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Hotel Ottumwa

107 E 2nd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Ranked #2 of 5 Ottumwa B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there, not really sure of what to expect. The building was located in a good area, close to the local church, and near the other locations relevant to my family trip. The room was clean. The bathroom was especially clean. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was good.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's your basic food service restaurant, American grill with salads and soups. I travel through Ottumwa twice a year and this was my first visit. Was there at 7:30 pm, salad bar was closing down, order a grill chesse with ham and a salad. The food was fine but not amazing, the wait staff was friendly and service was very... More 

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Manilla, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay. The hotel is nestled in the downtown area with a bar and resturant inside. It's older so the history was very cool. Nice updated rooms, comfortable beds, quiet, and made for a great, relaxing weekend! Highly suggest staying here. Plenty to see and do in the area as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It is your typical old hotel that has been rescued from the wreckers ball - only to be ruined by thoughtless remodeling. Most of the hotels original charm has been destroyed by renovations which are highly inconsistent with its original design. Mostly what this place has going for it, is location and price. With the exception of the manager, I... More 

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The room was a good price for a whirlpool tub. The bed was very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again with no hesitation. It is within walking distance of the downtown area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

First of all, I'm going to say that I only stayed here for a night, so I didn't get to experience it fully, but I wouldn't want to stay for a long time. To start off with the good things, the wifi was fast and the rooms were very spacious. The breakfast was also very good, even though it was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had high hopes for the Hotel Ottumwa. It is a historic hotel that had been renovated. I have had some great experiences staying in this type of hotel, however, the Hotel Ottumwa was a disappointment. My disappointment started when I walked up to the check-in desk. There were three women behind the desk, and finally, one woman, almost begrudgingly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was built in 1917, so yes it has that old historic feeling, and the outlets aren't in the most convenient location. But the room was enormous, and the whirlpool was actually as advertised....a huge (easily 2 people with room to spare) tub in the room with a giant flatscreen that swivels so you can relax in bubbles and... More 

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed here on a recent trip with friends. I love older local hotels like this with lots of character. This one isn't as grand as some restored hotels, but there are glimpses of its former glory. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and the beds comfortable. The friends we were traveling with did say their... More 

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Tustin
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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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