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“Funfilled romantic Get Away weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Water Street Inn
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Stillwater
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Funfilled romantic Get Away weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I surprised my husband with the weekend getaway for Valentine's Day. We stayed Saturday night. Room was very nice and clean. Comfortable bed. Quiet. Great view. We met some friends in the bar, had a drink together and went our separate way for dinner..at the hotel restaurant. Our server Sandra was great. Food was very good, much better than I expected! What a great surprise. Portions were really huge! We went back to the bar after dinner...it was packed! The Irish band started up and it was the go-to place in town. We stuck around for a bit and then went bar hopping! There aren't too many places where you can do that so it's really fun to pretend you are in college again and hit a bunch of places in 1 night! Breakfast the next morning was great, too. My only complaint? There should have been a couple bottles of complementary water in the room. We will do this as a gift for someone. It's an experience that you can be proud to share with others.

Room Tip: There was a pool and fitness center????
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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101water, General Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you glad you enjoyed the Hounds of Finn in Charlie's Irish Pub and made it around downtown. Look forward to you coming back.
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minnesota
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We took advantage of a special rate deal and stayed at the Water Street Inn last weekend, 2/8-2/9.

Our room was a huge river view 2 room suite overlooking the historic lift bridge over the St. Croix River. The room was very private, clean and quiet. It included a fire place and a spa tub. We took advantage of all these plus a great breakfast in the dining area the next morning.

In the evening, we enjoyed some great tap beers and a local Irish duo who entertained us in Charlies Pub. No cover charge, just a great relaxing time.

We have stayed multiple times at the Water Street, and hope to return again soon. The staff is very friendly, allowing us to check in early and to also have a late check out time so we were not in a hurry.

Room Tip: The rooms are all different, be sure to ask about what rooms are available and what they have as far...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank itraveleverywhere
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101water, General Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Welcome back, glad you enjoyed your stay and had time to listen to the Music in the Pub.
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Chicago, IL
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a great place! Cheerful, attentive staff, great restaurant, and our room overlooking the St. Croix River was to die for in its elegance and comfort. The gas fire and huge Jacuzzi-filled tub were romantic additions. Very quiet. The bed was incredibly comfortable. We felt very attended to and pampered. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the St. Croix River is delightful and quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank leftylanigan
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101water, General Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We are glad you had such an amazing time here at the Inn.
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New Prague, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great city, great location, so much to see and do in the area. But until these owners realize the amazing potential of this Inn, find another place in Stillwater to stay. I would give a bad rating based solely on the bed and pillows. My wife and I actually hurt all night and hardly slept. We've never slept on a bed that bad in our lives. We're smaller people, and I haven't ever been on a bed that hard and at the same time that sagged so far under so little weight. And the pillows made my head sore. This place could be so much more than it is. All that said,we both agreed that the food in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast was very good and the staff did a fantastic job during our meals.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank rickall23
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101water, Front Office Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We have the My Pillow on all our beds and have heard from guests how great they are. Glad you enjoyed the food in the our restaurant and our Great City.
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We went as a "marriage getaway" spending one night and taking advantage of supper and breakfast on either end. The food was very good, everything from the appetizer to the dessert. The service was also very good be it in the restaurant, at the front desk, or when we called down to get a bucket of ice (no ice machines on each floor so they bring it to your room). The hotel certainly has a historic flavor to it and so guests should not expect contemporary niceties, although it did have WiFi and the jettub in the huge bathroom was a treat. Our room also had a gas fireplace which cozied up the room that much more. One downside, which I hesitate to even mention because it's rather uncontrollable from the hotel's standpoint, is that our room (#222) was alongside a road that was rather busy in the morning and so the sound of traffic was evident. My wife doesn't mind that sort of thing, actually finding it lulls her to sleep. I on the other hand was thankful for our portable, travel-size white noise machine. All in all, the Water Street Inn is a great getaway for couples. I wouldn't think it would be good necessarily for families though.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Docoutside
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101water, Front Office Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for the kind words, I will pass along your compliments to the restaurant staff.
We are looking forward to the new bridge being built down the river, after that our bridge becomes a bike trail.
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you enjoy historic buildings this is a great hotel to enjoy with tall ceilings and the feel of the past. The hotel was not at all busy and all the staff was very helpful. Don't expect the modern amenities that newer hotels offer but enjoy the presence of the past. I got a great deal with groupon that included the room, a 3 course dinner and breakfast. I think this is best for couples. My steak was excellent but my husband's walleye was not. They offered to keep our leftover food in their refrigerator since there isn't any in the room.

Room Tip: We were in a corner room on the second floor and could see both the street and river. The fireplace...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank farmgirl60
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101water, Manager at Water Street Inn, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you, hope you can come back and enjoy our Inn in the summer time.
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Stewartville, Minnesota
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

My husband and I went here for a romantic getaway. We could not have been happier! The room was beautiful and HUGE! The ambience was the best! Everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Water Street Inn
Address: 101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082
Location: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Stillwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Water Street Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Water Street Inn in the heart of Downtown Stillwater. All guestrooms with double whirlpools, most with fireplaces and balconies overlooking the River. Restaurant with indoor & outdoor seating, Irish Pub overlooking the river, meeting, banquet and wedding facilities for 2 to 300 people. Stillwater’s only Inn on the River. ... more   less 
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