My daughter and I stayed one night while touring Carleton College. The location is ideal and the exterior was very charming. The Lobby appeared freshly renovated and was inviting, although the furniture could have used a good dusting, and the carpets appeared dirty. The room was small and the bed completely overwhelmed the space. The furniture, limited as it was, was cheap and dated. The bathroom had no privacy whatsoever, was very small (shower only) and was full of mismatched fixtures and tile. Despite these drawbacks, the place exudes a great deal of charm. The basement restaurant was excellent all around. We felt the owner/operator has missed out on an opportunity to make this a first-rate property through use of non-period cheap furnishings, which serves to dampen the guest experience.
- 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