Fantasy Suites and Themed Hotels in Iowa

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Choosing a perfect dream suite for your honeymoon, anniversary or any other special occasion can be challenging. That’s why we made this list of top 12 fantasy suites hotels in Iowa that will make your celebration momentous!

Keep scrolling to see our top picks and plan the best romantic getaway for you and your sweetheart in no time.


Best Fantasy Suites in Iowa

Designer Inn and Suites

If you’re looking for themed fantasy suites, Designer Inn in Toledo, Iowa is the place to be! The 3-star hotel offers a shared lounge with billiards, daily continental breakfast, vintage decor, and an indoor pool. 

Its unique rooms come with free WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, and a private bathroom. Various rooms and suites are available, but for a special occasion, we recommend one of their hot tub fantasy suites for two.

Toledo Municipal Airport and Tama Airport are located near the property.

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Stoney Creek Hotel Sioux City

Nestled in the heart of Sioux City, this themed hotel room for adults features an indoor and outdoor pool, Palmer’s Pub, a fitness center, free parking, and free airport shuttle services.

Each cabin-style room includes a flat-screen cable TV, microwave, fridge, and a tea/coffee maker. For a special occasion, we recommend their fantasy suite ‘Suite with Hot Tub’ boasting a romantic jetted tub and a cozy seating area.

If you wish to explore the area, the riverfront, Argosy Casino, Pearl Street Park, and a number of bars and restaurants are all within a walking distance from the property.

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Stoney Creek Hotel Des Moines - Johnston

Set just outside of the city center, couples adore this luxurious hotel with hot tub suites in Des Moines. It offers a rustic-themed getaway with a heated indoor/outdoor pool with a sun terrace, a hot tub, Bearly’s Bar which serves finger food and amazing drinks, and a fitness center.

Other hotel services include complimentary continental breakfast, free shuttle services, and a 24-hour front desk.

All guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, a tea/coffee maker, and free Wi-Fi, while some boast a fireplace and/or a spa bath, like the Junior Suite and Suite with Hot Tub.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Nestled in the heart of Sioux City, near local pubs and restaurants, this boutique hotel features a casino with hundreds of slot machines and table games, 3 restaurants, 4 bars/lounges, and an outdoor pool. Services like the on-site fitness center and room service are available 24/7.

Choose from different music-inspired rooms and suites, all offering premium bedding, large TVs, microwaves, fridges, coffee/tea makers, and private bathrooms.

Other features include a cozy garden, a daily breakfast, as well as free casino shuttle and valet parking.

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Mont Rest Inn

This riverside B&B was originally built in 1893 and features fun and romantic packages for couples, on-site dining, wedding services, a rooftop terrace with a spa tub, a garden, and a library.

All rooms offer fireplaces, cable TV, and other essentials. If you choose the Romantic Getaway pack, you can get a room with a 2-person whirlpool bath, a fireplace, a queen or king-size bed, and stunning river views, as well as snacks, drinks, and an in-room massage.

Activities like fishing, cycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing are available nearby.

The Richards House

Set near Diamond Jo Casino and National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, in the Jackson Park National Register Historic District, this restored historic mansion offers fantastical rooms for couples.

All deluxe rooms provide guests with a cable flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with free toiletries, a fireplace, and a seating area.

Other amenities at this pet-friendly B&B include stained glass windows, high-end period antiques, a shared lounge area, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Many dining options, parks, and attractions can be found near the property.

Kingsley Inn

Built in 1860, this historic inn offers a restaurant, bar, private picnic areas, a shared kitchenette, and an outdoor entertainment area.

On-site services include a free cruise/train shuttle service, room service, concierge, and wedding services.

The unique guest rooms feature courtyard and river views, premium bedding, TV, free toiletries, and A/C.

Guests can enjoy nearby activities, such as private winery tours, hiking and biking trails, and a marina.

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Des Lux Hotel

Situated in Des Moines’ Historic District, this 20th-century luxury hotel features a free airport shuttle to the Des Moines International Airport. It also provides couples massages, a sauna, a steam room, a hair salon, a fitness center, and a bar.

