Best place to stay for price and best location!! I am so happy we picked this hotel vs any bed and breakfast or the Watergate, not only due to the hospitality, but location as well. It is only a few walking blocks from main street, which is far too noisy and chaotic anyway, so it was nice to have some quite time. We went over labor day weekend for our 1 year anniversary and the streets were quite chaotic so it was nice not having to worry about parking.
First exterior appearance of the building has great charm with a cute patio on the front. I was also impressed by the brand new parking ramp right next to the hotel that I was able to park in for free. Upon entering the building I was a little hesitant as it is a very old building with maybe not quite as good up keep. But then again, it IS a VERY OLD hotel about 90 years old! This is getting nit picky, but the biggest upgrade they could do is change out the tattered rugs, but maybe they are trying to keep the original was my theory. We stayed in a Queen suite with a Jacuzzi which was a nice size room and very cute decor. The only disadvantage was the bathroom which kind of freaked me out which you step up into and only had curtains as coverage. I suppose this is an upgrade of what it was 90 years ago though ;-). Again, the carpets needed upgraded in the rooms or a deep cleaning to help get the musty urine smell out. Again, I am just being picky and would recommend it to anyone.
Make sure you bring a cooler, there is no refrigerator.
The Sunday brunch is a must that you have to check out here as they have a great selection and the most amazing prime rib! We at there for regular breakfast as well, but did not make it for dinner, as they closed at 8 :(.
Would definitely stay again, as we are getting my in-laws a weekend package to stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Lowell Inn and Restaurant and Banquet Center...where historic charm blends with contemporary elegance. Established in 1927, the Lowell Inn offers fine dining for business or pleasure and thirty-five newly restored rooms in beautiful downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. We are uniquely qualified to make your experience with us perfect, be that an intimate family celebration, a wedding, a groom's dinner or an anniversary. We also can accomodate formal events and business meetings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lowell Hotel Stillwater