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Welcome to the Best Western On the River! Location, location, location!

We are one block up from historic downtown Hannibal and two blocks up from the Mississippi River. The hotel is within walking distance of the Mark Twain boyhood home, museum and riverboat, plus many different bars and restaurants. Bars and restaurants within walking distance include LaBinnah Bistro, The Brick Oven, Mark Twain Brewing Company, Big Muddy BBQ, Java Jive, Christian Ambiance Café, Becky Thatcher's Diner, Mark Twain Dinette, Rumor Has It, Ole Planters Restaurant, Finn's Food and Spirits, and La Azotea Cocktail Lounge.

Downtown also offers a variety of specialty shops such as antiques, boutiques, beauty salons, an art gallery, a gelato shop and book stores. There is also a local B&B Theater that opened in 2009. Along with the movie theater Bluff City opened in 2015 and puts on a variety of plays throughout the year. Hannibal has a minor league baseball team called the Cavemen and they host games during the summer at Clemens Field, which is less than a mile from the Best Western On the River. We are also only two miles away from popular tourist attractions like Mark Twain Cave and family fun park Sawyer's Creek.

The Best Western On the River's main building includes an indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, free high-speed fiber internet, river view rooms and a free hot breakfast that includes: eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and a waffle maker. Thirty additional rooms have been added to the Best Western On the River as well. The annex building opened in 2015. Across the side street on the same side as the main building. All rooms on the second and third floor of the annex building have river views and the thirty rooms offer two King beds. The annex building also has fiber internet wired and wireless, an exercise room and a guest laundry area. Behind the annex building is our season outdoor pool. Come stay with us, and enjoy the attractions America's Hometown has to offer.

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Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 13 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Continental Cement Company
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Altorfer Inc..
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Buckhorn Industries, rubber products
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Watlow Industries
  • 5.00 mile(s) from General Mills
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Hannibal Clinic
  • 5.00 mile(s) from James E. Cary Cancer Center
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Hannibal Regional Hospital
  • 9.00 mile(s) from BASF Corporation, Hannibal site
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Pace Industries Leggett & Platt Aluminum Group


  • 0.10 mile(s) from Twainland Express Sightseeing
  • 0.10 mile(s) from The Mark Twain House & Museum
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Planters Barn Theater, Mark Twain himself shows
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Hannibal Trolley Company, sightseeing tours
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Tom & Huck Statue
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Mark Twain Lighthouse
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Spratt Theater, dinner and show
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Marina Facilities
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Mark Twain River Boat, sightseeing cruises on the Mississippi River
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Rockcliffe Mansion


  • Across the street from Mark Twain Dinette, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Ole Planters, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Brick Oven, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Breadeaux Pizza, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Lulabelles, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.2 mile(s) from Jumping Frog, Deli, American, Open for: lunch
  • 2 mile(s) from TJ's Supper Club, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2 mile(s) from Gran Rio, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2 mile(s) from Royal Garden, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 5 mile(s) from Fiddlestik, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner


  • 2 mile(s) from Hannibal-LaGrange College
  • 3 mile(s) from Moberly Area Community College, Hannibal campus
  • 20 mile(s) from Quincy University
  • 20 mile(s) from John Wood Community College
  • 20 mile(s) from Vatterott College
  • 20 mile(s) from Blessing Rieman College of Nursing
  • 30 mile(s) from Culver-Stockton College
  • 70 mile(s) from Moberly Area Community College, Moberly campus
  • 80 mile(s) from Westminster College
  • 100 mile(s) from University of Missouri

Nearby Cities

  • 20 mile(s) from Quincy, IL
  • 70 mile(s) from Nauvoo, IL
  • 98 mile(s) from Columbia
  • 100 mile(s) from St Louis
  • 100 mile(s) from Springfield, IL
  • 106 mile(s) from Jefferson City
  • 108 mile(s) from Burlington, IA
  • 147 mile(s) from Lake of the Ozark
  • 295 mile(s) from Branson
  • 300 mile(s) from Chicago, IL
  • 300 mile(s) from Indianapolis, IN
  • 383 mile(s) from Louisville, KY
  • 461 mile(s) from Nashville, TN
  • 477 mile(s) from Little Rock, AR
  • 512 mile(s) from Green Bay, WI
  • 641 mile(s) from Minneapolis, MN
  • 670 mile(s) from Atlanta, GA
  • 679 mile(s) from Dallas, TX
  • 864 mile(s) from Houston, TX


  • 0.5 mile(s) from Clemens Field
  • 0.9 mile(s) from Community Swimming Pool
  • 2.00 mile(s) from YMCA
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Riverview Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Mark Twain & Cameron Cave
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sawyers Creek fun park, 18-hole miniature golf course and bumper boats
  • 3.00 mile(s) from American Legion Golf Club, 9 hole golf course
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Huckleberry Park, skate park tennis,frisbee golf,
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Norwoods Golf Club, 18 hole golf course


  • 0.10 mile(s) from T'S & Trivia
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Rags To Riches, pawnshop
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Native American Trading
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Ayers Pottery
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Groomingdales, pet boutique
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Hickory Stick Quilt Shop
  • 0.40 mile(s) from The Opened Book, comics, unique creations of gifts, books, incense, candles, jewelry, herbs etc.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Steamboat Shopping Center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Huck Finn Shopping Center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Riverbend Shopping Center
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Quincy Mall


  • 104 mile(s) from St Louis Lambert International Airport
  • 212 mile(s) from Kansas City International Airport
  • 297 mile(s) from Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 20 mile(s) from Amtrak