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Hotel Bothwell

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Sedalia’s Luxurious Historic Hotel
Sedalia MO
Mile marker 229
103 E. Fourth
660-826-5588 / 660-826-0395 Fax
Hotel Bothwell is located 5 blocks from the Katy Trail, in Sedalia MO

Directions: From depot trailhead, go west on 3rd street for 1/3 mile to Ohio. Left (south) on Ohio for one block
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Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
Ann from Georgetown, KY on 05/31/2018 04:13 PM:
This is the neatest old hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff was very helpful. They will store your bike in the basement. The restaurant was nice for dinner.

 
Dave from Eureka on 06/11/2018 08:44 PM:
I second this comment. The hotel was very clean, and I had the most comfortable bed I've ever experienced in a hotel. The staff was great and accommodating and the bar across the way had good food.

If you're a light sleeper the trains at night might wake you up. It's walking distance from the Amtrak station. Looking forward to my next stay!

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
Donna Shaw from Boulder CO on 09/18/2017 05:12 PM:
We arrived early but the front desk kindly allowed to check in early.
The room was small but very comfortable and clean.
We went to the hotel bar (The Oak) for (happy hour); the staff were somewhat disinterested but the drinks were good value.
The server in the restaurant however was excellent and the food delicious - we had Caesar salad and salmon with mashed potatoes.
The following day a staff member helped with our luggage and we were seen out the front door by the hotel manager. Great stay.

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
RTV from Louisville, KY on 09/13/2017 02:16 PM:
This is comfortable old hotel and our group thought it was great. They were very helpful at the front desk. They now have breakfast and I loved the omelet. They had a special of 2 breakfasts for $15 as well as a regular breakfast. There is a craft pub with 100's of bottles and about 6 taps down the street which was very good and friendly. It is a block past Fitter's. The town is very quiet with not much going on.

Bothwell: Look for breakfast elsewhere
Lucia from St. Paul, MN on 08/01/2015 06:06 PM:
If you're biking the trail and need a hearty breakfast, you'll need to go elsewhere, because the Bothwell now just serves a few pastries that run out quickly (they used to have big breakfasts in a separate room). The staff directed me to the Sunrise Cafe down the street, but we had to get on the trail and didn't have time to go there. This development at the Bothwell is a bummer. Also, they didn't offer me the usual discount for trail users--not sure if this means they no longer offer it or not.

 
JOHN E from Lexington ky on 09/20/2015 05:14 PM:
WE just stayed at the bothwell....great room, nice people....very small breakfast, good coffee.

 
Jim on 11/10/2015 07:23 PM:
We were told that we would have adjoining rooms. Booked 6+ months ahead of stay. Also called to see what time coffee would be ready. Arrived at that time, oh it was Sunday, ccffee would not be ready for another hour. Not impressed.
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KC from Austin on 11/10/2015 09:58 PM:
Was hoping to have coffee and a snack there with my parents before I set off from Sedalia. Enjoyed seeing the historic building but staff was not even remotely interested in serving us, it was disappointing.

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
Valerie from Cleveland OH on 09/13/2014 03:46 PM:
Even though the hotel was booked for the night, Tiffany, the receptionist went out of her way to give us directions to another hotel. We were really lost and it was already dark. Thanks so much for saving us!

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
Sean Swift from Tulsa Ok on 10/29/2013 10:33 AM:
Our room was wonderful with an awesome bathtub. Hotel was very nice. Service at the desk was great! Food in restaurant was good. Service in restaurant was very slow. Had a good visit though.

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Mary from Wheatland Mo. on 12/06/2009 11:22 AM:
Our stay at the Bothwell hotel was great. We had 4 seperate rooms and each one was different. The staff was so helpful and fun. Be sure to check your computers on your bikes after there stay in the basement :-) Would highly reccomend a night at the hotel.

 
Anonymous on 12/06/2009 03:43 PM:
Are you saying there are ghosts in the basement that like to ride??

