Best Hotel

Places to Go & Do / Best Hotel

Reader Voted Finalists for 2017

The Lismore

#1 Most Voted

"We believe The Lismore is “Best” because we have ownership that truly cares about the community & are deeply committed to the revitalization of Downtown Eau Claire. We’re in the heart of a growing community, with more activities & entertainment to experience than ever before."
- Tara Gearing, Sales and Marketing Coor

The Lismore
333 Gibson St, Eau Claire WI 54701


The Oxbow

#2 Most Voted

"The Oxbow Hotel is a boutique independent hotel in the heart of downtown Eau Claire directly next to all the trails, rivers, and venues that make Eau Claire what it is. Our common areas and rooms feature unique design and touches that you can't find anywhere else in this market, or even in Wisconsin. Handcrafted urban wood furniture, hand-painted lake depth map murals, original screen-printed artwork, a Wisconsin-only mini-bar and more. Each of our guest rooms comes with a turntable, and you're able to check out records in the lobby to bring back to your room. We also have bicycles available free anytime for guests, and on Saturdays you can sign up for a two-hour kayak or canoe float down the river that runs across the street from the hotel. Our farm-focused restaurant/bar The Lakely, by Chef Nathan Berg, features an ever-rotating menu of fresh dishes for dinner, high-end craft cocktails (at small town prices), and live jazz many nights from the finest talent in the region. We've got a killer weekend brunch too with live folk/bluegrass music."
- Allison Gumz, General Manager

The Oxbow
516 Galloway St, Eau Claire WI 54703