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

Really charming

4.6 on May 02, 2017

We stayed on a Sunday night so the lobby was unattended with materials clearly displayed for check in along with our room key. The lobby and common areas are decorated with curated antique and newer art. Our room overlooked the courtyard and was small (queen bed and one chair and dresser) but with a lovely modern spotless bathroom. The bed was comfortable (thought the floor slanted - not unexpected in an older building). We carried our bags upstairs, so that's perhaps not to everyone's taste. There is a breakfast room with cold cereal and milk, instant oatmeal, bread and peanut butter, and juice in a gallon jug in the fridge. There is a single serving coffee maker and tea bags. There is a coffee shop off the lobby if you want something more substantial. Overall, a fun stop and something different than a brand name chain stop off the highway.


Charming Place

4.6 on April 24, 2017

This place was so cute and very clean. We loved the rooms and the staff was so friendly. We will stay there again for sure and recommend it to others.


Wonderful Friendly owners Beautiful Place

4.8 on March 30, 2017

Was in town with My Wife and Kids saw nothing but Smiles from restaurant waitresses and owners and everyone else we came into contact with. Beautiful town and wonderful people. Craig & Lora Schererville Indiana .


Fun, Eclectic Place on the Square

3.8 on March 22, 2017

Spent one night here on our way to Hannibal, MO. Was a nice change from chain hotels. We stayed in the Lincoln Room. It was a nice size, and the bed was comfy. I rated onsite dining as unsatisfactory because there is really no onsite dining to speak of. However, there are dining options very nearby on the town square.


Leisurely Stay

4.2 on March 04, 2017

Stayed here the night before we went to the Mississippi River to see the bald eagles. Staff was helpful and let us know how to enter the building when we knew we'd be arriving late. Large room with a lovely view of the courthouse. Very quiet and unique hotel--brick walls on the inside of our room. Excellent coffee shop right next door!


Wonderful Business Stay!

4.6 on December 09, 2016

I come to central IL regularly for business reasons. I normally stay at the location that suites my expense budget as recommended by the online booking sites. The William Watson Hotel is such a breath of fresh air, compared to any other place I have stayed. Remodeled and decorated to perfection. Very comfortable with a great coffee shop next to the lobby. Easy walk across the street to good dining. I stayed three nights and was able to get plenty of work completed in the spacious room. It was an excellent choice as a central location for my area business stops. Very pleasantly surprised and will continue to book this location in the future.


In town for a wedding!

4.0 on November 01, 2016

We were in town for a wedding and it was suggested that we stay here! I'm glad we did! This place was historic, but in fantastic shape. The service we received was phenomenal! If we are ever in the area again, I will remember this place.


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!


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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

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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.
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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

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