Local Attractions

The Iowa House Hotel sits in the heart of campus and is located just 2 blocks from downtown Iowa City, Iowa, giving you convenient access to numerous restaurants and pubs, entertainment venues, museums, shopping malls, and much more. 

The University of Iowa

Restaurants & Pubs

bbq grillingWhether you're looking for a gourmet dinner prepared by award winning chefs or just a quick bite to eat, you're guaranteed to find just what you're looking for in the Downtown District of Iowa City, located just 2 blocks from the hotel. In addition, Downtown Iowa City is home to over 20 pubs & sports bars.

Entertainment Venues

Englert theaterIowa City is home to some of the finest entertainment venues in the state. Whether you're looking for live music, art galleries, theatre, or films, Iowa City has all of that and more. Catch an upcoming performance at Hancher Auditorium or a show at the Englert Theatre, home to visual, studio, and performing arts, located just a few blocks from the Iowa House Hotel. 

Arts & Culture

art and life in africa museum exhibitionThe University of Iowa and it's surrounding communities are consistently recognized as the Athens of the Midwest for it's rich cultural and educational offerings. Located on the third floor of the IMU is the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and adjacent to the hotel is the Old Capital Museum and The Museum of Natural History. All museums are free of charge to the public. 


downtown iowa cityThe Iowa House Hotel gives you convenient access to vintage clothing shops, trendy boutiques, and two large malls. Perhaps most notable is the Coral Ridge Mall located just 5 miles from the hotel. In addition, the wide variety of locally owned boutiques and shops offer hard to find gems for shoppers of every stripe.