102 North Second Street, Stillwater, MN 55082



Lowell Inn – Stillwater, MN
Private Rooms · Wedding Receptions · Corporate Meeting Locations

Welcome to the Lowell Inn, our landmark hotel located in the heart of downtown historic Stillwater, near St. Paul, MN. The classic Lowell Inn, found on the National Register of Historic Places, is within walking distance of boutique shops, restaurants and the scenic St. Croix River where you can enjoy boat rentals, river cruises, river walks, outdoor concerts and so much more!


It’s easy to reserve a room on our secure online system, or by calling the Inn at 651-439-1100.  Read our cancellation policy carefully as upon making a reservation, you are agreeing to the terms of our policies as outlined. All room rates are based on one or two people in the room. Add $15/person for an additional bed or crib.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express and Discover.

Your reservation is secured with your credit card and deposit. A $30 non-refundable deposit is taken at time of booking.Final payment is due upon check-in. Deposits are valid only for the dates originally reserved.

Any cancellation is subject to a penalty of $30.00 re-booking fee per night canceled, regardless the date when cancellation may occur. For cancellations within five days prior to your arrival date, or no-shows, the full payment amount for all rooms and all nights in your reservation will apply. Changing rooms, rescheduling your arrival or reducing the days of your stay, is considered a cancellation. Cancellation Policy will apply in case of bad weather. Deposit(s) are valid only for the dates originally reserved.

Check in time is 4-9p or as agreed upon in advance with our front desk. Check out time is by 11a. Late check outs incur a $25 fee.

Children are free with an accompanying adult. A $15 fee is charged for an extra bed.

Sorry, we cannot accept pets of any size.

Complimentary WIFI is provided.

Our modern rooms have two handicap accessible rooms and ten handicap friendly rooms. They are located on the 2nd and 3rd guest levels of the inn, accessible by the first floor parking ramp elevator or parking level.

We are a smoke free inn including balconies. A $150 cleaning fee is charged to your credit card should you smoke in your room.

For your convenience, if you park in the parking ramp located on the north side of the Lowell Inn building, we will validate your parking ticket at the front desk. Sorry we cannot validate lost tickets or reimburse paid tickets. Please check with the City of Stillwater for oversized vehicles and special parking needs.

Please refer to our Specials page  for information.

Give the gift of a Lowell Inn gift certificate valid for dining or lodging. Order online in your desired amount, or by calling direct at 651-439-1100 to order.  Gift Cards include information on the Lowell Inn.

Click here for Google Map directions to the Lowell Inn.  We are conveniently located on 2nd Street, one block off Main Street’s downtown shops and restaurants.

Order your complimentary Stillwater Visitors Guides online at: DiscoverStillwater.com/visitors-guide/, or pick one up in our lobby.  Visit our To Do page for more information.

  • Guest Rooms – many feature whirlpool tubs, fireplaces & balconies.
  • In-room TV
  • In-room phone
  • Room service during restaurant hours
  • Iron & Ironing boards
  • Hair dryers
  • Individual room heating and a/c
  • Free Wifi access
  • Business Center with morning coffee, and computer
  • Two restaurants – full menus, full bar
  • Event Center for Meetings, Weddings, Events.
  • Covered ramp parking validated
Partner Businesses :

On-Site Restaurants – Featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar and more!
The Lowell Inn Banquet Center – Our attached Wedding, Meeting and Event Center
St. Croix Boat & Packet – Public and Charter St. Croix River lunch and dinner Cruises
The Grand Pizza – Delivered hot to your room!
The Grand Banquet Hall – Perfect for weddings, meeting and events


The Lowell Inn, named for famed Stillwater entrepreneur Elmore Lowell, was built in 1927 on the grounds of the old lumberjack boarding house, The Sawyer House. Over the years, formal dining rooms were added, including the Garden Room featuring a spring-fed water fountain, originally stocked with trout. The
Matterhorn Room, now used for fondue dinners, was carved by
a renown carpenter from Switzerland who lived in the hotel for several years as he designed and hand-carved the room.

The Inn has 23 guest rooms, decorated in Williamsburg and French Provincial styles and a newly annexed addition completed in 2011 featuring 12 European Modern styled guest rooms. The new addition includes the Lowell Inn Event Center designed for Weddings, Meetings and Events; the attached parking ramp; and the improved outdoor garden patio area.

The Inn was run for many years by Arthur and Nelle Palmer, former Vaudevillians, who lived in the Inn while raising their family. Nelle
was well known for her style and as the hostess, greeting diners and travelers in the Lowell Inn’s glamorous lobby. A portrait of Nelle hangs in the George Washington room.

The Lowell Inn is a testament to the hospitality of the Palmer family that operated the Inn for three generations. In 2001, the St. Croix Boat and Packet Company purchased the Lowell Inn. It is our goal to continue and maintain the Palmer family’s tradition of personal attention to our guests and patrons.