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January 12th, 2012 by chuck

Best place for a date night!

  • Stayed on: 1 / 2012
  • Reviewed on: 1/11/2012

 


 

My husband and I have been here numerous times. This is our favorite place for a night out. The location is awesome! Within walking distance of everything you could ever want. We love the pub and Irish music! Their bloody mary’s are great, made with house infused vodka! I think the value for the rooms is wonderful considering the location and that you get a fireplace and hot tub! I completely understand that it is tough to keep up an historic building and to keep good help in such a seasonal location so I can look past a few bumps along the way. It is not a giant corporate downtown big city hotel chain…that is what we love! I also love the freedom, privacy, and intimacy it offers versus a B&B. I know we will be back again and again!

Beautiful Hotel!!

  • Stayed on: 11 / 2011
  • Reviewed on: 11/28/2011

The Waterstreet Inn is absolutely beautiful; the period furniture added so much charm, and the comfort of the whirlpool tub and gas fireplace made the experience even more perfect!


Excellent

  • Stayed on: 11 / 2011
  • Reviewed on: 11/28/2011

We really enjoyed our stay. The accomodations were outstanding!


Thanksgiving 2011 Stay/Brunch

  • Stayed on: 11 / 2011
  • Reviewed on: 11/26/2011

My wife and I spent the night before Thanksgiving at the Water Street Inn. Then we enjoyed an excellent buffet on Thanksgiving day. The room was a large and set in a Victorian style with elegant furniture, beautiful wallpaper, a jacuzzi tub and a gas fireplace. The room service was excellent. The night before Thanksgiving we had an enjoyable time eating lite snacks with various flavors of Guinness in Charlie’s Irish Pub. On Thanksgiving day we had the buffet which was outstanding and once again the service was excellent. Our time at the inn was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to step back in time for a brief moment. The only minor issue I had is that I am partially disable and it was a bit difficult to get around

Water Street Inn Awarded Property of the year!!

December 15th, 2011 by chuck

 

 

Minnesota Lodging Association Presents 2011 Awards

 

 

The Minnesota Lodging Association annually honors some of the best hoteliers and companies in the state. MLA’s 2011 awards were presented December 8 at a gala awards ceremony at the Minneapolis Hilton. This year’s recipients include:

  • Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame Inductee ~ Jon Kennedy, GrandStay Hospitality, St. Augusta
  • 2011 Hotelier Of The Year ~ Nancy Vaske, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Worthington
  • 2011 Allied Vendor Of The Year ~ IDeaS Revenue Solutions, Minneapolis
  • 2011 Property Of The Year (50 Rooms or Fewer) ~ Water Street Inn, Stillwater
  • 2011 Property Of The Year (More Than 50 Rooms) ~ Holiday Inn New Ulm

 

2011 Property of the Year (50 Rooms or Fewer) ~ Water Street Inn, Stillwater

The Property of the Year awards are presented to properties that provide outstanding customer service and that distinguish themselves as leaders in the community and the industry. The Water Street Inn is housed in the historic Lumber Exchange Building in downtown Stillwater. Built in the 1890s by lumber barons during the boom years of logging on the St. Croix River, the structure was equipped from the beginning with modern heating, plumbing, electricity and one of the first elevators in the state. The building featured 10 large walk-in vaults, which were used to house the wealth of the rich lumber families. Over the years, the building has been home to a variety of companies. In 1994, three local innkeepers worked closely with the Minnesota Historical Society and National Trust to restore the building’s historical qualities and begin converting it to a lodging establishment. The Lumber Baron’s Hotel, Restaurant and Conference Center opened in 1995. Part-owners Chuck and Judy Dougherty bought out their partners in 2003 and renamed the business the Water Street Inn. The inn features 41 guest rooms, all with double whirlpool baths and most with fireplaces, along with fine dining and casual dining restaurants, a pub and banquet/meeting rooms for up to 300 people. A $1 million renovation of the ballroom and guest rooms was recently completed. Owners Chuck and Judy had previous experience in the lodging industry, owning the Rivertown Inn B&B in Stillwater from 1987 to 1999. In 1993, they purchased another historic home in Stillwater, which they renovated and operated as the Cover Park Manor. They continue to run the manor, where they live with their four daughters

 Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street South, Stillwater MN 55082 – 651-439-6000, www.waterstreetinn.us

More guest reviews from Bed and Breakfast.com

December 7th, 2011 by chuck

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Stayed On: 11/2011
The Waterstreet Inn is absolutely beautiful; the period furniture added so much charm, and the comfort of the whirlpool tub and gas fireplace made the experience even more perfect!

 


“Excellen” 11/28/2011
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We really enjoyed our stay. The accomodations were outstanding!

 


http://www.waterstreetinn.us/  101Water Street South, Stillwate MN 55082  651-439-6000

Guest Review for Trip Advisor

November 29th, 2011 by chuck

“Beautiful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011 NEW

The rooms are amazing here – so much character and charm! We loved our stay in a whirlpool suite overlooking the St Croix. The staff was very helpful with any of our requests and we will definitely be staying here again.

