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William Watson Hotel

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105 E Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363-1452
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here for weeks at a time due to the fact that Jane Ann and her staff are so friendly and accommodating. As my new company gets up and running I have made this my second home while I look to relocate into the area. The rooms are clean and very livable, each of which is a little... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd time that my husband and I have stayed at the Watson while visiting Pittsfield. We had relayed this information to the woman working the front desk (who happened to be the owner) and she gave us a free upgrade to a suite! Out of the 3 times staying here, twice we have been upgraded free to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed one night. We both love historical building's and enjoyed the building. I hate to say, but I was disappointed with everything else. Our mattress was hard as a rock. The continental breakfast was very lacking. I do not think it was worth the money we spent for the room. New mattresses and a decent breakfast... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you both liked the building. It took us two years to renovate and is a wonderful opportunity for us. We are going to use this review as constructive criticism and take a second look at both our beds and our breakfast. To date we have offered milk, oj, cereal, coffee, tea, oatmeal, a variety of fruit,... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place! The building is very old, 1838 i believe, built by the city's founder, William Watson. The owners are very nice and our 2 queen suite had 2 rooms with plenty of space. Breakfast was available 24/7 and had coffee, OJ, milk, 2 cereals, bread PB, and jelly and there is an attached coffee shop if... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Yes, we offer a simple breakfast on the house in The Kitchen and many other items in Free Press Coffee. I can not tell you how much we appreciate kind words from our guests, letting other potential guest, what we are all about. We hope to be your hosts again soon! More 

Morrison, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is an 1800's vintage building that was converted into a hotel, retaining the flavor of the past. The room, although tiny (11ft by 12ft) was quiet and comfortable. It had a double bed, an antique dresser, a chair and two nightstands. The TV is a 17" LCD mounted to the wall. The bed was very comfortable, I got a... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad that you found our hotel quiet and comfortable. I apologize that the internet did not work for you. I agree that, as a business traveler, this is a very important element to your stay. I appreciate the heads up that some people may have issues with this service and we will be more attentive to this in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Location in the town is great. Room was very nice and priced appropriately. Owners were very nice. But here are some things I wish I knew before staying there: 1. It's marketed as a bed and breakfast (even though it's called the William Watson Hotel), and as far as B&B breakfast goes, it's nonexistent. There wasn't any info about the... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad that you have such nice things to say about my hotel, my husband and I and our staff. I understand your concerns and here are my responses to those concerns. 1. TripAdvisor gives us the mark of a B&B. This is because we do not have an overnight desk clerk. I have pleaded with them that this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great suites, wonderful rooms with a family type atmosphere. Every room is unique. The staff treats you like family. This is my second stay and I will definitely be back. On the square across from the unique and historical County Courthouse and attached to a great coffee shop

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to create an experience to remember! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Everything about the stay was amazing and exceeded all expectations. The staff was very friendly and helpful with everything, and the room was perfect. The space was very interesting as it felt like both a quaint historic B&B and a modern boutique hotel. The room was even much larger than the pictures/description gave it credit for...definitely an amazing value. We... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It is true that pictures can not do our property justice and it is a great mix of old and new. Thank you again, Jane Ann More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On a color fest trip we were impressed by the Pittsfield Illinois court house and town square. Sat on a bench to look at the courthouse and found ourselves in front of this hotel. Inquired about rooms and the owner gave us a personal tour. We decided to stay and the experience was very pleasant. The owners have made this... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

Hooray for the Color Tour! It is such a wonderful County wide event that brings new people, such as yourselves, to Pike County, IL. We are always happy to give tours! Showing off our building is one of our favorite things to do... Other than taking care of our guests! Hope to see you again soon. -Jane Ann More 

Davenport, Iowa
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I just got home from staying at the William Watson Hotel. It was like a home away from home. Jane, one of the owners checked me in. She was pleasant and effecient. She walked to my room WITH me and showed me how to run the AC/Fan unit. The staff is small but accomodating. The rooms are quiet and sitting... More 

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WWHotelier, Owner at William Watson Hotel, responded to this review

The pleasure of having you stay with us is ours. We strive to give our guests a personal experience and we thank you for sharing yours! -Jane Ann More 

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