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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Iowa City with free breakfast and indoor pool


Situated in Iowa City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iowa City Public Library, The Englert Theater, and Kinnick Stadium. Old Capitol Museum and Iowa Old Capitol Building are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

An indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and a meeting room are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 93 rooms offer conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
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Our stay was comfortable as expected

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: This property had an excellent coffee bar at reception. The lounge was a nice setting to meet with our team. Thank you!
Cons: Our cable cut out intermittantly which made for the stand up comedy show we were watching unbearable. Not worth a complaint since we were in jammies
Location: Wonderful location for any IU campus events. With this location we avoided incoming event traffic.Many restaurant choices and Staples is next door.
Always happy to stay at Hampton Inn, regardless of the city. Thank you for a great stay! Looking forward to our next stay in St Louis in a few weeks!
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Nice people and a good choice for U of I visits

4 out of 5
by from Elmhurst, IL
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Pros: Staff and location
Cons: Carpets and furniture showing some wear
Location: Close enough for easy university access, and far enough away for peace and quiet
Generally positive experience, but we learned late at night our thermostst in the room was on the fritz. The staff is friendly and efficient, overall a good, quiet choice for university visitors.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 20, 2017 by Adam Barksdale
Hi Tom, So glad that you chose us when staying in Iowa City. You're review is most appreciated, especially in regards to our friendly staff and great location. However, I would like to address the issue of wear and tear on some of our furniture. It is a problem that we have recognized, and we are working to refurbish the furniture to make it look as fresh as the rest of our decor. Please stop by again the next time you visit! Sincerely, Adam Barksdale
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Great hotel close to university of Iowa Med ctr

5 out of 5
by from GM Washington State
Posted Dec 31, 2016
The proximity to UofI medical center was the reason for choosing Hampton Inn. I spent every day at the hospital with a family member. Coming "home" to sleep and refresh. My room was clean, quiet, comfortable, and peaceful. I appreciated the hot breakfasts and sack "to go" snacks. Housekeeping was on top of things. Well done Hampton Inn.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2017 by Adam Barksdale
Hello, Your review was most wonderful to read! I'm glad we could be your "home" during your visit, and that you thought our rooms were comfy and peaceful. And I will definitely share your compliment to the housekeeping staff. Sincerely,
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Unexpectedly excellent

5 out of 5
by from Park City Utah
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Pros: Everything mentioned above.
Cons: Help other hotels do as well. I travel a lot and this hotel is seriously superior.
Location: I appreciated being close to the University.
A well designed, well maintained, well run basic hotel. The room was spacious, clean (including bedcovers), well equipped with complimentary internet that works well. Bathroom is well designed for moderate handicap: beautiful walk in shower with plenty of hold bars. Plenty of towels efficiently stored to address possible need while also environmentally friendly. Hotel does arrange shuttle or reasonably priced taxi to Cedar Rapids airport at a cost 1/2 of what i got charged by regular taxi taken from the airport. Desk clerks were smart and efficient and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 20, 2016 by Adam Barksdale
Hello Happy customer, Wow, what a glowing review! The whole staff appreciates your words, and are happy that the result of your stay - from the spacious and cleanly room, to the disability amenities we offer - was certainly positive. We hope to become your hotel of choice whenever you are in town! Sincerely, Adam Barksdsale
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5 out of 5
Posted Sep 4, 2016
Nice place, would come back again, clean and doesnt stink
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2016 by Adam Barksdale
Hello, I will share your warm comments to the staff. Thank you!
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Great hotel,easy to get to!

5 out of 5
by from Aurora, SD
Posted Sep 4, 2016
The hotel was very clean, very comfortable bed and room. Great breakfast set up. The staff was very friendly. Will definitely be staying there again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2016 by Adam Barksdale
Hi RP, Glad to know your experince was positive. Looking forward to you staying with us again.
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Close to University of Iowa

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 31, 2016
The staff was so friendly. The rooms were clean, the beds were SO comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was actually tasty. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2016 by Adam Barksdale
Hello, Customer service is everything to our staff, and it seems as though you felt it shine through. Cant wait to see you again!
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Very good experience! Will stay again!

5 out of 5
by from northern Iowa
Posted Aug 11, 2016
Pros: Close to restaurant, staff were helpful and friendly, everything was VERY clean and in good condition, excellent breakfast. Good location.
Location: Close to hospital, but some road construction going on (not the hotel's fault). Village Inn on other side of parking lot. Near Kinnick and U of I.
Stayed here as our daughter was at the hospital nearby. Staff were very accommodating and helpful. Room set-up was convenient, and everything was very clean and new-looking. Village Inn was within walking distance, which was nice since we didn't get done at the hospital till after 10 pm. Very good breakfast was served, good variety, etc. Will definitely choose to stay here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2016 by Adam Barksdale
Hi Maggie H., So glad to hear that you liked our amenities, as well as our location! Ready and waiting for you to stay with us again!
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Nice Iowa City hotel

5 out of 5
by from Iowa
Posted Jul 20, 2016
Pros: Location, breakfast, room
Good location to the U of I. Quiet, nice rooms, good breakfast.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 23, 2016 by Adam
Hey Ed, Glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast and our rooms. Come back soon!
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4 out of 5
Posted Apr 24, 2016
Clean, comfortable, and not pricey. About a 20 minute walk to downtown Iowa City and the UI campus.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2016 by Chris Phillips GM
Hi Traveler, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Iowa City. Thanks!
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area provides a spa tub and a fitness center. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Event facilities measure 576 square feet (52 square meters). This Iowa City hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 93 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 52 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 576 
  • One meeting room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Business center 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Desk 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.


Start your morning with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available each day of your stay.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2:30 AM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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.