Rated 2 out of 5 by Partyof5 loud on weekends
Staying on the ped mall near the campus was our goal while visiting our daughter at the U of Iowa. We paid the extra $$ for the club floor but even on the ninth floor we could hear the noise on the street and bars below. The staff were fine, there was nothing they could do about the noise so we never brought it to their attention. It was noise from the streets 9 floors below us that kept us awake at night, woke us in the morning (garbage and emergency vehicles) and was a general announce during our weekend stay. Beds are also much softer than we prefer.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ErikTraveler Solid Performance
Nothing to write home about, but a solid performance, nonetheless. Well maintained facilities. Clean well appointed room with all the stuff you don't want to call the front desk for; iron, ironing board, coffee machine, plenty of towels, etc. Good pillows and bedding. AC was a little loud. Decent gym with enough gear to get most workouts done. Indoor pool was nice to have access to, but aesthetically awkward. Restaurant breakfast was average, but got the job done. Staff was friendly and attentive.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MPIA6 Convenience
This hotel is very convenient for downtown. Beds are wonderful, shower too short. Said rooms would be ready by 3:00 - were not, so were rushed to get to wedding.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by EMG65 Front desk staffing
There were frequent long lines at the front desk. It wasn't clear where to check in or check out. When checking out you don't want to wait in a long line that has people checking in - as checking-in usually take longer than checking out. Staff were behind the desk, but they were not efficient in directing guests, and reducing the line. I had to bud in to check-out as I wasn't willing to line up behind 9 people (I counted) .... better planning required..
July 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 The Shower Doors Fell On Me While Showering
I had quite an experience at this hotel, at which i have stayed before and have a pending reservation in the future -- perhaps. While showering the glass sliding shower doors fell in one me. Well, one did, the other started falling away for me. I caught both of them and after a struggle stacked them against the wall. Had to shower without shower doors. All I got from the manager was "thanks for telling us about it." Insulting.
July 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by cantsee Good Luck getting something returned if you leave it.
Stayed at the hotel on Friday 12/16/11. Today is 12/20/11 at 4:15 pm. I am still trying to get someone from this hotel to call me back regarding the prescription eye glasses I left in the room. I have been told no one can help me but the house keeping manager whom I am guessing has not been in for 4 days now. I find it hard to believe only one person has access to itemS left behind. and WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE RETURN MY CALL! i HAVE CALLED 4 TIMES NOW SINCE SATURDAY.AND NO ONE BOTHERS TO CALL AND LET ME KNOW THE STATUS OF GETTING MY GLASSES RETURNED.
December 20, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by em21 Loud, drunken guests kept us awake
We've stayed at this hotel a number of times while visiting our daughter over the past 4 years at UI. The rooms are always very clean. And the staff is helpful. My complaints are that the other guests are very loud and drunk in the hallways in the middle of the night. This has happened more times than not. I brought this to the attention of the front desk and they down played it saying it happens on game weekends. The Hawkeyes were at an away game but there was a field hockey game that weekend. What a lame excuse! We won't be staying there again.
November 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BettTraveler OK hotel, terrible club product
This is an average Sheraton-issue product. Very little storage space in the room. The Club product is an absolute joke. The breakfast offered is an insult to the guest. The pastries are no better than edible, the eggs are horrible. The quantity and variety of the offering leads one to believe that no one thought guests would show up in the morning to have breakfast.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrianFromCTS Pleasant Surprise
This was a great place to stay and up to the "big city' standards that was not expected in Iowa City. Very pleased with the rooms here and will stay here again if in town.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Noll1 Located in the center of the downtown action
Room was very nice and cozy. They had failed to empty wastebasket and pick up a washcloth but otherwise fine. If you expect a refrigerator you will need to ask.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jim721 room for improvement
stayed on 8th floor, spg floor... foyer carpet outside elevator was absolutely disgusting...stains from previous garbage run over (liquid??)....not what you expect on spg floor...have stayed at this hotel many times..great staff but many areas need facelift if you look close...
July 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MT14 Comfortable Bed
The Customer Service Representative (April) was very rude & unprofessional when we checked in the hotel. Prior to our arrival I worked with Jennifer and she was accomodating, very pleasant and professional. After April was rude, I asked specifically for Jennifer who assisted me quite well! Other than that our stay went extremely well!
