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.
4.4 on April 30, 2018
I’ve stayed here a couple of times in recent years while in the area on hunting trips. Very cool building in a quaint little downtown. Almost feels like you’ve stepped back in time 150 years in some ways. Very friendly and accommodating staff and owners. Considering the age of this hotel, they do a great job with it. This isn’t the height of modern luxury, but you’ll enjoy the experience.
5 on April 11, 2018
Staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating! This place was a wonderful surprise. Thank you for all your kindness and service
4.6 on April 06, 2018
This was a delightful place to stay. The building, which dates back to before Abe Lincoln (who use to visit here on breaks from the courthouse across the street) has been restored to its "glory days". The owners have done a beautiful job. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The bed was comfortable - and our room even had a fireplace. We would stay again!
4.6 on April 05, 2018
We chose this place because of the name, we knew nothing about it. We were so happy with everything! The look, the staff, the comfort, the price all A-one! Recommending it to friends of our, and we hope to return also. A great hotel, with something to smile about everywhere you look. Only drawback for some might be lack of elevator, but no problem for us. Great place to stay with all the amenities of a chain, only so much better!
5 on March 19, 2018
We came to town to visit family, and booked our stay with the Watson! From the first phone call through our entire visit, they made it absolutely wonderful! ALL of the staff was extremely accommodating, kind, caring, always asking if we needed anything and making sure our stay was great! We loved having Free Press coffee right there as well! It was wonderful waking up and smelling the aroma! Our hotel was exceptionally clean, super comfortable, we slept wonderfully! Just truly a wonderful atmosphere! We will only be staying at the Watson! See ya in a couple months!
4.8 on March 13, 2018
Stayed at the William Watson for a recent visit with family. Roomy and comfortable accommodations. Lovely art and repurposed furniture. Comfortable bedding. Friendly staff. Great food and coffee at the adjoining cafe with more art and lots of lovely books.
4.8 on January 30, 2018
Great interiors! Every room/wall has a story to tell. Definitely going back again!
5 on January 19, 2018
My husband and I were on our way to Missouri from Chicago. We got stuck in a snow storm and did a quick search for places to stay nearby and William Watson came up. We were skeptical about booking it but had no choice. We were pleasantly surprised. It was one of the best BnBs we have ever stayed in. The owners are amazing and very friendly. We are definitely going back. TJ
5 on October 28, 2017
This was a great place to stay Abe Lincoln suite Nice kitchen table fireplace sitting and many returants in walking distance
5 on October 25, 2017
Stayed there 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay. Rooms were very clean, service was great and it had a nice rustic/ historic feel to the place. I will be staying there again when I come back to town.
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.
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
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.
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.