The wife and I stayed here last Saturday night after a wedding at a separate location. The place was just simply above and beyond expectations. The property looks gorgeous. I know it is newly renovated, but it appears to be well maintained so far. I really liked the little touches, such as live music as we were checking out Sunday.
Check in was smooth. There was nobody in line ahead of use so it was very quick. Right away we could see everything in this place was well thought out. Every employee we approached smiled and said hello. Everything appeared clean and in its proper place. We checked out our room and then stopped for a quick bite in Begnet's. It provided quick service and hit the spot for a reasonable price.
The room was a standard king, and it was large. Nice little entryway, big bathroom, big main living area with a place to lounge. It looked out over the parking lot ("city view") which was fine. The windows do not open. There was a door for an adjoining room if we had been travelling with friends or family. We found the bed to be comfortable. We did not notice any amount of unusual noise throughout the night - we both slept very well. We woke up and took a run along the river (just a few blocks away) which has a path along it, and it was very nice.
We did not get to take advantage of Bix's, or the spa, or the in-house fitness facility, but the prices appeared reasonable. Also, the mini-bar prices we thought were very reasonable. Such as - a bag of chips for a buck instead of four bucks like one might expect.
Parking was free. They offered a shuttle to and from the airport if we had needed it (hybrid SUV). It looks like they are well equipped to handle parties large and small.
Next door to the River Center, casino, theater, etc. I would say this is an excellent location.
Bottome line, if we are ever back in Davenport and can't stay with family, we will stay here again, and we will be sure to take advantage of more on-site amenities. Best hotel in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a Return to Sophistication!Resplendent from a multi million-dollar renovation, the Four Diamond Rated, Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection once again reigns supreme as the grande dame of Davenport, Iowa. Since it first opened in 1915, the hotel has served as a home away from home for families, romantics, presidents, movie stars and legendary athletes alike. Now this majestic landmark reopens with a “something old something new” approach to hospitality and a fresh new focus on modern amenities and rich décor—and all the while keeping a hand in the past under the direction of an artful restoration team. Poised to provide knock-your-socks-off service to a new age of guests, The Hotel Blackhawk has reclaimed its status as the venue of choice in the Quad Cities. It is once again an integral part of the community—where guests are impressed and memories are made—a friendly, fun place where approachable luxury and personalized service will be enjoyed for generations to come. ... more less
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