5
The college theme and book theme was completely charming!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 2, 2021 by Abbey Tillman, Assistant General Manager

Thank you for the feedback!

Property Features

Graduate Iowa City offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 9070 square feet (843 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Graduate Iowa City. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Graduate Iowa City was completed in June 2018. This 4-star Iowa City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 231 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 9070 sq ft of conference space
  • 843 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1984
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Graduate Iowa City offers 231 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Iowa City hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Graduate Iowa City has a restaurant on site.

Graduate Food Hall - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Free bicycles on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, Carte Blanche, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

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 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Sheraton Iowa City
  • Iowa City Sheraton
  • Iowa City Sheraton Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel Iowa City
  • Sheraton Iowa City
  • Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
  • Graduate Iowa City Hotel
  • Graduate Iowa City Hotel
  • Graduate Iowa City Iowa City
  • Graduate Iowa City Hotel Iowa City

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.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.