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Unique spot in downtown Iowa City at reasonable rates. Very quaint decor is like a throwback to the 50's. Almost like stepping back in time but with modern amenities.

Fun place!

Friendly helpful staff. Ice machine broken on our floor

The theme was very nice and different. My first time staying here. The on-site restaurant was closed due to covid but the hotel was within walking distance to other dining options.

Front desk staff was rude. Handicap room shower got water all over the floor. I should have been told it was a special room at check in. Gene’s bar was closed. That was part of the reason to stay here. So much construction going on. It’s so ugly. We won’t stay here again.

Great location in downtown walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping

Fun and uniquely decorated, great location to downtown and university

Great location and within walking distance--fantastic restaurants, bars, shops, and coffee houses! A definite plus***

Loved this hotel! The staff was wonderful and we loved the room! Very convenient to everything!

The staff was both friendly and helpful. The decor offers something interesting to see, read or look at almost everywhere. Fun.

The Graduate was a great place to say. It is very close to campus. The room was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend staying at the Graduate

I loved staying at The Graduate! I loved the dedication to detail with honoring Iowa & the University of Iowa (& I’m an Ohio State fan)! It was fun, clean & I can’t wait to stay at the one in Columbus.

S Dubuque St Iowa City IA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from University of Iowa
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Graduate Iowa City places you next to University of Iowa and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Kinnick Stadium. This 231-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 231 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Renovated in 2018, Graduate Iowa City offers a 24-hour gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for USD 14 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include free use of bicycles, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Suite, Multiple Beds (Family Suite)

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Graduate Iowa City

Everyone (24) Couples (3) Family (20)
5
Business Business

Unique spot in downtown Iowa City at reasonable rates. Very quaint decor is like a throwback to the 50's. Almost like stepping back in time but with modern amenities.

By on Nov 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 26, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our decor is hand-selected and the team takes great pride in the work. Many pieces are even found in vintage stores all across Iowa. We hope to see you soon Troy!

5
Family

Fun place!

By on Oct 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 18, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Jul 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback

4
Everyone

By on Jun 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2021

Thank you for the feedback!

5
Family

Friendly helpful staff. Ice machine broken on our floor

By on Jun 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! Come back again soon!

4
Partner Couples

The theme was very nice and different. My first time staying here. The on-site restaurant was closed due to covid but the hotel was within walking distance to other dining options.

By on May 15, 2021

Review comment responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Graduate Iowa City. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Again, thank you for choosing Graduate Iowa City!

3
Family

Front desk staff was rude. Handicap room shower got water all over the floor. I should have been told it was a special room at check in. Gene’s bar was closed. That was part of the reason to stay here. So much construction going on. It’s so ugly. We won’t stay here again.

By on Apr 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

We first would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, we notice that we didn't meet your expectations and surely did not meet the expectations that we set forth for our team and property. We hope you decide to give us another chance in the future and apologize for any issues you may have had.

5
Family

Great location in downtown walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shopping

By on Oct 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, and giving us your feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please feel free to tell your friends and family what you enjoyed most about your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future whenever your travels bring you back to the Iowa City area!

4
Everyone

By on Oct 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Graduate Iowa City, and giving us your feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us, if there was anything we could have done to create an even better experience for you, don't hesitate to reach out and let us know. Please feel free to tell your friends and family what you enjoyed most about your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future whenever your travels bring you back to the Iowa City area!

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