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“My wife and I love the Water Street Inn” 5 of 5 stars
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Water Street Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Stillwater
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Champlin
1 review
“My wife and I love the Water Street Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We have stayed at the Water Street Inn probably 6 times, always as a quick one-two night getaway. Each time, we have had a great experience. We love the old charm of the building and rooms. We love the fact that there's a nice restaurant and pub within the building. You really never have to leave, if you don't want to. The live music in the pub on Fridays and Saturdays is always enjoyable. Service for us has always been terrific, whether at the front desk, the restaurant, or the pub. The location couldn't be better. It's right on the river and only a block from all the main street shopping in Stillwater. My only, very minor, complaint is the beds. They are a bit too firm for me, but that is entirely a personal thing. I highly recommend this inn!

Room Tip: My only tip on the rooms is to try to stay away from the rooms right next to the elevator.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Our room and furnishings were beautiful, but the wedding reception downstairs made it too loud to sleep. The front desk moved us to a HUGE suite at the other end of the hotel.

The location is so close to downtown you can easily wander to the local shops and restaurants.

The on-site pub was freezing so we had dinner in the restaurant. The food was good and the server was attentive.

While the rooms were beautiful, the location does not lend itself to an early night. The inn is best suited for people that can stay up later than I! The inn is next to the bridge so there would be a lot of traffic in the summer months.

Room Tip: Make sure to determine where you are in the hotel - near the river, near the bridge. I would aslo f...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Blaine, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We first stayed at the Water Street Inn the summer of 2008, that was my future husband's and my choice for a short getaway. It is not that far from where we live, but once we get there we feel relaxed and stress free so much so that my husband has started calling it our "summer cabin." The Water Street Inn is everything you can expect if you are looking for a "vintage, victorian" getaway, because that is what it is and that is what your room there will protray. Rooms are decorated with a warm historic decor and with a hottub, fireplace and balcony, you have everythign you need for a very relaxing time, not to forget the excellent food at the various venues this Inn has on site.. The staff is excellent starting with the Front desk and going all the way to the owners, and the other staff. They are always friendly and accomdating to us, always acknowledge us and go out of their way to make sure everything is going well during our stay. We stay at The Water Street Inn quite a few times during the summer/fall and have always enjoyed our stay there. Another attractoin is that it is downtown where everything is going on, once we park our car we never have to drive anywhere, you just walk. The shopping is great and the other venues are also fun. I highly recommend The Water Street Inn if you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway. We can't wait for our next visit there!
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I usually book our special occasions here. It's close to Saint Paul where we live so it's a nice get-away. The hot tub and fireplace are great in the rooms that have them. We have eaten twice at the restaurant, once for Valentine's Day and once for New Year's, and both times I found the food to be great.

Different rooms are in different states. Some rooms are in perfect condition and some have peeling wallpaper here and there, but they are always clean. Occasionally some of the staff can seem a bit short, but I've never had downright bad service. We come for the room and the privacy. Knowing what to expect, we have never been let down.

Room Tip: Talk to the service desk about rooms away from the pub if you are not a night owl.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We didn't pay for the room, as it was a business trip, but from what I hear it was not worth the money. We actually left after 2 nights and booked another hotel for the remaining 2 nights of our trip, partly because we wanted to be closer to minneapolis, and partly because we couldn't wait to get out of there! The rooms were poorly decorated. Most of the room was victorian, but then the bathroom was modern with track lighting. There was minimal shelving in bathroom and the shower didn't have ANYWHERE to place soap, shampoos etc. I had to put my things on a folded facecloth on the shower floor. The shower didn't even have a door on it and the water pressure was extremely low. The toilet had a ring in it. The bed was like sleeping on a piece of plywood and the duvet cover was dirty. The location is great and the bar was homey.... that is about the only reasons I gave them 2 stars.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This place is a waste of money. Mold. Ice cold pub and Eight hundred dollars for New "Years ,get real. The guy who answered the phone EJ was so rude and short with me I will take my business elsewhere, I wonder is that previous poster groove was actually a friend of his. Oh whippy the location,a frozen river and a town filled with a bunch of drunks at sleazy bars.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Grove, MN
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We had to change our reservation. Shockingly rude front desk worker, AJ. He walked away from us while we were talking to him. Very, very poor customer service. Called the owner, he was zero help. Clearly not concerned with keeping his customers happy. Too expensive for what you get. Poorly furnished. Poorly lit. Very used feeling. With all of the other lodging choices in Stillwater...stay somewhere else. Yuck. Never again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Water Street Inn

Address: 101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082
Location: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Stillwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Water Street Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Water Street Inn in the heart of Downtown Stillwater. All guestrooms with double whirlpools, most with fireplaces and balconies overlooking the River. Restaurant with indoor & outdoor seating, Irish Pub overlooking the river, meeting, banquet and wedding facilities for 2 to 300 people. Stillwater’s only Inn on the River. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Water Street Hotel Stillwater

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