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Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

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1 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 11 hotels in Oshkosh
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.7
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
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Best Western welcomes you to the Premier life. At the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, our biggest priority is leaving a lasting impression, long after you check out. You'll notice our Premier's distinct style the minute you walk in. Our elegant hotel offers the highest quality amenities and service, sure to win over even the most refined traveler's favor. Located in Oshkosh,WI the Premier lifestyle comes with a fully equipped fitness room for the active traveler, an exquisite on-site dining experience for the culinary aficionado, and ample amounts of meeting space suited to accommodate any large gathering.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Fishing
Children's television networks
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Interconnected rooms available
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TNVRANCH1 wrote a review Aug 5
Rochester, Wisconsin1 contribution
I have switched to staying at this Best Western every week due to it's location, it's cleanliness and the great team who makes me feel welcome every week. The view from the rooms are also great, looking out on the lake or up the river!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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TNVRANCH1, thank you for being a loyal, regular guest of our hotel! It is great to know our location on the riverfront is a benefit that adds to the pleasure of your stay. I appreciate you sharing that our team members make you feel welcome and provide you excellent hospitality. Though cleanliness is a simple expectation, I am pleased to know our housekeeping team meets that objective, consistently. Our best compliment is knowing you return regularly! We look forward to your continued patronage!
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bonhamWI wrote a review Jul 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin61 contributions44 helpful votes
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First to the negative. The young check-in woman insisted on talking so quickly I had to ask her several times to repeat the check-in directions I was to follow. I do NOT have a hearing problem. Even after repeated requests to repeat her directions, she did not apologize or slow down. She showed no warmth. She was all business. This Best Western downtown hotel is definitely a step above the multiple franchise lodgings that straddle the interstate on the west side of Oshkosh. The room was impeccably clean and quiet. Had the weather been better we could have utilized the outdoor deck on the river. The surprising thing to us was that this quality came at lower price than others in the area. Seems people want to stick close to the interstate. I think they are making a mistake. We will return to this Best Western!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Facing the river was nice.
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Response from Daniel Schetter, General Manager at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
Responded Jul 13, 2021
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing comments about your stay. Our goal is to earn your loyalty as a return guest by providing you 100% guest satisfaction. Though there is much about your stay you enjoyed, I regret we did not achieve our goal. Please accept my personal apology. I appreciate you commenting you room as being clean. Our housekeeping team works very hard to meet this expectation! I am pleased we were able to provide a quiet guest room allowing for a restful night’s rest! I am sorry the weather was not better which would have allowed you to dine on the river front. Maybe you will have this opportunity on a return visit. I am very sorry the guest service representative who handled your registration upon arrival was a deterrent to your stay. Though I have not received this comment from other guests before, it is your personal experience that is most important to me. I am very sorry she did not take additional time to be sure she provided our hotel information in a manner that allowed you to understand her. It is regretful this reflected negatively on your visit. I will be sure to review your comments with her for future improvement purposes. Thank you for sharing that you will return to our hotel. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again!
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BoardingPass182485 wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is modern, clean and centrally located. Price point is competitive with other resort-type hotels. Direct access to the riverfront. The on-site restaurants and bars are great and offer convenience. Prpoerty is expansive. Rooms are spacious and updated. Beds are comfortable. Shower is more than just a mist. Quality toiletries. Shuttle to Appleton Airport is a huge bonus. Will stay here again for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
BoardingPass182485, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing a very good ranking, and wonderful comments about your visit! I am pleased to know you enjoyed your stay! I am pleased to see you enjoyed our downtown location on the waterfront, as well as the amenities our hotel provides. Our best compliment is knowing you will stay with us again. We look forward the pleasure of serving you sometime in the future!
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Bonnie O wrote a review Jul 2022
Woodstock, Illinois5 contributions
This is one of my favorite hotels with a great downtown location and caring, professional staff. And they offer everything - great pool (open extended hours with adult-only swim), immaculate rooms, great restaurant and bar and a beautiful view of the Fox River. Many nice shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Love this place!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Bonnie O, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing a top ranking of your visit. Our goal is to meet your 100% satisfaction. I am so very pleased to know we achieved our goal! I am pleased to know you appreciate our downtown location on the riverfront. I agree with you, along with our onsite restaurant and bar, The Ground Round at River’s Edge, there are other food and beverage venues and shops within walking distance of the hotel. Thank you for your comment that our team members are caring and professional! I am glad they provided you excellent hospitality! The next time you travel to Oshkosh, we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again!
