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"The workers went out of their way to make you have the best experience. Very caring people. Also, I loved the decor, it was fun. " More

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near University of Iowa

Near the airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Iowa City hotel, you'll find University of Iowa and Mercy Hospital. Iowa City Public Library and Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2020

This hotel features 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the indoor pool and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 97 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, while flat-screen TVs with cable channels provide entertainment options. Housekeeping is available on request.

Classic Single Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$142* Per night/room Oct 26 - Oct 27

Basic Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Elite Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Single Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Elite Single Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Highlander Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Highlander Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
Great!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2021 by Adam K | Director of Guest Experience

Wahoo! Thank you Clara - we appreciate your 5-star review and business. Be well and come see us again soon.

5 out of 5
The workers went out of their way to make you have the best experience. Very caring people. Also, I loved the decor, it was fun.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2021 by Adam K | Director of Guest Experience

Thank you Annette ~ We're really glad you chose to stay at The Highlander and enjoyed your time on property. The staff enjoyed getting to know you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
WOW!!! Absolutely loved everything about The Highlander Hotel! Wish we could have stayed longer but we are definitely going back! Fantastic place and incredible staff and service!!!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2021 by Adam K | Director of Guest Experience

THANK YOU for your 5-star review and feedback. Your business is greatly appreciated. We look forward to having you back on property in the future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 15, 2021

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May 26, 2021 by Adam K | Director of Guest Experience

Thank you for your 5-star feedback/review! We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2021 by Adam K | Director of Guest Experience

Fantastic! Thank you for your 5-star review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit. Please share your experience with others :)

Property Features

As a guest of The Highlander Hotel, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center and coworking spaces are available. Event space at this hotel measures 5832 square feet (525 square meters) and includes a conference center. The family-friendly The Highlander Hotel also features tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of The Highlander Hotel was completed in July 2020. This 4-star Iowa City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 97 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 5832 sq ft of conference space
  • 525 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1967
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

The Highlander Hotel offers 97 accommodations with bathrobes and slippers. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 27-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • 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 lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

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:

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.

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • An off-leash area is 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, 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

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

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.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • 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
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1.5 percent tourism fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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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.