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.
4.8 on October 09, 2017
Loved my stay in this historic hotel! The staff was very personable and helpful! The room was very cozy and vintage. You could smell how clean the room was when you walked in the door' having the coffee shop right next door was so convenient. They had great coffee and delicious baked goods! All around had a great stay! Would definitely recommend!
4.6 on October 04, 2017
I don't normally choose 'bed and breakfast' type lodging as I was previously concerned it would be noisy (like being in a big, old house with a large group of people) but surprisingly, it was peaceful, quiet, and I never heard any other guests. Check in was easy, my bed was comfortable, and the room had a mini fridge and microwave...I believe you have to book the suite to get these items. This is a great place to stay, at a reasonable price.
5 on September 11, 2017
Having moved from this area, my husband and I have stayed at the Watson several times through the years while attending various events. The staff is always friendly and and courteous. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and inviting. I recommend the William Watson Hotel to anyone searching for a lovely place to stay while visiting in Pike County.
4.8 on September 05, 2017
We wanted to go to Hannibal, MO for the Steampunk Festival but didn't decide to go until the day before it started. Pittsfield was the next closest to choose from that wasn't a rundown hotel. We loved our stay, the staff were very courteous. The room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. I usually have a hard time sleeping in hotel beds, but I fell fast asleep here. The location of the hotel right in down town was convenient with several dining options within walking distance. And we loved that it is a pet friendly hotel. There is so much history in the area and within a 30 mile radius. We can't wait for another long weekend so we can go back and visit other sites in the area.
3.8 on September 03, 2017
Located in huntin' n' farmin' country between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, you might have lowered expectations from a bed & breakfast located there, but you won't find unkempt rooms nor cookie cutter sterility at the William Watson. The laid back country vibe is set with a collection of flea market furnishings in every corner that fully extends to the "S'all good, you're family!" sensibility of the staff and management. Don't expect anyone to handhold or hover over you unless you ask for it. For my most recent stay, I called ahead to let them know I'd be arriving around nine in the evening. Granted, I am a repeat visitor, however instead of fuss or over-concern, I got instructions on how to let myself in, retrieve my key and find my room; just thorough and convenient customer service. Different rooms on each of my stays have been consistent: nearly spotless (I did look, but didn't look hard, surely there are some), clean comfortable beds, cable tv, and free WiFi. Despite being in a 168 year-old building, I didn't hear a peep from any of the other guests. Quiet and comfortable– what more can you ask for, really? Breakfast is a tasty selection of muffins, baked goods and fresh fruit in the serve-yourself community kitchen. You'll find mini coffee pots in each of the rooms, but in the kitchen there's a cup-at-a-time maker, along with instant oatmeal and individual-serving cereals to choose from, too. It feels a bit like being at your mom's house alone while she's out grocery shopping. You're absolutely gonna get taken care of– you'll find something to suit you, but it's generally no-frills. Skip the sterile chain hotel and the questionable AirBnB listings. If the Pittsfield area is where you'll be resting your head for the night, book your room at the William Watson. C. Smith, Chicago
4.0 on August 22, 2017
My wife and I stayed here the night before the 2017 eclipse. On our way home from a long weekend getaway. Staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was small but clean with enough of the amenities to be comfortable. No mini fridge or microwave in our room, wasn't a big deal for us but should be noted. Ate dinner at a local Italian restaurant, had a quite night. Had coffee and a muffin at the Free Press coffee shop which is attached. We didn't partake of the free continental breakfast so I can't speak about that. A perfectly fine place to spend the night before hitting the road. Historic surroundings. Someday I'm going to find out what's happening with the Zoe theater.
4.6 on August 10, 2017
Quaint and quiet. The historic features were amazing. The staff was super friendly and allowed us to check in early. Loved the ambiance this place provided!
4.6 on August 09, 2017
Nice hotel, good history and nice location.
4.4 on August 07, 2017
If you want to experience a comfortable and historic stay, the Watson is for you. We have stayed twice now in the handicapped accessible rooms (heart condition, no stairs, please) and found the rooms clean and comfortable. The atmosphere is wonderful! Easy access to local restaurants. Breakfast is simple fare, but adequate.Bottled water available at all times. Coffee in Free Press (adjoining) is yummy. The people are just family you haven't met yet!
4.8 on July 24, 2017
Unique hotel with quaint and comfortable rooms -- a highlight of our vacation.
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.
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.
Pike County, Pike County, Illinois, Downtown, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)
Located on the South side of Pittsfield's historic square.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer
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
Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Jonas and Jane Ann Petty
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.