119 West Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, Iowa USA 52761

Explore the World with Confidence

At The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, we know that travel is an opportunity to pursue your curiosity with confidence and ease.

We've got you covered, especially considering the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of Marriott International's family of brands, we have implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements of our "Commitment to Clean" standards.

We wanted to outline a few of the changes and enhancements you should expect during your stay - including changes to our amenities, services and facilities.

Here is what you can expect when you're with us.
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Hotel Information

For more information on Marriott's Commitment to Cleanliness, please visit our corporate site.
The safety of our guests and associates is a top priority. As guidance regarding face coverings and vaccination verification varies by local jurisdiction and may change, guests should review public information websites for the most up-to-date guidance for your destination, as well as the hotel-specific sections below and US and Canada Travel Advisories | Marriott Bonvoy™ before traveling. Unless it is required by local law or order, fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas of the hotel. We ask that all unvaccinated guests continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they are in public spaces inside the hotel.
Signage throughout our hotels to remind guests to maintain social distancing, occupancy limits, and seating capacities reductions in our restaurants in compliance with local and state mandates, and partitions installed at front desks and food and beverage service lines.

Mobile check-in and key, service requests, and room service orders delivered right to your door via the Marriott Bonvoy™ mobile app.

No valet service is currently available for parking.

At The Merrill Hotel and Conference Center, we feel a great sense of responsibility for the role we play in the lives of our guests and our community and assure you that we have become even more vigilant in practicing strong hygiene and sanitation protocols. We carefully follow all WHO, CDC, and State of Iowa safety standards and recommendations during these extraordinary times and have added additional cleaning protocols above and beyond what is normally necessary to maintain safe sleeping, dining, and working environments. Here are some of our COVID-19 plans to put your mind at ease.

Protecting Ourselves, Our Guests and Our Patrons:


  • The Merrill public spaces are cleaned throughout the day by three, staggered eight-hour shifts of attendants, for a total of 24 hours of cleaning. High touchpoints are cleaned at least once per hour during their shifts.
  • All frequently touched surfaces such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs are routinely cleaned.
  • All social distancing practices apply if entering The Merrill. No one with COVID-19 symptoms is permitted to enter.
  • Areas where guests or Artists queue are clearly marked for appropriate social distancing where possible.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed where needed.
  • We require transactions to be conducted with credit card or room charge only.
  • All pens and key cards are sanitized after each use.
  • Signage is posted by the elevators to practice social distancing and limiting each elevator ride to one person or family.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building and masks are available to guests upon request.
  • All rooms, floors, and carpet have been deep cleaned during the months of April and May.
  • We are taking our Artists' temperatures upon reporting for work using the CDC guideline of 100.4 degrees as defining a fever. Employees will be sent home if they have a fever and must stay fever-free for three days in order to return to work.
  • All Artists must complete a daily attestation each shift, a self-health check for COVID-19 related symptoms.
  • The Merrill requires all Artists to wear non-medical grade face coverings while performing their job.
  • We practice good hand hygiene (minimum once/hour with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds).
  • Artists will not be shaking hands with guests or other Artists.

Housekeeping and Laundry Procedures:


  • We have reviewed our cleaning chemicals with our supplier, Ecolab, who has identified an all-purpose cleaner claiming effectiveness against "emerging viral pathogens."
  • The list of chemicals being used by Housekeeping can be viewed here and available to overnight guests.
  • Rooms left vacant for a minimum of three days are currently available upon request.
  • We have added additional wrapped, disposable cups to our guest rooms to use instead of glasses if desired.
  • Cribs are sanitized prior to being distributed and upon their return.
  • We have suspended Housekeeping service for stayover rooms. We can tidy rooms upon request.
  • Make a Green Choice points are being awarded to Bonvoy members.
  • Guests requiring replacement amenities or linens are asked to call the Front Desk and Housekeeping will deliver the items to the guest's door.
  • Additional trash can liners are being provided to guests to leave trash outside their door.
  • All bed linen, including mattress pads, comforters, pillows, and pillow protectors are being changed with each departure.
  • Artists use gloves to handle dirty linen and are being changed with each load and before handling clean linen.
  • Laundry bins are being sanitized after each load is emptied.

In Our Kitchen:


  • Access to all food handling and storage areas has been restricted to essential Artists only.
  • Current ServSafe Food Safety certifications are available for guests to view.
  • Our Culinary/Stewarding team practices social distancing, respecting assigned stations.
  • Disposable food handler gloves are used in food preparation.
  • Disinfecting procedures and logs have been implemented throughout the entire Food & Beverage

Every guest room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to your arrival. During your stay, we will not provide housekeeping automatically every day. If you wish to receive daily housekeeping refresh service, please let our guest services team know. We will be happy to schedule service according to your preferences. Please note that if you are staying with us a bit longer, we will automatically clean your guest room after every 6th night.

We are committed to making the amenities and services at our property available to you while complying with local regulations, including guidance on reducing capacity in public spaces and reinforcing social distancing. The modifications we have made include:


  • Fitness Center: Open, face masks required at all times.
  • Pool: Open, face masks required for entry.
  • Maxwell's on the River (Restaurant): Open, face masks required for entry.
Maxwell's on the River is open for dining in the restaurant, in-room dining, to-go food, and carryout.

Marriott Bonvoy Member Benefits: We are committed to delivering the Marriott Bonvoy benefits for your membership level. Thank you for your understanding in cases where we may have to offer an alternative.

Marriott Bonvoy members are invited to use the Marriott Bonvoy App (available on the App Store and Google Play) to take advantage of contactless options, including:


  • Mobile Check-In/Check-Out. Let us know via the app when you are planning to arrive and once you departed.
  • Mobile Key. Forgo the front desk altogether and go straight to your guest room.
  • Mobile Dining. Order your private, in-room dining through the app.
  • Mobile Guest Requests. Connect with us via the app to request items you would like delivered to your guest room.


Not a Marriott Bonvoy member? Enroll here.

Available benefits vary by location and membership tier. At this hotel, please note that we currently offer the following Marriott Bonvoy benefits:


  • Breakfast: Option based upon status.
  • Late Check-Out: Based upon availability.
  • Mobile Check-In/Check-Out: Card swipe required at front desk.
  • Mobile Key: Card swipe required at front desk.
  • Mobile Guest Requests: Through the Marriott BonVoy™ App.