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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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No pets allowed
This motel is just a couple of blocks from the river. Right downtown Hannibal so close to restaurants and the river walk. Room was excellent and staff very helpful. Only possible problem is the...
Apple Valley, Minnesota on 20-Sep-2018
We came to Hannibal for the Annual Big River Stealpunk Festival on Labor Day weekend. This was our second stay at this property. Room was comfrotable and pleasant (although at least one or two...
Chicago, Illinois on 19-Sep-2018
Outside is newer and more updated than the inside. "Non-smoking" hotel but has multiple smoking areas adjacent to building so it smells outside and smoke drifts in the windows - be careful which room...
By Steve A
Our previous stays were better than this one. Areas did not seem as clean as past stays. The pool area was not clean. Found a bandaid floating in the pool and hair barrettes around on the floor...
By Rene B
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin on 16-Sep-2018
I had a group of 40 senior adults on a motor coach tour stay at the BW On the River in Hannibal, MO. We all stayed together in their newly built "annex" building. It was extremely nice and...