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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We travel a lot ...but the Archer House rented us the worst room ever for $130 last night ...Old double bed barely fit in room with a foot to spare on each side. Louvered shutter was bathroom door. The small old fashioned tub had a pipe shower but shower head had all inner parts removed and water just came out... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in 309 which was a large 2 room, 1 bath accommodation. We booked very last minute on a Saturday night. Very impressed. It was so quiet in our rooms. The tavern on the lobby floor was quaint. Had live music. If u sit out on the bars deck, u can hear/see the band from the neighboring... More 

Thank Elaine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I am writing this from the hotel room now. We stayed here the past two nights in the executive room which is one of the 2 bedroom suites. When I booked it I was taken back by how much it cost. I only did it because this hotel had the best reviews and I wanted to the 2 bedrooms since... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place is an old historic building that has seen better days. It has been updated in some cosmetic ways compared to what it was in its past life as the Stuart Hotel, but the photos suggest a lot more remodeling than has actually occurred. I am amazed it meets fire code--check out the wiring situation in the place. It... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Room needed some tender loving care for maintenance items. Location is great for wondering around town, don't need a care to see most of downtown. Be sure to see the Jesse James Museum just 1 block away. Hotel has very good WIFI.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The hotel has undergone extensive renovations. Our room was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and offered a view of the river directly behind the hotel. Northfield is a charming little town, trying valiantly to preserve the Main Street concept, and the Archer Inn is a major part of the downtown. The Indian food restaurant attached to the Inn is also very... More 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I am glad we decided to stay at this place...it has 4 floors and we stayed on the 3rd floor..each room has a different name...There is a place to eat and place to have drinks..would highly recommend...Staff was awesome !!!!!.....Would stray here again

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I think the options in Northfield are limited, but the hotel is in dire need of an entire renovation and to make matters worse the staff was actually rather rude and incompetent. This is not a charming small town inn that could ever be a part of an upscale association (like Historic Inns of America). Northfield probably lacks a market... More 

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Todd B, Owner at Archer House River Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at the Archer House River Inn. We would be glad to directly address any issues that you had and invite all guests to call or email us at any time. A manager or owner will quickly do all we can to address and rectify issues or concerns. The Archer House... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Well-preserved historical building in the heart of downtown. Some cute shops occupy the first floor and it is still styled in the time period of when it was built. Expect everything to smell like Indian food, though, as that type of restaurant is right next to the lobby.

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Faribault, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Chapati Restaurant (Indian Food). Very impressed with menu and waiter. Surprised to find out limited bar service even though they did have 2 Indian beer's. We tried one of Entree's for 2 with vegetables and meat. Medium spice yet very tasty could be more temps turn hotter. Beautiful night.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Archer House River Inn occupies more than a central location in Northfield. For generations of guests and locals, it IS Northfield - a geographical and architectural landmark, a host to history for nearly 140 years, and an exemplar of the town's spirit of hospitality. Built in the French Second Empire style, the four-story red brick building is grand in design, rich in character, and impressive in its amenities - which include two full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, riverside lounge, conference space and more. Yet with just 36 rooms, no two of which are identical, the inn is intimate in scale and unique in feel. The Archer House also boasts the city's best location, straddling the town's main thoroughfare and the Cannon River. Beyond its prominent setting and venerable history, something else makes the Archer House special: a spirit reflected by the staff's pride in upholding a 140-year legacy of caring for guests, and the ownership's loving stewardship of a property that embodies the heart and soul of Northfield. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Archer House River Inn

Address: 212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
Location: United States > Minnesota > Northfield
Price Range: $87 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Archer House River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Archer House Hotel Northfield
Archer Hotel Northfield
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