Hotels in Waterloo, Iowa

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Waterloo overview

Waterloo is a budget-friendly place surrounded by picturesque views of islands and waterfalls. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Families can spend some quality time at Phelps Youth Pavilion and Lost Island Waterpark. Check out local attractions like Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and Grout Museum of History. A family- and business-friendly area, Waterloo also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Waterloo

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Waterloo has accommodations to fit every need. There are 43 hotels in the Waterloo area, some with discounts of up to 20%.
  • • 19 2-star hotels with an average price of $45 per night
  • • 20 3-star hotels with an average price of $70 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 2777 user reviews of Waterloo hotels:
  • • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Waterloo Cedar Falls (Waterloo)
  • • Hampton Inn Waterloo (Waterloo)
  • • Comfort Inn & Suites Waterloo - Cedar Falls (Waterloo)
  • • Holiday Inn Express Waterloo Cedar Falls (Waterloo)
  • • Isle Of Capri Waterloo Casino & Hotel (Waterloo)

How to get to Waterloo

Fly in to Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional), 6.4 mi (10.4 km) from downtown Waterloo.

What to see around Waterloo

Known for its waterparks, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Phelps Youth Pavilion
  • • Lost Island Waterpark
  • • Palmer's Family Fun
  • • Falls Aquatic Center
  • • Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy
It's notable for its waterfalls, swimming spots, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Big Woods Lake Recreation Area
  • • Taylor Park
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center
  • • Grout Museum of History
  • • Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • • Dan Gable Wrestling Museum
  • • Young Arena

When to visit Waterloo

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 9°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 32°F night
  • • July-September: 85°F day, 44°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 10°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 3.8 inches
  • • April-June: 13.2 inches
  • • July-September: 11.8 inches
  • • October-December: 5.7 inches