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Owatonna, MN
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74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent two nights in Cedar Falls and went to tripadvisor to get lodging suggestions. The Black Hawk Hotel by far exceeded our expectations. It is a trendy hotel in a very vibrant downtown location. I would rate this as first class/top shelf. What sets them apart is the attention to detail. When our room was made up after our... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and were pleased with your accommodations and service. We look forward to seeing you again next year. K Tindall More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Soho and Stuffed Olive are the adjacent bar/restaurant with great food, drink selection and service. Free parking steps away. I loved the old fashioned key to the room and exterior door. Quiet, we'll kept and nice art in hallways. The lobby is very pleasant to relax and read a book.

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Thank Joan B
tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joan: Thanks so nice for the kind works regarding your stay with us earlier in November. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and the amenities we provide. We hope you see you again soon on a future visit to Cedar Falls. K. Tindall More 

Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wide variety of rooms with antique decor nestled in the heart of a bustling Main street. Short walks to great food, shopping and cultural events. All the positives of a bed and breakfast with the pluses of a larger hotel!

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Thank Steve C
tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Steve: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Blackhawk Hotel. It was great to have you and we hope to see you again soon! K. Tindall More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely the place to stay in Cedar Falls. The hotel is in the perfect location, right in the middle of a vibrant downtown. There are many shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. What a fun area!!! The hotel is divided into two buildings. One is modern and the other is historic. We stayed in the modern room. It was... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Patty: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed our "modern" MobileDigs accommodations. Next time you visit you might want to try one of our historic rooms. Hope to see you again soon! K. Tindall More 

El Salvador
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We stayed in the Black Hawk hotel, its a great,charming, great location, really well preserve, decorate with lots of taste with the antique style but with the modern facilities!!! Really nice the ladies in at the desk!!! easy and secure parking. We recomend it !!!!!!!

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review of our property. We work hard to provide the best lodging experience possible and appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again soon! K Tindall More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Daughter-in-law and I enjoyed our first night's stay of our 5 day Iowa road trip at the Blackhawk. What a charming hotel. Our suite was just what we needed after a long day of traveling. Everything was just lovely right down to our complimentary terry cloth robes for after a nice shower. Close to many eating establishments, nice shopping also.... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Hello: Thank you so much for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax after a long travel day. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your Iowa travels and we would love to have you as a guest if you return to the Cedar Falls area. Plan on staying a little... More 

Carolina, Puerto Rico
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403 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I stayed at the Black Hawk last night... really cool... a throwback to the 30's... everything was analog.... no digital... the elevator, clock, and decor!!!! I slept great.... great white noise with their fan, antique furniture etc. The bathroom is updated and nice... brown towels and extras abound.... salts for a bath, lots of lotions, just a great place. The... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. As a member of The National Register of Historic Places, we have tried to maintain the historic integrity of this hotel while being able to provide guests with all of the up-to-date amenities you want at a hotel. If you ever stay with us again, you can call ahead to get the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Interesting hotel close ("walkable") to bars, shops, and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay, despite the smokers just outside our first-floor window (room 105 of historic hotel) waking us just after midnight. They were at what appeared to be a designated smoking spot (bench and one of those just-for-cigarettes type ashtrays/butt containers.) This placed them about 10 feet from our window.... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do have an issue as you mentioned with the first-floor rooms that are adjacent to the back door entry. We try to monitor this area but it is difficult as the bar patrons tend to use this space as their smoking area. We will continue to work on this problem. If you do return, request... More 

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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Our stay was well overdue to this quaint mid west gem situated on Main Street in Cedar Falls Iowa We made last minute reservations for a little overnight get away and were luckily able to book 2 of the queen Whirlpool rooms at a fabulous rate When we arrived we were graciously greeted by the clerk who was quick witted... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review of our hotel. We are glad you were able to book one of our great suites and enjoy the historic ambience of your room. It's nice to see that your appreciated all of the special touches we have tried to incorporate into our rooms. We hope you will considered a return visit in... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

What a great experience! For some background, I'm a pilot flying aerial survey, I spend 10+ hours in the air during the day, and am looking for an easy place with access to food and a good bed, all this was accomplished at the BH. Called around 5 pm and asked for any available rooms, I got the standard rate... More 

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tindallk, Owner at The Black Hawk Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matt: Thanks for the detailed review of your MobileDigs room. These rooms are perfect for the business travel and the attractive price point can't be beat. We are so sorry that your did not have a good breakfast experience. We contract with the restaurant to provide our breakfast and we will make sure that they area aware of the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Hawk Hotel, listed on the National Trust of Historic Places, is the oldest continuously-operating hotel site West of the Mississippi. The historic building offers 27 rooms from standard accommodations to luxury suites with marble bathrooms/jacuzzi tubs and antique furnishings. A business center is also available to our guests. Adjacent to the historic hotel is our vintage Motor Lodge which offers 14 king rooms with mid-century modern style furnishings and original art. This facility includes a workout room and all the modern conveniences demanded by today's sophisticated traveler at an affordable price point. The Black Hawk occupies a prime location in the heart of Cedar Falls on Historic Main St. where all the action is...great restaurants, shops and entertainment options. We are also steps from the picturesque Cedar River with its walking and bike trails and just 5 minutes from the UNI Campus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Hawk Hotel

Address: 115 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-2621
Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Falls
Price Range: $98 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Black Hawk Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cedar Falls
#4 Family Hotel in Cedar Falls
#6 Business Hotel in Cedar Falls
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“We were in room 311 which had a king bed and a view of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles LuvToTravel0899, 1 week ago | Read review
“Street views are best”
 of 5 bubbles stevecC3029OO, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles hellfisher, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the main building and not the motel in the back.”
 of 5 bubbles arizonaac, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“I have only slept in Rm. 310, but have been in 2 other rooms where friends were staying. I'd say they're all nice.”
 of 5 bubbles figbrevet, Jul 22, 2016 | Read review
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