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The Quad Cities is made up of five different locations straddling the Iowa and Illinois border along the Mississippi River, and there are a couple of top hotels in the area. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ have rounded up the best places to stay to make booking your Quad Cities trip a little easier:
1. Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. Located in Rock Island on the Illinois side of the river, the hotel is a great spot to try your luck at the slots or the blackjack table. Jumer’s has a whopping 43,000-square-foot casino floor filled with 1,000 slot machines and 24 table games. There’s also an in-house nightclub — Edje — as well as a spa, indoor pool, golf range and putting green.
2. Hotel Blackhawk. Recently reopened after a multimillion-dollar renovation, this historic hotel in Davenport — which originally opened its doors in 1915 — is both sophisticated and welcoming. In fact, it might be the most stylish place to stay in town. Rooms are outfitted in rich earth tones and contemporary décor. The first floor Bix Bistro offers a charming Sunday brunch, complete with live jazz and unlimited mimosas and bloody mary’s. If you’d like to play a round, the hotel can arrange for an exclusive tee time at the TPC Deere Run golf course. The hotel’s basement bowling alley is a family favorite.