 
Mary from Wheatland Mo. on 12/07/2009 09:28 AM:
Just was strange that one of our computers was really off both mileage and speed I mean really off....hummmmm makes ya wonder.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 12/07/2009 04:34 PM:
Off by more or off by less?

 
Linda @Sedalia Katy Depot from Sedalia on 12/08/2009 10:46 AM:
There is actually a tale of a ghost in this Hotel. The Hotel is featured under the ghosts of

Missouri.

 
Anonymous on 12/08/2009 12:09 PM:
Under what ghosts of Missouri?



Is that a book or website or something? Where are these ghosts featured?

 
Mary from Wheatland Mo. on 12/09/2009 09:20 AM:
I can't remember the exact mileage, but I think it said her max. speed was 166 mph it was very strange. Yes we have heard the hotel has ghosts also, but did not see any, just the bike computer thing. If the hotel is haunted I think they are fun loving, after all they seemed to have a nice bike ride ha...

 
MAH from Blue Springs, MO on 12/09/2009 09:02 PM:
Any ghost that likes to ride can't be all that bad!

 
jim from Overland Park, KS on 10/10/2011 06:19 PM:
My computer does that if I get it too close to my iPhone for some reason - but I have a wireless computer (trek incite) and suspect it's just similar enough frequency to wireless or bluetooth or something that does it...

 
Cvrz on 10/10/2011 07:34 PM:
Sounds like a good place to stay if your wheel breaks a "spook"...

 
T Slape from Little Rock AR on 10/14/2011 04:17 PM:
My speedometer does that when I go 166 mph. But it's rare, I've only done it a few times under ideal conditions. :-DDD

Sedalia MO is one of the prettiest little towns I've ever seen...

 
GuinnessMike from Belleville IL on 09/13/2013 09:59 AM:
Fantastic hotel our group stayed the night on 9/6 during a St Charles to Clinton tour. The rooms were fantastic. Staff very attentive they kept our bikes in the Grand Ballroom. The meals we had there were stellar. Customer service - They Get It!

 
Anonymous from STL on 09/18/2013 02:43 PM:
great place to stay. We keep our bikes in our rooms with us. Hotels don't have a problem with it.

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
Connor from St. Louis on 11/03/2011 02:07 PM:
Don't Stay any place else when you ride the Trail. It was great. The staff were so helpful and the bed was wonderful. The Hotel is about 3 blocks from the Katy Depot

 
craig p from fort madison Iowa on 01/03/2012 02:01 PM:
My wife and I stayed here last year and found it to be a nice hotel with friendly staff. This place has character, we stayed here because it was on the 10 most haunted list from AAA travel or something similar. There was no room 1408 so we took what they had. The allowed us to put the tandem in the coffee shop overnight since it would not fit in the elevator to go to bike storage in the basement. I recommend this hotel even though I did not see any ghosts.

Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia
JAR from Memphis on 10/19/2011 10:32 PM:
Great stay at the bothwell. Comfy room, they stored our bikes in the basement and let us leave the car there while on the trail.

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A from Kentucky on 01/03/2010 12:36 PM:
We stayed at the Hotel Bothwell on our first night riding the Katy Trail in October, 2009. It is a beautiful hotel and the service and amenities were excellent. We rode the train into town with our bicycles, arriving about 8pm (dark), and the staff was wonderful, storing our bikes and making us feel comfortable. Sorry our stay was so short. The town of Sedalia was undergoing some renovation at the time, but it is a pleasant place to visit. Felt welcomed by everyone we encountered - bike shops, coffee shop, and restaurant.

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Anonymous on 06/25/2009 10:23 AM:
this hotel is fine - great staff, historic building, clean rooms, and very close to the trail.

