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The Archer House

212 S Division St, Northfield, MN 55057
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Northfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leawood, Kansas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I grew up in Northfield and remember the many years it went by the name Stewart Hotel. It is a very old building intrinsic to the history of Northfield. It was lovingly restored many years ago and has had recent refurbishing as well. Each room is unique, so ask a lot of questions when booking your room; some face main... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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25 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I really like Northfield - it's a perfect upper Midwest town. The Archer House is a bit odd, but well worth it. How many Holiday Inns and Best Westerns do you have to stay in before you think: gosh, wouldn't it be great to be able to stay in one of the original hotels from this place? That's what the... More 

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20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Fairly small but pleasant room. Viewed a few rooms when we were there and they were all wonderfully decorated and it appears that the bathrooms are new. Beautiful clean tiles and grout which is unusual even at 5-star hotels. Funky narrow hallways but it certainly adds to the charm. Very quiet room and flat-screen tv was a bonus. Would definitely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is an old building in an old town--actually a few buildings cobbled together. The halls ARE narrow and creaky and the rooms on the small side compared with how hotels are built today. I have stayed twice--once with a friend and once visiting with my children. The rooms are pleasant, the beds are comfortable and it's pretty quiet. A... More 

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

To visit our daughters at Carleton College, my wife and I spent the weekend before last in beautiful Northfield, MN -- the home of Malt-O-Meal and the town where the James Gang (who were Confederate terrorists, by the way) robbed their last bank. We stayed at the Archer House. If I were a proper reviewer I would be able to... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Charming old hotel, nicely remodeled, with lots of original character (narrow, winding hallways, creaking floor boards, tilted stair railing, old plumbing that doesn't allow for hot water early in the AM). The rooms are small, but the bed was very good. The hotel backs up to the river. Be advised, the locks to the rooms do not lock of their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

The Archer House is old and full of character -- sloping floors, a maze of hallways, eclectic furnishings, steep staircases. The location is wonderful. We were in Northfield to visit Carleton, and we parked our car in the back lot and never moved it -- everything was within easy walking distance. Our room was a bit small and dark, but... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We stayed at The Archer House when we went to Northfield to visit our daughter and friends of ours. We spent one night at The Archer House and found it to be a nice, quiet place to stay. The lobby is quiet and nicely decorated. We chose a lower price room because we would be arriving rather late and leaving... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

This is an old hotel with a lot of what I'll kindly refer to as "character". But, options are limited in Northfield and in our experience Archer House offers the best accommodations in the area. Front desk and staff are friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and location is ideal for visiting Carleton and St. Olaf. The recent renovation is... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Sadly while the location is terrific and staff is good the beds are so uncomfortable in some of the rooms one cannot sleep. Plus wedding central the weekend we stayed and LOUD!!! The staff tried to get it under control to no avail. This experience could be so much better with some money invested in better beds and doors on... More 

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