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Water Street Inn

101 Water St S, Stillwater, MN 55082-5150
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#7 of 8 hotels in Stillwater
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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.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Full body massage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
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Hunter wrote a review Sep 2021
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We've had better rooms at a motel 6. Outdated furniture, no refrigerator or microwave and the in-room jacuzzi was so loud you'd need earplugs to sit in it. Our room was right above the hotel bar and it was incredibly loud. Folks at the front desk won't let anyone check in before 4:00 pm. Brides and wedding parties fill the lobby trying to get in a bit early to change clothes. Most hotels would allow people to check in as soon as rooms are available, but not these folks. They don't feel the need to satisfy customers because apparently there's always new customers waiting to fill the rooms due to the location and lack of hotels downtown. Find another place to stay. You'll be glad you did.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Christopher Formm wrote a review Sep 2021
Minnetonka, Minnesota6 contributions
I guess they are banking on the fact that they are one of the only hotels in this area. I couldn’t believe what my $400 room looked like. The craftsmanship was terrible. The bed was broken, trim and wallpaper falling off the walls, disgusting caulking, broken tiles, the list goes on… You couldn’t have paid me to get in the whirlpool tub or use the shower. We were planning to eat dinner at the Inn but the restaurant has closed early. After eating elsewhere, we returned for a cocktail, only to find the bar (open until 1 am, according to the sign behind the front desk) had closed several hours early. Honestly, if the price were much, MUCH lower I would have probably shrugged off the lack of charm and cleanliness.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mic S wrote a review Sep 2021
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WOW... Terrible. Water Street Inn was one of the worse customer service experiences I have every had from a hospitality standpoint, EVER.... They know they have the location, so providing any other standard hospitality comforts is lost on their staff and management. Front desk was rude and condescending. This hotel feels and acts like a one star hotel. Put some lipstick on a pig, and throw it downtown Stillwater. Sky is the limit.... There are other hotels that are close, give them your business. I thought it was just me... But than I observed this: They went out of their way to not to be kind or helpful. While waiting to check in I observed, a young woman with an infant requested her room check in, which was not ready. Not until 4pm. She inquired about the portable crib for her stay, saying she confirmed it would be an available weeks ago. The front desk stated that it was broken and gave this young woman and her baby no help. Really.....! How hard is it to accommodate the guest with the items you promised them. I felt so bad for this young family. The mother sat in the lobby with her baby until 4pm, not a minute before to check in. Have a heart. I checked out. How was your stay...... I was happy to give the feedback. After the feedback the response. "nothing" Not a word. My advice... Stay away from the hotel, Irish pub, and patio. Stillwater is a great community and there are many other business that deserve your business. In my humble opinion Water Street Inn does not!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
John K wrote a review Aug 2021
Saint Paul Park, Minnesota1 contribution
My wife and I spent last night 8/27/21 at this over priced hotel... We were in town for a wedding. First off the smell of mold in several of the rooms had my nose plugged the entire time... Second, the bed was as hard as a rock, my back is very stiff and sore today, third, there is no way to watch tv from the bed because of the horizontal boards from the head board blocking the view, the tv is mounted above the fireplace... Forth, there is no shelf or anyplace to place store personal items for use items in the bathroom... I've been in a lot of hotel rooms in my life, this is by far the worst one ever! I would definitely not recommended this worn out mold infested in need of refurbishing hotel. Very shabby.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Patricia L wrote a review Aug 2021
Hugo, Minnesota30 contributions17 helpful votes
We came into Stillwater on the night of 7/24/21 to meet our grown kids, have some fun on the town and stay the night. Then we planned on shopping around town the next day. We checked in to room 211, the older part of the hotel. 1. The carpet was filthy, 2 A drawer on the dresser was falling off. 3. The ceiling was peeling off. 4. Couldn't use the hot tub because there was some unknown red substance splattered all around the inside of it. 5. Chipped woodwork all through out the room. 6. Toilet seat not a fixed properly and kept sliding around. 7. TV didn't work, at all. 8. Took 5 - 10 minutes to find the main light switch as it was sandwiched between the tall dresser ang the wall. 10, Very, very, very (did I say very?) uncomfortable mattress. 11. Loud compressor type noise going on, all night. Keep in mind, this is a $320.00, a night, room. We would have complained and asked for a different room but we knew they were sold out for the evening. When we checked out the next morning we told all this to the clerk and he said we aren't the first people to complain about the state of the rooms in the old part of the hotel but he said when he tells management, it falls on deaf ears. There was no manager there that morning so the clerk gave me the General Managers (Alex Eder) email address. We were so exhausted as we didn't sleep at all that night, so we didn't stay in town, we drove home so we could get some sleep. We emailed the general manager and mentioned everything that was wrong, but guess what? Incorrect email address! We found the owner, Chuck's email address and sent him an email. A day or two later the general manager, Alex, left us a voice mail at home and said he would email me back and try to call again the next day, but he did not. A few days later, I called the Water Street Inn and left him a message but he never responded. Apparently they don't care about customer service, at all. No sorry, nothing. We've stayed there several times in the past but never, ever again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Stay in the newly remodeled rooms, if you have to stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water Street Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Water Street Inn?
Nearby attractions include Stillwater Lift Bridge (0.3 km), Teddy Bear Park (0.3 km), and Candyland (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Water Street Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Water Street Inn?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Water Street Inn?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Water Street Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lolo American Kitchen, Leo's Grill & Malt Shop, and Marx Wine Bar and Grill.
Is Water Street Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Stillwater.
Does Water Street Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Water Street Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Washington County Historic Courthouse (0.5 km) and Warden's House Museum (0.6 km).
Does Water Street Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Water Street Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.