Rated 3 out of 5 by LoriG19 Loud AC/Dirty Underware
This was my second stay at this hotel. We were in Iowa City to attend my son's college graduation.
We checked in and upon entering our room, found a pair of dirty women's underware on the floor by the bed. We were in a hurry & I knew the hotel was booked, so we moved them out of the way & left for graduation.
We didn't return until late that evening.
The beds were comfortable, but the AC was extremely loud & woke us up throughout the night.
I mentioned the underware during checkout the following day. We received complimentary breakfast coupons at their restaurant.
Because of graduation weekend at the University of Iowa, we paid over $300 for this room.
This hotel has a great location, but I expect a much nicer room for $300.
May 23, 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 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by Unhappy1230 It was 107 Degrees in my room
The thermostat was broken and it was pumping high heat, enough that the digital read out said 99, but that was as high as it went.
The water bottles in the room were HOT. I took one down to the front desk to show.
I told the staff, they came in and got the heat the shut off, but in order to regulate a room, from 107 to somewhat decent - you must run the AC on FULL BLAST - which is uncomfortable to say the least. I told them, and they said they were sorry.
No new water bottles, no thoughts of changing my room, and for the record, I followed up with them, they did NOT follow up with me.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PlatinumMNTraveler Great Staff and Location
In the heart of the city and next to the Ped Mall this is a very good hotel. The front Desk staff was fantastic, Jessica greeted us and welcomed us to the property with a smile and professional courtesy. This set the tone for a great experience in Iowa City. We had a very comfortable room on the club floor and the staff in the club could not have been better. We were treated with kindness and respect by everyone.
I got everything a platinum guest should get from free internet to late checkout and the usual great service. Thanks to everyone at the hotel especially those I mentioned.
September 24, 2013
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 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 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 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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jasmine09 This Hotel needs imporove
I was disappointed at this time stay at Sheraton. The room and lobby were not clean. The bed was very uncomfortable.
July 15, 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 3 out of 5 by Jim101 Great location
The hotel is nice and a great location. The price was a little high and they charge extra for some amenities (i.e., fitness room).
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABfromChicago Wonderful staff found and shipped me my jewelry
Outstanding staff at this hotel. During our stay they accommodated all our requests (e.g. 2 cribs). After we left I realized I had left my travel kit behind, complete with a gold bracelet and other items ranging from expensive to sentimentally valuable to time-consuming to replace inside. The staff contacted me the next day to report they had found it, and promptly shipped it back to me via FedEx. I got everything back! Tremendously impressed with the honesty and professionalism of the housekeeping and other staff at this hotel. Thank you Sheraton Iowa City!
May 30, 2012
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 Auntie01 Wedding weekend
Nice room, good location, problems with the ac and the resolution of that problem.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Workerbee12 Excellent location and variety of interesting sites.
The hotel was very inviting and exceptionally clean. Comfort level in the rooms was exceptional.
July 11, 2014
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 2 out of 5 by BTP1989 Gone downhill
I have stayed at the hotel in the past and the service was so much better. This staff seemed so rushed and understaffed actually. My room was not ready when I arrived and then check out took forever, it would take 10 to 15 minutes waiting for an elevator and just overall a poor experience
July 2, 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 4 out of 5 by Ron28 Starwood member
We were not recognized as a Platinum member and not sure that we received an upgrade in our room. We were not on the club floor, but did have access to the club lounge. I believe that my profile indicates not to have a room near the elevator. We had a room two doors from the elevator.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pearl123 Good location and value
The downtown location of this hotel was perfect for us. Also, the rates were excellent.
July 7, 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 3 out of 5 by Janiceok Staff was courteous
After pulling up the comforters in the morning, I noticed guide a bit of dried blood on the top side of the inside comforter. It really " grossed me out". The bathroom was clean, but the bed linens (.covers for comforters) should be washed. My guess is that the staff had been using them. I would check the bed well, before using it!
June 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by IowaMom2020 Iowa Orientation
Great Hotel and Location. Well worth the extra cost to stay. Treated to Club level amenities and glad I did!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jewels12 Hawkeye
Excellent service, food, comfy beds!
July 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HotNHumid No air
No air first night of stay (80+ degrees in room) and very humid, asked to fix at 7 am, still not fixed that night at 7pm. Requested repair again. Fixed for that night, but broken again the next morning. No air again... uggh
June 23, 2014