The Graduate Iowa City is the official hotel of the Iowa City Book Festival. A block of rooms has been reserved for festival attendees. Please click for more information. Reservations must be made by Sept. 6, 2019.


Find links to other hotels as well as local restaurants and attractions at Think Iowa City.

Eat | Drink | Play

Find out where to eat, drink, and play in downtown Iowa City


Transportation and Parking



The Eastern Iowa Airport is located in Cedar Rapids, a half hour drive from downtown Iowa City.  There are several shuttle and taxi services available upon arrival.


Regional Buses:

Burlington Trailways and MegaBus have stops downtown or near Iowa City.

City Buses:
Iowa City Transit maps and schedules
Coralville Transit maps and schedules

Nearby Garages:

Dubuque Street Garage (220 S. Dubuque Street) One block south of the Public Library. First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour.
Capitol Street Garage (Burlington & Capitol Street) Adjoins Old Capitol Town Center. First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour.
Tower Place & Parking (Iowa Avenue & Gilbert Street) mixed-use commercial/parking facility. First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour.
Chauncey Swan Garage (Washington Street across from City Hall) $0.75 per hour.
Note: lower level is accessed only from Washington Street. Upper levels are accessed from the College Street bridge.

Parking Meters:

Short-term meters (1-2 hours) are concentrated in the core of the downtown. Meters accept coins and credit cards.