The Highlander Hotel

The Highlander Hotel

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Highlander Hotel down in IA City (this place is lit) with the whole family; before Brewtus joined the family 2 years ago, his predecessor was our golden retriever Morrison. This is an ode to 'Big Mo' and those who open the doors to perception, seeing life for what it truly is, 'infinite.'
I just wanted to tell you all how amazing you have been. We have never met a more amazing staff. Genuine people are hard to come by and every single person here has gone above and beyond. Our situation was not ideal but this was the absolute best place to stay in this situation. I saw the hotel online and loved it, so in panic mode on the way here I googled hotels close to the University of Iowa hospitals and you guys popped up. I was then like, oh yes!!! I wanted to stay here. Best decision I’ve ever made. Needless to say I did give my sister and dad the wrong address twice so nobody was super thrilled with me. My dad is hard to impress and he will be on his third stay here and I can hear him on the phone talking to people telling them how cool it is. He has terminal cancer (about 7 months) and had his first drink in 5 months here. It makes us so happy to see him relax and what better of a place than the Highlander. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!! Xoxo.....the Davies family✌️❤️

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I just want to thank the staff at The Bohemian. My husband and I on a whim took a Saturday drive and decided at the last minute to stay over in Iowa City. When I arrived my reservation had not yet gone through, yet you were able to take care of us and turned what could have been negative into a great experience. We truly enjoyed talking to your staff Adam and I wish I could remember the gals name(it was her first day) were great to talk to and learn about the history of the hotel and the owner. Love the renovation and hope that the hotel has great success. Thank you again for a great weekend.
As a 40+ year resident of Iowa City, I know the Highlander history, and with the amazing transformation of the "bohemianized" Highlander, Angela and Steve Harrington, and their team have done an amazing job. With the times we are in now, I highly recommend a "staycation" weekend at the Highlander. The pool, the courtyard, the art work and furnishings and especially the wireless record players and huge assortment of music, made our recent stay an indelible memory for our family, especially our grandkids. Hope to see the historic return of the Highlander Supper Club and the Scottish Highlander marching band. I bet they could cover AC/DC. I know one of the drummers....
The family spent the weekend and we had a fantastic time! All the staff was great and the pool was the best part! We will definitely be staying again, even though we are local this was a great get away!! Thank you for the great weekend!
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We LOVE this place! Anxious to see the updates and changes. Congratulations Angela and All. See you Thanksgiving weekend!

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 s**g.

Five-star meets rock star. Think you’ll find any of this at a hotel chain? Dream On.

Operating as usual

The Highlander Hotel - An Urban Resort in Iowa City, IA 11/08/2021

The Highlander Hotel - An Urban Resort in Iowa City, IA

Connect to more than just Wi-Fi with a family get-together Thanksgiving weekend at The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City! ‍👩‍👧‍👦

Hang out together by the fire on the patio, play board games, bags or ping pong poolside and sip craft cocktails in the hot tub while the kids swim! 🏊‍♂️

Catch the game in the bar and let us feed your tribe with stone fire pizzas, street tacos and pasta bowls for dinner and a complimentary breakfast each morning. ✌

Think Iowa City this Thanksgiving break and get the gang together at www.highlanderhotel.us!

The Highlander Hotel - An Urban Resort in Iowa City, IA Power up your inner rocker and go your own way at Iowa City’s trippiest new urban resort just north of I-80. You’ll never see Iowa City the same way again.

11/06/2021

Seasonal Cocktail Menu - COMING SOON!

Our rad bartenders here at The Highlander are currently working on a specially crafted seasonal cocktail menu for customers & guests. 🍹 With delicious flavors inspired by the holiday season, our drinks will be a treat to all your senses. Stay tuned for details, rockstars! ☮️

11/05/2021

The Highlander Hotel - An Urban Resort in Iowa City, IA

Calling all old hippies! ☮️👋

Visit our blast-from-the-past luxury hotel with a modern twist. Our resort is easily accessible from the interstate with FREE parking in our massive lot for guests. 🚙 So, if you’re in for some bra burnin’, peace-lovin’ fun, join together with the band and jump aboard for a magic bus-inspired travel experience here at The Highlander Hotel. ✌

Affordable luxury has never looked so good! 👑 Book now:

The Highlander Hotel - An Urban Resort in Iowa City, IA Power up your inner rocker and go your own way at Iowa City’s trippiest new urban resort just north of I-80. You’ll never see Iowa City the same way again.

