The Black Hawk Hotel Is Open!


May 8, 2020

Dear Guests: The Black Hawk has been a place of respite for over 167 years, and while there are surely still trying times ahead, we are confident we can safely begin welcoming guests back to the historic hotel.

However, it’s clear that the hospitality industry is suffering from the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, and we’re not immune. The effects are felt even in our small town, by our small hotel, and by the 20+ people who are employed by the hotel. We fully support the shop local movement, and encourage you to “stay local” as well. By doing so, you are helping the second longest continuously operating hotel in the country keep its doors open for the next 167 years. We sincerely appreciate your loyalty to our independent, locally-owned hotel during this tough time. 

In response to the uncertainty ahead, we are working hard to broaden our offerings into new areas with the same level of service and celebration of community that you know us for. We’re now offering Extended Stays, with weekly, monthly and annual rates available; And, we’re now opening the lobby, bar and cafe as a private events venue. We’re especially excited to host small wedding celebrations beginning this summer, ideal for couples whose wedding plans have been altered by COVID-19.

We invite you to read about the new policies we’re implementing with our reopening to remain committed to the safety of our guests and staff. And please consider this a personal invitation to book your next stay with us!

We continue to wish you well and look forward to seeing you again.

The Black Hawk Hotel Team

Book direct for the best deal

We’ll price match any current third party rates, and reward your shop local efforts with a free drink to Bar Winslow when you book direct via our website or by calling the hotel: 319-277-1161

Welcome to the Historic Black Hawk Hotel.

An independent, boutique hotel focused on the complete experience of comfort and style. Each suite, like a guest house, is complete with an array of amenities ideal for both short and long-term stays.
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The Black Hawk Hotel is owned by and cared for by locals; we’re always eager to show guests why we love our historic hotel and community so much. Our concierge will show you how to experience Cedar Falls like a local–just ask!

Now more than ever, we’re committed to keeping the second longest operating hotel in the country operational.

In response to these new times, we’re expanding our offerings into events and extended stays with the same focus of Midwestern hospitality and eye for detail you’ve come to know us for.

Thank you for choosing to “Stay Local” and helping The Black Hawk Hotel keep its doors open for the next 167 years.


The hotel features 43 thoughtfully-curated guest rooms and suites that offer a balance between historic charm and modern amenities



Bar Winslow

Our Prohibition-inspired craft cocktail bar is an ideal locale to start & end your night. Join us for specials during Restocking Hour from 4-6PM.




Whatever your vision, fall in love with one of our event spaces and let our team help you bring it to life. We can accommodate groups of 10-200.



Our History

The Black Hawk Hotel has a rich history, which begins with the founding of Cedar Falls in the early 1850’s.  And now, The Black Hawk Hotel is the second longest continuously operated hotel in the country.

We’re proud of our roots; at The Black Hawk Hotel, you’ll find we celebrate local history in everything we do. From our name, to the prohibition-inspired cocktails at Bar Winslow, we invite you to immerse yourself in our history.