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The Highlander Hotel, Iowa City

4-star hotel in Iowa City with 2 bars/lounges and indoor pool

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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$161 CAD

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2525 Highlander Place, Iowa City, 52245, IA, United States of America
9.0.Superb.
  • Hip and cool!! Friendly staff and an interesting theme!

    Jun. 29, 2021

  • Surprises at every corner. The text concierge service works great and feels surprisingly…

    Jun. 18, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Easy parking
Safe
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 97 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub or shower
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

What’s around

  • Mercy Hospital - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Iowa City Public Library - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • University of Iowa - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Kinnick Stadium - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside
  • Comfort Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Signature Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Business Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Signature Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Basic Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Business Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Basic Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Location

2525 Highlander Place, Iowa City, 52245, IA, United States of America
  • Mercy Hospital - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Iowa City Public Library - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse - 4.4 mi / 7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Mercy Hospital - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Iowa City Public Library - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • University of Iowa - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Kinnick Stadium - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km
  • Coral Ridge Mall - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km

Getting around

  • Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) - 27 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 97 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Up to 4 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Off-leash area available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5832
  • Conference space size (meters) - 525
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1967

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed-captioned TV

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The Highlander Lounge - Onsite cocktail bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Snack Shack - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Clarion Highlander
  • The Bohemian
  • The Highlander Hotel Hotel
  • The Highlander Hotel Iowa City
  • The Highlander Hotel Hotel Iowa City
  • Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
  • Clarion Highlander Iowa City
  • Clarion Hotel Highlander
  • Clarion Hotel Highlander Iowa City
  • Clarion Highlander Hotel And Conference Center Iowa City
  • Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 1.5 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Highlander Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 30 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Highlander Lounge offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Bluebird Diner (3 mi), El Banditos (3 mi), and George's Buffet (3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. The Highlander Hotel also has 2 bars and a 24-hour fitness center.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Room was a little worn but beds were comfortable. Our AC didn’t work on our arrival and they repaired it within minutes. Awesome pool with super friendly and helpful staff, and above all, great work on the sustainability front. Large reusable bottles for shampoo, conditioner, etc. and breakfast was not only delicious but super low waste - reusable baskets with a paper liner, metal utensils that were washed, etc. Great work on this high priority item for me!

    Jenny, 1 night family trip, Jun. 12, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Did not really like it, the bathroom was not clean, breakfast was terrible with very few options, Pool is great though!

    Ravi, 1 night family trip, Jun. 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    If you're swimming, stay here.

    We stayed at the Highlander based on the "Superb" rating on Hotels.com of 9.2. Though probably not a 9.2, the Highlander is a good value and nice, family-friendly spot. It's easy to find. The pool is amazing. Breakfast is a little light, but fresh. The building is a revamp and it isn't quite there yet, but there aren't any huge complaints to make. The queen beds don't seem to be queens... a little smaller. We stayed in a two queen room above the pool. If you can, stay poolside. If you're swimming, anyway. Overall, probably 8 out of 10.

    Eric, 1 night family trip, Jun. 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Back in time with the Brady Bunch

    Kinda pricey for what you get or should I say don't get. No fridge, microwave, alarm clock, coffee maker, drawers, . It looks like the Brady Bunch decorated it. Employees were nice.

    Ronald, 1 night trip, May 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it!!

    I'm so sad I just found this hotel on the weekend my daughter is graduating from college. I would have stayed here every time I came to town all four years. Everyone that worked here was super friendly!! Room was spacious and comfortable. So much to do here. Great bar, pool, hot tub, workout room, outdoor activities... what's not to like? Also loved the complimentary breakfast. A little farther than I like from downtown, but I just Ubered with no problems. Great stay!!

    Susan, 1 night trip, May 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay for families

    Loved our stay! Great renovations and the staff was extremely welcoming

    1 night family trip, May 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Iowa City 5 stars

    Such a beautiful resort hotel in Iowa City! Sorry it was only one night Loved the pool and spa. Great fitness room. Might be the best fitness room I’ve seen in any hotel. Clean, modern, spacious Totally groovy space.

    Tony, 1 night trip, May 10, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Run!

    I am writing this review for my boss and one of his technicians, as I am the one who does their bookings. When they told me about their experience, I was beyond upset and want you to know about this place before staying at this hotel. Staff that checked them in were all amazing and very friendly. It wasn't until 1:30am when they were returning to the hotel and realized they had left the key in the room, that's when then the issues began. No staff at desk so they called the number they were instructed to call. The woman who answered was apparently the owner (Angela) and was not happy to have to come let them in the room! At the room her master key was not working and she kept snapping at them and then yelled at them to back up (mind you they were in a hallway) finally, she gets mad and has to go to the front to make a new key. She and the technician went to the front and on the way up to the desk he went to say something and before he could even finish she just said "ssshhhhh" rudely! He told her that's no way to talk to and treat your guest, she then told him she was calling the cops because he was "threatening". She was beyond rude and horrible to them! Not to mention that it is WAY overpriced!!! It's still very outdated, walls so thin you hear everything and beyond short staffed! Will NEVER book there again.. Do yourself a favor and get a hotel with that kind of money. Run from this place.

    1 night business trip, Apr. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel was very nice itself, the staff were super nice and helpful as well especially Elliot and Jamie!

    Yazzie, 1 night trip with friends, Apr. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the Urban feel and new vibe of the Highlander. Look forward to staying there again!

    1 night trip with friends, Apr. 17, 2021

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