Overview of Graduate Iowa City

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4.3/5 Excellent
571 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


Explore the area

Popular LocationThe Englert Theater3 min walk
Popular LocationIowa City Public Library3 min walk
RestaurantBrothers Bar and Grill1 min walk
RestaurantThe Mill Restaurant1 min walk
AirportCedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa)31 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 300.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 300.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 300.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 285.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 300.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 300.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate)

    Room amenities

    • 290.00 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • 285 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Iowa City

In the city center and near a metro station, Graduate Iowa City is in a walkable area with good shopping. Old Capitol Museum and Iowa Museum of Natural History are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Iowa Old Capitol Building and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kinnick Stadium or Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Our guests love the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Englert Theater - 3 min walk
  • Iowa City Public Library - 3 min walk
  • Old Capitol Museum - 6 min walk
  • Iowa Old Capitol Building - 6 min walk
  • Iowa Avenue Literary Walk - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa) - 31 min drive


  • Gene's — 1 min walk
  • Poindexter Coffee — 1 min walk
  • Brothers Bar and Grill - 1 min walk
  • The Mill Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Bread Garden Market - 2 min walk

About this property

Graduate Iowa City

4-star hotel near University of Iowa
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a business center. All 231 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and safes.
Graduate Iowa City offers 231 accommodations with safes and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels.
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Iowa City hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 16 per night
Valet parking: USD 25 per night
Free area shuttle up to 3 mi

Food and drink

1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 bar

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
Free bicycle rentals

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free area shuttle
Free cribs/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

4 meeting rooms
Business center
Conference space (9070 square feet)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cribs/infant beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


37-inch LCD TV
Cable channels
Premium channels

Food and drink



Connecting rooms available
Free newspapers (weekdays)
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 16 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Hotel Sheraton Iowa City
Iowa City Sheraton
Iowa City Sheraton Hotel
Sheraton Hotel Iowa City
Sheraton Iowa City
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
Graduate Iowa City Hotel
Graduate Iowa City Hotel
Graduate Iowa City Iowa City
Graduate Iowa City Hotel Iowa City

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Graduate Iowa City and receive a full refund?
Yes, Graduate Iowa City offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Graduate Iowa City cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Graduate Iowa City pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25 per accommodation, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 16 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 25 per night.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of Iowa City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iowa City Public Library, University of Iowa, and University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Old Capitol Museum and Iowa Old Capitol Building are also within 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


    The room was small. Oyr room was on the 3rd floor right over a 2nd floor party room that went very late. Despite the coronavirus a large party took place which was very disturbing. Also $17 per night parking was prce gouging. I searched for free parking and this came uo on Expedia. Next time I'll double check!

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    I like/enjoy the theme in this place. Luv the “writings on the wall” behind the check -in desk.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The Graduate is very eclectic and great location to downtown IA City

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great stay- only complaint is that the air conditioner rattled so much. But really, the bed was super comfy, loved the decor and location!

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The design and style was retro and quirky, I loved it. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the room was clean as well as the rest of the building. Coffee shop attached to The Graduate was so cute and delicious, although a little pricey. Would recommend, and will definitely be staying again in the future.

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020