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“A definite diamond in the rough”
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Hotel Pattee
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Perry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I have stayed at this hotel on multiple visits and it is truly a very special hotel. Highly recommend it as a quality destination that is a bit off the beaten path, but not that far from Des Moines or Ames. The personality of the hotel is memorable and compares to just about any boutique hotel. Grant Wood would definitely be proud of this piece of Americana hospitality.

Note: The food is OK. The hotel has new ownership and I genuinely believe he will improve this situation. The recent Easter brunch was terrible, but the breakfast on another day was fine.

Room Tip: I have never had a bad room. Each room has a theme, so part of the adventure is experiencing the the...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Thanks for choosing to stay with us again, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad that you enjoyed the majority of your stay, but want to personally apologize that you didn't care for our Easter Brunch. We do work very hard to ensure that all aspects of a guests stay exceed expectations. I am hopeful that you will give us the opportunity down the road to be your host once again. Take Care and thank you again. Jay

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great location and wonderful staff. Good food, too. The place is gorgeous and clean. I stayed in the V.T. Hamlin room, which had view of the main street. Dependable wi fi and free parking. I would recommend this place over anything else in the area, including Des Moines. This is not a generic Holiday Inn or Comfort Inn or any of that. Everyone there was personable and, after a day, we all knew each other's names. I will stay here again and tell my friends.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Mike L
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Dear Mike,
Thanks for such a detailed and positive review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and the amenities that we offer here. Our staff members read our reviews on a regular basis, and I know they will also appreciate your kind words.
Take Care Mike.
Jay

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My wife and I checked into the Hotel Pattee for a get away weekend. I had seen the hotel years ago when I was in Perry to visit a friend.

From the time we walked in the door we were welcomed and well attended to. We settled into our room and then explored the various features of the hotel. We did not participate in the bowling, saunas, or jacuzzi but they looked quite enjoyable. We did sit in the library for a while and thumb through several books on the area.

In the room there was a book about the hotel with photos and layouts for each room. We really enjoyed looking at all of the other rooms and were surprised to see a couple of kid themed rooms as well for those traveling with youngsters.

We really enjoyed the Stickley Room. The ambiance was perfect for relaxing and putting the cares of the week behind us. The decor was excellent except we never could put together the reason/story for the collection of pictures on the entry way wall. The photos were nice but did not tie into the room and seemed to have had odd stickers stuck on them.

We would definitely recommend the Pattee to anyone in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

WOW. Thank you for such a great review. Your review carries great weight to me because you are a very seasoned traveler who has over 170 reviews on TripAdvisor. It is our honor to be chosen as one of the hotels that you have stayed at and reviewed. You bring up an excellent point about the pictures in the Stickley Room. I need to research the meaning behind those pictures and how they tie into the theme. Thanks for staying with us and we hope that you will come back to see us soon.
Jay

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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Really nice hotel. Will visit again. Meals were also good. Waitress very good. It seemed like everyone wanted you the enjoy your stay. Parking was no problem. The owner was there and very active to make sure every thing went ok.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Thanks Wayne! We certainly enjoyed having you here and we greatly appreciate your kind words! We hope to see you again very soon. Have a Great Easter Weekend!
Jay

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The Hotel in Perry Iowa is a stay not to be missed. The staff is welcoming, friendly and professional. The steam sauna was dreamy, clean perfectly heated. Take in a private bowling game or bring a group at almost any time of the day or evening. Each room is uniquely decorated with exceptional detail. A splendid stop for an overnight or weekend get away.

Room Tip: Any room at the hotel will make for an enjoyable stay. It all depends on your personal tastes and p...
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Hi Bridget! Thanks for staying with us and thanks for the great review! According to your profile Pic, it looks like you bike! Hope you will come back to enjoy the hotel and our Bike Friendly Hotel and the Raccoon River Valley Trail and High Trestle Trail! We can't wait for warmer weather to settle in. Once again, thanks for your great review. Take Care and hope to see you soon! Jay

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We traveled to Perry and stayed at the Hotel Patee with about 50 friends for a birthday celebration. The rooms are all decorated in different themes. And they are beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it for a fun getaway.

Room Tip: Each room is beauitfully decorated in different themes. So, get on line and check them out and then...
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Hi Susan,
We certainly enjoyed having you and all of the entire group! Thanks for spending the weekend with us! It was so nice to see so many friends gather in one place. We hope that you will come back very soon. Take Care,
Jay

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

I recently spent two nights at Hotel Pattee for a business trip, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. A restored historical gem, Hotel Pattee has great character, fabulous common spaces, great comfort and amenities. Hotel Pattee certainly is a special place.

The rooms are each uniquely decorated with a theme of notable people and places of Perry, and while a bit overdone perhaps it creates a different atmosphere. The beds and linens are high quality and comfortable, excellent sleep quality.

The hotel restaurant - David's Milwaukee Dinner - is among the best hotel restaurants I've enjoyed anywhere in the U.S.A., and at great value. It is a upscale bistro-style restaurant with a pretty good selection and excellent price for the value. It's a place you'd expect to find in Iowa City, Chicago, or Madison - a rare treat in a small prairie town.

The downtown location is near just about everything you want to be near in Perry. The downtown area is very walkable, and the hotel is right across the street from the public library and a trailhead for a regional biking/walking trail. The hotel does cater sacrificially to cyclists and foodies - but it's not "in your face".

The amenities include a modern workout facility, large hot tub, and sauna. Service was friendly at the hotel as well as restaurant.

Wonderful experience. Memorable. I very much look forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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JayHartz, Owner at Hotel Pattee, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Joshua,
WOW. What a great review! Thank you so much! Your review carries special meaning to me because you are such a seasoned traveler that has reviewed almost 100 hotels on TripAdvisor. You've been in so many cities in the USA and I am so thankful that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope to see you again soon. Take care, and thank you again!
Jay

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Address: 1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220-1650
Region: United States > Iowa > Perry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Perry
Price Range: £81 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pattee 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Historic Hotel Pattee which is a 100 year old hotel that recently underwent a 12 Million Dollar renovation. Featuring over 40, individually themed rooms. Located directly on the Raccoon River Valley Trail and just 9 miles from the High Trestle Trail. ... more   less 
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