Located in the heart of downtown Muscatine on the banks of the Mississippi River, The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center is a 122 room luxury boutique hotel and IACC accredited meeting venue. Rated a 4 Diamond property by AAA, the hotel features upscale guest rooms, including deluxe kings, junior suites, and flexible 1-3 bedroom presidential suites, 16 meeting rooms with a combined total of 12,732 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art conference space, beautiful river views, a grand ballroom, and an outdoor terrace that is perfect for intimate gatherings or simply to take in the amazing scenery. Additional on-site amenities include a full-service restaurant & lounge, lobby sundries shop, on-site indoor pool, and a fully-equipped fitness center. Nearby attractions include Riverside Park, the Muscatine Arts Center, a variety of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and recreation within walking distance.
Our hotel is located in Muscatine, IA, just 4 miles from highway 61 and 16 miles from I-80. We are close to Iowa City and the Quad Cities and just 34 miles from the Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL (MLI) and 63 miles from Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.
Our state-of-the-art Howe Conference Center at The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center is located on the 6th floor and offers 12,732 sq. ft. of dedicated conference space. With a 4,353 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom that offers floor to ceiling windows and a 1,250 sq. ft. outdoor terrace, your meeting or special event will offer both indoor and outdoor ambiance (weather permitting, of course). There is a total of 16 flexible meeting and break-out rooms with spectacular river views, providing you with a multitude of different options for your next event.
We offer complete A/V, team building, CMP, Day Meeting Packages, and Catering services for your meeting or special event. Our hotel boasts a Business Center with free WIFI, an Executive Floor Lounge and meeting space.
Our on-site restaurant and lounge called Maxwell's, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a small, quaint bar with a large flat screen television that encourages and welcomes guests to sit, relax, sip on a cocktail, and take in a game, if they so choose. A covered walkway system provides easy access to additional, Muscatine restaurants and bars in the adjacent Pearlview Building. There are many unique downtown restaurants, specialty shops, and recreation venues all within walking distance of the hotel making our location a prime spot for enjoying all that historic Muscatine has to offer. Our hotel is a proud partner of the Muscatine College Culinary Program and you might see the culinary students in action with our Chef and his team on occasion!
With 122 luxury guest rooms that includes Junior Suites and flexible 1-3 bedroom Presidential Suites, guests will enjoy having the option to choose a space that is perfect for them. Our property is 100 % non-smoking and all rooms include a large work desk, ergonomic desk chair, flat screen LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, and complimentary WIFI. In addition, many rooms have views of the Mississippi River.
Our hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center with a large selection of new and modern equipment. After you have enjoyed a great workout we invite you to take a dip in our indoor heated saltwater pool. We can assist you with bike rental to explore the area and have a gorgeous outdoor lounge area complete with a tranquil water feature and terrific views of the Mississippi River. The adjacent Riverside Park offers a marina, playgrounds, ice skating rink, basketball courts, splash pad and 10 miles of running/biking trails. There is boating, fishing, 2 golf courses, local wineries, dining and specialty shopping nearby as well allowing you a variety of activities to explore while visiting the area.