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Escondido, California
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306 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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236 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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... More 

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74 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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... More 

Veracruz, Mexico
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105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The hotel choice was made thru the internet. I checked rating and thought it would be a great place to checkout. When we got there I could see it was really an older hotel. I first thought , wow I have made a mistake, but when I checked in the receptionist was very helpful. We got to our room, and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We do have some dated furnishings but focus on keeping things as clean as possible. We are so happy that you enjoyed our "old style" and hope that you come back again. Take Care, Sara G More 

Vail, Co
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The hotel choice was because if I was going to Ottumwa, I didn't want to stay in some chain hotel/motel. It is 2 blocks from the Amtrak station, so for this trip very convenient. I got here early ( 10 am) and was told I would have to wait until 3 to check in, not a problem. They held my... More 

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

Thank for appreciating our "old style" here at the Hotel Ottumwa. Hope you found some good places to explore downtown here. We are so sorry about the ice container. It must have been missed when the housekeepers cleaned it and we do apologize for that. Good news about Ottumwa: We are going to soon be a quiet zone. No more... More 

Francesville
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We like to stay in a place that lets us learn more about the local area. This hotel was perfect. Loved to see this 1917 building. 2nd floor former ballroom is beautiful and has been converted to a conference/meeting area while maintaining the sense of the old ballroom. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed a King Suite. Had been... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay with us at the Hotel Ottumwa. We are so glad that you had a positive experience in our community. The O-town Marketplace Antique Mall is a great destination. Ottumwa is very proud of our trails, and our downtown. Please come back and see us again anytime! We will take care of that bathroom door... More 

Centerville, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

The hotel hosted American Home Findings 5th Annual Chocolate event. The catering was delicous and beautiful! The older hotel itself was comfortable but nothing fancy or really new. Staff was polite, but front desk and restaurant could have used more help. Upgrade to the romance pkg for a great bargain! Champagne, box of chocolates and $40 restaurant credit. Good location... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Chocolate Lovers is a great event. We were definitely stretched thin staff-wise as attendance was through the roof this year. Please come and see us again in downtown Ottumwa! More 

Davenport, Iowa
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41 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This was my second stay at the Hotel Ottumwa, the first was a number of years back and it was also good. The location in the center of town was ideal for me and the pricing was not too bad. This is an older hotel so keep that in mind. I also visited the in house restaurant for breakfast and... More 

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

Thank for coming to the Hotel Ottumwa. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, felt that we offered a good value, and indulged in breakfast which sort of our favorite thing around here. Please come back anytime. Take Care, Sara More 

Rice Lake, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I travel for business and had an assignment in Ottumwa, IA. I stayed in the extended stay apartment at the Hotel Ottumwa. The accommodations were great! The rooms were big for an extended stay. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows. I could easily adjust the heating to my liking. The kitchen was stocked for 4 place settings, cookware... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you were able to take advantage of our extended stay suites. It is a great location and very handy for those who like to cook. The next time you visit us let us know and we will get some extra lighting in there for you. Come back anytime! Take Care,... More 

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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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • 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: $75 - $97 (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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