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJTraveler A good hotel location for Iowa City
This hotel is well located within the heart of downtown Iowa City. Many restaurants and shops are within walking distance. I would imagine during University of Iowa home football games, this hotel would be an ideal stay.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunstone Excellent hotel!
The staff was courteous. The room was lovely. The amenities (pool, weight room, etc...) were great! Our only issue was the contracted parking garage attendant who treated us badly. When I informed the hotel, they took care of the problem and even comped us with a surprise bottle of wine and strawberries! I am impressed.
July 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Woodworker A marginally OK experience.
Overall cleanliness of hallways needed improvement.
Bathrooms too small.
The arrangement for parking in the adjoining City lot was awkward, and seemed disconnected between the lot attendant and front desk. Because of electronic billing, we did not realize until after leaving that we had paid $9.00 more in parking fees than needed. Not something guests should have to deal with after the stay is completed.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beli This hotel is a good meeting faciltiy
Nice facilities to conduct meetings
August 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deb57 Hotel was great but parking was a little confusing
The hotel staff and hotel facilities were awesome; one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at. The staff were right on the ball when our business meetings were over, cleaning up and rearranging rooms. However, it would have been even better if the staff had asked me if I needed to validate my parking when I checked out because my parking bill was huge. Either ask us at checkout or have it stated on the parking sign because we more inexperienced travelers need a little more help.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Edu1 Nice hotel except for bathroom
The public areas of this hotel are nicer than the rooms themselves. The biggest disappointment was the bathroom. There was no vanity (toilet, sink, and tub/shower only) making it difficult to keep toiletries in the bathroom and to put on makeup. The wallcovering in the bathroom appeared to be coming off the wall. Overall, not a bad experience, but not what I usually see in a Sheraton property.
July 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RexRacer Visit to the U of Iowa
Very comfortable and convenient location.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgie10 Great beds
I have traveled many places in and out of the US. This hotel definitely is on my list of some of the best beds I have slept in.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chasser213 Susan Anderson
We love IA City and we love this hotel. We have never been disappointed. Our accommodations have always been perfect, exactly what we booked and very clean. The staff at the front desk are wonderful. Always helpful and friendly. We love Share, the food is always great as all the other resturants in IA City. And of course the Jazz is always top notch!
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MRC95 Need to be better prepared to handle check ins.
We stay at this hotel when we return for a reunion every year. Every year upon check in it is a 30 minute process. Not enough staff to handle the check-ins around 5pm. It was at least 15 minutes before what appeared to be a manager or assistant arrived to try to assist with expediting the process. This has also been an issue on other trips not associated with our yearly visit.
June 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by scully12 readiness of room
room never ready for us!!
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Swimmom Not Great This Time
Everything went wrong from the moment I walked up to find out they had the wrong reservation, then argued with me--had to call Stawrood Preferred Guest Services to get it straightened out didn't have my room anymore gave me another room which then I had to sleep on the floor since there was only one bed. Didn't even offer extra points or any amenities for my inconvenience--had to tell them I was a gold member. I stay there at least 5 times a year. Felt like I didn't matter at all.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonjon5 A great value for your money
The room was clean and neat. The staff was very helpfull and the location was excellent.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Koobie Great location for college visit
We stayed at the Sheraton during orientation for the University of Iowa. The location is ideal. Everything is within walking distance. No need to worry about driving and parking.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJSKN patron
Great place to relax, Friendly and helpful staff
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jan30 Great Stay
We were traveling when the weather was turning stormy. Since we were driving a Corvette, we wanted to spend the night in a hotel that had covered parking. This location was great and down by many eating establishments. The room was VERY clean and the beds very comfortable. Despite the storm outside, the room was very quiet. The staff was very helpful. The parking garage is a city owned lot and confusing to get to the hotel from the lot. Other than that, the stay was perfect.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irishone Quick Trip
Room was nice, bed was made poorly (mattress cover was inside out and didn't fit the mattress), all other aspects of the room were up to Sheraton standards.
Location is great in the heart of Iowa City and walking distance to shops, restaurants directly outside and the University of Iowa within two blocks
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by College College Orientation
Great location for visiting University of Iowa and orientation. Right in the middle of downtown, walking distance to campus, and all the attractions close by.
July 16, 2014