11/01/2021

Looking for a way to spend Thanksgiving? 🦃 Look no further than a staycation at The Highlander Hotel. Mamas and Papas, bring your kids. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Enjoy a radical sabbatical featuring tasty dishes and unique cocktails off our eclectic menu, and a thankful dip in our killer pool. 🏊‍♂️

Book now!
https://www.highlanderhotel.us

Looking for a way to spend Thanksgiving? 🦃 Look no further than a staycation at The Highlander Hotel. Mamas and Papas, bring your kids. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Enjoy a radical sabbatical featuring tasty dishes and unique cocktails off our eclectic menu, and a thankful dip in our killer pool. 🏊‍♂️

Book now!
https://www.highlanderhotel.us

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 10/26/2021

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to our most recent prince & princess, Steven & Jordyn Christopherson! We were so honored to host your wedding day and wish you both a lifetime of happiness and good vibes! ✌

Fun fact: Jordyn's parents had their reception in the original Highlander grand ballroom - check out some of the pics from this past weekend's stunning reception. 😍

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 10/25/2021

Come check out the Classy Chassy Cruisers Show ‘N Shine this Sunday, October 31st from 11a-3p at The Highlander Hotel! 🚘

Register for $1 or a free will donation, and come join the fun! 🤩 There will be music, goodie bags, and prizes for both kids & adults! All proceeds of this event will be donated to Iowa City Hospice.

The Grand Prize? A FREE one night stay at The Highlander Hotel! 😱 So, register now, then check out the show and our newly renovated property! ☮️ We can’t wait to see you there!

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 10/13/2021

Have a Boho 70’s experience -- Just north of 80. Spend Homecoming Week in style at The Highlander Hotel, where you can cheer for the Hawks & chill with the Byrds. ☮️

There are rooms still available this Friday night along with a few left Saturday. Book now to secure your spot at our urban resort!

https://www.highlanderhotel.us

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We can't think of a more perfect 1st date in Iowa City than a trip to WALKER HOMESTEAD on a Sunday afternoon. 💏 Fast forward to the 8th date - Catch yourself at The Highlander Hotel kickin' back in the hot tub with a glass of one of our featured Walker wines to remind you of just how special that 1st date was. 🥂

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10/03/2021

Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse

No better way to break the ice 🧊 than with a Friday night hockey game at the Xtream Arena! 🏒 Gather your crew and CHILL with Iowa Wild on October 8th, then finish the night off at The Highlander Hotel by warming up in our hot tub. 🔥

Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse Iowa Wild vs. Rockford IceHogs - AHL Game October 8 | 7:00PM BUY TICKETS Location Xtream Arena Additional Info Event Details Share Links First professional hockey game at Xtream Arena Oct. 8, pres. by Iowa City Area Sports Commission Iowa Wild to take on Rockford IceHogs, tickets availableCoralvil...

10/01/2021

Here at the Highlander, we believe in pride, not prejudice. 🏳️‍🌈 Love is in the air this weekend as we celebrate Iowa City's annual Pride on October 1-2. Get your groove on after the festivities at The Highlander Hotel, where you'll feel like a rockstar and sleep like a rock. 🤘🏼

Here at the Highlander, we believe in pride, not prejudice. 🏳️‍🌈 Love is in the air this weekend as we celebrate Iowa City's annual Pride on October 1-2. Get your groove on after the festivities at The Highlander Hotel, where you'll feel like a rockstar and sleep like a rock. 🤘🏼

Welcome to Colony Pumpkin Patch North Liberty, IA 09/30/2021

Welcome to Colony Pumpkin Patch North Liberty, IA

No class at Iowa City public schools on Monday, October 4th! 📚 What could be a better way to spend a Sunday with the kids? Play all day at Colony Pumpkin Patch, then kick back in the evening at The Highlander for swimming and s'mores pizza! 🏊🏼

Welcome to Colony Pumpkin Patch North Liberty, IA Fall Season September 18-October 30

09/30/2021

We can't think of a better fall weekend than a visit to our neighbor Wilson's Orchard & Farm! 🍂 The market, the cidery, the smokehouse, and taking home fresh picked apples? Count us in! 🍎 The Highlander makes a perfect basecamp for a visit to the orchard and farm just 3 miles north of us on Highway 1! ☮️

We can't think of a better fall weekend than a visit to our neighbor Wilson's Orchard & Farm! 🍂 The market, the cidery, the smokehouse, and taking home fresh picked apples? Count us in! 🍎 The Highlander makes a perfect basecamp for a visit to the orchard and farm just 3 miles north of us on Highway 1! ☮️

09/16/2021

Honored to be selected by Corridor Business Journal as one of the 2021 Coolest Places to Work. We have an astounding team of rockstars who have gotten us where we are through their endless efforts to surprise, delight, and go above & beyond for our guests. This team is the reason we are the #1 hotel in Johnson County, and they will be what carries us to the top of Iowa's hotel game! ✌🏽

The Highlander Team... We put the HOT in hotel! 🔥

Honored to be selected by Corridor Business Journal as one of the 2021 Coolest Places to Work. We have an astounding team of rockstars who have gotten us where we are through their endless efforts to surprise, delight, and go above & beyond for our guests. This team is the reason we are the #1 hotel in Johnson County, and they will be what carries us to the top of Iowa's hotel game! ✌🏽

The Highlander Team... We put the HOT in hotel! 🔥

09/16/2021

Rock star vibe. Five-star service.

