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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved staying at this Quaint hotel near the Nauvoo Temple for 3 days! We knew ahead of time we would be arriving after hours so we were given instructions over the phone a few days prior and were able to figure it out pretty easily. We stayed in room 205 with our 3 young daughters, and found it very... More 

Thank Kelli T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I made my reservation online for their Premier Guest Suite. Since it was just my husband and myself, we didn't need a room with lots of beds, but we were shocked at how small our room was. There was barely enough room for the queen size bed, one small side chair, an old style tv, and a small refrigerator. A... More 

Thank 44vickieb
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I would have loved to have given this hotel five stars, but cannot because of one major issue. The hotel setting is beautiful. The building makes you feel like you have stepped back in time into historic Nauvoo. We were in room 304 (on the third floor) near the end of August. The room was well enough furnished, and was... More 

2 Thank Waukesha_Bob
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This hotel was part of what made our trip to Nauvoo so wonderful. The town of Nauvoo is historic and there are many things to do. Best of all they're all FREE. Our hotel was perfectly located which made the stay that much better. Our room was very clean, and felt like a home with all the nice furniture. We... More 

Thank Jeff C
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU - This morning we shared your review with our staff. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We would be very happy to serve you again if you find yourself back in Nauvoo. As you may know we have a very big tourist summer season in Nauvoo. When we are in full gear it is very busy... More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in the heart of Nauvoo and the Brigham Young Suite we booked was spacious but it wasn't the cleanest hotel and it's a bit worn out. The leather sofa was really worn out. The glass has fingerprints and smudges on it. There were spiders in out bed (yuck). The bathroom has some black mold and peeling paint.... More 

2 Thank Deontas
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU VERY MUCH - As soon as we saw your review we went up to the two-bedroom Brigham Young suite and looked at the leather couch. We are happy to tell you that a new beautiful couch has been ordered and should be here next week. It actually was looking a little worn and it has found a great... More 

Elgin, Oklahoma
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in room 301 and had a view of the temple from our room! We walked everywhere. It was a beautiful hotel and loved the ambiance of staying in a historical building. We'll stay in this hotel every time we visit Nauvoo! There isn't an elevator. It's a small hotel so It's not busy, it was perfect!

Thank Momof5cutekids
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU !! Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we really hope you'll return to Nauvoo again. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed in the room on the top floor that faces the street. From there you can look out the window and see the temple across the street. Did not notice any ants on our visit. The rooms were clean and the beds were nice. We had a small fridge in the room. This was my kids favorite hotel we... More 

1 Thank Lora4Light
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU - for staying with us in Nauvoo. We work hard to have a clean and comfortable room waiting for your guests. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we would be thrilled to have yo stay with us again. Thank you again for staying with us. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The hotel has been remodeled and the room was very comfortable. No chair in the room. We booked the suite for two people. The room was very spacious. Plenty of electric outlets. View of the Temple. The stairs were difficult since the depth of the tread was shallow. This is a great place to see Nauvoo from. Parking is a... More 

2 Thank Michael H
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU - We are very happy you stayed with us and we hope you'll come to nauvoo again. Our hotel has unique rooms and not one is like the other. It makes it a fun place to stay and explore. Thank you very much for sharing your comments. Thank you again, More 

Upper Sackville, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

When my family and I have traveled in the past we've always been a little skeptical about staying in historic buildings because you never really know what that could mean, but the Woodruff hotel was beyond comfortable and we had a really lovely stay. They had pretty much every comfort something like a new Courtyard Marriot would but the buildings... More 

Thank LindsyGreggory
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel staff works hard to provide clean rooms and comfortable furnishings and we really like it when we get reviews like yours. We hope you'll come to Nauvoo again - and we would lobe to serve you again. Thank you again very very much More 

Napa, California, United States
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

When we arrived, there was no clear check in place. We called the number where we got the reservation and were eventually directed into a shop that was obviously closed for the evening. There we found an envelope with our name on it and a key inside. Unfortunately, the building we would be staying in was down the street and... More 

Thank byublueeyes
MKManager, Manager at The Woodruff Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU SO MUCH - This new 4 bedroom 2 bath suite was completed just prior to your arrival. We can see clearly that we needed a better description of the room location and how we could have better helped you with your stay. The internet was confusing and eventually got fixed really well. The few other things that we... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Woodruff Hotel is located right across the street from the Nauvoo Temple. We offer beautiful hotel rooms with walk-out balconies overlooking the Nauvoo Temple. Walk to the Nauvoo pageant and the historic sites. The Woodruff Hotel was VOTED BEST HOTEL in Nauvoo by LDS Living magazine and BEST OF the MIDWEST in midwest living magazine. NOTE: We are not a B&B When choosing among hotels in Nauvoo please consider staying at the Woodruff Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Woodruff Hotel

Address: 1200 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
Region: United States > Illinois > Nauvoo
Price Range: £87 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Ask for a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Z8134REmichaelh, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view it is well worth asking”
 of 5 bubbles 236maryo, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Lovely 3-bedroom suite above the mercantile. Had 4 people and could've fit 8 but the extra bathroom was worth a few dollars more.”
 of 5 bubbles lindseye62, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Mercantile building looks much newer and better than the Temple House where our suite was.”
 of 5 bubbles carlosgP785VH, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Smith suite is our favorite”
 of 5 bubbles 679austink, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
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