We looked about for interesting accommodations for our visit to Madrid and discovered Hotel Pattee in nearby Perry, Iowa. The hotel wears its 103 years well without showing any obvious wrinkles. A major face-lift was undertaken about twenty years ago, and carpenters who executed the finish work were obviously talented. We were impressed by the perfect miters and the seamless fit of all the substantial mahogany woodwork.
In addition to meticulous craftsman styling and abundant artwork, each of Hotel Pattee’s 40 rooms is uniquely theme-decorated. Our room was the very girly Betty Mae Harris Studio room. Betty Mae Harris was a Ziegfeld Follies performer who moved to Perry and opened a dance studio which operated for 37 years.
Bicyclists from the 89 mile trail which runs through Perry are welcomed and accommodated with inside bike storage. These cyclists might choose to book the RAGBRAI suite which pays homage to the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
Hotel Pattee has a spa, two lane bowling alley, restaurant, bar, library and event rooms. Live music and other entertainment and special dining events are also part of the boutique hotel amenities available.