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217 N 13th St, Centerville, IA 52544-1700
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#1 of 4 in Centerville
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Enjoy historic charm and small-town warmth at our modern boutique hotel. With a classic restaurant and bar on site, free WiFi for hotel guests, and a location at the heart of the historic Centerville, Iowa town square, The Continental Hotel is a hidden gem in southern Iowa.
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ajayhawkfan wrote a review May 2022
Kansas City, Missouri611 contributions262 helpful votes
I liked almost everything there is about the Continental Hotel. The entire staff was very friendly. We were checked us in quickly and professionally. Our room was spotless and much larger than we expected. The bathroom was also spotless. My wife loved the plush robe. Having a sitting room separate from the bedroom is a very nice feature. I answered "mid range" to the question, "How expensive is this hotel?" If there as a selection between "mid range" and "Luxury" that would have been my choice.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Alison Fraser, General Manager at The Continental
Responded May 4, 2022
Thank you for review! And, as someone married to a KU grad, I really like your username. :) Thanks for your clarification on the mid-range/Luxury. I think your description is exactly what we aim for, so am glad you think we're hitting the mark!
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mnbob2012 wrote a review Apr. 2022
Woodbury, Minnesota133 contributions94 helpful votes
Nice rooms, friendly staff and charming small town setting make this a little gem on the Iowa/Missouri border. It is a much better alternative to a chain hotel and your money is going to support small down revitalization. We have stayed here several time and each stay has been enjoyable. The restaurant is a little hit or miss as we have had both good and bad meals here, but there are alternates within a block of the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Walt wrote a review Jan. 2022
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia1 contribution
Jus wanted to make a note about the fabulous stay I had at the hotel. The rooms were spotless. Very impressed with the staff and food served. I would recommend this hotel to all people visiting Centerville.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Alison Fraser, General Manager at The Continental
Responded Jan. 10, 2022
Thank you so much for your visit and review! We hope your travels bring you our way again soon.
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Robert R wrote a review Nov. 2019
Mankato, MN26 contributions3 helpful votes
Friendly greeting when we arrived. Large clean and comfortable room. Stayed in Suite 202--the pipes are a problem. Nice to have the full services of the bar and restaurant -- again good food and great service. I will definitely return....when the weather is warmer.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms are spacious with large fridge and microwave
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Response from AlisonF1792, Manager at The Continental
Responded Dec. 5, 2019
Thank you, Robert! We appreciate your kind and understanding review. We also look forward to warmer days.
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Taylor wrote a review Aug. 2019
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This hotel is picture perfect! Clean, VERY spacious rooms, kind bar & restaurant staff and comfortable bed! We loved our Executive King Suite and wished we could have stayed longer! We would be delighted to stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from AlisonF1792, Manager at The Continental
Responded Aug. 26, 2019
We would be delighted to have you again! Thank you very much for spreading the word about us. We really appreciate it!
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Margo wrote a review Jul. 2019
Venice, Florida5 contributions6 helpful votes
The Continental is a charming historic hotel, beautifully appointed, with a great story, located right on the square in Centerville. We stayed in the spacious, lovely decorated Room 204 with a full living room, kitchen and small eating area. The bedroom has a king-sized bed -- mattress and pillows exceptionally comfortable. The bathroom is large and new. Lucille's Steak and Spirits is located within the hotel. We enjoyed both dinner there and breakfast on the patio. Both meals excellent and a wide variety of items from which to select. Don't miss this beautiful hotel and restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from AlisonF1792, Manager at The Continental
Responded Sep. 5, 2019
Thank you so much for the review and your visit! We hope you come back and see us again!
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LoveToTravelMichele wrote a review Dec. 2018
West Des Moines, Iowa150 contributions56 helpful votes
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The Continental is a hidden gem in Centerville that has preserved their historic background. Walking in the door I was greeted with a beautifully decorated entrance that opened to the lobby with an amazing staircase that was beautifully decorated for Christmas. If you can you should walk up or down the staircase to see the decorations on every landing. My room was very spacious with a full living room, bedroom and kitchenette. Everything was very clean and kept a bit of the historic nature. I had a room on the front side of the hotel and I was worried about the noise from cars when I went to bed but it didn't bother me. However, if you are a light sleeper I would recommend requesting a room on the back side of the hotel. If you need a hotel in Centerville, I would definitely recommend The Continental!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from AlisonF1792, Manager at The Continental
Responded Sep. 5, 2019
Thank you so much for staying with us last Christmas! We're sorry we missed your review in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle. We appreciate your kind words.
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Matthew B wrote a review Mar. 2018
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We staying in the two room suite. The room was very nice and clean. My only complaint was the VERY loud banging pipes connected to the old radiator system that kept us awake until I bothered (I felt like she was annoyed with me) the front desk lady on the phone to ask about the noise. I turned the valves off on both radiators and they eventually stopped banging. It's an old historical building and I get that, but they were banging so loudly it was shaking the walls. No way anyone could have slept with all of that noise.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Room Tip: 202 is the loud pipe room
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Response from Alison F, Manager at The Continental
Responded Mar. 28, 2018
Thank you for your feedback, Matthew. Our historic hotel does still rely on a boiler system for our main source of heat, and the banging noise is caused by air bubbles trapped in the water--something that will happen unpredictably even with regular maintenance. I apologize if our front desk manager did not appropriately address your concern. We will work to do better next time.
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Sedenia wrote a review Jan. 2018
Des Moines, Iowa5 contributions2 helpful votes
Stopped into Lucille’s for a drink. The place was packed with locals and travelers. Sat at the bar and was pleasantly surprised to get a great pour from a friendly bartender. The atmosphere was upbeat and the place looked great. Lilly, the GM was making sure all guests felt welcome and were taken care of. I look forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Alison F, Manager at The Continental
Responded Jan. 22, 2018
We're glad you had a good time the other night! Thanks so much for stopping in. We look forward to having you again, too!
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Jackie W wrote a review Oct. 2017
Lake Ozark, Missouri479 contributions155 helpful votes
This historic hotel has been restored and it is very charming. I believe it was built in the 1800s. The charm is still very much there. They did a great job on the restoration. We had a suite which was very comfortable. The furnishings were very nice, great little kitchen and the bed was comfortable. It is right on the town square so it's in a great location. There is a nice restaurant right in the hotel with very good food so that's convenient. The only downfall ....the Internet is rather slow. Loved the charm of this hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Alison F, Manager at The Continental
Responded Nov. 7, 2017
Thank you for the review, Jackie. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We are working on getting the Internet "up to speed" for our guests and hope you'll notice an improvement on your next visit.
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US$142 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIowaCenterville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Continental
Which popular attractions are close to The Continental?
Nearby attractions include Gypsy Quarter (0.2 km), Appanoose County Historical & Coal Mining Museum (0.2 km), and Tangleberries (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Continental?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Continental?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Continental?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Continental?
Conveniently located restaurants include George & Nick's Pizza & Steakhouse, Lucile's Steaks & Spirits, and La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant.
Is The Continental located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Centerville.
Does The Continental offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is The Continental accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.