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Hotel Ottumwa

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Des Moines
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here around Thanksgiving, and based on another reviewer's experience we got the whirlpool room. Well it was definitely not as advertised and the pictures were far different than the ones we saw. I stayed in this hotel 7 years ago when on business and it has not much improved. While it is better sound proofed from the trains...

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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased with the whole experience. The room and bathroom were clean. The bed was really comfortable. Plenty of space in the room. If you want to avoided train noise ask for a room on the east side of the building. We had breakfast at the restaurant and it was pretty good. The staff was nice and polite....

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Muscatine
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I've always loved older hotels. Sure, the Hyatts and the Ritz-Carltons are nice but they don't tell a story. As a business traveler, I've traveled to San Francisco, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, etc., and I always try to stay at the older hotels. So when my travel took me to Ottumwa, Iowa, Hotel Ottumwa stood out to me....

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that appreciate our character and charm. Please come back and stay with us again anytime.

Davenport, Iowa
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Old hotel, well maintained. Room was smallish, but clean, good bedding, everything worked. Heard the trains all night, and the ice machine in the hall, but both were minor issues. Breakfast in restaurant was nice.

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Illinois
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I wanted to try something besides a chain hotel, so I stayed here. The staff was very friendly and the room was super clean. I had a suite and it was very large. When I walked into the hotel, I was a little concerned with some stains on carpet and needing a little renovation. Hotel is old so hallways were...

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you came and stayed with us. Our staff is friendly and our housekeepers do a great job keeping things clean. The Tom-Tom Tap is a great place to have a drink or a bite to eat and we hope that you visit again. We do have some renovation plans in the works and are actively...

Iowa
Reviewed October 10, 2016

I got this older downtown hotel on Priceline and was a little concerned after reading reviews, but everything was good. No complaints except for the train noise during the night. Staff was helpful and friendly, room was clean and well maintained, bedding was excellent. Some public areas were showing a little wear and tear, but nothing awful. We had a...

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on having wonderful beds and clean rooms. I do apologize for the trains. Our community is soon to be a quiet zone meaning there won't be any more noise pollution anymore. This will be beneficial to everyone in the community. Please come back to eat, drink,...

Escondido, California
Reviewed July 6, 2016

after riding all day my wife was hot and exhausted. the room we were given was small, so we asked for another, she offered a suite, but we decided to leave. the girl, Kay, tore up the bill, no charge and wished us well. this is a very nice old hotel, and I would offer you to stay there, just...

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you were able to stop in and see us. We do have some very large rooms available depending on guests preference and availability. We do hope that you stop by and join us in the Second Street Cafe or the Tom-Tom Tap sometime. Take Care.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a a six-story downtown hotel. It harkens back to the days when railroads were the primary means of travel. Are you enjoyed dinner and drinks in the ground floor restaurant and bar. The food was good and the bar was busy, but the best part was the atmosphere because it was easy to imagine a time when this...

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy that you stayed with us. I'm so sorry that our front desk didn't direct you to all of the activity going on in our downtown. The city is currently undergoing a signage initiative which will help with this because right now, you really have to poke around or know where...

Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews and having stayed at other historic hotels I thought this sounded like a great place to try. I have to say I was very disappointed. The whole place including the downtown area seems dingy and almost seedy. It seems like they are trying. I see restoration in progress. So there is hope and lots of potential. My...

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Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try. Our whole downtown is in the middle of a huge and lengthy revitalization effort. We have come a very long in the past few years, and look for more visible results over the next year. Within 2016 we will be replacing blinds, and installing new curtains in our hotel. Our furniture will soon...

Veracruz, Mexico
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The hotel has lots of potential. It's classical architecture is beautiful but heavily worn. My experience could be broken down as follows: Service: 3/5 Desk clerk couldn't give directions to the closest liquor store. Room: 2/5 Well worn. Smelled musty. mediocre bed. Worn furniture. Cleanliness: 3/5 Stained carpet, clean sheets. Bath mat was still wet when I arrived. Towels had...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Hotel Ottumwa

Address: 107 E 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2996
Location: United States > Iowa > Ottumwa
Price Range: $76 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ottumwa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Suite was good sized”
 of 5 bubbles 107RC, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on the 5th floor , pretty quite”
 of 5 bubbles rdppvp, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“ice machine on 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles Awesangels, Feb 12, 2016 | Read review
“Excellent downtown location”
 of 5 bubbles elliottw63, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the 1st floor of the extended stay room. The do not have an elevator in that section.”
 of 5 bubbles 500valerier, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
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