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Historic, good location. Has the charm of an old hotel, which it is. But renovated with all modernity. It still retains the charm of a grand old hotel. The restaurant with buffet is good. The complete made to order breakfast was great as well. I will definitely stay here again.

that the historical aspect of the hotel is still intact

The desk staff were very polite and professional. Our room was small but clean. We checked in on July 18, 2019, it was 95 degrees outside. Got to our room on the fifth floor and the air conditioning hadn’t been turned on so it was VERY hot. There were no curtains, only white mini blinds, which allowed street light and the blazing sun and heat in.

We were there to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday. The staff very nice and helpful.

A nice, old, downtown hotel - perhaps lacking a few more modern amenities but enough charm to make up the difference! for me. The room was clean, the staff helpful and friendly and good food in the "2nd Street Café", which is part of the hotel.

Pleasant and helpful staff. Quick check-in and check-out

On a cold winter day you don't have to leave the Hotel.

I have been on the road for 18 weeks and been in more hotels than I count. Family owned and corporate hotels. The hotel was obviously not brand new. However, it was very clean and kept up to expectations. This place was by far the best complimentary breakfast I have had!

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Hotel was clean, except for ceiling fan. Beds were comfortable. One of our 3 rooms smelled like smoke, but staff switched the room promptly. Historical look is neat, except the decor could use an update. I think plans are in the works for that this fall. Complimentary breakfast in attached diner was dynamite. Good value for the $.

Large room, L-shaped with lounge chair as well as table and chairs. Fridge and microwave, plus snack bar open 24-7. Restaurant open most hours. Stayed there previously and elevator was slow. Seems to have been revamped, so no long waits. Friendly staff. Hotel is near RR, but my room was on the other side. Never heard a train. Recommend.

This is a very old hotel with a lot of character. Staff was friendly. Adjoining cafe and bar were both very nice. Breakfast buffet in cafe was terrific (not included in stay). It is off of the main drag so took a while to find it. For the price it was well worth the experience we had. Girl at the front desk was very helpful and accomodating.

E 2nd St Ottumwa IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Wapello County Historical Museum is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel Ottumwa while other popular sites like Memorial Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 60-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 60 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Ottumwa enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry. This smoke-free hotel also has a ballroom.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Ottumwa

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Business (1) Family (5) Other (1)
4
Everyone

By on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2020

Thank you for staying with us!

5
Family Business Business

Historic, good location. Has the charm of an old hotel, which it is. But renovated with all modernity. It still retains the charm of a grand old hotel. The restaurant with buffet is good. The complete made to order breakfast was great as well. I will definitely stay here again.

By on Jan 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, Kevn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!

5
Family

that the historical aspect of the hotel is still intact

By , from denver on Jan 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2020

Thank you, Shane. We hope you enjoyed your stay.

1
Everyone

By on Dec 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2019

I'm sorry to see your visit with us was not positive. If there is anything we can do to improve your service in the future please let us know.

4
Family Family

The desk staff were very polite and professional. Our room was small but clean. We checked in on July 18, 2019, it was 95 degrees outside. Got to our room on the fifth floor and the air conditioning hadn’t been turned on so it was VERY hot. There were no curtains, only white mini blinds, which allowed street light and the blazing sun and heat in.

By on Jul 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

We are so sorry that your air conditioner wasn't turned on ahead of time. Thank you for your feedback. We do hope you come again!

4

birthday party

Everyone

We were there to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday. The staff very nice and helpful.

By , from Knsas City, Mo on Jul 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2018

We are so happy that your friend chose us to help celebrate an 80th birthday. We are glad you enjoyed yourself. Please do join us again!

4
Everyone

A nice, old, downtown hotel - perhaps lacking a few more modern amenities but enough charm to make up the difference! for me. The room was clean, the staff helpful and friendly and good food in the "2nd Street Café", which is part of the hotel.

By , from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to make certain that even though some things around here are dated everything is clean and comfortable. Please come back and eat or stay with us again.

3

convenient for our needs.

Everyone

Pleasant and helpful staff. Quick check-in and check-out

By on Oct 10, 2016

4

all in on hotel with food & bar

Everyone

On a cold winter day you don't have to leave the Hotel.

By , from galesburg,il on Feb 22, 2016

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2016

Thank You Steve, glad you enjoyed your stay. Come stay with us anytime!

4

business trip

Business

I have been on the road for 18 weeks and been in more hotels than I count. Family owned and corporate hotels. The hotel was obviously not brand new. However, it was very clean and kept up to expectations. This place was by far the best complimentary breakfast I have had!

By on Oct 1, 2015

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