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102 North Second Street, Stillwater, MN 55082   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Stillwater
Hudson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lowell Inn. The decorations were unique, gorgeous, and charming.The jacuzzi room was very pleasant and comfortable. Bring your camera, there's lots to see at this Inn. Everything was to our satisfaction, especially the breakfeast. We were disappointed that it wasn't complimentary but trust me-- it is TOTALLY worth the money! Their breakfeast is outstanding, cooked to perfection! We also received good, attentive service from our waitress. This will ENHANCE your overall experience at this inn, as it did for ours!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I live close enough to make it to the restsurant here about once a month...everything I have had is delicious! This is family owned and operated and they are actively checking on how thing are running! I love that! I have seen many beautiful weddings here! Only a few blocks from the water, and there is a newer parking ramp next door.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Great service, very unique in its excellent execution of early 19th century ambiance. Room was beautiful. Our location was walking distance to everywhere. And you can't beat free parking. Will return.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Lowell is a cute place with lots of history on display throughout the hotel. We'd never stayed there before this visit on NYE. We really enjoyed our stay. Though you don't spend much time in the lobby, it was impressive, especially with the festive holiday decorations. We had a 3rd floor room in the new contemporary wing. The room was very nice, with tall ceilings so it felt spacious, everything very clean, and the furnishings modern. Bed was comfortable, view from balcony was nice, but given the cold temps we just kept our champagne and water out there; in summer it would be a nice spot to relax and have a drink. We ate breakfast in the formal dining room which is very elegant. Our food was good, reasonably-priced, and the service was very good. We glanced at one of the rooms in the "old" part of the inn, and were happy we stayed in the newer area. We aren't fans of the flowery decor. We would definitely stay there again, in the contemporary rooms, that is.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lowell. They'd just put up the Christmas decor, and the place felt SO welcoming and festive. The person who checked us in was very friendly, as were all the staff we had contact with. The room (in the vintage section) was great; very clean, with wonderful character and a lovely hot tub. I was impressed by the electrical strip around the baseboards; so many older hotels (and even many newer ones) don't give you such a convenient feature. Also the Internet was free! The location, just one block from Main Street, was extremely convenient and there was plenty of free parking. Prices were so reasonable. We would stay at the Lowell Inn again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mountain View, California, United States
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed, by request, in the older 1927-vintage section... with its period hallway wainscoting and windows and the period writing desk in the room. The room itself was comfortable, clean, cute, and there were an abundance of electric outlets around the baseboards (important nowadays). We chose a cheaper room with the (added-on) bathroom separated from the main room with just a curtain, instead of a door... next time, I'd pay $10 more and get a regular WC with a door.

Parking is next door in the city deck, but there is validation and direct access to the hotel.

Given that the rooms in the older section feel more like a B&B than a hotel, and given the charm quotient, I think they'd do better as a big B&B than as a regular hotel with some unorthodox rooms.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We loved the Lowell Inn! My husband and I stayed at the Lowell for a romantic weekend in October. We stayed in one of the older rooms, that included a jacuzzi tub. We thought our room was great...very clean, tastefully decorated, and romantic. As some reviewers have stated...the hotel is old, but we found that to be part of its charm. Yes, some things are a little worn, but I guess you know that if you choose one of the older rooms, things may be less than perfect. We weren't there to notice every little flaw in the hotel or room...we were there to enjoy each others company and enjoy the town of Stillwater.

Room Tip: If you are there for romance, try one of the rooms in the older section.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lowell Inn

Address: 102 North Second Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
Location: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Stillwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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 
Also Known As:
Lowell Hotel Stillwater

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