We love special requests. Ask us about our add-ons when booking your room, let us make your stay as one-of-a-kind as you are. ✌🏽

Rock star vibe. Five-star service.

We love special requests. Ask us about our add-ons when booking your room, let us make your stay as one-of-a-kind as you are. ✌🏽

Un-hyped Hawkeyes suddenly are No. 5 in the nation 09/16/2021

Un-hyped Hawkeyes suddenly are No. 5 in the nation

WOW! So proud of our Hawkeyes. Affordably priced rooms are still available at The Highlander Hotel for this weekend's Kent State @ Iowa game! 🏈

Book with us:
https://www.highlanderhotel.us

Un-hyped Hawkeyes suddenly are No. 5 in the nation Iowa has its highest September ranking in 36 years after beating two ranked teams to start the season.

Toddler-Teens will love The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City - Field Trip Iowa 09/15/2021

Toddler-Teens will love The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City - Field Trip Iowa

Thank you to Field Trip Iowa for the awesome blog post about their stay at The Highlander Hotel! ☮️

"This is by far one of our favorite hotels! It's more like a resort! Check out The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City and book a room for a fun fall weekend!

Watch the game in their awesome lounge, hang out with the family by the chic pool, and catch up with friends around a fire in the courtyard. You'll love this place!

#thisisiowa #hotelstay"

Toddler-Teens will love The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City - Field Trip Iowa Iowa natives, come for a stay-cation. Road trip warriors, don’t miss this spot to stop and rejuvenate. From toddlers-teens, you'll love it.

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 09/14/2021

If you can't be a rock star on your own wedding day, when can you be? Get hitched at our Iowa City wedding venue and we'll make sure the spotlight stays right where it belongs: on you. 💍

09/11/2021

Yo football fans - traveling down I-80 and need a place to celebrate the W over the Cyclones? How does complimentary Michelob Ultra drafts with a reservation sound!? 🖤💛 (while supplies last)

Yo football fans - traveling down I-80 and need a place to celebrate the W over the Cyclones? How does complimentary Michelob Ultra drafts with a reservation sound!? 🖤💛 (while supplies last)

09/07/2021

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Hey hippies! ☮️

Your vote is your voice, let it be heard and nominate The Highlander as the best hotel in the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City area! 👇🏼

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Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 09/05/2021

Let's Get Physical! 🏋🏻‍♂️

Check out our 24/7 fitness center open to overnight guests. Don't forget the leg warmers! 🤸🏼

[08/19/21]   We are looking for people to join our rockstar team at The Highlander Hotel with the following characteristics: flexibility, empathy, social sensitivity, initiative, self-discipline, collegiality, perseverance, positive outlook, open-mindedness. Intangibles such as flexibility, creativity, character, and positive outlook.

Nights and weekends are a must as this is our busiest time!

Email us at [email protected] for application!

[08/19/21]   We are looking for people to join our rock star team at The Highlander Hotel with the following characteristics: flexibility, empathy, social sensitivity, initiative, self-discipline, collegiality, perseverance, positive outlook, open-mindedness. Intangibles such as flexibility, creativity, character, and positive outlook. Nights and weekends are a must!

The Highlander, Iowa City's strange, star-studded supper club, is now a historic hotel | Little Village 08/10/2021

The Highlander, Iowa City's strange, star-studded supper club, is now a historic hotel | Little Village

Thank you Little Village Magazine! https://littlevillagemag.com/the-highlander-iowa-city-historic-landmark/

The Highlander, Iowa City's strange, star-studded supper club, is now a historic hotel | Little Village I was a little nervous during my first meeting as a member of Iowa City’s Historic Preservation Commission a few years ago. After we voted to adjourn, I breathed a sigh of relief — I hadn’t made a motion at the wrong time and didn’t seem to screw anything up. And then a former commissioner [...

Photos from Corridor Wedding Professionals's post 08/06/2021

Thinkin about gettin hitched or know some love-birds that are? Check out these shots from our boho-inspired wedding networking event in June! ☮️✌🏼

08/05/2021

Fun Family Entertainment! This Saturday, August 7th at 7pm - The Magical Mind-Reading Freakout Artist, Troy Peters will be entertaining our overnight guests — Book a room today and prepare to be mind BLOWN! 🤯

Fun Family Entertainment! This Saturday, August 7th at 7pm - The Magical Mind-Reading Freakout Artist, Troy Peters will be entertaining our overnight guests — Book a room today and prepare to be mind BLOWN! 🤯

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 07/14/2021

The best hotel bars are those where visitors AND locals let their hair hang down! This Iowa City landmark has been that place since 1967 and you're not going believe what she looks like now!

