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Graduate Iowa City

Graduate Iowa City welcomes pets up to 100 lbs for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are allowed.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed and 2 twin beds
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • 1 person per room
    • Pet fee additional
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Graduate Iowa City is proudly perched on the Ped Mall and a twenty-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium, just ‘cross the river from campus. We’re home team for Hawkeye games or a downtown caucus. Rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner, including Malin + Goetz amenities and complimentary WiFi. Be prepared to be inspired.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Graduate Iowa City has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Graduate Iowa City has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 24 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 280 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Julie
    Aug. 6, 2022
    Great place with great service!

    Very nice place with confortable bed near all the cute places in Iowa City.

    The only thing : you have to walk a block away to find grass for your dog to do he’s things.

    However, the staff is very nice. We had to park in a oversized parking recommended by the hotel (because our car was too big to fit in the parking next to the hotel) and we got towed. The manager came by to bring us find our car and paid the towing bill for us. Overall, super night there!

  • Joe
    Jun. 18, 2022

    Best beds.

  • Debbie
    Jul. 21, 2021
    Great hotel but not great dog accommodations

    The Graduate is a very nice hotel. Full of character and right in the middle of town adjacent to the university, with cool shops and restaurants within walking distance. However, while they welcome dogs, it’s not the most convenient place to stay with a dog. Parking is offsite in a parking garage (and it cost $14 to self park, no valet), there is no designated potty area-we found a little dirt planter by the street and had to walk a block to find grass. And we were on the 6th floor so not quick and easy to take a dog out. I expected more with a $25 pet fee. All that said, it is a very nice hotel and the beds are extremely comfortable. I’d stay there again, just not sure I would stay with dogs again.

  • Jodi
    Mar. 19, 2021
    Very friendly with our pup!

    The hotel staff and other guests were very friendly with our pup, which made our first hotel travel experience with him great. The dog relief area was small, but they do provide dog bags and there are a lot of green spaces nearby. We will stay again.

  • Leigh
    Mar. 1, 2021
    Friendly staff

    Great location and friendly staff.

  • Brenda
    Oct. 26, 2020
    Really nice hotel

    We had a great stay at Graduate Hotel. Really comfortable room with plenty of space. Big bathroom. Really nice area right in the middle of the university. Very small grass area for the dog, but we just kept walking till we found more grassy areas. . Didn’t have to go far. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Kimberly
    Oct. 18, 2020
    Great for Dogs

    Lots of pups there the entire weekend. Easy access to get outside quickly in the morning.

  • Kathleen
    Oct. 4, 2020
    Great Location, Great Property!

    Clean, quiet and well maintained Property that welcomes dogs! We’ll be back for sure!

  • Amber
    Aug. 4, 2020

    Room was small and seemed like it had old AC but great other than that!

  • James
    Mar. 11, 2020
    Great Location, Nicely renovated

    We enjoyed our stay at the Graduate in Iowa City. The dog was made to feel welcome there, although there was a $25 additional fee for the dog. The hotel has been renovated since our last stay, when the property was a Sheraton Hotel. The location is great. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and the campus is a great place to walk your dog.

  • Dana
    Dec. 22, 2019
    Great location, clean space!

    We had a great experience at the Graduate. We didn’t get a bark box as some other reviews mentioned but it was clean, comfortable, and welcoming.

  • Brittany
    Oct. 31, 2019

    Hawkeye loved his last minute stay here! Will definitely be back ❤️

  • Ian
    Sep. 24, 2019
    A very decent hotel

    Centrally located, this hotel is comfortable, characterful and very nicely fitted out. And very good value. They take dogs, for no fee, but their pet policy is one of the more restrictive ones (basically only allowed in the room, and then not on his own) and there was no sign of the enthusiastic welcome or any extras mentioned in earlier reviews.

  • Alister
    Sep. 2, 2019
    Consistently good - highly recommended

    I have stayed here twice this year with my dog. We've always received a warm welcome and nicely appointed, clean room. Hotel is in a good location with plenty of local areas to walk and find coffee / restaurants. All staff have been exceptionally pleasant and helpful, Although not always available, the Bark Box welcome gift was a big hit with my pup.

  • Bruce
    Jul. 24, 2019
    Fantastic Place

    The overall experience was cohesive and fun. Loved the collegiate vibe! Super creative interiors were soothing and nostalgic. Bed was comfortable and the staff was fantastic. I arrived at 10:30 on my second visit and the valet was sent home. I was concerned about valuables in my car. Manager assured me it would be safe. It was parked in front of the valet stand all night! Plus they didn’t charge valet rate as they technically didn’t park car.

    My doggo loves nice hotels and this place didn’t disappoint. Had an amazing meal in the lobby restaurant and good coffee at Poindexters.

    I am traveling cross country again this fall and I will definitely plan on a few nights at Graduate. Truly 5 star.

  • Meghan
    Jul. 20, 2019
    Nice Place To Stay

    We liked staying at this hotel for its convenient location and found the staff very friendly as well as the rooms very clean. The beds were so comfortable! We didn’t know that if we brought a carrier, our dog could’ve stayed in our room but we felt that we wouldn’t have wanted that anyway. There were minimal hallway noises and we noticed another room used the provided blue tooth speaker on their door knob as a sound barrier....genius!!!! We did not receive a dog bed, bowl, treat and chew toy like we thought but we felt it wasn’t a big deal as we had come prepared for our dog’s comfort so didn’t ask about it. We will definitely stay here again!!

  • Catherine
    Jul. 18, 2019
    Amazing Hotel!

    We stopped in Iowa City on our way from New York to Arizona. The hotel is absolutely adorable! It’s decorated with hints of Iowa. Everyone was so welcoming to us and our travel buddy, Indy a 1.5 year old shepherd mix. Barb even gave her a Bark Box full of toys and treats. We couldn’t get the tags off fast enough! They definitely went above and beyond our expectations. We will be back!

  • Cherie
    More than a year ago

    Loved our stay here, perfect location, great amenities, very dog friendly.
    Highly recommend!

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Graduate Iowa City