Every room comes with a flat-screen cable TV, a refrigerator, and a coffee/tea maker, while only some include a fireplace.

Romance and Grand Romance packages include candles, chocolates, and a bottle of sparkling wine set for your arrival.

Rhythm City Casino & Resort

Bursting with action, this electric Iowa resort offers an on-site casino, a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, and a sauna, as well as restaurants and bars.

Other services include evening entertainment, room service, spa/wellness packages, and beauty services. In addition, you can bring your furry friend along for the ride.

All modern rooms feature city views, TVs, private bathrooms with free toiletries, king or queen-size beds, and tumble dryers. Some romantic suites also boast a fireplace and/or a spa bath, perfect for celebrating an anniversary or your SO’s birthday.

The Oakwood Inn

Here we have a charming adults-only B&B offering a pet-friendly wooded sanctuary for couples in the heart of the Okoboji Lakes Area. 

The romantic suites come with views of the garden, a fireplace, flat-screen TV, fridge, and microwave. Some units also boast a relaxing spa tub or a private balcony.

Convenient amenities at this Victorian-style property also include a gourmet continental breakfast, free parking, a lush garden with a terrace, and a fitness room. Activities like hiking, fishing, and cycling are available nearby.

Hotel Julien Dubuque

Highly rated for a two-person trip, Hotel Julien Dubuque offers a luxurious experience to couples celebrating a special occasion.

This romantic hotel features an indoor pool and hot tub, a gym, various spa services, American cuisine at Caroline’s Restaurant, and specialty beverages and live music at Riverboat Lounge. All modern guest rooms and suites have a minibar, fridge, coffee maker, and a lovely view.

Dubuque Regional Airport is just a short drive away, while the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Dubuque Museum of Art are within walking distance.

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Hotel Pattee

If you prefer to stay in a boutique hotel with themed rooms, check out Hotel Pattee in Perry. It features a restaurant serving American cuisine, spa treatments, a gym, a library, and banquet facilities completed with a chapel.

This pet-friendly fantasy hotel offers cozy guest individually decorated units, each with a unique room history which you can read on their official site. From standard king and queen rooms to full suites, modern amenities are provided in all.

If you wish to explore the area, there is a golf course right next door, hiking trails nearby, and local attractions within walking distance.

CR Station Train Caboose

For something truly unique, book this restored caboose in the quaint town of Decorah, IA. 

The caboose comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, including barware for cocktailing, a hot water heater, a queen bed, a bunk bed, and a large deck where you can enjoy your coffee in absolute peace and quiet. In addition, this gem offers the original conductor’s chairs and overhead handrails.

The property is next to a horse pasture offering amazing sunset views and opportunities for petting the friendly horses across the fence. You can also find award-winning local breweries, biking trails, and fishing spots nearby.

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  • How much does a fantasy suite in Iowa cost per night?

  • Are there any fantasy hotels with an on-site casino in Iowa?

    Yes, there are. Although there aren't too many casinos in Iowa, and only a few are part of a hotel, we found a few hotels for couples where you can test your luck - check out Rhythm City Casino & Resortand Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

  • Which is the best Iowa fantasy hotel for a honeymoon or anniversary?

    This depends on your preferences and your budget. On our list, you can find a variety of options: themed rooms, luxury suites, B&Bs, inns, resorts, boutique hotels, etc. So take another look and choose the accommodation that suits you the most.

  • What is there to do and see in Iowa?

    Famed for its agriculture, tasty food, and state parks (especially the Maquoketa Caves State Park), Iowa boasts 2 navigable rivers (Missouri and Mississippi), legendary river museums, movie sites, and the charming Bridges of Madison County.

    Since we mentioned the Mississippi River, if you find yourself on that side of Hawkeye State, check out the breathtaking Loess Hills, originally formed during the Ice Age era.

    If you're visiting Des Moines, The Capitol is a must-see. It stands out with its large 23-karat golden dome which can be seen from anywhere nearby. 

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