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The Black Hawk Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
115 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613, United States of America

Historic hotel with spa, near Cedar Falls Community Main Street
  • Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • This hotel is so amazing! Vintage historic.look and feel throughout! The bar is so cozy…Apr 10, 2021
  • The Black Hawk is a wonderful historic hotel on a Main Street with lots of fun shops bars…Jan 22, 2021

The Black Hawk Hotel

from NZ$187
  • Classic Queen, 1 Queen Bed (Historic)
  • King Suite, 1 King Bed (Historic)
  • Spa Suite, Jetted Tub (Historic)
  • Executive King Suite, 1 King Bed (Historic)
  • Executive Double Queen, 2 Queen Beds (Historic)

What’s around The Black Hawk Hotel


  • University of Northern Iowa - 40 min walk
  • Cedar Falls Community Main Street - 1 min walk
  • Big Woods Lake Recreation Area - 16 min walk
  • Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • UNI-Dome - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • McLeod Center - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Young Arena - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts - 7.4 mi / 11.8 km

Getting around

  • Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 5 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 43 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • Up to 50 lbs

  • Pet sitting services offered


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 470
  • Conference space size (meters) - 44
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1853
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Microwave (on request)

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Kate & Co. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open select days.


Farm Shed - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Bar Winslow - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Black Hawk Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Blackhawk Hotel Cedar Falls
  • Blackhawk Hotel
  • The Black Hawk Hotel Hotel
  • The Black Hawk Hotel Cedar Falls
  • The Black Hawk Hotel Hotel Cedar Falls
  • Blackhawk Hotel
  • Blackhawk Cedar Falls
  • The Black Hawk Hotel Cedar Falls Iowa
  • The Blackhawk Hotel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.00 per stay

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Black Hawk Hotel

  • Does The Black Hawk Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Black Hawk Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Black Hawk Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Black Hawk Hotel?
    Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Black Hawk Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Pet-sitting services are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Black Hawk Hotel?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Black Hawk Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Farm Shed. Nearby restaurants include Whiskey Road (3-min walk), Sakura Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (2.2 mi), and Buffalo Wild Wings (2.4 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Black Hawk Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Isle Casino Waterloo (16-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Black Hawk Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and make the most of other amenities like spa services.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 188 reviews

Good 6.0
wonky door locks
Room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is cute. The problem was the key did not work in the lock to open the room door. Twice we found ourselves locked out and unable to open door, having to call and wait outside for help. When we complained the response was "it is an old building". The door and the locks were not old. Ultimately they offered us a different room but that was after we had already gone to bed.
Emmett, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice room, the bed a little uncomfortable, light came in under the door from hallway which I blocked to make the room darker for sleeping. Although you were having restrictions due to Covid-19, I still think having someone greet guests at the front desk would have been a nice gesture instead of self check in; maybe consider a Keurig or other coffee pot in the room instead of having to go downstairs for coffee, a little more selection for continental breakfast would be good (however the scones were tasty!). My husband and I will definitely stay here again.
Susan, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
History, hospitality and comfort.
We had a spacious, very clean and well appointed room with a very comfortable bed. We loved the "old world" feeling of the antiqe oak furnishings as well as the original art. Help was covid safe but very available. Welcoming and warm. Would certainly stay there again. If the word "plastic" sums up what you want to avoid, this is your kind of hotel.
David, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I think of it as a bed and breakfast on steroids.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Authentic & comfortable beds
Well restored, authentic hotel - the lobby is lovely - on charming Main Street, Cedar Falls. Bed was very comfortable.
Joanne M, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Perfectly located, okay interior.
Perfect location. Room was a bit weird because they added in some new cheap cabinets that didn’t fit the historic theme of the hotel. I am glad we stayed here instead of a chain hotel though.
Ami, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very charming! Great beds! Easy, safe check in process.
Kathy, us1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Not so nice...
I was seriously disappointed in our stay - it was the most expensive hotel in town, but I chose it because I like historic hotels. The decor was nice, the room was pretty and the bed was comfortable. That's about it. The "free breakfast" consisted of dry scones and empty coffee urns. The bar which was open had an untrained bartender that read how to make my very classic drink from a book... it was not good. Just a weird, weird stay - even for Covid times.
Joleen, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the historic ambiance. Beautiful rooms and right downtown, which was charming.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very friendly staff. My room was lovely, and the historical aspect of the hotel was quaint. I would stay here again!
us1 night trip

The Black Hawk Hotel