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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

With a stay at hotelVetro, you’ll be centrally located in Iowa City, steps from Iowa City Public Library and minutes from Old Capitol Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Iowa Old Capitol Building and Iowa Museum of Natural History.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 56 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. 42-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and microwaves, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 3 mi.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Iowa City? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1350 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

hotelVetro
201 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 237 Reviews
A little tired
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros:
Large, good looking room with modern, industrial design.Plenty of storage for clothes.
In the middle of Iowa city.
Excellent fitness facilities .
Clear, floor to ceiling windows.
Good internet service.

Cons:
Air conditioning actually located within the room: extremely noisy!!
Large windows with top shade only means privacy is only possible if you block all the sunlight and views.
Front desk staff of students not really trained for customer service, they mean well, but not helpful.
Furniture, bath getting a little worn.

Modern and great location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Our daughter has been a Hawkeye for for years. Ever since they built this hotel we have stayed there. Love it! Definitely has a modern twist, but it is right in downtown. Even after they built the Hilton down the way, Hotel Veto is way more convenient. We have gone there for years and have never had a problem.

Recent Visit.
Reviewed 2 months ago

I have been coming to this hotel for close to 8 years now, and on my recent visit I was disappointed to find it looking a little tired and a touch run down too almost as if there has been no onngoingmaintenace and I think it is time a refurbishment is in order.

It's just... not... good.
Reviewed 2 months ago

TL:DR -- Not nearly as nice as the website and pictures suggest. They knowingly book guests into problematic rooms. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Hyatt Place -- less expensive, newer, better amenities.

First, I had a repeated issue with the key cards/door. I had to go back to the front desk almost every time I tried to enter my room, as the keys would somehow deactivate/demagnetize. I was told it may be due to an interaction with my cell phone, but it continued to happen when I kept them in different pockets. This is more of an annoyance than anything, but still.

Second, the toilet. The first night it stopped flushing, but continuously ran all night. In spite of the fact that I closed the bathroom door, it kept me up. I called to have it fixed and it worked for a few hours. No more noise. Then I went to flush it again and it didn't work. I called yet again and they said they would send someone up. A couple of hours go by, nothing. So I went to the front desk and told them for a third time that I needed it fixed. It was quiet, but when I awoke to leave in the morning, it wouldn't flush again. Luckily, I had enough and wasn't staying there for a third night.

Third, the microwave would intermittently work, then wouldn't. I called for a fix when I first asked to have the toilet fixed and when the guy showed up, it immediately fired right up without him doing anything. Then later that night, it wouldn't work. I tried again 20 minutes later and it did.

Fifth, cleanliness was a problem for me. The balcony had cigarette butts all along the perimeter. But more importantly, the mold. It is clear that there is a small gap in the shower door and the rest of the glass panel. Water pours out of it when someone showers. I tried to keep it dry, but with only two full-sized towels, I eventually gave up. By the second night, the odor of mold that immediately smacked me in the face when entering the room was simply overpowering. It smelled awful, like a high school boys' locker room. I can still smell it on my luggage.

Sixth, if I wanted the bathroom sink to drain, I had to actually reach into the water and hold the plug up. The open/close valve was clearly broken, along with the mounting for the faucet itself.

Finally, this was perhaps the most telling and troubling part of the stay. On the final night, when my key didn't work yet again, the night desk person asked me what room I was in, to which I said "401." She kinda paused and said "401... I think we had that room listed 'out of order' for the longest time because of all of the stuff wrong with it."

This would honestly make total sense. I really feel as though I got a "lemon" of a room. In no way do I feel as though it was worth the amount I was charged and I don't see how they willingly book the room, knowing well all of the issues it has. I can say, with all certainty, that I'll be staying at the Hyatt Place (less expensive, newer, better amenities) and I encourage you to do the same.

It looks as though it was a very modern, well-kept hotel 5-10 years ago. It needs to be updated and another look at the attention to detail.

Not the Norm, but Worth the Stay
Reviewed 5 months ago

Sure, the industrial look at hotelVetro was not what you would get at say, the Hilton down the way, but why not try something new? The beds were VERY comfortable and the service was quick and attentive. The location couldn't be better and the price was right. I will definitely book here again.