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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.8 on June 23, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the William Watson in June for 2 days. The owners were wonderful and had just opened a coffee shop next door. We had our breakfast there-which was great-and enjoyed it very much! The hotel itself is awesome, with brick walls, old doors used as headboards, handmade soap in the bathroom, etc. We would defininately stay again. Thanks Jonas & Jane Ann!
4.6 on May 27, 2014
We stayed here for our anniversary and it was an absolute haven! It was cozy, CLEAN, comfy, and very private. We will be back!
3.0 on May 21, 2014
OK sized rooms. Nice full length windows. The towels were pretty thin and there were only 2. Great exhaust fan. No hair dryer. The bed was on the almost "too firm" side and a little uncomfortable. Only one bedside table which made it inconvenient. Very limited drawer space and hanging space. No closet. The TV was way too small, about 19 inches and mounted on the wall. You could not see the channel numbers. The hotel had a big kitchen and office room. The entire hotel was full of interesting old antique decorations and furniture.
5 on May 15, 2014
Stayed for a weekend and it was amazing. Grew up in the area and was back visiting. The hotel is very historic and beautiful on the inside. Continental breakfast and coffee all day. The rooms were unbelievable. Stayed in a 3rd floor suite and it felt like we had our own apartment overlooking the courthouse. Never stayed in a cleaner hotel before. Got to see some of the other rooms that weren't occupied. All of them are charming and unique. Very quiet and so easy to sleep in and relax. Restaurants (Italian, steak, seafood,) across the street and fast food and much more within a mile. The staff is by far the friendliest you will ever meet and the big chain hotels do not come close to comparing in value. Thank you for a great weekend. We will definitely be back. Trent
4.2 on April 11, 2014
Highly recommend staying here. We will be back. Kept the historacle features and still brought in modern conveniences.
4.2 on January 12, 2014
I can't imagine a better place to stay in West-Central Illinois than the William Watson Hotel. It has such character and a sense of history - and the decor (courtesy of owner Jane Ann) is wonderful. If you're going to be in Pittsfield (or anywhere nearby), do yourself a favor and stay here. It's worth it.
5 on January 10, 2014
We were very impressed with the William Watson Hotel. The room was spacious with a mini-kitchen and lots of character. Our room looked out onto the courthouse. The owner was friendly and helpful, including carrying my suitcase to our car. We have family in that area and will definitely stay there again.
5 on December 14, 2013
Great place, we loved our stay!
4.2 on November 08, 2013
I have stayed at this hotel three times now and I love it. I will never stay anywhere else in the area, this place is my favorite. Although this hotel is often sold out depending on what events are happening in the area, he last time I stayed it was during a slow time and they upgraded me to a king size room. I love that each room is decorated differently and that unoccupied rooms are left open so you can see the decor in each one. One thing to know, there is no elevator since it's an old mansion, so just one flight of stairs up to rooms (not sure if there are any rooms on ground floor). There is a self serve kitchen with morning coffee, cereal, toast, etc. There is free internet in the rooms as well as an office with a computer and printer for guest use. I highly recommend this hotel!!
Hooray that you love our hotel! We do too! Yes, when we have a slow night we often upgrade our guests, and I am glad that we were able to do that for you! We do have 2 rooms on the first floor and three on the floor. Your positive review is most appreciated. Thank you!
4.4 on November 01, 2013
This is a very cool little boutique hotel in an old mansion. Each room is decorated differently, which I love. This was my third stay at the hotel. The staff is always nice and on this occasion they upgraded me to a larger room. What a nice surprise! I love this place and will stay there again!
Yes, our hotel was called "Mansion House" when William Watson opened in 1838. I am glad to know that you have stayed with us many times and appreciate the patronage! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Pike County, Pike County, Illinois, Downtown, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing