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The Highlander Hotel

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Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of The Highlander Hotel

The Highlander Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Iowa City with indoor pool and restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

303 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
The price is $99
Price available on 12/5/2022
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2525 Highlander Place, Iowa City, IA, 52245

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About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Iowa - 9 min drive
  • University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • Devotay - 6 min drive
  • Basta - 6 min drive
  • Shorts Burger & Shine - 6 min drive
  • Sports Column - 6 min drive
  • Java House - 6 min drive

About this property

The Highlander Hotel

The Highlander Hotel puts you 2.5 mi (4 km) from University of Iowa. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after visiting the 24-hour fitness center for a workout, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an indoor pool, a poolside bar, and a spa tub. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 97 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • 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

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's games
  • Children's books

What to do

  • Table tennis
  • Stereo

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Coworking spaces
  • Conference center (5832 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1967
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Music library

Accessibility

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

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

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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Highlander Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Highlander Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Highlander Hotel?
As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Highlander Hotel on Dec 5, 2022 start from $99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Highlander Hotel?
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.
Is there a pool at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Highlander Hotel?
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.
Is parking offered on site at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Highlander Hotel?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 50 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Highlander Hotel and nearby?
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 a 24-hour fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, The Highlander Lounge offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Pagliai's Pizza (3 mi), Banditos (3 mi), and The Bluebird Diner (3 mi).

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.1/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

8.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

One of our favorite hotels.
Just a great experience.
STEPHEN, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect for us
Quaint little room, comfy bed and cute bathroom.
Jennifer, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Give it a whirl! Excellent!
Excellent staff and very accommodating!! Had a small pizza - was delicious!! Nice bar area.
Eric, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable stay, beautiful pool
Very comfortable hotel. Restaurant is a bar not a real restaurant, food was good.
Helen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

STAY. HERE. Doesn’t look like much from the outside but it’s a historical landmark and truly the best place to stay in IC. Breakfast was decent and the Supper Club wasn’t the best pizza - but other than that? Amazing place to be - quiet, clean, safe, and elegant yet calming.
Madison, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Laurie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Robert, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Scott, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always a great stay!
We have stayed at this hotel several times now and are always happy with the service and overall experience. Other than the road work making it difficult to commute to our family (completely out of their control) we found the hotel to be a great option for staying in Iowa City.
Debra L, 2-night family trip
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