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Kim J wrote a review Jul 2022
Appleton, Wisconsin3 contributions
Great place to stay for Waterfest concerts. Short walk down the street and you are there. Enjoyed my stay to see a favorite band and meet some friends at the concert too. While I didn't eat there, there is a restaurant located there and right on the Fox River with seating outside as weather permits.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
KimJ1703, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing a “four out of five” ranking of your visit. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your overall stay! I am glad our downtown waterfront location, within walking distance of the Leach Amphitheater, made it convenient to attend a Thursday night Waterfest concert. It is great to learn you enjoyed the concert along with the company of friends. I am sorry you did not have the opportunity to join us for riverfront dining on our patio. Maybe you can try this on a return visit! The next time you are in Oshkosh, I hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again.
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retiredfromthecorps wrote a review Jul 2022
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Awesome and friendly staff. Very clean room with a great view of the waterway and boats. Great and convenient location to wedding and reception which was less than a block away. Unfortunately, no Continental Breakfast offered and wondering why - waiting for management phone call on that.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Retiredfromthecorps, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing a top ranking and comments about you stay. I appreciate you commenting that your room was “very clean” as our wonderful housekeeping team works very hard to achieve that expectation! I am pleased to know you enjoyed our location on the riverfront and the convenience of our hotel to a nearby wedding reception venue. I am glad the views from your room contributed to the enjoyment of your visit! I appreciate your question about a free breakfast that is something that would improve a future stay. Please indulge me in an explanation. The Best Western Premier Brand does not require that breakfast be provided complimentary. This is due to the fact that many Premier properties run full-service restaurants in their hotels. For our hotel, we made this decision ten years ago. Past guest feedback voiced the desire for table service with waitstaff, ala carte menu choices, while enjoying the views of riverfront dining. This often met the expectations of better-quality food with full service in an enjoyable waterfront setting. Conference hotels with a convention center, providing extensive meeting space, do not offer a complimentary breakfast as full-service breakfast is often provided to conference attendees. It is also characteristic that hotels with a full-service restaurant and bar, providing meal service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, do not provide one meal period complimentary when the other meal periods are provided with full service. Thank you again for staying with us! As most of our guests appreciate a full-service breakfast with a full menu, I hope you might stay with us again and choose to experience breakfast at our riverfront restaurant.
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rabauer60 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Totally happy with our stay. Beautiful location, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. The price was actually lower than lesser motels in the area. I have zero complaints. Would highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Rabauer60, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing a top ranking and wonderful comments about your stay! Our goal is to earn your loyalty as a return guest by providing you 100% guest satisfaction. I am pleased to see you enjoyed your visit! I appreciate you noting the team members you interacted with were friendly and contributed to the enjoyment of your visit. Thank you for sharing you enjoyed our downtown location on the waterfront. I am pleased to know you appreciated the value of your stay. Our best compliment is knowing you would recommend our hotel to others! The next time you travel to Oshkosh, we hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again!
