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 vibe? You'll find that at The Highlander Hotel. Or, if you want a family-friendly, rockstar party atmosphere with kids splashing in the pool, we can deliver on that too. The best part? The Highlander Hotel is pet friendly so you don't have to leave Fido at home!

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

King Pool Side

Hang ten by the deep end in our Pool Side King Room!


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.

Single king with courtyard access

King Courtyard

Good vibes, fresh breezes. Kick back next to our courtyard in the relaxing room.


Come Together

Gigs, Gatherings & Galas

Let us show you how we throw a party. 

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