Best Western

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

1 N Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901-4810
Phone: +1 920-230-1900   |   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. The majority of the hotel’s guest rooms provide a beautiful view of two of the community’s greatest assets; the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. Enjoy direct access to the Riverwalk which connects to the popular Wiouwash Trail. Perfect for walking, jogging or biking. The hotel’s convenient downtown location provides easy access to dining and entertainment venues, shops, the Leach Amphitheater and the Grand Opera House, all within walking distance.

Experience the Ground Round at River’s Edge Bar and Grill providing casual dining and cocktails. This fun filled lounge and eatery features seasonal dining on the riverside patio, large windows that 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.

The 176 room, full-service hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, game room, and business center. Weddings and conference attendees enjoy the convenience of the sky walk which connects to the Oshkosh Convention Center. The hotel and convention center, combined, provide over 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with the flexibility of 19 breakout rooms. Some meeting rooms provide beautiful views of the Fox River. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is a short one mile away.

There is no other choice when looking for a place to relax, meet or socialize in Oshkosh. The hotel is located just minutes from E.A.A., home of the nation's largest airshow and popular aeronautics museum. Add a visit to the popular Outlet Shoppes, located across the highway from E.A.A. Oshkosh is know as "Wisconsin's Event City" and our hotel is located in the middle of all the action! The hotel is just the right place for any occasion! Indoor heated pool and whirlpool open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. for adults and until 11:00 p.m. for children and teens ages 15 and under. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless Internet Access in Public Areas
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • Airport Courtesy Shuttle Available 6 a.m. - midnight Shuttle is complimentary to airport, must be arranged 48-hours in advance. Please call to inquire for any other shuttle needs in advance.
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, Ground Round at River's Edge
  • Cocktail lounge, Ground Round at River's Edge on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Select from an extensive menu of appetizers, burgers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, full-size dinners and drinks. Enjoy great food in a casual atmosphere.
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Hot tub, whirlpool
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour, cardiovascular equipment, fully equipped
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk The front desk is staffed 24-hours.
  • Concierge
  • Porterage/bell services available, Available most summer weekends.
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Express check out
  • Game room
  • Cable or satellite television, All broadcasts are in HD
  • High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Business center, has four work stations with Internet connectivity, and printer/scanners. Complimentary and available 24-hours.
  • Printer available
  • Computer rental
  • Fax services, There is a nominal fee for fax transmissions provided at the registration desk.
  • Fax machine
  • Computer, available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Video conferencing
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services A full-time wedding planner is available to assist with wedding arrangements. Over 100 weddings are serviced annually. Receptions are held in the hotel's Athearn Ballroom, as well as in the adjoining Oshkosh Convention Center and off-site.
  • 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
  • Equipment rental
  • Ballroom, there are three ballrooms at the hotel/convention center. Athearn Ballroom, Paul L & Leander Choate
  • Contact catering office for audio visual rentals.
  • Convenience store/Sundry The sundry store provides soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine and other beverages. