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2 out of 5
2216 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA
Free Cancellation
$60/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
3.3/5 (1,239 reviews)

"Overall good for what you pay for. Nonsmoking room smells heavily like it had been smoked in at some point. Also the pool was very cold."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City
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2 out of 5
1165 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA
$75/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.1/5Very Good! (277 reviews)

"We needed a 2 bedroom suite. They delovered for a very reasonable price. It was no frills but clean and functional for 4 people."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Alexis Park Inn & Suites
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3 out of 5
2525 N Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA
$63/night
Sep 15 - Sep 16
3.4/5Good! (510 reviews)

"Awesome place!! Staff was great and very helpful. My kids had a blast."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
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Cheap Hotels in Iowa City

Iowa City offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Iowa Old Capitol Building, Old Capitol Museum, and Iowa Museum of Natural History.

When it comes to discount lodging choices in Iowa City, the area has some budget hotels to choose from. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Alexis Park Inn & Suites - Extended Stay - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and overall condition.

Travelodge by Wyndham Iowa City - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its comfortable beds and overall condition. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the spacious rooms and helpful staff.

Planning Your Trip to Iowa City

Haven't decided on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 86°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Rainiest months: June, August, July, and May, with an average rainfall of 4.71 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 1.60 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Iowa City

Iowa City attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then plan some activities that are easy on the wallet. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, or check out the area's cultural spots like Old Capitol Museum and Iowa Museum of Natural History.

Iowa City is also notable for its:
  • University life
  • Live music
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Bird watching
  • Cafés

Getting Around Iowa City

The closest airport is 18 mi (28.9 km) away from the city center in Cedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa). Iowa City might not have very many public transportation choices so a car rental could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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