Enjoy Turn of the Century Charm at Hotel Winneshiek

October 13, 2015 by

Hotel Winneshiek

Northeast Iowa’s Hotel Winneshiek is known as an historic inn where the welcome is real. It offers turn-of-the century-charm and grandeur and is located in the scenic river valley.

This historic hotel is the only hotel in downtown Decorah and features 34 distinctive rooms and suites located above and around an octagonal three-story atrium with a grand stairwell dappled in muted natural light from a 14′ x 14′ stained glass skylight.

Hotel Winneshiek


The Winneshiek makes an ideal choice for business, leisure, and even for honeymooners who enjoy a blend of historic turn-of-the-century-charm with modern amenities.

All the rooms are a little different but the hotel does offer a nice selection of options. The first floor Executive King Rooms are perfect for business travelers, furnished with a king bed, business desk, free high speed Internet, and coffee maker. These rooms are adjacent to the Winneshiek Suite.

The Winneshiek Suite is large enough to accommodate families or groups traveling together. This suite’s high coffered ceilings, kitchenette with a small fridge, microwave, wet bar, and dining table that seats six makes it a comfortable home away from home. The suite also offers room to sit in a living room where guests enjoy a 50″ LCD TV. The large bedroom has two queen beds.

Other rooms offering extra space and sleeping include the King Suite which is equipped with a king bed, sitting area (with sleeper sofa), and a refrigerator.  The Basler Suite is found on the second level and is an expansive room that overlooks Water Street and features two queen beds, a sitting area, an over-sized dining table that seats 6.

Their standard rooms offer double queen arrangements.

Hotel Winneshiek


Amenities include an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, along with weekend and holiday brunches, and a bar in the lobby which opens at 5 p.m.

Standard in-room amenities include: coffee makers, hairdryers, large fluffy terry towels, and upgraded toiletries. Staying at the Hotel Winneshiek is like experiencing an upscale throw back to the way hotels used to be but with a touch of modernity like free high speed Internet access and large LCD TVs.

Photo credits: Hotel TV 18

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