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516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
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#3 of 26 hotels in Eau Claire
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 dinner service Monday through Thursday 5pm to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday 4pm-10pm. The bar is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm - 12am, and Friday and Saturday from 4pm-2am. The Lakely is closed on Sunday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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meadoc1 wrote a review Sep 22
White Bear Lake, Minnesota71 contributions28 helpful votes
The Oxbow is a nicely restored property. Be aware, it is best experienced by a younger person. The front desk could be more attentive. They did not have a menu for their restaurant, could not answer questions about the artwork, and when asked if the tour bus that had been running for 2-hrs in their parking lot would be running all night had no clue and really didn’t care. If you sat on the patio adjacent to parking, enjoying a drink, you also got to breathe in diesel fumes. No way could we eat here. The room is very Scandinavian sparse. The tv was is in a living area with a futon type couch with a 2-inch thick worn out pad. Extremely uncomfortable. The remote did not work and they had to get us a new one. The bathroom (at the foot of the bed) closes with a sliding barn door on a rail. Not too private. The sink is just outside the bathroom but in the bedroom. Not good attention to detail since the wall mounted soap was empty. Thankfully, we had a bar of soap to use. At checkout no one asked about our experience. Overall, the staff were friendly but not very well trained. Think twice about staying here.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are a seasoned traveler look elsewhere.
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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
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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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Annie Kraft wrote a review Sep 21
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The Oxbow Hotel is one of my absolute favorite places to stay in Wisconsin. I visited for a music festival a few years ago, and returned with my boyfriend and our dog for an overnight on the way to Northern Minnesota. Our room was adorable, convenient for our dog, and was the perfect place to chill listening to records. We loved the central location as it allowed us to walk all over town. Dinner at The Lakely was fabulous and all the staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
KurtH wrote a review Sep 19
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The room is is somewhat of a minimalist style. Kind of similar to a Scandinavian Motel 6. Does have high end toiletries, though. Bring your own vinyl records, Their record selection has a lot of redundancy of weirdness.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Kim G wrote a review Sep 14
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Thanks to the hurricane in New Orleans and a flight being cancelled i was unable to stay at this hotel. When calling to cancel -the non refundable rate was applied and they didn’t care that a hurricane had just hit our area or that a flight was cancelled. So i kept my room and no one will be staying there since i was being charged anyways. Thank you so much for understanding -will not be staying at this hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
$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 air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Oxbow Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oxbow Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oxbow Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Blues, The Informalist, and The Lakely.
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).