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107 E 2nd St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-2996
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#4 of 8 hotels in Ottumwa
A classic hotel built in 1917 in the heart of the downtown Ottumwa. We are where hospitality begins.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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chasemyotis wrote a review Dec 2019
Glens Falls, New York72 contributions9 helpful votes
This was my second stay and visit to Hotel Ottumwa. Both times on a cross country bicycle journey. Yes its a older building, with some older pieces to the puzzle, but I found it to be very comfortable and and a great place to stay. My big 3 needs are always quiet, clean, and comfortable. Hotel Ottumwa always meets them for me. My room was clean with everything working properly including a microwave and refrigerator. The front desk staff has always been polite, professional as well as engaging. I love the breakfast that is offered in the morning. So much better than the many "continental breakfast" served these days at other hotels! If I ever return to Ottumwa, Hotel Ottumwa will certainly be my first choice for accommodations! TheBigRideforEB.com
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from saragerot, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back again!
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Johnny wrote a review Nov 2019
Madison, Wisconsin6 contributions1 helpful vote
Room small but cozy, clean,comfortable bed,remodeled bathroom,microwave,refrigerator. Restaurant good variety of good food and reasonable prices. We would definitely stay here again. Easy parking in the downtown area.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from saragerot, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa
Responded Dec 16, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Mark Johnson wrote a review Oct 2019
Mission, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
This place has a great desk clerk named Jodi. She's very nice and helpful. Decent prices but that's to be expected when the hotel is older then Jesus. They have an escape room that I won't have time to try but looked fun!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you had good experience while staying in our historic hotel. Please do come back again!
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Ivo K wrote a review Oct 2019
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I enjoyed everything about your hotel. The hospitality,free breakfast, and what have you*. My recommendation to you guys is to regulate the smell of food. It's not actually bad but at times its makes self uncomfortable. Thanks
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Sara G, Director of Sales at Hotel Ottumwa
Responded Oct 4, 2019
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again!
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Tammy K wrote a review Aug 2019
Grinnell, Iowa, United States2 contributions5 helpful votes
We were given a room on the sixth floor. It was dated and the furniture was all banged up. When we opened the door it had to be 90 degrees in the room. The person at the s=desk when we checked in did not know about a government rate and was chatting on the phone and made us wait. I went down to get our breakfast the next morning and the attendant in the dining room said my ticket only entitled me to one breakfast and made me go to the front desk and make them prove there was two of us! WTH! Then at check out it was another big fiasco because I wanted to pay cash! OMG! they made me sit in the lobby for 20 minutes while someone went to make sure two older government employees didn't trash their room. All I can say is wow! Finally a man who didn't introduce himself came out to talk to me but never offered to discount the room or anything. Bad stay!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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3 Helpful votes
$63 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ottumwa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ottumwa?
Nearby attractions include Market on Main (0.2 miles) and Owls Nest Bar and Grill (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ottumwa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ottumwa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ottumwa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ottumwa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canteen Lunch In The Alley, Grahams Dairy Freez, and Tequila grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ottumwa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Ottumwa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Ottumwa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Ottumwa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ottumwa.
Does Hotel Ottumwa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ottumwa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chief Wapello's Memorial Park (6.3 miles).