The Literary Hotel

A Midwest hotel with a tale to tell.

At the crossroads of adventure and history, The Literary Hotel in Downtown Solon unfolds like a well-thumbed novel, with each page revealing the soul of a bygone era. Housed in a meticulously restored auditorium from 1915, this hotel offers a stay that is as enriching as it is comforting.

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Like stepping into a storybook.

What it's like

The Literary Hotel's transformation from a historic auditorium to a treasured boutique reflects a dedication to preservation. The original maplewood flooring and black metal fabrications are constant reminders of the building's past, while the modern comforts and amenities make the contemporary traveler feel at home.

Independent spirit

Where all your experiences begin and end.

Small touches

Beyond the charm of vintage flooring and bespoke design, modern conveniences like cozy mattresses, soft linens, and high-speed WiFi make this hotel the ideal place to stay during your visit to Solon. Each of the 11 rooms is unique, so you can stay again and again while still finding something new each time.

Eat and drink

The Literary Hotel is within walking distance of some of the finest restaurants in eastern Iowa. Or, if you prefer to stay in, you can order room service from the local Bluebird Cafe. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, getting a tasty meal at any time of the day couldn't be easier.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in Downtown Solon, Iowa.

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Guest Services            

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Business center
  • Dog-friendly accommodations available (fees apply, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink            

  • Bluebird Cafe (breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily)
  • Room service provided by Bluebird Cafe
  • Complimentary soda and water

In-room amenities

  • Bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work desk
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total booking amount. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of the total booking amount.
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Meetings + Events

Hosting a meeting or event? The Literary Hotel offers a versatile space that can be rented out for private events such as social hours, weddings, conferences, and more. To learn more, please contact the hotel directly at

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