Friends had suggested the Lowell Inn due to its interesting historical character. This was indeed, the best part of the Inn experience. It is clearly extremely old, and its quite baroque lobby and landings are interesting. However, we have stayed at many other 'historic' inns and B & Bs that are far superior in quality, and it appears that the Lowell Inn is relying upon its 'historic' status more than anything else in attracting business.
Our room was tired in decor, with the bathroom mirror lit so dimly we could hardly see our reflections, and a very noisly, grinding ventilating unit. View was of part of the roof and some equipment. But worst was the bed - a lumpy, sagging matress and scratchy sheets. We declined the very expensive meals available for extra charge, as we had read in a guidebook that the food was just 'average'. This impression was reinforced when we returned at about 8PM to a powerful smell of stale frying oil overwhelming the lobby and stairs.
The "continental breakfast" consisted of what looked like refrigerator pastries and orange juice in little plastic cups.
Stillwater is an attractive weekend getaway, but we would not stay here again.
- 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