Best Western

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

1 N Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901-4810
Phone: 920/230-1900   |   Fax: 920/230-6282   |   176 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Nestled on the banks of the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, lies the beautiful BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. Spring of 2013, the $13 million renovation project will be completely finished with renovating and reinventing the inside of the hotel. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center features eight floors with 176 guest accommodations, most of which have scenic views of the Fox River and/or Lake Winnebago, over 5,500 square feet of function space, pool, whirlpool, fitness center, game room and guest laundry with each guest room. The hotel is connected to the Oshkosh Convention Center which has an additional 18,000 square feet of flexible function space and stunning riverside views.

The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center also features Ground Round at Rivers Edge Bar and Grill. This fun filled lounge and eatery features dining on the outside patio along the river, large windows to overlook the water, private dining and nightly specials. Bring your boat and tie up along one of the many piers located right in front of the hotel.

There is no other choice when looking for a place to relax, meet or socialize in Oshkosh. Located just minutes from EAA, home of the nation's largest airshow, strolling the scenic downtown and visiting the many shops, restaurants or a trip to the Grand Opera House, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center is just the right place for any occasion or occurrence!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, Ground Round at River's Edge
  • Cocktail lounge, Ground Round at River's Edge
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Hot tub, whirlpool
  • Massage services, by appointment only.
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour, cardiovascular equipment, fully equipped
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge
  • Porterage/bell services available, during peak check-in & check-out times
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Express check out
  • Game room, located adjacent to the Ground Round at River's Edge Restaurant.
  • Cable or satellite television, All broadcasts are in HD
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms. All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access.
  • Business center, 24-hour, complimentary
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Fax machine
  • Computer, available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting facilities, the BEST WESTERN Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center has 21,337 square footage of meeting space. Modem-datport available in meeting rooms.
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom, there are three ballrooms at the hotel/convention center. Athearn Ballroom, Paul L & Leander Choate
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services, portable shower bench
  • Hearing impaired services, TTY/TDD Phones
  • Physically challenged facilities: Ramps, grab bars, roll-in showers, visual alarms, door knock lights.
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours free
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Local shuttle
  • Outdoor parking, 24 hours, fee
  • Garage parking, 24 hours, fee
  • Paid parking, 2.00 USD
  • Truck/RV and Motor coach parking, at Convention Center lot. free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Storage space, complimentary

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western premier waterfront hotel & convention center in Oshkosh.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Play and Stay Package 1 Night

Come and stay with us and enjoy a night of family fun for two adults and up to two children ages 15 and under, book our Play and Stay Package. You will stay in a fireplace or whirlpool suite, executive suite or double queen room. Our package includes a dinner voucher for the Ground Round at Rivers Edge per room, microwave popcorn and other movie time treats, and one 2-liter bottle of soda per room. Don't forget our hot breakfast that is available in the Ground Round dinning room every morning.

Reserve Package

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Conveniently located, the best western premier waterfront hotel & convention center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 44.014163  /  Latitude: -88.538093


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Milwaukee. Take Highway 41 North. Take Exit 116 - Highway 44 East. This turns into South Park Avenue. Turn left onto South Main Street. Proceed over the Fox River. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center is on the left.

From: Madison. Take Highway 151 to Waupun. Take Exit 148 - Highway 26 North. Take the exit for Highway 41 North. Take Exit 116 - Highway 44 East which turns into South Park Avenue. Turn left onto South Main Street. Proceed over the Fox River. Look for the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center on the left.

From: Green Bay. Take Highway 41 South. Take Exit 117 - 9th Avenue East. Turn left onto South Main Street. Proceed over the Fox River. On the left you will see the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Founded in 1871, the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh is set in northern Wisconsin on the Fox River in Oshkosh. A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW Oshkosh is a public university featuring bachelor and master degrees.

