The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Impeccable service is a given at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, which provides local hospitality students the opportunity to learn on the job alongside seasoned professionals. The hotel’s exacting standards have earned recognition with the AAA Four Diamond Award and with an employee-to-guest ratio of one to one, you benefit from a truly personalized, attentive approach throughout your stay. Situated on the Kirkwood Community College campus and conveniently close to downtown Cedar Rapids, the hotel provides streamlined guestrooms, meeting venues, an all-day restaurant, and a lobby bar.
- Enjoy Midwestern hospitality in one of 71 modern guestrooms, including six spacious suites
- Organize conferences and special events in one of 15 meeting rooms, catering to up to 550 people
- Savor a glass of locally produced wine in the convivial Maikka lobby lounge
- Catch up on the news with complimentary newspapers in the lobby
- Work out at the on-site fitness center or use your complimentary access to the Kirkwood Community College Recreation Center
- Admire original work by local art students on display throughout the hotel
For a unique team-building event, book a Culinary Lab space. Equipped with commercial cooking stations, flat-panel television monitors, and a dream collection of utensils, it’s the perfect place to bond over food and fun — no experience necessary.
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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center offers contemporary rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and original work by local art students. Large beds and fine linens make for a great night’s sleep, while ergonomic chairs and generous desk space enable you to catch up on work in total comfort. Stream your favorite content on the 50-inch television and, if you’re traveling with family, upgrade to a guestroom with a kitchenette and pull-out sofa or an expansive two-room suite including whirlpool tub and walk-in shower.
If you want to organize a business meeting, conference, wedding, or event, expert staff are on hand to help with every detail, from advanced audio-visual technology to decor and catering. Meeting space totals 20,575 sq ft / 1,911 sq m, including a 700-capacity ballroom.
Whether you’re celebrating a graduation or wining and dining colleagues at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, expect only the freshest, highest quality produce. Steaks come from The Hotel Kirkwood Beef Program and fruit and vegetables from the Chef’s Garden & Greenhouse, both managed in partnership with the college's agriculture department. The college even produces its own wine, which you can sample in the lobby bar, Maikka.
The Class Act – Open for all-day dining, this restaurant was ranked second of the Best Places to Eat in Cedar Rapids by TripAdvisor. In the morning, come for the hearty Iowan Breakfast or steel-cut oatmeal; in the evening, enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, regional cured meats and cheeses, or the signature Class Act burger with smoked cheese and aioli.
Maikka – Settle in at this lively lobby bar and accompany your freshly cut sandwiches with a wine produced by viticulture students at the Winery at Kirkwood.
Take advantage of the on-site fitness center or hop on a complimentary shuttle to the college recreation center. The large facility includes basketball courts, a jogging track, an aerobics room, and cardio and strength training. Alternatively borrow one of the hotel's bicycles and explore the campus and surrounding area at leisure.
Beyond the hotel, learn the history of Cedar Rapids’ immigrants at the National Czech & Slovak Museum, or wander the 26-acre gardens of Brucemore and take a tour of the 1880s mansion. Younger visitors will love Bever Park’s ice rink, pool, and farm animals, while the riverside location of Palisades-Kepler State Park is a lovely spot to go boating or fishing, or simply picnic in the sunshine. For culture, take a ride to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, where collections range from Roman sculpture to contemporary painting.
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Situated on the Kirkwood Community College campus, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is just minutes away from the Eastern Iowa Airport, Interstates 80 and 380, and the museums, parks, shopping, and river walks of downtown Cedar Rapids.
Eastern Iowa Airport is 5 mi / 8 km away.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
Self and valet parking are available.