The Black Hawk Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with spa, near Cedar Falls Community Main Street

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The Black Hawk Hotel

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Front of property
Front of property
Spa Suite, Jetted Tub (Historic) | Down comforters, minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished
Spa Suite, Jetted Tub (Historic) | Champagne service
Point of interest

Overview of The Black Hawk Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Spa
115 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Full-service spa
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour business center
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Elevator
  • Minibar
  • Microwave (on request)

Room options

King Suite, 1 King Bed (Historic)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Spa Suite, Jetted Tub (Historic)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Queen Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Historic)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Queen Beds

Executive King Suite, 1 King Bed (Historic)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Double Queen, 2 Queen Beds (Historic)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

Getting around

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


  • 4 Queens Dairy Cream - 17 min walk
  • Sub City - 3 min drive
  • Urban Pie - 3 min walk
  • Montage - 2 min walk
  • Cup of Joe - 1 min walk

About this property

The Black Hawk Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Cedar Falls, The Black Hawk Hotel is just 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from the airport. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials, or mani/pedis. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (7:30 AM - 5:00 PM) and Sunday - Sunday (7:30 AM - 3:00 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 21


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 50 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pet sitting services offered


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Uncovered onsite extended parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1853
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Full-service spa
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Thin carpet in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

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.


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

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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'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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
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.

Also known as

Blackhawk Hotel Cedar Falls
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The Black Hawk Hotel Cedar Falls Iowa
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Black Hawk Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Black Hawk Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Black Hawk Hotel?
As of Sep 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Black Hawk Hotel on Oct 1, 2023 start from $138, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at The Black Hawk Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Black Hawk Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
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.
What's the area around The Black Hawk Hotel like?
The Black Hawk Hotel is a short 5-minute drive from Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) and 2 minutes' walk from Cedar River.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Debbie, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nichole, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Logan, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love the hotel and the hotel bar.
Andrea, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jack & Vicki Visit
Room was very nice. The floor was not even and slanted which required balance at all times...emulated the Fun House at Okoboji but the challenge was fun. Enjoyed chatting with Devin and the owner, Mark, during piano-playing maniac (moi?) Sat. night. Was hoping a comp drink would have ensued, but no.
Jack, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

3rd Time
This is the third time for the Black Hawk. Always a great experience. Love the historic feel and look of the place
Kevin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in downtown Cedar Falls. Beautiful, spacious room.
Crystal, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Love it! Great hotel in a great location. I’d highly recommend it!
Daniel, 5-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great and charming
Alissa, 1-night romance trip
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