William Watson Hotel

105 E Washington Street , Pittsfield, IL 62363 USA (Show map)

About

Located on Pittsfield's historic square, the William Watson Hotel is an ideal location for your stay. Several restaurants are located within walking distance, as well as quaint shops, a spa, and hunting areas. Staying with us is convenient and relaxing. Visit our historic small hotel in Pittsfield, Illinois, when you're looking for comfort and charm. Contact us to learn more about the nearby attractions.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Overnight stay

4.4 on September 09, 2016

Found the hotel online and booked it. Arrived late at night and was met by owner who showed us the room and gave us the key. We were pleasantly surprised by the room. Spacious, clean and new looking. Staff was very outgoing and helpful. The only bad thing for me was no elevator. Would definitely stay again!


Great place.

3.4 on August 22, 2016

Great place to base out of for trips to Pittsfield. Cool historic hotel on the square. Cafe next door had great breakfast and coffees, etc. Walk to a couple of good dinner places. I will stay there again when I return.


Perfect stay for family reunion weekend

5 on July 30, 2016

The Watson Hotel was a great place to stay with family members. There are great areas for visiting - the kitchen, the living room, and outdoors. Having the Free Press Coffee Shop right next door was very convenient for great coffee and amazing breakfast and lunch selections. The staff is amazing and helpful. One member helpfully printed out my airline boarding pass. They have great recommendations for dining choices. Our family enjoyed this historic hotel!


Wonderful William Watson

4.8 on June 25, 2016

I have stayed at the William Watson several times when I visit family in the area. The historic hotel is on a beautiful square with one of the most interesting 19th C. Courthouses in the country. The owners are so helpful and easy to work with. Rooms are immaculate, a couple of good restaurants within 1/2 block, plus they have their own coffee shop next to the hotel lobby. I love staying there it is a real surprise for such a small town. KH, from Kansas City.


Cute as a button! Clean & friendly.

4.8 on May 31, 2016

We stayed at the William Watson Hotel while in town to ride ATV's at the Hearland Lodge in Nebo about 20 min away. Everything was perfect and we can't wait to come back. Cute rooms, very clean, so much character and charm! We didn't get a chance to try the coffee shop that is attached, but it smelled great and was also very cute.


Debbie & Norm's Stay

2.8 on May 26, 2016

While the room was nice, we didn't have an exterior window. The bathroom was large and the good water pressure for the shower. We will be back.


Historic, Chic, Clean and very comfortable.

5 on April 26, 2016

The staff at the William Watson Hotel were very friendly and caring. Enjoyed the weekend with them. Look forward to the next visit. Great coffee shop next door.


Terrific!

5 on March 28, 2016

Lovely, clean and quiet. Nice amenities and simple yet elegant touches throughout.


A Quiet Evening at the William Watson Hotel

4.0 on January 14, 2016

We found the hotel to be a quiet retreat. The room however was cold due to a malfunctioning room heater and the bed was too soft. We stayed in Room 206. Would consider another stay at the hotel with those issues not reoccurring. The staff was courteous and helpful.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad that you found the hotel to be a quiet retreat and enjoyed the staff! We apologize for the malfunctioning heater, the issue has been resolved, and we suggest that you request 302 for your next stay if you like a firmer mattress. Thank you!


Getaway

4.6 on November 20, 2015

We really enjoyed are stay. Accommodations were everything I would have expected them to be. Was directed to several eating establishments which were excellent. Would highly recommend this to anyone. We did not eat the breakfast but looked to be very good.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad that you will recommend us and hope to see you again soon!


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Rooms & Rates

Queen Interior Guest Room

Both of our Single Queen Interior Guest rooms are ideal for people who want to get an extra good nights (and into the light hours) rest! Complete with a stocked bath, you will be as fresh as a daisy in the morning (or afternoon)! Includes complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen Guest Room

All of our Single Queen Guest Rooms are great for a night or an extended stay. They are well appointed and comfortable. Includes complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen Suite

The Single Queen Suite offers a comfortable space. Our suite features a beautiful view of the Pike County Courthouse, Philosophy bath amenities, and a kitchenette. All of our rooms include WIFI access and a complimentary continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

King Suite

Our Abraham Lincoln King Suite is situated on the second floor. It offers views of the Pike County Courthouse, and the square. The traditional decor and the Lincoln memorabilia make this room a favorite among our regular guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Queen Suite

With a sitting area divided from the bedroom, Our Deluxe Queen Suite offers plenty of room to relax. The suite features Pike County Courthouse views, Philosophy bath amenities, and a kitchenette. All of our rooms include WIFI access, and a complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Double Full Guest Room

The Double Full Guest Room is located on the 3rd floor and provides plenty of space to get comfortable. It features a view of the Pike County Courthouse and the surrounding square. All of our rooms offer WIFI access and a complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Double Queen Guest Room

This room features two queen beds and a comfortable space. Accessed from the ground floor, it is ideal for those who don't do well with stairs. All of our rooms include WIFI access and a complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Double Queen Handicapp Guest Room

Our Double Queen Handicap Guest Room is located on the ground floor, this room is fully handicap accessible. It features a walk in shower and open bottom vanity. Includes complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Double Queen Suite

Our Double Queen Suite offers a comfortable space. Our suites feature views of The Pike County Courthouse, Philosophy bath amenities, and a kitchenette. All of our rooms include WIFI access and a complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Deluxe Double Queen Suite

With a sitting room and sleeping area, The Courthouse Deluxe Double Queen Suite offers ample room for guests to relax. Our suites feature views the Pike County Courthouse, Philosophy bath amenities, and a kitchenette. All of our rooms have WIFI accessibility, and include a complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

King Guest Room

Our King Guest Room is located on the 3rd floor. It boasts a great view of the Pike County Courthouse and a coffee maker to brew up some of that great Free Press Coffee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Pike County, Pike County, Illinois, Downtown, Small town

Airport

St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)

Directions to property:

Located on the South side of Pittsfield's historic square.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount due at time of reservation for 1 night stay. 20% due at time of reservation for regular season. 50% due at time of reservation for hunting season (Oct.-Jan.)
  • Cancellations: 72 hours notice before time of check-in. After this point the full amount is forfeited.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jonas and Jane Ann Petty

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Jonas and Jane Ann Petty are excited to have you as their guest. They are avid restorers, readers, and community involvement is central to the spirit of William Watson Hotel.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 6:30a-11:30a
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, On-site restaurant