Not many places with great food and a cool vibe are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner! The bar and patio at The Highlander Hotel is located at Highway 1 (Dodge Street) and Interstate 80 in Iowa City.

We're about free and easy parking, stone fire pizzas, street tacos, pasta/rice bowls, things to share like charcuterie and fondue, craft beer, a carefully curated wine list, and new twists on vintage cocktails! See the menu...https://www.highlanderhotel.us/eat-drink

Let us know you're coming...https://www.opentable.com/r/highlander-hotel-iowa-city?corrid=a92d595d-82af-4dc8-bd18-adfc56e28ecb&avt=eyJ2IjoyLCJtIjoxLCJwIjowLCJzIjowLCJuIjowfQ&p=2&sd=2021-09-15T19%3A30%3A00

The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City: A Revamped Stay on Memory Lane 06/29/2021

The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City: A Revamped Stay on Memory Lane

Very cool travel blog about The Highlander Hotel out today! https://www.wanderwithwonder.com/highlander-retro-hotel-iowa/

The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City: A Revamped Stay on Memory Lane The Highlander Hotel offers a retro hotel experience right out of the 1960s complete with vinyl records to play in your room.

06/23/2021

One thing we're always TRIPPIN' about is the GROOVY artwork in the guest rooms! As you can see, the Beatles are a constant favorite! 😎🎸✌️

One thing we're always TRIPPIN' about is the GROOVY artwork in the guest rooms! As you can see, the Beatles are a constant favorite! 😎🎸✌️

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 06/21/2021

It's time to recharge (not your phone) in our courtyard room.

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 06/18/2021

It's time to get our groove on! We're hosting our FIRST wedding ceremony and reception in the new ballroom this weekend ✌ Congratulations, Madeline and Alec 🥰

06/17/2021

We loved working with these vendors last night for the Corridor Wedding Professionals event 🥰.

Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS this photo is from last night’s Corridor Wedding Professionals event at The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City! It was my first time collaborating with R&D Events and they hit it out of the park! Thank you Carter Photography for this AMAZING photo! A beautiful venue, great food and wonderful convos with other vendors made this one fantastic night!

Angela Harrington named CBJ's Entrepreneur of the Year 06/16/2021

Angela Harrington named CBJ's Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to our Owner and CEO for being awarded Corridor Business Journal's 2021 Thomas L. Cardella Entrepreneur of the Year!👏 Way to go Angela Harrington !

Angela Harrington named CBJ's Entrepreneur of the Year Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart — especially during a global pandemic. But hotelier Angela Harrington relied on her tenacity and experience

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 06/15/2021

#TransformationTuesday on a guest favorite amenity🥰 Have you dipped in our relaxing hot tub yet?

06/12/2021

Making love, not war ✌ Hang the peace sign on your door and we'll know to come back later😉

Making love, not war ✌ Hang the peace sign on your door and we'll know to come back later😉

Photos from The Highlander Hotel's post 06/08/2021

Unconventional Conventions. Book yours today: [email protected]

The Highlander Hotel is back

Be part of the excitement as we create a whole new look just for you! No longer will this property be just a place to crash on the way to someplace else. If you're one of the hundreds of people we've spoken with, then you know this property as the iconic Highlander hotel. This 97 room property will have the vibe of an urban resort, upscale-in-style but laid-back-in-spirit; a retro revival in accommodations, giving subtle nods to the building's beginnings. The in-room amenities of lava lamps and record players (with vinyl lending library in the lobby) will do just that. The Highlander Hotel will be a place where all are welcome! Out of town guests, as well as locals will enjoy our activated spaces and cool lobby bar, pool and courtyard. Outdoor fire pits, overhead string lighting and bags games in the courtyard; a ping pong and shuffleboard on the pool deck. There will be board games and spaces to work or socialize in the lobby. Craft cocktails and craft beer along with a fun food truck menu will add an urban feel to an otherwise very resort-like atmosphere.

Looking to host a meeting or wedding? Wait until you see our 300 person ballroom. It'll be the newest and most sought after property in the Corridor. (You're in luck...we're already booking 2020 and 2021 events.)

Eco-conscious? So are we! The Highlander Hotel will be tree free, using bamboo, sugar cane and h**p paper products - even the toilet paper. You'll use bulk shampoo products instead of the little bottles that end up in the landfill, see in-room recycling and at least 50 other sustainability practices throughout the property.

Let our willing service-oriented team delight you whether you're visiting us on business, to watch the Hawkeyes or to relax and unwind with a cocktail in our lobby bar.

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