Room Tip:Go for the suite overlooking the river – you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple

Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082

651-439-6000

Review from Trip Advisor

November 21st, 2011 by chuck

 

“Second Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 NEW

From the moment you enter the lobby, you have stepped into a vintage era; from the grand piano, lush-covered antique chairs, to the pink crystal lamps you will feel like royalty. My sister and I first stayed at the Waterstreet Inn last summer and enjoyed a 2-room suite overlooking the St. Croix. Our room was huge and perfect for a small group to enjoy a few cocktails before dining. For our sencond retreat, we elected a smaller suite with a downtown view and we were not disapponted. The room was perfect: huge, carved Victorian bed with fresh, whiter than white linens, cozy fireplace, balcony over-looking downtown, and the “cannot live without” jetted, garden tub tucked into the suites corner. We loved it! The location is unparalled, the service was on the spot and eager to please, the room was so quiet and perfectly furnished. My sister and I have decided to make the Waterstreet Inn our regular destination at least 3 times a year! Leave the waterparks, noise, running kids and chaos to the motels and choose the Inn for an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family

Water Street Inn

101 Water Street Inn

Stillwater MN 55082

651-439-6000

 

Guest Review from Trip Advisor

September 24th, 2011 by chuck

 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 NEW

We recently stayed there a few weeks back and were treated like royalty. Yes we stayed there during a wedding weekend and we did not get at all the weddings are bigger then us service as a previous poster said. We were greeted with smiles. We checked into our spacious room at 4 pm as stated on their conformation email states and our room was standing tall. Clean spacious and cool on a hot day. We did however have a few hiccups in our travels which were dealt with with promptness and humbleness by the staff. When calling the desk for directions and advice on travel from the airport we got direct yes and no answers and told which taxi to take. Our flight was delayed three times and we were on the ropes. The person at the desk was prompt in getting back to us and lining up a quick and reputable cab company.He also took care on the way out our boarding passes which were changed at the last minute. Upon arrival as stated we had smiles as stated. He helped our elderly mother to the room by walking us directly to a tricky to find elevator and made sure she was looked out for the whole stay.We ordered ice to our room and the same guy was at our door within three minutes of calling. Our room as I stated had a few issues and the same person again was there fixing our hot tub and TV. We did ask a lot of the desk during our trip and never once got the put off no matter how petty our issues were. We called own to the desk and asked if we could get a dinner reservation at 9:55 at night and guess what the guy made it happen he even got us seated where we wanted even though it was really busy. The food was ok but portions are small for the price. Hotel food, it is that way everywhere you go. The second day we had great service again from everything we asked for but our guy wasn’t there. We were told he was the afternoon shift. Well when we came down for dinner and asked where to eat tonight he said “here” we simply said we did yours last night and want another which he promptly gave us a list,food type choices and then called over and made our reservations for us. He also said hey now do me a favor and don’t miss our live Irish music in the pub and our wine list which is and was beyond the best I have ever seen. We went into the pub right around 11 pm and once again had great service,the front desk guy checked on us again and made sure we were treated like gold. My elderly mother had the best feeling from this , she used to be a hotel reviewer corporate places. This is not a corporate place but run like a smooth oiled machine that makes you feel at home. We read the reviews before and wanted to tell everyone this is not bad at all,something must have been different with them. We got nothing but the best and treated with empathy all throughout our stay. Some people seem bitter writing back months later. By the way this person he speaks of is I think the exact person we dealt with. I think it was at least. I wish I had read his name tag but didn’t. About 6 foot and blond with a slight accent was our guy ,couldn’t be the same person.

Room Tip:Room 214 is perfect
Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
 
Water Street Inn
101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-439-6000
 

Guest Review from BedandBreakfast.com

September 24th, 2011 by chuck

 

Here is what guests had to say…

“Good Time” 9/12/2011
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Stayed On: 8/2011
My wife and I stayed at the Water Street Inn for a quick, near-impromptu getaway. The staff was attentive, friendly and more than willing to help. The room was was huge and extremely clean. We had an awesome view of the river and historic lift bridge. Charlie’s Pub was also a good experience. We sat patio having drinks on the river front on a beautiful August evening. I’m not sure what it was but the Guiness just tasted better here! Had a great breakfast at Charlie’s the next morning too. I would definitely recommend the Water Street Inn to anyone. Great location, staff, and accomodations. Cost could be a deterrent for those on a tighter budget.

 

Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater MN 55082

651-439-6000

http://www.waterstreetinn.us/

Guest Review from BedandBreakfast.com

September 2nd, 2011 by chuck

“Awesome times” 8/23/2011
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Stayed On: 8/2011
Everything was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and we even received a free upgrade to our room. Not sure why, but it doesn’t matter. We purchased the romance package. It was great to get to our room with a cold bottle of champagne waiting for us!! The dinner was spectacular (I had the best salmon) and breakfast was wonderful. I don’t think we’ll stay anywhere else when we come to Stillwater again!

Review from BedandBreakfast.com

August 26th, 2011 by chuck

 

The room was very nice. Eclectic lobby. Adequate parking –
it’s easier to enter the back of the building, rather than the main front lobby
entrance. Excellent breakfast!

Guest Review

August 3rd, 2011 by chuck

From Bed and Breakfast.com

We escaped from Minneapolis for a day and spent the night at the Water Street Inn. It’s in a wonderful location overlooking the river and bridge, and only a block from shopping and dining. A little bit of old charm. The staff was friendly and helpful.