Rated 2 out of 5 by FinderOfCoffeeMakerMold Mold in coffee maker
The stay was okay. Bed was comfortable. A little loud outside at bedtime, but it was NYE in downtown Iowa City so not unexpected.
We woke up in the morning. My girlfriend brewed hot water to make me tea before she made herself coffee. Thanks fully she made mine first because there was black stuff floating in the water. When opening the water reservoir, we could see big clumps of black mold floating around. If she made her coffee first, it would have been caught by the coffee filter and we would have never known.
I told the lady at the front desk when we checked out. She got defensive and told me I was probably mistaken suggesting it was coffee grounds. The room had self contained coffee filter packages so that isn't likely, plus it was in the water reservoir. Another employee walked up and he interrupted her to tell me they'd inspect it and get it taken care of. That's the response she should have given.
We had to go to the coffee shop and get coffee (on New Years morning, coffee is kind of needed you can understand). I was surprised the hotel didn't offer to buy us a coffee or offer some sort of apology at the least. Can't say it was a bad stay, but disappointed in how the situation was handled. No attempt to satisfy us or ensure our return business. If we drank that, it could have been much worse for both us and the hotel.
January 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnB74 Loud Hotel
This was the noisiest hotel I have ever stayed in. I paid a premium rate on a football weekend in Iowa City and stayed on the Club level floor. There was noise echoing in my room well past 2am from doors shutting and people loudly talking in the hallway. In our room, we could hear the toilets, showers, movement and discussions of guests in adjacent rooms. For the amount of money I paid for a night's stay, this was unacceptable.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandie New Years Eve Stay
We had a large group book a block of rooms for New Years eve. The check in process was quick and friendly. The room was extremely neat. We loved being downtown near the ped mall and the kids had a great time in the pool. Excellent stay, I am planning to do the whole thing again next year!
January 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by sanfranciscotraveller Unnecessary Billing Issues
For 3 consecutive stays at this location, front desk could not generate accurate and correct statements. I would get charged for Parking (when parking would be included in my standard rate).........and for other items that I was not supposed to be charged for............this caused significant accounting and expense claim issues for me..........as i would have to spent hours to explain the incorrect accounting charges to my employer when claiming these expenses............overall a very very frustrating experience where a simple billing/statement generation process could not be performed accurately
October 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by JoshAuroraIL Getting tired of being woken up at 2AM.
I've stayed at this hotel when I stay overnight for football and basketball games. It has a great location and is a generally nice hotel. However, this is the second time in a row I've been woken up at 2AM. I don't go to the bars so maybe I'm just too old to stay here and need to look at other locations. Also, I can't figure out why the rooms don't have fridges.
As far as who I'd recommend this hotel for, it's somebody who wants to go the bars and stay up all night.
November 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Conrad54 Good Hotel but NOT for Family Weekend.
We have stayed previously while visiting my son and all was fine. This family weekend was not good. It cost over $800 for the two nights. Convenient definitely but poor service, food and amenities. We did Club Level but always out of Food. We waited over 20 minutes in Share restaurant and no waitress came. We went to bar to order and they told us they just stopped serving food. We could not sleep since there was 8-10 students in the room next to us up all night. For Club Level you should get a mini frig as we had food for my college student we had no where to keep. Good hotel but NOT for Parents Weekend, way overpriced for what you get. The advantage is that it is a great location.
November 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed1 Platinum vs. Gold
This hotel has trouble keeping good records and inflates hotel prices when customers have no other Starwood options in the area. We were downgraded from platinum to gold upon late arrival with no effort by the clerk to investigate the change in status. It eventually (at least we hope so) got corrected. Seems very bad that platinum membership is supposed to be an important status but the system does not properly match names with accounts.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becca26 Want to take the bed home!
We recently stayed here during the Iowa v. Iowa State homestand in Iowa City. I was assuming I would have to deal with noise from all of the fans who had come to town, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and quiet it was. The hotel was in a great location. The room was great! Comfy king bed. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to a friend.
We also ate at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed the breakfast buffet.
September 19, 2012