The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center

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119 West Mississippi Dr
Muscatine, IA 52761
(763) 242-1448 (fax)
Open 24 hours a day
  • About

    We invite you to experience the beautiful and well-appointed Merrill Hotel & Conference Center in the heart of downtown Muscatine. The only hotel in the state to offer both a AAA 4 Diamond rating and IACC accreditation, it offers travelers an expansive and sophisticated amenities collection, top-notch service, and gorgeous views of the Mississippi River, all in a distinctive and upscale environment.

    Our distinctive hotel is named for Stanley Merrill Howe, a life-long resident and business leader of Muscatine. A native and local business leader for more than 60 years, Howe helped build HON Industries, a locally based, global leader in the manufacturing of office furniture and hearth products.

    Howe began his career in the 1940’s after graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School. Under the management of Maxwell Stanley, his childhood Scoutmaster and Sunday School teacher, he worked his way up the corporate ladder by joining the Board of Directors in 1958, becoming president in 1964, and taking over as Chairman and CEO when Stanley died in 1984.

    An intellectual, thoughtful, and analytic man, Howe was a roll up your sleeves kind of man and a visionary. Refusing to slow down after retirement, he actively pursued his desire to fix up downtown Muscatine with one of his very first projects, the revitalization of Pearl Plaza, a historic building that houses a variety of unique merchants and is a favored spot of out-of-town visitors and locals.

    A selfless man, Stan, along with his wife Helen, thoroughly enjoyed helping others. They dedicated their time to improving education in Muscatine and throughout Iowa where they contributed to the Iowa State Foundation and the development of the University of Iowa Business School. Today, Howe’s contributions to the town are honored through the dedication of several buildings including the Howe Galleria, the Stan Howe Commons at Muscatine High School, and this hotel.

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    Careers at the Merrill
    Category: Hotel, Gaming, Leisure, and Travel
    JOIN OUR TEAM We are looking for passionate, service-oriented team members. If you fit that description, we would love to hear from you. Please click on "Join Our Team" to see a complete listing of open positions at The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center.  DEFINING THE ART OF SERVICE The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center is part of the Hostmark Hospitality Group family.  In their mission to more


    Patrick Leonard
    Fax:(763) 242-1448

    Member Events

    Thursday Jul 4, 2019
    Celebrate the 4th of July in Muscatine at Maxwell's at the Merrill for our 4th of July Block Party! more
  • Whom to Contact

    • Patrick Leonard
      General Manager
      Phone: 563-263-2600
    • Cathie Lienen
      Director of Sales and Marketing
      Phone: 563-263-2600
  • Directions

    DIRECTIONS FROM MUSCATINE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Head southwest on US-61 S/Grandview Ave. Make a U-turn at Fruitland Rd. to head northeast.on US-61N/Grandview Ave. Continue straight onto Grandview Ave. Continue onto Green St. Turn right onto Hershey Ave. Continue onto W Mississippi Dr. Turn left onto Chestnut St. The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center will be on the right. DIRECTIONS FROM QUAD CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Head southeast. Keep right to continue toward Airport Rd. Slight left toward Airport Rd. Slight left onto Airport Rd. Turn right onto Airport Entrance. Turn left onto 69th Ave/Airport Rd. Continue to follow Airport Rd. Turn left onto the Interstate 280 W ramp to Des Moines. Merge onto I-280 W. Take exit 6 for US-61/W River Dr toward Muscatine. Turn left onto W River Dr. Continue onto US-61 S. Turn left onto University Dr. Continue onto Colorado St. Turn right onto IA-22 W. Turn left onto Park Ave. Use any lane to turn right onto E 2nd St. Turn left onto Mulberry

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