We stayed in the Archer House first weekend in December and were very happy with the convenient location to the shops and restaurants on Division Street. The lobby is nice with a few chairs and table and large windows to the street, and the front desk personnel throughout the weekend were very helpful, pleasant, and quick to assist with our questions. It was nice to have the cafe, restaurants and shops inside. Try the popovers in the cafe - excellent!
Our room 303 at the top of the stairs wasn't the best location. While the train woke us up a few times each night which can't be helped, our windows (one in bathroom and one in our room) faced the roof and interior wing of the inn, and the outside equipment was noisy - sounded like fans/ventilation running all night. We didn't need our fan/AC or heating all weekend so we know it wasn't noise from our room. The room was of a medium size but large enough for two and the bathroom was very clean, comfortably sized with a deep bathtub. I used the window sill as extra space for toiletries. We would have preferred a king bed but they were all taken. Large wardrobe for closet items, and side chair and table were helpful. Parking is adequate behind the inn where we always found a space, but they have an auxiliary parking lot across the street as well. We walked over the bridge to Basil's for pizza and even walked back from the St. Olaf campus one evening (all downhill) which was very easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Archer House River Inn occupies more than a central location in Northfield. For generations of guests and locals, it IS Northfield - a geographical and architectural landmark, a host to history for nearly 140 years, and an exemplar of the town's spirit of hospitality. Built in the French Second Empire style, the four-story red brick building is grand in design, rich in character, and impressive in its amenities - which include two full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, riverside lounge, conference space and more. Yet with just 36 rooms, no two of which are identical, the inn is intimate in scale and unique in feel. The Archer House also boasts the city's best location, straddling the town's main thoroughfare and the Cannon River. Beyond its prominent setting and venerable history, something else makes the Archer House special: a spirit reflected by the staff's pride in upholding a 140-year legacy of caring for guests, and the ownership's loving stewardship of a property that embodies the heart and soul of Northfield. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Archer House Hotel Northfield
- Archer Hotel Northfield
- The Archer Hotel