Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
very suite bed and breakfast in Iowa CityPosted May 6, 2014
Pros: Beautiful private bathroom part of the deal, and comfy bed. Quiet.
Cons: Can't think of a thing
Location: It is about a 25minute walk from downtown and away from the University. I felt very safe doing that in the early evening by myself, however.
Beautiful home, new construction but Victorian feel. The Lydia room is beautiful. The breakfasts were just delicious. There is cable and Wi-fi in the rooms. Shelly (sp?) was a wonderful hostess. It has a very romantic feel.
Recommendedby 33-year Hawkeye
Comfortable and deliciousPosted Nov 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
Best night of sleep in Iowa City!
for Personal Eventby Diane
Wonderful find!Posted Aug 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is a charming bed and breakfast located less than five minutes from the U of I and downtown Iowa City but nestled in a lovely quiet neighborhood. The room was quaint, lovely and quiet and the breakfasts were to die for! The owner is very friendly and helpful with answers to any questions about the area. I loved staying here!
for Everyoneby Lisa from Milwaukee
Iowa City gemPosted Feb 20, 2012
Pros: Beautiful home, well taken care of, clean and inviting.
Cons: Can't lock room door with a key
Location: Residential street. Quiet and lovely
Wonderful inn run by wonderful people! Beautiful home with a great story and modern conveniences. Only "negative" is that the room door only locked from the inside and couldn't be locked from the outside. This could be a true security risk for some people. Would come back--no doubt about it!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Omaha, NE
Just like HomePosted Oct 11, 2011 on Hotels.com
We had a wonderful stay! The place put as at ease and it felt like home. We went up to Iowa City for a funeral, and really needed a quiet and comforting atmosphere. We booked the architect suite and it was all we could ask for. The entire place was very quiet. The breakfast food was to die for, simply delicious! We will definitely stay there again when in town. I think it would be a great romantic get-a-way, too!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Absolutely Delightful!Posted Sep 6, 2011 on Hotels.com
This was our first B&B experience and it was a pleasure! We were in town for a sporting event and we didn't want to stay in a hotel, so we decided to try out a B&B. It was great! The owners were very attentive to our needs. From the moment we arrived until we left, they were warm and welcoming. Their attention to detail was very much appreciated. From the cookies, jellybeans, and water in the foyer to the edible flowers on a breakfast plate, they demonstrated their love for their establishment and their desire to please. Breakfast was a real treat with a homemade, organic, 3-course feast. They explained every item and how it was prepared in as much detail as we wanted. The bedroom and bathroom were immaculate and comfortable. They even gave us a tour of the other rooms so that if we visit Iowa City again, we know what to ask for. The other rooms were equally impressive. Without hesitation, we would stay there again!
for Otherby A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA
Iowa City's hidden jewelPosted Sep 22, 2010
This is the place for you if you would like to feel as though you are staying with good friends rather than staying at a cold chain hotel with itchy bedding. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the bathrooms are also lovely! The inn keepers Thomas anad Shelly really make this B&B a hidden jewel in Iowa City. The breakfast we recieved was fitting for a five star hotel, 3 courses and delicious coffee. You can get to get to Iowa's Campus in 2 minutes. Can also call a cab for $5 each way, this was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. This is a new construction Inn with all the modern ammenities, but an old home feel using salvaged moldings and wood, absolutely a treat to stay here!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Lawrence, KS
Posted Aug 18, 2010 on Hotels.com
My husband and I reserved “Sophie's room” for our Anniversary. We would stay again for any reason. The Plum Grove Inn is gorgeous and comfortable. It's a great deal, especially compared to the too numerous, impersonal corporate cut-out hotels. The house has been thoughtfully designed and decorated. It provides earlier era aesthetic with modern amenities. It's not frilly, but done with understated elegance which a lot of B and Bs miss. I loved the clawfoot tub/shower and tile design in the bathroom. There are many fine, detailed touches, some of which are re purposed wood and antiques found by Shelly to work with Thomas's more modern architectural design. The hosts were fun and generous. Our breakfast was four wonderful courses!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Unique location, great experiencePosted Aug 10, 2010 on Hotels.com
Charming accomodations, warm reception, lots of detail, wonderful food.
by A verified traveler from Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
Plum Grobe - guest house with a differencePosted May 24, 2010 on Hotels.com
Plum Grove Inn was and expensive mistake. Breakfast had to be asked for. Owner an architect garralous and not attentive to duties as host. But he diod transport me into the city centre for the Greyhound bus.