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Aurora Staples Inn

303 4th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082-4808
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stillwater
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See why so many travelers make Aurora Staples Inn their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Stillwater. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a historic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Aurora Staples Inn is a historic bed and breakfast offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The bed and breakfast features room service. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Stillwater. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Stillwater, Aurora Staples Inn is located a short distance from Warden's House Museum (0.3 mi) and Axdahl's Garden Farm & Greenhouse (2.7 mi).

If you’re looking to experience local food favorites like oyster, consider a visit to Phil's Tara Hideaway, Pearl and Thief, or Reve Bistro And Bar, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Aurora Staples Inn.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Ice Castles (0.3 mi), Teddy Bear Park (0.3 mi), or Historic Lift Stillwater Bridge (0.3 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Aurora Staples Inn as you experience all of the things Stillwater has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Complimentary welcome drink
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Special diet menus
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Bottled water
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Penny Koets wrote a review Jul 2020
Watertown, Minnesota2 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary with a stay at Aurora Staples Inn. We stayed at the Carriage House of the Inn. We were welcomed to our 2 night stay with Rachelle (the Innkeeper) telling us the history of the beautiful Inn, and also were presented with wine, beer, cheese, crackers, olives and grapes. It was a super awesome welcome!The Carriage House was absolutely inviting and beautiful. A great space to relax. The Carriage House was clean, cozy, and had all we needed! A fridge with drinks, a jet-tub whirlpool, fireplace and comfortable chairs and a couch for taking it all in. The breakfasts were awesomely flavorful and huge! ...and there is nothing like fresh coffee being brought to you at 8:00 am!!!! We loved the privacy of the Carriage House, the beautiful space and backyard of the Inn and the delicious, filling breakfasts that Rachelle delivered to us. We will be back and I look forward to it!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The Carriage House was great for privacy.
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Kristen W wrote a review Jul 2020
Little Canada, Minnesota3 contributions
Aurora Staples provides the perfect setting for our 25th Anniversary celebration. The Riverview Suite was charming with its own private sun porch, which was the perfect place for sipping a glass of champagne or enjoying our morning coffee. Rachelle was a gracious host and the breakfast was delectable.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from , General Manager at Aurora Staples Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review! We hope to see you at the Inn again! Take care! -Rachelle
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Jasmin T wrote a review Jun 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota1 contribution
My husband and I stayed a night at the Aurora Staples Inn for our mini-moon. After a long week of wedding festivities, this was the PERFECT place to relax, feel pampered and enjoy some quiet time with each other. Rachelle greeted us right away and made us feel comfortable and familiar with the inn. We stayed in the Riverside room and had a bottle of champagne chilling next to chocolate covered strawberries. It is a hop and a skip away from downtown where we enjoyed dinner at Lolo. The bed was honestly one of the most comfy beds we’ve ever slept on and breakfast the next morning was INCREDIBLE! We honestly can’t say enough good things about our stay at Aurora Staples Inn and absolutely plan to make this a yearly tradition!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Aurora1892, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Thank you for taking time to review the Inn! I'd love to see you both again! Take care!
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THSnead16 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota4 contributions
Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The home is gorgeous and close enough to downtown and the river that we could walk. Delicious breakfast and a wonderful hostess. Thank you, Rachelle, for a wonderful stay....
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Aurora1892, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn
Responded Jun 18, 2020
Thank you for being my guests! You're always welcomed here! -Rachelle
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Carol H wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
We stayed for two nights this past week in the St. Croix Suite. The suite was decorated beautifully, everything was spotless, the fireplace and hot tub were great - and the bed was super comfy! Everything about the home was fabulous and restored beyond great! Rachelle thought of even the smallest of details and luxuries. Her arrival snack tray was delicious and the two breakfasts were so scrumptious (3 course breakfast). We were so spoiled by staying there - and we'll definitely be back!!! Stillwater, Minnesota is a beautiful town with lots to see and do (especially antiquing and river/boating activities)! Thank you, Rachelle!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Would be a great place for a family reunion, wedding party, girls weekend, etc.
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Response from Aurora1892, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thanks for the kind and thoughtful review! We hope to see you both soon!
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$171 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Staples Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora Staples Inn?
Nearby attractions include Stillwater Lift Bridge (0.2 miles), Candyland (0.2 miles), and Brown's Creek Trail (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aurora Staples Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aurora Staples Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Aurora Staples Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aurora Staples Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leo's Grill & Malt Shop, Domaćin Restaurant & Winebar, and Quickfire Pizza.
Is Aurora Staples Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Stillwater.
Are there any historical sites close to Aurora Staples Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Washington County Historic Courthouse (0.5 miles) and Warden's House Museum (0.3 miles).