Sheraton Iowa City Hotel

3.7 (292 reviews)

210 S Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (319) 337-4058   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-9039

3.7

University of Iowa │ Go Hawkeyes!


The University of Iowa is the flagship public research university in Iowa and is considered to have high research activity. The campus is situated on the Iowa River and near downtown Iowa City, close to it all.

  • Make sure to visit the Pentacrest, the old Capitol building, surrounded by four university buildings, is a central hub for students.
  • Iowa’s athletic teams, named the Hawkeyes, compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference.
  • The Hawkeye’s greatest rivals are the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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Game Day

Game day is always exciting on Iowa’s campus, join in the excitement and take part in Iowa’s favorite traditions:

Touch the statue of Nile Kinnick.  On your way to the stadium, make sure to touch the statue of Nile Kinnick, a football hero to the University, to ensure good luck for the Hawkeyes.

Stop by the Magic Bus. Operated by the Iowa City Rugby Football Club, this tailgating destination is arguably the number one spot to visit on game day.

Take part in the Victory Polka. Following games ending in victory, join Hawkeye fans in the victory polka celebration.

Hawkeye 2017 Football Schedule

Sept. 2: Wyoming

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: North Texas

Sept. 23: Penn State

Sept. 30: at Michigan State

Oct. 7: Illinois

Oct. 21: at Northwestern

Oct 28: Minnesota

Nov. 4: Ohio State

Nov. 11: at Wisconsin

Nov. 18: Purdue

Nov. 24: at Nebraska

*Bold denotes home game


Eat Like A Local

Whether you are craving pub fare or seeking more upscale dining, Iowa City will not disappoint. Head downtown and find yourself with an abundance of cuisine options. Check out these local favorites or seek out your own.

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Photo Credit: Iowa City Downtown District

Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro

Sample an array of wines or simply sip your favorite, Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro is sure to have any variety you crave. Explore the small plates menu to find the perfect pair for your wine or craft beer. 

Clinton Street Social Club

Step into Iowa City’s cherished gastropub and experience the Prohibition-era speakeasy feel. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Pentacrest to pair with Social Club’s libations and bites.

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Hamburg Inn No. 2

This old-fashioned diner has been serving up nostalgic home-style favorites for over 80 years. Get there early to grab a bite of their hearty breakfasts.

Atlas Restaurant and Bar

This award-winning Iowa City restaurant is sure to please with a menu focused on fresh, local ingredients, and refined dishes. 

Her Soup Kitchen

Serving sandwiches, soup, and salads, Her Soup Kitchen prides itself on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to grab a seat early as they are only open for lunch and the place fills up fast.

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What's Nearby

  1. Atlas Restaurant & Bar
  2. Blue Moose Tap House
  3. Clinton Street Social Club
  4. Cortado Coffee & Cafe
  5. Donnelly's Pub
  6. Hamburg Inn No. 2
  7. Her Soup Kitchen
  8. Jimmy Jack Rib Shack
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