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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.

A boutique hotel focused on true Midwestern hospitality. The Black Hawk Hotel is owned and cared for by locals. We're always eager to show guests why we love our historic hotel and community so much.

Now more than ever, we’re committed to keeping the second longest operating hotel in the country operational. Thank you for choosing to “Stay Local” and helping The Black Hawk Hotel keep its doors open for the next 167 years.

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Guest Review: Wonderful Hotel


Wonderful hotel!! Beautiful, and loved the historic value of it, having many photos, furniture and paintings to replicate when it was built in the mid 1800’s, so cool! The location is awesome with many restaurants and shops just outside the hotel doors, with a Riverwalk very close by as well-The staff was so very nice and made our Valentine’s Day stay perfect with them, very accommodating and helpful. Our room was very clean and we cannot wait to visit again! Thank you!!

Jennifer, February 2024

Guest Reviews: Classic Place


I grew up in Iowa and moved out of state, so when I came back I wanted to stay here. It’s such a classic place!! Great location to get to all the restaurants and bars. Cedar Falls is great! Thanks for a fun stay.

Nicole, September 2023

Guest Reviews: Lovely Historic Hotel


If you are looking for a beautifully taken care of historic hotel in a quaint and revitalized downtown. This is it! Many cute shops and restaurants! We loved our stay in this 170 year old continuously running hotel! We will be back!

Susan, October 2023

Guest reviews: Highly Recommend


“Amazing hotel! Very clean very comfortable highly recommend this hotel! Beautiful setting very clean well maintained! Downtown atmosphere was very nice and fun. The beds were very comfortable and spacious room. We will stay here again!”

Kristie V, July 2023

Guest Review: Frequent Guest


“This is the third time for the Black Hawk. Always a great experience. Love the historic feel and look of the place”

Kevin, June 2023

Guest reviews: Wonderful Stay


“My stay here at the Blackhawk has been wonderful. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. My room is beautiful, clean, spacious with nice amenities.”

Angela I, March 2023


The hotel features 28 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 Thursdays-Saturdays from 4PM-Midnight.




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.