In booking a room for a friend's wedding, I found the last available room at the Lowell Inn. A bit pricier than I was hoping, I snatched it up and was ever so glad I did. Stepping into this hotel is stepping into a time warp. Don't let the musty smell in the entrance scare you off, my room was void of any such smell. In checking in at the front counter I was told that rose pedals clogged the pipes running from the jacuzzi the night before (they cleared it out that morning) and that I was to avoid doing the same. I jokingly said "no Mr. Bubbles then, eh" but they were serious in responding with a no. What? really? Did I take a mark off from my rating for this insane answer to my question? Yes. Did I still bring out Mr. Bubbles later that night? Yes. Did I clog up the pipes? Of course not.
An aside: I ran into an extremely nice lady employed to clean the rooms. She told me a bit of the history of the place and also mentioned the room next to mine was visited by Liberace back in the day. The victorian frills of this place would have matched him well.
- Also Known As:
- Lowell Hotel
- Lowell Hotel Stillwater
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Lowell Inn and Restaurant and Banquet Center...where historic charm blends with contemporary elegance. Established in 1927, the Lowell Inn offers fine dining for business or pleasure and thirty-five newly restored rooms in beautiful downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. We are uniquely qualified to make your experience with us perfect, be that an intimate family celebration, a wedding, a groom's dinner or an anniversary. We also can accomodate formal events and business meetings. ... more less