HOWEVER, if you are staying on a sunday, the town is DESERTED, everything is closed, and it

feels a little like the setting for a horror movie. i resorted to eating fast food for both lunch

and dinner because nothing was open, and hung out in my room for the entire afternoon and

evening because, again, nothing was open and it was also 100 degrees. the hotel is FINE, but

i don't recommend an extended stay in sedalia. maybe i missed something, though...

 
cunninghamair from O''Fallon, MO on 06/26/2009 09:44 AM:
I forgot small towns are like that--I went to college in Kirksville. Good to note for my

future rides.

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Russ from Austin TX on 06/01/2009 11:19 AM:


We had reserved for 4 nites, but cut it short at 2. The restaurant reviews are apparently for the old chef, the new is ok but a little rich. We were ok with the wireless going out, but when the bath water ran dark yellow-brown and only cold, we packed our bags. We were told that they have to flush their pumps periodically, and that was the cause for our loss of hot water. So you might want to ask about that when you make your reservation. It IS well located to the trail, we had a nice ride through a residential area to the access.

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Ann and Pete from St. Louis on 04/27/2009 04:43 PM:
We stayed here in July 2008 and had a great experience. Our room was huge, originally two rooms that had been made into one. One of the bathrooms had been converted into a walk-in closet, and we were able to store our bikes in there. The Ivory Grill had good food, especially the asparagus appetizer.

Hotel Bothwell (Sedalia)
Mike T from Kearney, Nebraska on 03/21/2009 08:39 PM:
We stayed at the Hotel Bothwell on our recent ride on the KATY (March 14 -19th) A wonderful place to stay. They stored our bikes with no problems and were very nice. The Ivory Grill had good food and is right on the first floor. Also, the 5th street brewery has a great porter and it is just down the block on the main square. We enjoyed our stay at the Bothwell.



Mike T

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Derek from Oklahoma on 10/21/2008 11:34 AM:
I cannot possibly say enough in this box to tell my overwhelmingly good experience at the Hotel Bothwell!! It was a great place to stay. I enjoyed the 1920s era hotel more than any I have stayed in anywhere.

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K Reed from Ballwin, MO on 09/11/2008 09:37 PM:
My husband and I along with a neighbor couple stayed one night in the Bothwell before we headed out on our trip on the Katy Trail. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. The meal in the Ivory Grill was fantastic. We would definitely recommend the Hotel Bothwell and the Ivory Grill.

Hotel Bothwell (Sedalia)
matt headley from wichita on 08/07/2008 09:30 PM:
we had a great time there A+

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kittywhiz from Oregon on 06/06/2008 09:53 PM:
I rode Amtrak from Kirkwood (St. Charles) to Sedalia to return rental bikes to the Velo shop (very helpful people there) and had a wonderful stay at Hotel Bothwell across the street. The room was probably the smallest hotel room I've ever seen but quaint and comfortable. The lobby is lovely, there is a small work-out room, and a complimentary computer on the second floor.

The Ivory Grille has fantastic food- I had lunch and dinner there, plus appetizers in the lounge. Great salads,and the pork tenderloin was delicious. I had a good massage and facial at the spa (no longer located at the hotel, but they will pick you up).


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Jerry Dusterhoff from Round Rock, Texas on 06/04/2008 12:45 PM:
The four of us especially appreciated the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff. They were more than just smiling heads. Our rooms were clean, spacious and updated, apparently incorporating two rooms into one, comfortable beds and bedding. Great shower. We opted to store the bikes in the secure basement to give us more room. The self-serve continental breakfast was fine with us. The rates were more reasonable than we expected. A short version of the whole trip is posted on this website.

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EM from Milwaukee, WI on 04/22/2008 12:11 PM:
A classic restored grand hotel. Bike parking options were 1) in your room or 2) in the basement. The standard 1927 room cozily fit 1 person and bike. The self serve continental breakfast had fresh fruit, make-your-own waffle, and the standard cereals, breads, and pastries. The 5th street brew pub is 1 1/2 blocks away; hooray!