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Archer House River Inn

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This place is wonderful. Very unique hotel that has been restored & renovated. Cozy & charming. We booked a "cozy" room & it definitely was small & cozy with a teeny bathroom. Bathroom had a huge old bathtub taking up most of space but not a major issue. Desk staff was friendly & helpful. We received coupons for some shops...

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Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Had a very nice stay - nice redone room with river view. Friendly staff. Lots to do in area. College campuses with parks. Nice town with river walk. State park nearby. Great restaurants and entertainment nearby.

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Albion, Michigan
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The Archer House is an old inn with all the charm and quirks one expects from an old inn. Our cozy room was recently redone so we had a modern bathroom and comfortable bed. The location in the heart of Northfield is perfect with interesting shops nearby. The staff was most helpful. I left a cosmetics bag in our room...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The Archer House was a charming little hotel with a great location in Northfield. The building is very old but the rooms have a surprisingly modern feel.. we stayed in the suite on the top floor and really enjoyed it. This hotel is a nice option for a weekend in Northfield.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This place exudes charm. You can easily catch yourself thinking you've stepped back in time to the 1880s. The downtown location is definitely a plus. Amenities include room a/c, a delightful ceiling fan, free wi-fi, and a computer in the lobby. I stayed in a "cozy" room, which is just fine for one person. Service can be spotty. When I...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Although the small bathroom was neat and recently tiled, the rest of the hotel is in pretty poor shape. The bed and mattress had seen better days. Sidewalk and porch need to be rebuilt. However the real problem is lack of window blinds. There is a small blind but it only covers half the window. Very difficult to sleep with...

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chihuahualuvers
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Loved this Hotel and all it's old charm. We stayed in RM 210S which is a Suite with a sofa bed, TV, mini refrigerator, & microwave in one room, and two Queen size beds with another TV in the main room. The Bathroom looked like it was recently redone, and lovely. The room overlooked the Cannon River~beautiful view. The hotel...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Historic The Archer House Hotel is on the main street of Northfield near both St. Olaf and Carlton Colleges. Parking is usually available in their parking lot behind the hotel or late overnight on the street in front of the hotel. Rooms vary in size and layout. There is a lift from the parking lot with luggage carts available. Desk...

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 3 June 2015

OK, first the positives. The room was immaculate. You could have eaten off the bathroom floor. There was a room air conditioner. The staff of the hotel could not have been nicer or more helpful. The Tavern, located in the hotel, served incredibly reasonably-priced drinks and food. Great location in downtown, easy walking to Carleton College. OK, now the negatives....

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

This Country Inn is located in Downtown Northfield MN and is well over 100 years old so change your expectations a little when you visit. It reminded me of the Grand Hotel in the Christopher Reeves/Jane Seynour movie classic "Somewhere In Time"!!! Don't expect spacious Suites, modern soundproofing, room service and a full course breakfast. Instead you will receive a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Archer House River Inn occupies more than a central location in Northfield. For generations of guests and locals, it IS Northfield - a geographical and architectural landmark, a host to history for nearly 140 years, and an exemplar of the town's spirit of hospitality. Built in the French Second Empire style, the four-story red brick building is grand in design, rich in character, and impressive in its amenities - which include two full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, riverside lounge, conference space and more. Yet with just 36 rooms, no two of which are identical, the inn is intimate in scale and unique in feel. The Archer House also boasts the city's best location, straddling the town's main thoroughfare and the Cannon River. Beyond its prominent setting and venerable history, something else makes the Archer House special: a spirit reflected by the staff's pride in upholding a 140-year legacy of caring for guests, and the ownership's loving stewardship of a property that embodies the heart and soul of Northfield. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Archer House River Inn

Address: 212 S Division St, Northfield, MN 55057
Region: United States > Minnesota > Northfield
Price Range: $129 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Archer House River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Archer House Hotel Northfield
Archer Hotel Northfield
The Archer Hotel
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“Try to get a room overlooking the river”
 of 5 bubbles 294pamelan, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was in one of the tiny single rooms on the 3rd floor. It's possible the thin walls are less of a problem elsewhere in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Delaurab, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think I would ask for a room on the back side. Each room is unique, so pick up the phone and talk to them about your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles CML548, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Charm varies from room to room, ask when reserving.”
 of 5 bubbles shoelu, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I have heard the cozy rooms are extremely small. Spend the extra money for bigger rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles 930shandah, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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