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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 committed to presenting our guests an authentic Cedar Falls experience.

Experience Cedar Falls’ past, present and future all in one place. From the original penny tile still on the floors today, to the breakfast at Farm Shed made with local produce, everything we do has story and purpose.

Cedar Falls is a place of history, education, arts, and design. It is a town with a rich and interesting past (and future).

Explore the award-winning downtown, universities, miles of trails, and cultural institutions that make our town one of the most intriguing destinations in the Midwest.


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



Dive into the rich culture of Cedar Falls at Farm Shed, our farm-to-table eatery, and Bar Winslow, our prohibition-inspired craft cocktail bar.



Live like a local when staying at the Black Hawk Hotel. Let our concierge help you plan an unforgettable stay in Cedar Falls.


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 longest continually 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.