The Highlander Hotel

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Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Indoor pool, sun loungers
Terrace/Patio

Overview of The Highlander Hotel

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The Highlander Hotel

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
2525 Highlander Place, Iowa City, IA, 52245

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMercy Hospital5 min drive
  • Popular LocationIowa City Public Library8 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Englert Theater8 min drive
  • AirportCedar Rapids, IA (CID-Eastern Iowa)27 min drive

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About this area

Iowa City

Located in Iowa City, The Highlander Hotel is in the business district and near the airport. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse or Kinnick Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mercy Hospital - 5 min drive
  • Iowa City Public Library - 8 min drive
  • The Englert Theater - 8 min drive
  • Iowa Museum of Natural History - 9 min drive
  • Devonian Fossil Gorge - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Highlander Lounge — 1 min walk
  • Snack Shack — 1 min walk
  • El Banditos — 5 min drive
  • The Bluebird Diner — 5 min drive
  • George's Buffet — 6 min drive

About this property

The Highlander Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 97 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Highlander Hotel offers 97 accommodations with bathrobes and slippers. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 27-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Table tennis

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Indoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

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

Outdoors

  • Pool sun loungers

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Renovated entire property - July 2020
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service

More

  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
An off-leash area is available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1.5 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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, debit card, or cash deposit 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
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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted
This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

We should mention

Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 69 out of 94 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 94 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 94 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 94 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 94 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
When we got there after driving late into the night, there was no one there to check us in. We confirmed our room earlier in the day and shared our plans, yet there was no one to communicate with upon arrival. The doors were open but no staff was present. Strangest thing I ever experienced.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good vibe
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice property with interesting history. Head down to the bar to get your first drink on them!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing staff and experience!!!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The customer service is incredible. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The areas that have been remodeled are great, especially the pool and courtyard, and there are some surprising and fun amenities like turntables and a vinyl library. Our room smelled a bit musty at first, but running the fan helped. The location is quiet, and under a 15 min drive to reach downtown.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021