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Hotel Ottumwa

107 E 2nd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013
Joleen F Tustin
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tustin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lots of character! I am originally from Ottumwa and my family still lives there, so I have eaten at the hotel's cafe many times and attended several class reunions in the banquet rooms, but had never stayed in the hotel itself. Our room was very large with extremely comfortable beds and nice linens. Really enjoyed the included breakfast in the... More

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St. Joseph, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I collect old, classic hotels and The Hotel Ottumwa is one of my favorites. The minute you walk in the door, you know you are in the presence of history. Beautiful dark woodwork, and floor to ceiling mirrors grace the lobby. Where else would you find a hotel bar called the "Tom Tom Club"? The rooms have been recently updated... More

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Monticello, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here one night for a local wedding. The hotel building is over 100 years old, but they have done a nice job with the rooms. The beds were some of the best I've ever slept on in a hotel, and the breakfast that comes with the price of the room was incredible. There is an attached diner, and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is awful!!! Our room was cleaning by the house keeper while we were out and we get back to the hotel. I noticed my things were out of place. So I check the spot where I hid some money. It was in my back jean pocket and the pocket was buttoned. The jeans were under a bunch of... More

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Sigourney, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We reserved several rooms at the Hotel Ottumwa to celebrate the TGIS party held at the Ottumwa Coliseum in April. The Hotel is an older historic building in downtown Ottumwa and it is near the Coliseum. We had requested that all rooms be placed together and in spite of this request one of our group was put on a lower... More

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Lake Windsor, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for a class reunion. We loved our suite, with HOTTUB, and very comfortable bed..food was good at the restaurant. The room was clean and everyone was very friendly. We will stay here again.

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Boone, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Loved this hotel!! The view was great, location is right downtown. Free parking ramp right across the street. The restaurant downstairs, 2nd Street Cafe, has great food and great service. Can't say enough about it. You can stay in fancier, newer facilities, but dollar for dollar, and convenience for convenience, this is the best place in Ottumwa to stay. Recommend... More

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

After the sterility and uniformity of Super 8s, Motel 6s. Fairfield Inns, Best Westerns, etc, Hotel Ottumwa is more like visiting an old aunt. At one time this hotel must have been grand, but the nicks in the woodwork show its age. But the bed is comfortable, the room has a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, the TV is flatscreen,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Don't think I would stay here again. Pretty old and run down. Carpets were pretty gross. Bed was comfortable though. Clean towels and bathroom. Newer places around to stay in though

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Linda_whittington, Manager at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

The hall carpet on 6th floor was needing replace. Was replaced late March. Hotel Ottumwa is an historic hotel. We are happy to address any concerns through email at hotelottumwa@lisco.com More

Johnston, Iowa
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145 reviews 145 reviews
35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We recently stayed here for a wedding as the reception was in the hotel. The rooms are in need of updates, but it was clean. We reserved a suite and the room was quite large. The furniture was very outdated. The only sign that it was not 1986 was the 42-in flat screen TV that was hanging on the wall... More

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Address: 107 E 2nd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Location: United States > Iowa > Ottumwa
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