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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We booked room 3 sight unseen while on a road trip. "Historic and authentic" in a town with the same credentials sounded good. But this place is in need of some serious TLC. I understand that running an old hotel full of old fixtures and furniture is expensive in both time and money, but certain details need immediate attention at this place. I walked around to look at other rooms, and saw that the sinks in a few have been upgraded. But room 3 has a decrepit tiny sink that is child height and pops and gurgles after turning off the taps. Come on- that's just too skeevy. Room 3 also needs a decent lamp: the tiny pull-chain lamp by the bed is a fire hazard with its old brittle paper shade. There's a hole under one of the windows and flaking rust on the exposed pipes. The room was cold with no means of adjusting the temperature, and on our second afternoon there was a stink coming from the hallway. Come on - that's uncomfortable to say the least. Breakfast was late- we and a few others waited outside until the doors were unlocked to let us into the dining areas. Come on - that's cold and unwelcoming. The breakfast frittata was mostly potatoes, the strawberries were not washed, and the flowers on the tables were wilted and old. This place needs a critical eye and an energetic manager to give its guests a warm, pleasant, comfortable, fresh experience. We've stayed in "historic and authentic" old hotels in other lovely old towns, and some have been far from fancy. Although we didn't expect luxury, and although we booked the room hurriedly and without seeing it ahead of time, we were disappointed in the lack of attention to details here and cannot recommend it to other travelers.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank j9mitchell
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a well maintained hotel from the 1890's! Just a short block from the Mississippi River with a scenic river walk. Room 11 was small but well equipped. Price great. Breakfast was creative and better than average breakfast included fare. Rooms are lovely with beautiful period wallpapers, furniture and chandeliers.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Mart1230
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Rachel Y, Owner at Eagles on the River & Historic Anderson House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Sounds like you very much enjoyed your stay in our historic hotel, Mart1230! Thank you for the five stars and all your kind words about the food, the accommodations and our unique decor. I hope you enjoyed everything Wabasha has to offer as well!

Join us again someday soon,
Rachel Yenter

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Beautifully preserved hotel with lots of character. Fun to view the rooms that aren't occupied as each is unique. We stayed in Room 18, lovely corner room with whirlpool and shower. Many rooms have only small baths with tiny showers, so be sure to ask. Our bath had no door, only a rather sheer curtain with was the only thing we didn't like.
Breakfast was amazing and the owner is very friendly, accommodating and tries to make everyone's stay pleasant. Definitely a place to go experience!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank 14smurray
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Rachel Y, Owner at Eagles on the River & Historic Anderson House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Thank you for the kind words, 14smurray! It sounds like your overall stay was delightful -- shower door aside -- and I'm glad we made you feel so welcome and at home. I appreciate you spreading the word about our flexibility too; we're always happy to help find the optimal accommodations to fit your needs!

Hope to welcome you back someday soon,
Rachel Yenter

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I was greatly disappointed in the historical Anderson House Hotel. It's in bad need of repair. The wallpaper and wallboard in my room was split open exposing insulation and the outside wall. I was amazed that staff of the hotel did not notice it and try to repair it. The makeshift bathrooms are very tiny and were cheaply done, not matching the historical decor of the building at all. The paint around the doors and window trim, was greatly chipped. The carpeting is old and stained. I was expecting more out of the hotel for the price that we had to pay for a room.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
Thank Trudy C
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Rachel Y, Owner at Eagles on the River & Historic Anderson House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Trudy, we're so sorry to hear that your room had some notable issues, and we do keep a close eye for these things and I want to assure you that we're addressing them as quickly as we can. Since re-opening in 2012 we have put on a new roof, new hot water heating system, new carpets in some rooms, all new wood window sills on the exterior, new patios in the back.....We appreciate your concern for the building, and I assure you we will continue with improvements as we can. Thank you for reaching out!

Best wishes,
Rachel Yenter

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

The building itself was very nice and interesting. My husband and I stayed for one night, but I wouldn't be interested in staying any longer. There was no door on the bathroom in our room - just a curtain. This is not acceptable at all. And there was no place to put my makeup - it only had a pedastal sink. The staff was rarely available. The biggest plus was that breakfast was very good. The food and variety was excellent.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere.
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Holly B
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Rachel Y, Owner at Eagles on the River & Historic Anderson House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Sorry to hear the bathroom facilities weren't ideal for you, Holly! All of our rooms are unique, as with most historic hotels, and yours happened to be the one without a door or a vanity. In fact, all the other rooms do have those amenities. Don't hesitate to speak up and let us know so we can try to better accommodate you! It's another matter entirely if our staff wasn't available when you need us; excellent service is something we're known for, and it's disappointing to hear we missed the mark. You should expect better of us, and we'd love another chance to show you what our hospitality is truly like.

Best wishes,
Rachel Yenter

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