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310 South McCune St, Pilot Knob, MO 63663
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A note from Fort Davidson Hotel
Updated 05/07/20


Fort Davidson hotel is located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley on Fort Davidson Battlefield among the highest mountains and rivers in Missouri. The Arcadia Valley is in the Ozark Mountains, the highest elevated portion of the Ozark Mountains and has its own designation as the St. Francois Mountains. Fort Davidson Hotel is located in the heart of the St. Francois Mountains and is less than 90 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. We are within minutes of 4 of Missouri's most beautiful State Parks. Fort Davidson Hotel is the closest hotel to Elephant Rocks State Park (3 miles) and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park (15 miles). Missouri's highest point and tallest waterfall are located at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, only 8 miles from our fine hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Susan C wrote a review May 2021
Vandalia, Illinois44 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been coming to this area for over 20 years and this is one of the best places to stay. Super clean, owners are the kindest people and the hotel is in a quiet neighborhood. Easy access to area attractions and food places. There is an outside swimming pool and we have used it before, but this time the temps were too cool. But it is kept very clean. Highly recommend staying here. American owned and can't beat cleanliness...even in all corners.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from General Manager, Innkeeper at Fort Davidson Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are thankful you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to get to know you. We trust you will return to our Beautiful Arcadia Valley.
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Mari P wrote a review Apr 2021
Watertown, Wisconsin6 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't say enough good about this motel!! We actually reserved 2 of their suites, one for us and the 2nd for our friends who are VERY particular about where they stay. All this on only the reviews from previous visitors. We were pleasantly surprised to find that everything we read couldn't have been more TRUE! The husband and wife managers are the nicest people we have ever met at the front desk of any hotel or motel we ever stayed at. So friendly and informative of the area. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The rooms were updated, clean, and comfortable. We arrived a day before our friends did, and found out that the motel does heat treatments to their rooms every Spring.....our friends room was being done at that time, it was a comfort to them to know that, as I said earlier, they are very particular. They were just as impressed and pleased with what this motel had to offer. If we are ever in that area again, we will NOT hesitate to reserve a room there again! Thank you so much for your hospitality!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 17 & 19 w/large windows w/a beautiful view. 20 has a sliding door we could leave open...
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Response from General Manager, Innkeeper at Fort Davidson Hotel
Responded Apr 13, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are thankful you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to get to know you. We trust you will return to our Beautiful Arcadia Valley.
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adaptabletourist wrote a review Mar 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota139 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed one night in this cute little motel. Friendly staff who were very helpful. They have provided nice updates to an older motel; nice bathroom, comfortable beds, and they have a big flat screen TV. The place was immaculate; kudos to the housekeeping staff. I would definitely stay here again. Close enough to many hiking trails.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from General Manager, Innkeeper at Fort Davidson Hotel
Responded Apr 13, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Rod D wrote a review Jan 2021
Charleston, Missouri69 contributions37 helpful votes
The room was smallish, but it was clean and well-maintained. It also had "character," (a brick wall, local artwork) unlike the cookie-cutter chain hotels with their non-descript, sterile, always the same stylings. The staff was friendly and gave information and tips about the area. The pool is wonderful. This hotel is literally right across the street from the Fort Davidson Historic Site. Our room for one night was between $90-$100
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Jon P wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
Stayed one night, then used their shuttle service to drop us off at the trailhead. Just what we needed to get a fresh start on our 3 day hike. Owner also gave us a great background on the local history on the ride over. We loved the trail and would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
$81 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMissouriPilot Knob
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Davidson Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fort Davidson Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Elephant Rocks State Park (3.5 miles), Fort Davidson State Historic Site (0.2 miles), and Arcadia Valley (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fort Davidson Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fort Davidson Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Fort Davidson Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fort Davidson Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thee Abbey Kitchen, Baylee Jos BBQ, and FDC Fort Davidson Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fort Davidson Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fort Davidson Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Pilot Knob.
Are there any historical sites close to Fort Davidson Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Davidson State Historic Site (0.2 miles).