Wisconsin’s third largest university, UWO has an enrollment of over 13,000 students, and a 174-acre campus. UWO also features three sites listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places: Oviatt House, the William E. Pollock Residence, and the Oshkosh State Normal School Historic District.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Leach Amphitheater, located on the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, where the water opens up to the breathtaking views of Lake Winnebago, the Leach Amphitheater is a spectacular venue for community festivals, live concerts of all types, and other events.
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Grand Opera House, the 668-seat house has the intimacy of a European-style theater but with outstanding acoustics. The Victorian decor is accentuated with velvet seats, a ladies' warming room, and marble fireplaces. It is the beauty and uniqueness of the hall in every detail that continues to draw artists and audiences from around the world.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Paine Art Center and Gardens, tour the historic Paine Estate. Enjoy the botanical gardens, art collections, and Family Discovery Gallery.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from EAA AirVenture Museum, marvel at aviation innovations in our collection of more than 200 historic airplanes. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, our tribute to World War II aviation, and get hands on in the KidVenture Gallery, our exciting interactive gallery for kids of all ages!
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Rebel Alliance Theatre, see a performance by the community theater group. Check out their website for upcoming performances and ticket information.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, take in a ballet, opera, drama, music, or comedy. The arts center offers a vast array of traveling national acts such as The Lion King, Blue Man Group, Bill Cosby, and more.
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Gilded Lily, Upscale ladies shopping boutique.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh, all your shopping desires are met here and at outlet prices! Several shopping categories including: apparel, children's apparel, food, footwear, health & beauty, housewares & home furnishings, services, specialties & accessories. Shop at over 40 of your favorite name brand stores including GAP, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Old Navy®, Polo Ralph Lauren®, Tommy Hilfiger®, Coach and more.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Mall of Antiques, with over 100 dealers, shoppers will find a wide variety of quality antiques, collectibles, and unique gift items.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Fox River Mall, offers sensational shopping at over 180 of your favorite stores.

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 23.00 mile(s) from Neenah
  • 31.00 mile(s) from Appleton
  • 33.00 mile(s) from Ripon
  • 44.00 mile(s) from Madison
  • 58.00 mile(s) from Green Bay
  • 87.00 mile(s) from Milwaukee
  • 175 mile(s) from Chicago, IL
  • 0.01 mile(s) from 4imprint, large company that makes promotional products for advertisement purposes.
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Kimberly-Clark, a personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Oshkosh Truck Corporation, leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency.
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Hoffmaster, leads the industry in producing the most complete line of specialty disposable tabletop products.
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Bemis, a multinational company and a major supplier of flexible packaging used by leading food, consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Bemis also supplies pressure sensitive adhesive coated materials globally to label, signage, medical and graphics companies.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a public university in Oshkosh. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System and offers both bachelor and master degrees.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Ripon College, a liberal arts college. As of 2012, Ripon College's student body stood at around 1000, the majority of whom live on campus.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Fox Valley Technical College, is the technical college for the Appleton area. It is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Marian University, formerly Marion College of Fond du Lac, is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Fond du Lac. It was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, who continues to sponsor the university today.
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Northeast Technical College, NWTC is one of the 16 technical and community colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • 50.00 mile(s) from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is a public university located in Green Bay. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System and offers both bachelor and master degrees.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.01 mile(s) from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans, men's or women's athletic events.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Menominee Park & Zoo, Oshkosh's largest park. There are two playgrounds, four picnic shelters, a fishing dock, asphalt walking trail, boat tie-ups, an ice skating rink, and a zoo with over 50 animals.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Pollock Community Water Park, cool off from the summer sun at this great little water park. It's open June through August.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Wiouwash State Trail, The Oshkosh Riverwalk meets the Wiouwash Trail, extending this state trail into the downtown. It is a popular trail used by bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders, and joggers. In the winter, it is used by cross country skiers and snowmobilers.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from High Cliff State Park, explore nature around Wisconsin's largest lake, Lake Winnebago.

Nearby Restaurants

  • Fine dining on premises, Ground Round at River's Edge
  • Ground Round at Rivers Edge, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, at the Ground Round at River's Edge, we take great pride in offering the friendly service and quality food that keeps you coming back. Enjoy a drink with friends or a dinner out with the family — our restaurant and bar has something for everyone! When the weather is right, dine on the riverfront patio while watching boats traverse the Fox River, or simply enjoy a cocktail while sitting around the outdoor fireplace.
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Becket's Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Brooklyn Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.00 mile(s) from The Roxy's Supper Club, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Beckets, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Oshkosh. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

June 2015

June 23 - 27, 2015
Country USA

Five days of non-stop country music fun kicks off near Oshkosh. Join the festivities, which include million dollar talents, great food, and world-class shopping.

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