What a find! I booked a night at this historic hotel after researching travel and places to stay in Iowa. Perry, Iowa, unfortunatley is not necessarly a "destination vacation," as like many small town across the mid-west, it is struggling to maintain and support an economy. The downtown area of Perry does not have much to offer -- other than this hotel. But if you are staying at this hotel you don't really need anything else.
Beautiful art deco decor -- no detail was overlooked in the renovation of this hotel There is a whole history of the renovation that I will not repeat here, but one thing I will say is that the woman that designed, oversaw, and paid for the renovation did not miss a detail. From the light fixtures, to the large spacious marble bathroom with large shower head at the correct height, to the meticulously themed and decorated rooms, no amenity or comfort is overlooked. I am not big into "themed" rooms, but ours was so tastefully done, with quality and attention to detail, that I can appreciate the decor and effort to make it perfect. We stayed in the "Cream and Eggs" room....milk bottles and eggs decor. I know it sounds corny, but it was tastefully done with quality items.
The bed was comfortable...one of those tall beds where you need to get on your tippy toes to sit on it (I'm tall). Large marble bathroom with double vanity sink, and large walk-in shower. Fluffy, thick, white towels.
The hotel includes a full-service restaurant and bar (excellent -- we ate both dinner and breakfast there), a bowling alley, library, fresh popcorn in the lobby, and a fitness room (with sauna, steam room, and hot tub -- which we did not use).
See? You don't ever need to leave the hotel -- plus it is so beautiful, why would you want to?
My husband arrived on his motorcycle, and they graciously offerd to have him park his bike in the side courtyard.
The hotel was closed for a year or so, and supposedly the word has been slow to get out that Hotel Patee is back in business and open. I would highly recommend.
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