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Iowa has many great places to stay, but most of the unique options tend to be either massive historic hotels in the major cities or charming bed-and-breakfasts in small towns. The Hawkeye State’s boutique hotel scene isn’t as well-known – but it just got a huge boost with the opening of Hotel Millwright in Amana. This unique Iowa hotel is located in a converted old textile mill, and much of that local color still seeps into the complex. This charming hotel opened in 2020 with 65 guest rooms, putting it on the small end, but that just means everyone who stays here receives an elevated level of attention. The hotel is fully equipped with a fitness center, on-site restaurant, two bars, and a banquet hall for events. Every room is a little different, but each one offers a truly unique experience.

Have you stayed at the Hotel Millwright in the heart of Amana? Let us know what you thought of this unique Iowa hotel in the comments section. Visit the Hotel Millwright’s listing on for more information, rates, or to make a reservation. While you’re in the Amana Colonies, don’t forget to take advantage of the town’s incredible shopping scene.

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