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the iowa city icon returns

Independent. Counterculture.

Just like the city that formed us.

The Highlander Hotel’s exclusive blog gives you a backstage pass. Stay in the loop on all things Highlander and get the inside scoop on all the groovy changes we’re making to our hotel. We’ll keep you up-to-date on how you can have the most retro Iowa City experience.


Highlander Hotel Receives IEDA Certificate

Des Moines Business Record

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are BACK in Iowa City

Say WHAT?! Hawkeye Football is {finally} headed back to Iowa City and for fans who need a place to hang their head, there’s nowhere cooler than The Highlander Hotel.

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Pets Welcome at Our Iowa Hotel

Guests can embrace their inner hippie while lounging in our radical courtyard with a drink in one hand and a leash in the other.

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Stay. Cool.

The Highlander Hotel’s iconic pool and courtyard are back. The right way to kick off a radical sabbatical is with The Highlander Hotel’s swimming pool. We’re not above bragging, so we’re proud to say that it is not only one trippy place to take a dip but also the largest indoor pool in Iowa City.

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a large indoor pool

Iowa City’s Grooviest Independent Boutique Hotel

We've undergone a complete cosmetic flip revitalizing the historic location of the original 1967 Highlander Hotel and Supper Club. Read more on our blog.

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a large spacious ballroom

Peace, Love and Environmentalism

The hippies at The Highlander Hotel are working hard to make sure your staycation has a low carbon footprint.

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