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“historic hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lowell Inn

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Lowell Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Stillwater
Inver Grove Heights
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“historic hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times and we enjoy this hotel. Yes it is on the older side, but they do have some modern rooms, I would rather say it has character. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are quiet. The last one had a curtained bathroom, but that was ok, it did not bother us. The best thing about the hotel is the location, it is within walking distance of downtown and you can leave you car in the ramp next door. We have had breakfast there before and it was very good, we will stay here again.

Room Tip: We like the rooms that face ut the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kevin T
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minnesota
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hubby and I stayed in room 219 for a quick get away. Location is ideal - parking is included and Stillwater can be a challenge with parking so that was worth it. Hotel is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Hotel room was clean but starting to show it's wear. Room was pretty with stained glass windows ( reason why I chose this room ). Had breakfast the following morning and was responsible and decent for the money. Would we stay here again? Maybe...

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jan4645
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a historic hotel very close to downtown. If you are looking for a modern hotel do not stay here as it is very historic. However, the beds were comfortable and clean and the water is hot. The coffee is excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wipfer
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed in King Jacuzzi Room 330. The bed was very comfortable, with nice linens. The double jacuzzi was a real treat. The room was on the small side, but fine. The sink was in a separate room from the shower/toilet. I would have appreciated water being available on our floor (no bottled water option on the vending machine). The location can't be beat, 1 block away from Main Street, and we enjoyed checking out the shops, restaurants and bars. Had a great meal (huge servings) at Nacho Mama, drinks at the Shangai (great staff and Belgian beers) and enjoyed the wine bar that was one block away from the Lowell.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Lisa C
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Rosemount, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband and I had planned a romantic weekend away in Stillwater during the weekend of January 17-18, 2014 (Friday-Saturday stay). We are expecting our first child in late April and this was to be our last weekend away before the baby comes! Stillwater has always been our special place to go, however I wanted to switch up where we stayed and the Lowell Inn's gorgeous rooms caught my eye.

The Thursday morning before our vacation, I went into pre-term labor at only 26 weeks pregnant. We ended up being in the hospital for the next six days. My husband called the Inn on Thursday afternoon (January 16) to let them know our situation and to cancel our reservations. This was 24 hours before we were to be there. They refused to work with him and fully charged us, stating a 5 day cancellation policy.

I find this absolutely unacceptable as we had a valid emergency and there was a 24 hour notice (48 hour notice for Saturday night). They would not even consider the option of refunding us IF they were still able to book the room to any last minute guests.

I will make sure that everyone I know is aware of this type of cold "customer service"
You can be sure that we will NEVER go near this place in the future.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
18 Thank Chandra H
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Stayed January 2014
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2 Thank Mickkubrick
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

My sister and I contracted scabies in this hotel. I live in CT and my sister lives in MN, and we shared a room for our brother's wedding. We did not see each other the day before or after the wedding, and have not seen each other since that. We have both been diagnosed with scabies.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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9 Thank Hart4dCT
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LowellInn, General Manager at Lowell Inn, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
The Lowell Inn Hotel has had an 100% rating inspection out of 100% possible value for at least the last couple years from the Washington County Health Department.

As soon as we got this review, we contacted the Health Department to check about it and they agreed there was no way this could possible happened here.

They are willing to answer any question regarding this matter.
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Additional Information about Lowell Inn

Property: Lowell Inn
Address: 102 North Second Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
Location: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Stillwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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

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