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.
4.6 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.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.