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The Continental

217 N 13th St, Centerville, IA 52544-1700
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#1 of 4 hotels in Centerville
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Robert R wrote a review Nov. 2019
Mankato, MN26 contributions2 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
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
4 contributions
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 with family
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 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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, Iowa149 contributions15 helpful votes
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 solo
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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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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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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.