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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is an old historic building that has seen better days. It has been updated in some cosmetic ways compared to what it was in its past life as the Stuart Hotel, but the photos suggest a lot more remodeling than has actually occurred. I am amazed it meets fire code--check out the wiring situation in the place. It...

2Thank muffyt
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Room needed some tender loving care for maintenance items. Location is great for wondering around town, don't need a care to see most of downtown. Be sure to see the Jesse James Museum just 1 block away. Hotel has very good WIFI.

1Thank Jeffrey C
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The hotel has undergone extensive renovations. Our room was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and offered a view of the river directly behind the hotel. Northfield is a charming little town, trying valiantly to preserve the Main Street concept, and the Archer Inn is a major part of the downtown. The Indian food restaurant attached to the Inn is also very...

Thank Anne A
Montevideo, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I am glad we decided to stay at this place...it has 4 floors and we stayed on the 3rd floor..each room has a different name...There is a place to eat and place to have drinks..would highly recommend...Staff was awesome !!!!!.....Would stray here again

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Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I think the options in Northfield are limited, but the hotel is in dire need of an entire renovation and to make matters worse the staff was actually rather rude and incompetent. This is not a charming small town inn that could ever be a part of an upscale association (like Historic Inns of America). Northfield probably lacks a market...

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Todd B, Owner at Archer House River Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at the Archer House River Inn. We would be glad to directly address any issues that you had and invite all guests to call or email us at any time. A manager or owner will quickly do all we can to address and rectify issues or concerns. The Archer House...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Well-preserved historical building in the heart of downtown. Some cute shops occupy the first floor and it is still styled in the time period of when it was built. Expect everything to smell like Indian food, though, as that type of restaurant is right next to the lobby.

2Thank Rachel C
Faribault, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Chapati Restaurant (Indian Food). Very impressed with menu and waiter. Surprised to find out limited bar service even though they did have 2 Indian beer's. We tried one of Entree's for 2 with vegetables and meat. Medium spice yet very tasty could be more temps turn hotter. Beautiful night.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Archer House is unique. When you step into the lobby for the first time you are stepping back in time. Some reviewers have had negative experiences because of the antiquated furnishings and style. I believe that's because they are judging by comparing it to modern day state of the art facilities. Yes some of the rooms are small but...

2Thank Tony M
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We booked our rooms for our daughter's graduation a year in advance. We have stayed at the Country Inn typically but wanted to be away from the train and closer in town with grandparents coming as well. We were only able to get 3 cozy rooms for 5 of us. I put my name on a wait list of something...

3Thank Patzy N
Stewartville, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I am basing my review on this visit only. We have stayed at this hotel before and had wonderful experiences. This time, not so much. We stayed in room #204. It is very, very small. It looks like they took all the excess from the other rooms and threw it in this room. Nothing matched. One wall had the TV...

1Thank gmacmj

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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: RM434 - RM678 (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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