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4.6 out of 5

"Easy check in even at midnight - very clean. Luka, night desk clerk, was very nice and professional " More

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Iowa

In Iowa City

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

Renovated in 2017

The hotel's indoor pool, gym, and 2 bars/lounges are among the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, MP3 docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 143 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. MP3 docks, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed (Drinks & Snacks)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Drinks & Snacks)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (6)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 8, 2021

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Feb 18, 2021 by Amanda C Assistant General Manager

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020

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Sep 11, 2020 by Amanda C Assistant General Manager

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
Easy check in even at midnight - very clean. Luka, night desk clerk, was very nice and professional

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 13, 2020 by Amanda Cadena Assistant General Manager

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5 out of 5
The hotel was immaculate and all the staff I encountered were professional and very friendly. The Vue bar was lovely and definitely had a nice view of Iowa City. This was my second stay and I will be returning and recommending it.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Feb 13, 2020 by Amanda Cadena Assistant General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again!

5 out of 5
Loved the entire experience....met our family in Iowa City and stayed at the Hilton and was a wonderful time...loved that it is so close to the campus and downtown Iowa City! Staff was outstanding and friendly!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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Dec 30, 2019 by Amanda Cadena Assistant General Manager

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5 out of 5
It was great. It was great. It was great. It was great.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

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Dec 3, 2019 by Amanda Cadena Assistant General Manager

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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Sep 22, 2019 by Amanda Cadena Assistant General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We value your feedback, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thanks!

2 out of 5
Pay 220 a night for a 13x24 room with no vent fan in the bathroom lol.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

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Sep 17, 2019 by Lindsey A.

Thank you for the recent review regarding your experience with us! I'm sorry to hear that we weren't able to exceed your expectations during your time with us. We appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
very big rooms, clean bathrooms, excellent rooftop bar

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019 by Lindsey A.

Thank you for the recent review, we appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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May 22, 2019 by Lindsey A.

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

About the Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University

Location 328 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 2700 square feet (251 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A free area shuttle within 5 mi is available. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University was completed in 2017. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Iowa City hotel.

  • 143 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2700 sq ft of conference space
  • 251 sq m of conference space
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University offers 143 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Iowa City hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 50-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Garden Grille - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Vue Rooftop - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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 debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, and debit cards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 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, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton).

  • UnionPay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.95 and USD 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University Hotel
  • Hilton Garn Iowa City Univers
  • Hilton Iowa City University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University Iowa City
  • Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University Hotel Iowa City

You should know

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