Welcome to Tipton, Iowa & Motel Tipton ~ A Happy Place!

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motel tipton exterior
Deluxe ~ 2 Queen Beds
Deluxe Single King Room (ADA)
retro microwave and refrigerator


Motel Tipton is under new family ownership and management. It’s been renovated to today’s standards of lodging and provides comfortable, clean rooms. Travelers along the I-80, friends and family of local Tipton residents, plus for those who come to this quaint Iowa town for an event or celebration, will enjoy the improvements.

Motel Tipton features 13 sparkling rooms with queen and king beds. Each room has a private bathroom, microwave, refrigerator, desk, Roku TV and free WIFI. The motel is non-smoking with designated smoking area.

Located just 25 minutes from Iowa City and 9 miles north of I-80. We’re within walking distance to most restaurants, shops and the heart of downtown Tipton.

(Opening photo of Tipton by Farragutful)

heart of flowersRomance is in the air at Motel Tipton!

Spoil someone special with an indulgent getaway featuring:

  • One dozen red roses with vase
  • Your choice of one bottle on ice of “bubbly” wine or non-alcohol bubbly wine plus 2 wine tumblers
  • One small box of decadent chocolates
  • 2 Decadent “World Famous” Crescents from Tiffiny’s Tipton Bakery… to enjoy with your morning coffee or hot chocolate
  • Mood lighting with LED Candles will be placed throughout the room*
  • Late check-out at Noon
  • $85 Value ~ Promotion Price Special $55 + tax

Or call 319-600-2495 

Promotion available as an “add on” to your stay (min 1 night motel room stay). Offer must be ordered min 48 hours prior to stay and may not be included with other specials. Please note: * LED Candles will be placed in room for mood lighting, however, they are not part of the Romance promotion package.

Meet the Owners & Managers of Motel Tipton

David an American Trucker Guy met Naomi, a Canadian Trucker Girl and they fell in love.  Fast forward 2 years and on October 4, 2021 they were married in Tipton, IA.  Whenever they would drive by the vacant Tipton Motel, Naomi had a dream of resurrecting it into something wonderful! 

That same October, Naomi’s Dad, Blake and Step-Mom Shelley came to visit.  The newlyweds toured them around town and showed them the Tipton Motel… yes, the ol’ place was weathered, tired and no longer in operation.  Together, they couldn’t get the picture of the motel out of their minds.

The story continues …

After some inquiries they found out that the motel was up for sale. Much contemplation ensued… and they decided to submit an offer. However, in January, 2022 there was a boiler leak that destroyed the Living Quarters along with 4 Rooms. The offer wasn’t accepted since the situation with the damage had to be dealt with. Then, the “all clear” was given to submit another offer.

On March 1, 2022 the motel was sold to the Willard’s “As Is”. The Willard’s are the 100% new Owners. They bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise plus have owned a variety of profitable revenue properties. They and the Bisbee Management Team have a vision.

The 13-room boutique motel has now renovated and refreshed with a rustic country style including a touch of patriotic flare.

Love brought us here and now the love of this quaint place, along with the welcoming folks of Tipton are keeping us here.

We welcome you to Motel Tipton… a Happy Place!

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“Motel Tipton is a Godsend. Great to have the motel open again… and it’s so beautiful!”
Beatrice C, Hawaii

“Thank you so much for our comfortable lodging. We wish you much success and are so grateful you are open!”
Linda H., Waseca, MI

“I’m a Truck Driver and have stayed in many places… I had to send a picture to my girlfriend to show her how clean and nice the room is!”
John K, Chesapeak, VA

“We love what you’ve done to the motel, it looks new and the rooms are gorgeous!”
Robert & Deloris L, Hartford City, IN