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The Oxbow Hotel

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Room & Suite (37)
Dining (12)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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 - joined by our actively programmed courtyard and our comfortable, woodsy patio. In addition to rooms, the Main House hosts The Lakely - our farmer-sourced restaurant, bar, and music venue. The restaurant is open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays 7 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 10 am.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Quirky Hotels
Centrally Located
Full view
83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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35Room tips
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Oxbow has all the charm of a roadside motel, but with modern convenience and safety. I had a comfortable room and a great stay. Check in was easy, the staff were very friendly and helpful. There’s plenty to do right within an easy walk from the hotel, and the restaurant onsite
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I know, the hipster vibe is pervasive, but go with it. Grab the LPs, use the cilantro conditioner, drink a ridiculous Thai old fashioned at the bar. Wear a silly hat. Why? Because it’s fun, you idiot! One note to the Oxbow team: time to upgrade the towels. After rum body wash,
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We stayed at the Oxbow while in town for a concert at The Pablo Center. We absolutely loved the hotel. It had a very welcoming and relaxing vibe. We loved having a record player in our room with a small library of records that can be checked out at the front desk. We had a drink
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Response from GM_Allison, General Manager at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the great review Jordan! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Oxbow and the show over at The Pablo Center! We love being a part of all the fun things downtown has to offer and are delighted that you will be back to visit with us for the next show! Safe travels! -Allison G., Hotel & Sales Director
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This is a little hotel just a block or two from the main action in downtown Eau Claire. The room was clean and comfortable. Because of the layout of the property, my door was just a couple steps from my car. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful at check-in and
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Response from GM_Allison, General Manager at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the nice review, Gareth! We're happy that you enjoyed our convenient downtown location, the uniqueness of our hotel, and of course the kind folks that assisted you during your stay. Next time you visit, please be sure to give the Front Desk a call for a complimentary French press to be delivered right to your room! Safe travels and we hope you can find a reason to visit again! Sincerely, Allison G., GM
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The Ox Bow Hotel is the Best place to stay in Eau Claire, WI. Food is Wonderful and rooms are great atmosphere and music live on stage. Well worth the price. A must stay for socializing. Do not miss this gem in the middle of town.
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Response from GM_Allison, General Manager at The Oxbow Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can make it back again soon!
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sitting area with record player
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Hi Karl, TripAdvisor does not allow me to include HTML or website links for some reason. Our phone number is 715-839-0601 if you would have a moment to discuss your experience; I very much look forward to connecting with you! Sincerely, Allison Gumz, GM
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What is there to do in the winter when staying at this hotel?
Hi Laura, Great question! There's actually quite a few things to do in Eau Claire in the winter! We have great trails to explore via snow shoes (or regular shoes when there is no snow ;-) not too far from town, as well as great shops, cafes and dining options within walking distance. There is something for everyone, really! You can also check out one of our local publications called Volume One, which us locals use as a resource to find all the fun things to do in town. Hope this helps! Sincerely, Allison G., GM
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Hi there! The King Suite Deluxe has a twin sized futon in the room, as well as the King sized bed. We do have rollaway beds available upon request and charge a modest fee per night. As for bikes, we have ten adult bikes, one tandem and one Burley for our guests to use during their stay. Hope to see you soon!
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Hi friend! Please call the Front Desk to secure your bike request for the weekend! We partner with a local gym called Fit Elite for our guests to access 24/7 just a couple of blocks from us, no charge! Be sure to mention at Check In and we'll get you taken care of. See you soon! Allison G, GM
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Is there a microwave in the room?
Hi there! Both previous comments are correct, thanks for helping answer! Our Front Desk team would be able to assist you with any reheating needs :-) We DO have refrigerators with fully stocked mini bars, like Joanne H noted. We have AMAZING Kickapoo Coffee, which we promised Caleb, one of the owners and just an all around great guy, that we would brew their beans in the super specific manner to ensure we are providing the highest of quality for our visiting friends, patrons, and overnight guests. Also, we DO provide complimentary French press service and/or tea for our overnight guests upon request! How cool is that?! Hope that helps!
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"Queen suite on the upper level. Room 36 was great!"
"I chose a "quiet room" far from the outdoor patio, but this isn't necessary in the winter, as the outdoor area was closed"
"i stayed in a balcony room in the flats. no complaints!"
"rooms in the Flats have a door opening right out to the walkway and parking lot, but not too noisy."
"Prk next to Rm, "Flats" side 2 sty motel. Has attached bldg didn't tour it,connected to Lobby, no elevator to 2nd floor."
$113 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesWisconsinEau Claire
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