Relax and enjoy the Midwestern hospitality at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Cedar Rapids, then follow the bends of the Cedar River through riverside parks and past the heart of the vibrant downtown.
Our Cedar Rapids hotels are just minutes away from the city's bustling downtown, sliced by the meandering Cedar River and filled with art and cultural museums. Brilliantly embroidered folk costumes and paintings, a restored 1880 immigrant home and historical photographs and recordings are on display in the National Czech and Slovak Museum on the Cedar River’s southern bank. Eye-catching scenes of the Iowa landscape and the people who lived here are the subjects of Grant Wood’s paintings at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, home to the world’s largest collection of works by the Iowa native.
Stock up on picnic supplies and head for the nearest Cedar River park for a summertime lunch of fresh local produce, cheese and bread. Our hotels in Cedar Rapids are near the downtown Cedar Rapids Farmer’s Market, where you can fill your basket with strawberries, peaches and artisanal cheeses. Downtown is the place to go for Cedar Rapids’ best dining, where hearty daily specials make a filling and affordable meal. Dine on burgers, pulled-pork-barbecue sandwiches and salads brimming with Iowa-grown veggies. Downtown is also the city's hot spot for after-hours entertainment, from soulful jazz bars to Irish pubs and energetic dance clubs.
Stay at one of our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Cedar Rapids and experience the friendly Midwest. Take a short drive from our Cedar Rapids hotels into the idyllic rural landscape of the Amana Colonies, seven 19th-century German communities known for their sandstone brick buildings, hearty country cooking and hand-crafted baskets and furniture.