A Retro Revival of an Urban Resort for the Independent Spirit

Welcome to The Highlander Hotel

A Retro Revival of the 1967 original Highlander Inn and Supper Club in Iowa City, Iowa

Can’t get no satisfaction from buzz-killing, soulless chain hotels? Want to break on through to the other side at an uber-luxe crash pad where you can turn on, tune in, drop out and counter culture in psychedelic fashion?   

Power up your inner Fleetwood Mac, and go your own way at Iowa City’s trippiest new urban resort, The Highlander Hotel. Picture chic meets shag. Five-star meets rock star. With new surprises and delights at every turn(table). Think you’ll find any of this at a hotel chain? Dream On. 

Looking for a laid back, hippie adult vibe? You'll find that Sunday through Thursday at The Highlander Hotel. Now if you want a family-friendly, rockstar party atmosphere with kids splashing in the pool, we'll see you on the weekends!

Don't leave Fido at home! We're pet friendly and love pets...including pet rocks. See why we're the #1 ranked hotel in Iowa City on TripAdvisor!

Go Your Own Way
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Who We Are?

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Back in the day, the Highlander Inn and Supper Club was the place to go, the favorite haunt of Iowa City locals and 70's luminaries like Joan Baez, Micky Mantle, and Arnold Palmer, to name-drop a few. 

Featured Rooms

Chic Meets Shag


This one-of-a-kind Penthouse overlooks one of the largest indoor pools in the area. It features a sitting room area with a kitchenette, large round tub for 2, tile shower and a King bed. Take in views of the largest indoor pool in the area while hanging out on your private balcony. 

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King Pool Side

This is a King Poolside room located on the first floor with direct access to the pool area. Back in the day, the Highlander was the place to go. That day is back. Jump right into the pool with direct access from these rooms.

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Double Queen Poolside

Stay cool by the pool in this first-floor room with 2 Queen beds and direct access to our trippy pool area.

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Come Together

Gigs, Gatherings & Galas

Let us show you how we throw a party. 

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