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118 3rd St S State Highway 23, Cold Spring, MN 56320-2545
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Riverside Inn is conveniently located 13 miles west of St. Cloud, with access to the Sauk River waterway system. Staying at Cold Spring's RIVERSIDE INN offers many benefits, from clean and affordable lodging accommodations and personalized service to a Preferred Customer Program with free lodging for repeat guest stays.You'll appreciate our home away from home atmosphere and special amenities including:30 uniquely decorated themed guest rooms. Non-smoking rooms available. Whirlpool Suite. Handicapped accessible guest room. Indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and sauna. Cable Television Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Free weekday morning newspaper. Spacious Fireside Lobby. Gift Certificates available. Near Dining, Shops and More. The Riverside Inn is adjacent to a Community Park with playground equipment, picnic tables, firepits, and a boat launch which provides access to the staggering concentration of water of the Sauk River and Horseshoe Chain of Lakes 13-mile waterway system.Our Central Minnesota location (only 13 miles west of St. Cloud and 80 miles northwest of the Mall of America) provides close access to quaint country shops, fine dining and bakery treats, shopping malls, movie theaters, roller skating, golfing, bowling, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and much more!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot bath
Swimming pool toys
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rich W wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
I have a yearly trip to Minnesota and just completed my third stay at Riverside Inn. They set the standard! The staff and accommodations are second to none. The staff and owners could have been the same people. Each and every person took pride and ownership of the property and the guests. And the new themed rooms are amazing!! As a woodworker I couldn't believe what they have created. One thing though, I forgot to ask where they purchase their sheets. Softer than I have at home!!! Honey we are going shopping. Last bust certainly not least, there was plenty of toilet paper, and didn't cost a penny extra. Cleanest and friendliest place I have ever stayed. Thank you, thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Voyager36382932679, General Manager at Riverside Inn
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. Next time you come talk to the manager, Kasi, she will give you the inside scoop on our soft sheets and comforters! Hope you will be staying with us again! Again, thank you for your kind review. Riverside Inn & Event Center
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Cathy H wrote a review Jul 2019
10 contributions12 helpful votes
The room was clean, but small, cramped, and cheaply decorated.; the bathroom barely allowed room to turn around, very tight space. The continental breakfast was pretty much, strange, there was a waffle maker, some boxed donuts, cereal, and a note that hard boiled eggs and yogurt were in the fridge. The bed was uncomfortable, noisy road traffic, one of the worst night’s sleep I have had in a long time. I did debate on using the pool and hot tub the night I arrived, but they have it open to the public for a small fee, and the area was full of teenagers. For the experience, it was pricy for one night, $110, and I don’t think I will be staying there again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Poor Sleep - Uncomfortable bed, noisy air conditioner, and lots of road noise!
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Tim L wrote a review Jun 2019
Richmond, Minnesota15 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a lovely non-chain hotel on the Sauk River in Cold Spring. All of the rooms are beautifully decorated, each one with a different theme. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the property, inside and out, is very well maintained. The owners are on site every day to insure a quality experience. In short this is an excellent motel.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Walleye4539, Front Office Manager at Riverside Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2019
Thank you for your excellent review & for choosing Riverside Inn & Event Center. We appreciate our guests and their reviews. Glad we have met expectations and that your stay was great. We work very hard to keep everything maintained and updated.
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Timbuktom wrote a review Feb 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Riverside Inn is a fantastic stay. They have it all. First of all, incredibly helpful, friendly owners and staff. The themed rooms are uniquely gorgeous and the hot tub/pool is very relaxing. We incorporated their convention room for our visit and it was exactly what we needed. Even in the winter it’s important to call to make sure rooms are available. We’ll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Rich W wrote a review Feb 2019
3 contributions
We leave tomorrow morning after 5 days staying at Riverside Inn. The staff is top notch, and the rooms are spotless. The themed rooms are absolutely amazing, my favorite is the music room. Breakfast is great and there is always a hot cup of coffee no matter the time of day. Thank you Jim, Ann, Kasi, and the entire crew for a wonderful stay. We will absolutely be back for our third stay.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
US$110 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Grumpy's (0.5 km) and Little Sister's Antiques (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cold Spring Bakery, Marnanteli's Pizza & Grille, and Blue Heron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Riverside Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cold Spring.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverside Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverside Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.