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Romantic Valentine Escape at the Hip and Historic Hotel Blackhawk
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Romantic Valentine Escape at the Hip and Historic Hotel Blackhawk

The Hotel Blackhawk is located on 3rd Street in Davenport, Iowa. The majestic hotel originally opened in 1915, but went through extensive renovations in 2010. The luxuriously appointed hotel is a landmark destination in the quad cities. Legendary athletes, entertainers, and even Presidents have stayed overnight in the Hotel Blackhawk.

The Bix Bistro offers a dinner for lovers on Valentine’s Weekend which will astound a dinner date. The dinner includes a complimentary glass of champagne with dessert. The dinner includes several options for soups and salads. A house favorite is the Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad. The Triple Cream Rosemary Risotto with Prosciutto and Berry Drizzle is an excellent choice for an appetizer. The entrée menu offers steak, crab, vegetarian dishes, pork chops ,and lasagna. The chocolate blood orange layer cake with almond sponge and caramel sauce is a must for dessert.

The elegant décor and legendary hospitality is sure to impress your Valentine. Modern amenities are provided for an overnight stay. The guest rooms are tastefully decorated in dramatic rich earth tones, classic tans and deep blues. The upscale clientele appreciate the designer interior touches. Evening turndown service is available upon request. The comfortable beds are appointed with luxurious high thread count linens to assure a good night’s sleep.

Well-appointed rooms include full-size hair dryers, vanity mirror television and lighted cosmetic mirrors in the bathrooms. Complimentary coffee, a mini-bar, microwave, and refrigerator, as well as room service are available in each room. Guest’s rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and a flat screen satellite television. Suites are available upon requests. Guests should reserve a room well in advance for Valentine’s weekend. Information concerning reservations is available online.

The Adler Theater is within walking distance of the Hotel Blackhawk. Blackhawk guests may wish to stay a couple of extra nights and purchase tickets for an upcoming show at the historic Adler Theater. Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman will be performing at the Adler Theater on the 16th of February. Patrons will be entertained by Ragtime the Musical on the 17th of February. See website for ticket information.

While staying at the Hotel Blackhawk, be sure to visit the spa for some well-deserved pampering. There are packages for couples which include pedicures, massages, champagne and more. Hot stone massages and signature facial massages are always a popular choice. Appointments should be made in advance for spa services.

The final morning of the stay should be topped off at Beignet Done That, which is located just off the hotel lobby. Beignet Done That serves an excellent breakfast or a beignet is an excellent snack any time of the day. Consider purchasing two for the drive home.

Photo courtesy of Entrance as uploaded by Alan Light at Flickr’s Creative Commons.



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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    What a beautiful treasure of a hotel! Thanks for the post!
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  2. lonniecruz
    Wow! I'm so glad we get to live vicariously through your Iowa summer adventure! (
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