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The Black Hawk Hotel

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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 15 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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Concierge
Breakfast Available
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Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Quiet
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49Car recommended
Grade: 49 out of 100
31Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
9Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at this wonderful hotel. Quiet and comfortable rooms, right in the heart of downtown Cedar Falls. Quaint shops, amazing dining. Simple, elegant breakfast combined with a cozy bedroom and lots to do downtown make this hotel the perfect getaway.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Shari M
Response from Mary-BlackHawkHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Hawk HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Shari M, Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very happy that you were pleased with your stay. We'd love to have you as our guest again so let us know if we can ever make your stay more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Hawk is a very good hotel in a very good area. The decor and atmosphere of this place are unique and has lots of historic charm. Staff was very friendly, helpful and genuine, and that started with my phone call to make my...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank JohnSWIowa
Response from Mary-BlackHawkHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Hawk HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JohnSWIowa, Hello and thank you for your detailed review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all of the aspects of the hotel and restaurant. We strive to improve our services, amenities and guest relations on a daily basis. Our mission statement emphasizes...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

With warmth and cheery Midwestern hospitality, The Black Hawk welcomes you to enjoy 100-year-old charm. Carefully restored and updated, we imagine the place is nicer now than it was in it’s heyday. Plenty of room, solid comfortable furnishings, a good bar and restaurant, too. Great...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Marilyn B
Response from Mary-BlackHawkHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Hawk HotelResponded October 19, 2018

Dear Marilyn B, Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate all of your detailed comments and so glad that you like the charm. We apologize about the so-so breakfast. If you'd like to give us any details further, we'd...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had a great experience in The Blackhawk. Staff could not have been nicer. Rooms are spacious and airy and the atmosphere! Wow. Just feels so great. Updated showers and commodes; nice furniture, bed was heavenly. Lobby is beautiful -- just like old hotels in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Mary-BlackHawkHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Hawk HotelResponded October 14, 2018

Dear tingodmusic, Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review. All of your nice comments are very appreciated and we love having great feedback like this from our guests. We strive for every guest to have a pleasant...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This historic hotel in the Cedar Falls downtown area was so much fun that we stayed an extra night and still need to go back for more. This was a combination business/getaway and perfect for both. The hotel bar patio on Main Street was very...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank CindiK336
Response from Mary-BlackHawkHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Hawk HotelResponded September 26, 2018

Dear Cindi, Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time here. We love our downtown and we're happy that you got to enjoy the restaurant, coffee shop and our...More

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"There are two buildings. One is the vintage rooms and the other has more modern rooms."
JohnSWIowa
4 weeks ago
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"Stayed in the Annex building, rooms are newly done with modern trendy decor."
Softserve
Jul. 24, 2018
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"There are two options main hotel and additional rooms in the back, which have outside entrances. Both are..."
BoatBoji
Jun. 27, 2018
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"We chose room 219 which had a view to main street."
LuvToTravel0899
Nov. 27, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$97 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIowaCedar Falls
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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