Housing & Travel

Getting to Iowa City from the Airport

From the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), the easiest way to get to Iowa City is to book an advance reservation with Airport Shuttle Service (located inside the terminal) to downtown to Iowa City. The drive time is approximately 30 minutes from the airport to downtown Iowa City. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Marco’s Taxi (319) 337-8294 is also an option and will cost approximately $40.

What’s Where

Once you arrive, check out the Interactive Conference Map for walking/bike paths between hotels and conference locations, coffee, and more!

Parking in Downtown Iowa City (it’s easy and cheap!)

There is ample parking ramp (localism for garage) space available downtown including adjacent to the Sheraton, rates are first hour free, $1 per hour after. See Getting Around Downtown Iowa City for more details on the 3,086 spots available!


The discounted group rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A major credit card will be required to confirm your reservation.

Sheraton Iowa City Hotel [headquarters]

210 S Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240
RBMS Discounted Rate: $159 Single/Double, including Wifi

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Or (866) 716-8134 (mention RBMS/American Library Association to receive the group rate)

This property is the official headquarters property of RBMS 2017. Located in the heart of Iowa City, adjacent to the University of Iowa campus, this hotel provides easy access around town. Explore downtown Iowa City’s historic pedestrian mall to enjoy sidewalk cafes, unique shopping, gourmet dining, and amazing entertainment.


201 South Linn Street Iowa City, Iowa 52240
RBMS Discounted Rate: $189 Single/Double, including Wifi

RBMS Reservations: (800) 592-0355 (mention RBMS/American Library Association to receive the group rate)

HotelVetro provides a luxurious combination of style and elegance for guests seeking the finer things in life. With a focus on service that harkens back to an older era and ultra-modern amenities that define the future of hotel standards, this hotel has everything you need for an indulgent experience in the downtown area.

Iowa House Hotel

125 N. Madison Street, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
RBMS Discounted Rate: Business Class $80 /Economy Class $70, both include Wifi

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Use Group ID #1202
Or 319-335-3515 (mention RBMS/American Library Association to receive the group rate)

Room rates are tax free and include, free parking, continental breakfast, and access to recreation facilities. Located in the heart of Iowa City, on the University of Iowa campus the hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa Old Capitol Building, and Old Capitol Museum. The Englert Theater and Iowa Avenue Literary Walk are also within 15 minutes. Shopping, dining and entertainment just minutes away!

Hampton Inn Iowa City/University Area

4 Sturgis Corner Drive, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
RBMS Discounted Rate: $129 Single/Double, including Wifi*

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Or 319-339-8000 (mention RBMS/American Library Association to receive the group rate)

*Please note this property is primarily recommended for those with cars. The Hampton is located less than two miles from most RBMS events. Relax in a room that features modern decor and amenities such as a microwave and refrigerator. The hotel has easily accessible free parking. Start your day right with Hampton’s free hot breakfast and, if you’re in a rush, grab a free Hampton On the Run™ Breakfast Bag, available Monday through Friday at our hotel in Iowa City.

*With that said, the Iowa City Bus system Westport route does run hourly between Riverside & Benton by the Hampton to Clinton & Washington, a little more than a block from the Sheraton.

Dorm Housing – SOLD OUT

Burge Hall, 301 N. Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52242
Double accommodations: $38/night, including Wifi

Double accommodations are available first-come, first-served at Burge Hall. Please fill out the RBMS17 Dorm Reservation Form to reserve. You will receive email confirmation when it is processed.