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Katie W wrote a review Jun 2022
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This is a nice establishment and if you're looking for an upper crust experience, this is a good fit. I stay at a lot of Best Western locations because they tend to all have clean rooms, helpful staff and generally are a great value. Had I been staying here for fun, my review would likely be different, better. Compare to other Best Western locations, this one did not meet my expectations. No hot breakfast, no reward for my points status (usually I'm offered a free water or additional points). As a business trip, the hot breakfast is something I count on and was disappointed they didn't have it. The price was high for the lack of the usual services I have grown to expect from Best Western properties. That said, this experience has not changed my opinion of the Best Western as a whole. I just likely will be sure to check into the offerings better before booking. The price at this location was much more than I pay at other locations that have done much more to provide value to my stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 28, 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing comments about your visit. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations. Considering this was a business trip, I am sorry the “upper crust experience” you noted didn’t quite fit the need of what you were looking for with this particular stay. I regret there was a miscommunication that resulted in our team being unaware that you are a rewards member. This was the reason for not receiving the rewards perks you expected. As a Best Western rewards member, it is always best to book directly through BestWestern.com. This will ensure you are able to book the “rewards rate” that provides a 15% discount. This will also provide the ability for our team to provide you with your rewards points for each stay. Now that we are aware you are a rewards member, we have awarded your earned points for your recent visit. Please indulge me in an explanation about breakfast. We made this a conscious decision ten years ago. Past guest feedback voiced the desire for table service with waitstaff, ala carte menu choices, while enjoying the views of riverfront dining. This often met the expectations of better-quality food with full service in an enjoyable waterfront setting. Conference hotels with a convention center, providing extensive meeting space, do not offer a complimentary breakfast as full-service breakfast is often provided to conference attendees. It is also characteristic that hotels with a full-service restaurant and bar, providing meal service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, do not provide one meal period complimentary when the other meal periods are provided with full service. In our desire to never mislead our guests, we strive to be sure Best Western.com and other partner sites display that our breakfasts are at a charge. There is no advantage for us to be deceptive and we work to be as up front about this information as possible. We also have “Grab and Go” breakfasts available to our guests for those guests who want to catch a quick breakfast, on the run! Please know the room rates charged for our hotel, and others in the Oshkosh market, are based on demand. Daily, we review the rates of similar quality hotels in our market to be sure we are competitive. I respect your comment about lower prices. During those periods of time where our demand for rooms lessens, our rates decline too. This is simply a reminder that, booking through Best Western.com as a rewards member, will provide you a 15% discount on your room rate. Please consider this for future reservations. We work to be proactive for the comfort of our guests. There is nothing for us to gain if we do not work toward that goal. I hope by addressing your comments I can improve your faith in us and the Best Western brand as we always strive to meet the expectations of our guests. I hope we might have the pleasure of serving you again!
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Debra wrote a review Jun 2022
Racine, Wisconsin2 contributions
Attended event for a week. Misunderstanding in reservation - was corrected IMMEDIATELY without issue by front Desk and Laurie. Great restaurant on site, fabulous cocktails and attentive bartenders Ryan and Jade. Huge group, very busy but served accurately and WITH A SMiLE!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jun 19, 2022
Thank you for being a loyal, repeat guest of our hotel. My team and I are so very pleased to know we consistently meet your expectations! Thank you for sharing comments that Lori, Ryan, Jade, and other team members all contributed to the enjoyment of your stay! This is music to my ears! We look forward to the pleasure of serving you during you next trip to Oshkosh.
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Joyce31965 wrote a review Jun 2022
Glendale, Arizona36 contributions27 helpful votes
We picked this place totally at random on our drive from Milwaukee to Wausau and LOVED it! Set right on the river which made for a beautiful morning walk. After arriving later the night before, we were starving so stopped into their restaurant/bar Ground Round and had the best service with Kayla and bartender Ryan. I’m picky about my salads and Kayla got it spot on for me after I changed a few things, all while keeping a most gracious smile! Ryan even came over to welcome us to make sure we were doing great. The bed was big and comfortable and the wireless charging clock came in very handy because my husband forgot his phone chord. Oh, and we really like a well thought out fitness center and this one did not disappoint! All in all it was a great stay for our first night in Wisconsin and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Schetter, General Manager at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
Responded Jun 4, 2022
Joyce31965, thank you for choosing to stay with us for providing a top ranking and wonderful comments about your stay! My team and I are pleased to know we met your 100% satisfaction! I appreciate you indicating you enjoyed our unique, downtown location on the waterfront. Thank you for joining us at our on-site bar and grill, the Ground Round at River’s Edge. I will be sure to thank Ryan and Kayla for providing you extra attention and excellent hospitality! I am glad you found the bed comfortable as providing a good night’s rest is one of our main goals. The next time your travels bring you to Oshkosh, I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again!
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$132 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
city hotel oshkosh, park plaza oshkosh, oshkosh park plaza
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesWisconsinOshkosh
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Nearby attractions include Fire Escape (0.3 miles), Grand Opera House (0.2 miles), and Oblio's Lounge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ground Round at River's Edge, Ruby Owl Tap Room, and Manila Resto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center have airport transportation?
Yes, Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Oshkosh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Morgan House (0.5 miles).