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William Watson Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here one night and loved every moment. Check in was easy, the room beautiful, and the lobby amazingly quaint. Every corner was filled with tasteful collectibles and classic novels. We had a wonderful time walking around the square and then relaxing in the lobby. Indeed, even the hallways to the rooms were a charming place...

Thank mama_in_vegas
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Who knew there was so much history in little Pittsfield, IL? The William Watson hotel is really a historic hotel, not a b&b. Our room was furnished in lovely antiques and faced the county courthouse. Living room, bedroom, bathroom and little alcove for a sink and refrigerator provided plenty of room. Downstairs there was a sweet, neighborly coffee house. The...

Thank Rheadv
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The William Watson Hotel is comfortable, charming, and has a delightful coffee shop next door for breakfast. We have stayed here a few times when we visit Mt. Sterling. Unfortunately we usually get to Pittsfield in the evening and leave first thing in the morning. I say, "unfortunately" because the William Watson is the kind of place where we would...

Thank LarryRHP
Oakland, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Traveling across country as we do once or twice a year, we seek out places off the beaten path. Pittsfield is worth a detour --- not quite yet historic/touristy but the town seems to have committed itself to preservation. A more relaxing and easier stop than Springfield, just up the road. The star of Pittsfield is the William Watson Hotel,...

Thank Anne J
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We've driven through Pittsfield and rhis hotel many times on our way from Chicago to Kansas City (or vice versa). This time we had a late night stop ober from Lake of the Ozarks. Such a cute hotel/b&b. We were arriving after 8pm, which is when the hotel fromt desk closes, so they called me giving me instructions for the...

Thank TaraHexplorer
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My husband and I stayed at the William Watson for one night, as a last-minute stay for a funeral. Immediately upon entering the hotel, we were pleased: the lobby was warm, comfortable and inviting; you just felt like you wanted to sink into one of the comfy chairs and browse the interesting historical elements scattered around the room. We were...

Thank sheri010
South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 20 June 2016

If you want the standard chain hotel, you are in the wrong place. If you want a unique experience, you are in the right place. All rooms are different so I can only speak to my room on the third floor. Looks like a family bedroom you would find in a nice farm house but with all the amenities. Wifi;...

3Thank jojo19392016
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stayed at the William Watson Hotel over Memorial Day weekend while we were in town to ride ATV's at the Hearland Lodge in Nebo about 20 min away. Everything about the Hotel was cute as a button!! So much character and charm- someone has paid attention to every detail. It was very clean and we loved our stay! The...

Thank Lesa B
Mackinaw, Illinois
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights due to a wedding for our nephew. We had three of their rooms. First let me say the hotel is really quaint and the staff is very friendly & helpful. Our bed & pillows were very comfortable. Don't expect the normal hotel breakfast, there are minimal cold options. It could be a lot better. Front desk...

Thank drmoore
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I booked this hotel for a business meeting and sleeping rooms. What a wonderful experience. The hotel is charming , only 12 rooms & 2 suites, and very historic. Jane Ann (owner) went out of her way to make our meeting space work for our clients. The rooms are very nice, all modern accessories with the charm of a historic...

Thank LoriKolde2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel was built in 1838, and called Mansion House, William Watson who was the first settler of Pittsfield. We renovated for two years and reopened in 2008 as William Watson Hotel. We specialize in customer service and provideing a one of a kind experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about William Watson Hotel

Address: 105 E Washington Street, Pittsfield, IL 62363-1452
Region: United States > Illinois > Pittsfield
Price Range: $131 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — William Watson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“third floor suite has the best view of the square. Room 203 is my fav!”
mama_in_vegas, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The view of the courthouse on the third floor was beautiful.”
sheri010, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“check with owners about which room meets your needs”
jojo19392016, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pittsfield is a small town with lots of antique stores and a beautiful town square”
LoriKolde2016, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Every room has it's own unique character. My room had a Tomato Soup bar. Yes that's right. No mini bar but a Soup bar. How cool is that!”
iflossm, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
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