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!

Awesome Autumn

Embrace fall’s changing colors and cozy comforts at The Highlander Hotel. Join us for an exclusive staycation to celebrate the season. Based on availability, this special offer includes access to Wilson’s Orchard and Farm; photo ops; entry to its corn maze; and tractor rides, available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm and complimentary on Fridays. Guests must be three years of age or older. Enjoy complimentary live music on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. Offer is available Wednesday-Sunday and valid for stays from September 1, 2023, through December 1, 2023.

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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.

Iowa Football

Kick off an exciting weekend of Iowa football at The Highlander. 

Featured Rooms

Chic Meets Shag

King Pool Side

King + Sitting Area: One king bed and sitting area with lounge chairs and a large brass coffee table. Wall-to-wall windows for lots of natural light. Luxury bedding, multi-purpose counter height workstation, and organic bath products. Perfect for solo travelers or couples.


Double Queen Poolside

Poolside Double Queen + Deck Table: Two queen beds and multi-purpose counter height workstation.  Luxury linens, tiled bath/shower combination,  organic bath products. A sliding glass door separates you from the action of the pool.  Each poolside room has its own poolside counter height gathering table perfect for playing cards or ordering from the hotel's kitchen or bar. Pro Tip: State law prohibits outside food or beverage on your poolside table or in any public space throughout the entire hotel.

King Courtyard

King + Patio Walkout: King bed with in-room sitting area and multi-purpose counter height work station. Luxury pillows, sheets and towels as well as organic bath products.  Outdoor lounge seating on your personal patio perfect for cocktails or mocktails on a warm summer night.

Come Together

Gigs, Gatherings & Galas

Let us show you how we throw a party. 

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Planning a special shindig?

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Want to get hitched at The Highlander?

Frequently Asked Questions about The Highlander Hotel