Water Street Inn

101 South Water , Stillwater, 55082 USA (Show map)
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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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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.0

nothing spectular

1.4 on October 02, 2017

I am extremely upset and disappointed in my stay at Water Street Inn in Stillwater. Talking to the front desk people about anything was like pulling teeth to get information. When we arrived, we called from where we were to see where we could park, as Water Street Inn has no designated parking area at all. Then once inside, at the front desk, we asked again if it was okay where we parked. The front desk guy was like "yea, it's fine, I mean, they are done ticketing for today but start up again at 8 am." I was not pleased, asked why Water Street Inn doesn’t offer any parking? The guy just looked at us, Then a lady stepped in and was like "yes, of course we do," and gave us a ticket to park across the street.I accidentally left my purse at the front desk area, and didn’t realize it until we were in our room, went back down to the front desk and asked them about it, again, it was like pulling teeth to get front desk to do anything, We asked everyone about my purse and finally only one guy helped us. Said would review security tapes. Stated would be calling police to make out a report, and lo and behold, my purse showed up in their ‘lost and found’ We ate in their restaurant, Charlie’s Restaurant, and it was far from ideal. There was human hair cooked into the shepherd's pie we had. Gross. Had called ahead of time and asked if could do something a little special as was my wedding night, and they stated could purchase one of their add-on packages. For the amount of money for a room on the weekend there, felt they could offer something complimentary for the special occasion and informed them of such. they said they would and got nothing. The place looks nice online, but it is nothing spectacular for the weekend price: being one hundred dollars more than the Monday – Thursday price. The lack of quality customer service, the rudeness of the staff, never been so disappointed and upset. Did not get what was paid.

Perfect Romantic Getaway

5 on November 26, 2013

From the time we walked into the hotel until the time we left everyone was delightfully pleasant and clearly committed to making our stay "one of a kind." First stay and will definitely be back. The room faced the St. Croix River and Lift Bridge. Absolutely breathtaking display of lights sparkling off the water as night fell. Room was pleasant with fireplace and tub. Bed was very comfortable. All around, clean and interestingly decorated. Dinner was exquisite and brunch was the best as it had so many healthy options-generally not the case. Thank you for a memorable experience.

Just OK...

2.6 on October 15, 2013

We stayed street side which was fine, but the wallpaper was peeling, the chairs were uncomfortable and the TV was ancient. I did not come to Stillwater to sit or watch TV, but for the price we paid it should have been nicer. Also, the free cup of coffee just isn't enough. We could have stayed in a nice B&B for less money and gotten way more. We did love the location.

A Nice Night Get Away

4.0 on September 05, 2013

Passing through the area and took in this delightful bed-n-breakfast. Had great Irish musicians on the patio! Charming room close the city shops. Enjoyed the patio too. Thank you for a refreshing experience!

bit overprived for quality

3.0 on August 06, 2013

I love Stillwater and all it has to offer. Was very disappointed in quality of room. While the 2 room suite was very spacious and main bed fairly cushy, the Murphy bed was about as comfortable as sleeping on the floor. The bathroom was lacking a floor mat, wallpaper peeling and bathtub/shower needing desperately to be re-caulked. For the weekend rate paid for 1 night, I expected top notch quality. That being said, the location is IDEAL for an evening out on the town and the staff very accommodating.

NIce stay in historic setting with stunning location

4.2 on July 11, 2013

We had a wonderful stay for 2 nights in the Lovely Water Street Inn. We had a room to the street (not riverside) which was quite fine. Lovely bed and bathroom, attentive service and a stuning location. We followed the Scandinavian heritage trail to St Croix, Taylor Falls, Lindstrom etc and Stillwater was the perfect place to do this from. Nice small-Town size but service and aray of restos as a much bigger city. European feel to some of the restaurants but as Always in US greater service! Birgitta & Sven from Sweden

Friday night getaway

4.0 on June 03, 2013

Had a great night . Dinner was excellent service great. Popped extra for a balcony room . Glad we did. Will come back again. Breakfast was wonderful. Got to eat outside.

A great break from reality.

5 on May 03, 2013

We so enjoyed our one night with the Inn. very comfortable and quiet staff was very good and our dinner was excellent Couldn't ask for more. THANKS

Weekend stay in Stillwater

3.6 on April 23, 2013

I had a great time in Stillwater over the weekend. Thanks for everything. Brunch was fantastic.

Historic Rooms

4.4 on April 20, 2013

My room was amazing with high ceilings, fireplace, balcony and comfy bed. Room service delivered two dinners which were outstanding. I was very pleased with my 3 day stay!!

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Rooms & Rates

Vault Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

St. Croix Suites

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Parlor Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Water Street Rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Riverfront, Historic, City, Downtown, Lakefront, Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 33 miles

Directions to property:

From Minneapolis Take Hwy494 East to 35E North Follow to Hwy 36 East into Stillwater This will turn into Main Street, turn Right on Chestnut Go 1 Block to Water Street On the Corner of Water and Chestnut Street on your left 101 Water Street South

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Music in the pub or patio on the weekends, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash



Charles Doughery

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  • Time Served: 7-10:, M-F, 8-10:30 S, 9-11,Su
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking the River, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Wednesday 4-Course Wine Tasting Dinner
Each week our Chef creates a four-course dinner menu, each course paired with a specially selected glass of wine Wednesday nights for $34.95 per person. Served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, reservations suggested. Not valid with any other special offers. Weekly menu updated online at http://www.waterstreetinn.us/Newsletter/