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516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
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#1 of 26 hotels in Eau Claire
Travelers' Choice
We're nestled within the bustling heart of downtown Eau Claire, right on the Chippewa River Trail, mere feet from the Eau Claire River, and just blocks away from several restaurants, retailers, pubs, parks, farmers markets, theaters, and various nightly events. Our unique property consists of two distinct buildings - The Main House and The Flats. The Main House hosts The Lakely - our farm-to-fork restaurant, bar, and music venue. The restaurant is open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays 9 am until 1 pm. Dinner service Sunday through Thursday 5pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm. The bar is open Monday through Friday starting at 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 9 am.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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KSD76 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We were so impressed with the hospitality we were shown while at the Oxbow. It was our first time in WI (came from Florida) and the whole experience was spectacular. The service, the food, the little touches, and the music all made it a dream trip for us and one we'll be talking about for a long time! Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Megan Mattson, Other at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again!
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wnder wrote a review Feb 2020
Maine14 contributions18 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Wanting something different than the usual turnpike exit hotels during our recent drive from Maine to Montana, we picked Eau Clair as a point on the map, not too far off the road. And boy did we luck out! The Oxbow Hotel was/is a gem! The rooms were very comfortable with funky charm, the restaurant was great, and there was even an art opening at the adjoining gallery that eve. And the town itself seemed very upbeat and well-tended with nice public spaces along the river. If future trips bring us by Eau Clair, we will certainly stop for another night at the Oxbow! (As an aside, The Oxbow reminded us very much of the Lark in Bozeman, another favorite.)
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Cassandra Lueck, Marketing at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review and kind words! It was such a joy to meet you and have you stay with us! Looking forward to seeing you the next time you pass through Eau Claire!
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LoveTravel626112 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
food and service suck. service as terrible and food was worse. Staff we not helpful and the food was way over priced.Close to Phoenix Park . If your looking for a place not full of itself stay away XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Date of stay: May 2019
Room Tip: no not stay of eat
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DJ M wrote a review Feb 2020
Clearwater, Minnesota8 contributions
This was the third time I have stayed at the Oxbow in 3 years. It is becoming an annual event. We stayed in a room in the adjacent property, not the main building. The room was quiet and conveniently located on the main floor. Our car parked right outside our door. The room was clean with the exception of some salt crystals that were on the carpet tracked in from an icy sidewalk. We informed hotel management and within 5 minutes a very helpful employee arrived and vacuumed the entire room including the bathroom area. The staff has always been very helpful. Breakfast in the dining area was local sourced and not the standard fare with some interesting choices and old favorites with a twist. Not over the top, but certainly hip and trendy. The downtown location provides lots of opportunities for walking and exploring. The college vibe makes for an eclectic experience. No place I would rather stay in Eau Claire and added bonus a realistic price!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from OxbowLakely, General Manager at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded Feb 17, 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We're happy to have you back every year! It's so great that you're enjoying all that downtown Eau Claire has to offer. Our housekeeping team is grateul for your understanding. We can't wait for the summer months when our complimentary bicycles come out and sidewalk salt is a thing of the past. :) We hope you have a wonderful week, and we're looking forward to seeing you next time!
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Lottie H wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Enjoy that my home town is finally getting a little cool style back and this is one motel that is certainly bringing it. We stayed when we went to Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn and were very pleased with design of rooms and comfort in general. It was good to see how this motel has shifted from it's dark past which I recall. I wonder if ghost of the past life of this motel were the ones screaming at top of lungs at 3:30 am, only downfall! It was so unexpected and I would hope that the management can get that under control in future, aside from that we were pleased.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Megan-Mattson-Oxbow, Front Office Manager at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you for your review and I'm so sorry to hear about the commotion! We do offer ear plugs at the front desk just in case that happens, and we will work on a way to get that better managed. We hope to see you again and thank you for staying with us!
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$125 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesWisconsinEau Claire
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oxbow Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Oxbow Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Children's Museum of Eau Claire (0.3 miles), Downtown Farmers Market (0.2 miles), and The Local Store (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oxbow Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Oxbow Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Oxbow Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oxbow Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oxbow Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Blues, The Informalist, and Ramones Ice Cream Parlor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oxbow Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Oxbow Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Eau Claire.
Are pets allowed at The Oxbow Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Oxbow Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oxbow Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wisconsin Logging Museum:Home of the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp (1.0 miles) and Galaudet Gallery (0.5 miles).