5 Best Themed Hotels In Iowa, USA

themed hotels in iowa
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You’ll know why in Iowa it’s easy to fall in love once you’ve seen “Bridges of Madison County”. The movie was filmed among the picturesque landscapes and scenic caves and parks of this lovely state that entice one to go on a thrilling adventure. The Mississippi River on its eastern fringes is the center of its people’s livelihood. Visit National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium to see live animals, exhibits, and a 4D Theater that explains the significance of the river, watershed, and ecosystem, to the community. The state’s amazing architecture and cultural diversity can be seen in most of its historical structures such as African American Museum, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the State Capitol building. Book a few days’ stay in the best themed hotels in Iowa, USA, for a delightful experience in this remarkable state that’s rich with history!

1. Designer Inn and Suites (from USD 55)

Just 65.1 km (40.5 mi) to Waterloo Regional Airport and 73.2 km (45.5 mi) to Eastern Iowa Airport is a 3-star hotel offering a variety of themed guest rooms. Guests can choose from suites that host a single person, couples, and queen-size rooms good for four. The king and the double room have a disability access feature. Aside from the traditional bedrooms, some of the suites have unique interiors for adventure seekers. There’s a jungle-themed room with a canopy of trees; Greek-inspired suite complete with a spa pool and columns; a cave room; a Love-inspired room featuring a heart-shaped bed; a Tropical resort-inspired room; and a Casino themed room. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast served daily, front desk services available 24/7, use of a game room, indoor pool, shared lounge, and gym.

Designer Inn and Suites

Address: 403 Highway 30 West
Price: from 55 USD

Meeting/banquet facilities Facilities for disabled guests WiFi available in all areas Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Billiards Daily housekeeping

2. Wildwood Lodge & Suites (from USD 99)

Wildwood Lodge is a fun way to remember those days you spent at summer camp as a child. The hotel has camp-inspired interiors featuring elegant wooden furniture, hardwood flooring, and huge bay windows with awesome outdoor views. The indoor pool and hot tub are decorated with rock formations making it appear like a huge pond with the nearby space accentuated with camping gear. There’s a shared lounge where guests can sit and socialize comfortably while warming around a stone covered fireplace. The rooms are modern and chic with accents like framed pictures of people camping outdoors or a double bunk bed with a contemporary twist. Enjoy extras like free Wi-Fi, free Continental breakfast, airport shuttle, free tea and coffee, iPod docking station, and huge TVs in every room. 24 minutes away by car is a racetrack and casino and 16.1 km (10 mi) away is Des Moines city center.

Wildwood Lodge & Suites

Address: 11431 Forest Avenue
Price: from 99 USD

3. Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines (from USD 89)

This gorgeous pet-friendly hotel has a rustic country theme. The spacious suites that accommodate up to seven guests are furnished with modern country accents like matching plaid walls and beddings or rustic wooden furniture like bunk beds and bed frames made from logs and tree branches. Bearly’s Bar, the on-site bar and restaurant, serves freshly made pizza and appetizers to match their signature cocktails, beers, and beverages. Relax and dip into the heated indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub or exercise in the on-site gym. It’s a great home base if you intend to visit Adventureland Park which is 20 minutes away or Iowa State Fair Grounds, Drake University, and Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena, 24.1 km (14.5 mi) away.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines

Address: 5291 Stoney Creek Court
Price: from 89 USD

Daily housekeeping Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays On-site parking Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Facilities for disabled guests

4. Hotel Pattee (from USD 149)

Feeling adventurous? Then check in Hotel Pattee and book one of their theme rooms. All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, and ensuite bathrooms with showers. What makes these rooms unique is that their interiors come in a variety of motifs. There are rustic and traditional country-style rooms, another with a continental era motif, and yet another with a tribal décor. Some have a canopy or a four-poster bed representing a Southern-style motif. Some are very colorful while others have a conservative earth-toned palette. You will enjoy selecting from a wide range of motifs some of which may stir the child in you. The hotel offers a Continental breakfast served daily at their on-site diner, access to the indoor pool and gym, and bike rentals. Des Moines International Airport is the nearest airport 66 km (41 mi) away.

Hotel Pattee

Address: 1112 Willis Avenue
Price: from 149 USD

Bicycle rental (additional charge) Themed dinner nights Table tennis Fire extinguishers Kid meals Fax/photocopying Private check-in/check-out Garden

5. Hotel Julien Dubuque (from USD 75)

The hotel offers posh accommodation with luxurious queen and standard king rooms that host couples or a small family of four. The modern cosmopolitan rooms are elegantly decorated with earth-toned colors, thickly cushioned beds, a sitting area, a mini-bar, a coffee corner, and a private bathroom complete with enclosed showers and free robes. Feel filthy rich as you dine in their glamorous on-site restaurants serving the best American cuisine and specialty drinks. There’s a business center, fitness center, hot tub, and pool should you decide mixing work with relaxation. Dubuque Museum of Art, National Mississipi River Museum & Aquarium, and Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark are just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel Julien Dubuque

Address: 200 Main Street
Price: from 75 USD

Bridal suite Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Terrace Hot tub/jacuzzi All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Gift shop Airport shuttle

Exciting theme rooms for everyone

Iowa has a hotel for every mood, taste, and preference of their guests. It makes your travel to this gorgeous state a lot more exciting once you discover the surprises that await you. Book one of the five best-themed hotels listed above and you’ll have a memorable experience when visiting Iowa.

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