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The Blackhawk Hotel

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115 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Rates: $89-$199
The Blackhawk Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first stepped inside the Blackhawk Hotel, we were expecting clawfoot bathtubs and swayback mattresses. But along with the beautiful, classic decor, we were as comfortable as at any similarly-priced hotel/motel we might have stayed at. The Blackhawk Hotel is a charming piece of Cedar Falls history and we very much enjoyed our stay. The remodels that have been... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Spent a weekend in Cedar Falls and stayed in #319 at the Blackhawk. Hotel was lovely, well maintained and steeped in history. The woodwork was gorgeous. Staff very friendly and helpful, even going to the point of letting us know that a bachelorette party was taking place in the room next door and if we had any problems (we didn't),... More 

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West Burlington, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed here for a wedding with my husband July of 2014 - had a small room on the first floor, the place was very charming and the staff was great! All within walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs downtown. The martini bar attached was excellent too! We'd stay again!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Extremely relaxing, historic setting. Wonderful decor and amenities. Superb location in downtown Cedar Falls. Many great bars and restaurants within walking distance and the University of Northern Iowa is just 3 miles away. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm from Seattle and was back in Cedar Falls visiting some family. We had heard about the Blackhawk Hotel from some friends in town. It did not disappoint! Our rooms were very comfortable, elegant and quiet! The staff was attentive and helpful. We wish we could find a hotel of this quality everywhere we travel! Cedar Falls is lucky to... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

At the last minute we decided to stay at the Black Hawk Hotel the night of Halloween. We've been to the Black Hawk before and enjoyed the stay and the atmosphere of the hotel and it's location in downtown Cedar Falls!

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Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stayed at the hotel very last-minute as I was passing through town. The staff was very accommodating considering I walked in without a reservation. I stayed in a "standard" room which I was not aware was located in the former motor lodge directly behind the main Blackhawk Hotel building until after my reservation was complete. The room was nice... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A-C We enjoyed our stay at the Black Hawk. The setting is in a rejuvenated building at the heart of a rejuvenated downtown. The room was comfortable and quaint and the service was very friendly and flexible. The downtown setting provides multiple entertainment options - restaurants, bars, coffee houses, shops and trails along the nearby river - beautiful in the... More 

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Davenport, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The room we stayed in was nice. We really liked the huge walk in shower and being close to some great bars and restaurants. However, it was my experience after that left me disappointed with the hotel. I forgot a pair of really nice earrings on the nightstand. I called the hotel and was surprised and relieved when they found... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel for our Anniversary the past three years. You sort of step back in time but with modern amenities. The room was roomy and very comfortable. Ask for room 204' our favorite so far. The attached restaurants are a real plus and a wine patio a few doors north. Just a very relaxing place to... More 

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