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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 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 reviews: Wonderful Stay

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

Guest Reviews: Friendly Staff


“Beautiful old hotel. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. They went over the top for our group to make sure we had everything needed for our event there. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed. Most of the furniture are beatiful old antiques that add a lot of charm. Our rooms for the group on the third floor had wonderful Jacuzzi tubs. So pleased with the stay, can’t wait to come back!”

Rebecca Wiliamson, August 2020

Guest Reviews: Great Location


“We have stayed at this hotel a couple times over the past 6 years; it is always a great experience. The hotel is rich in history, at a great location for checking out other local spots on main street, and it is always very clean. The new management has an incredible focus on customer service and the experience at the hotel, which makes the stay even better.”

Tanner Shonka, February 2021

Guest Reviews: Romantic Getaway


“If you’re looking for a romantic or relaxing getaway, this is the place.”

Wyatt Catron, December 2020


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.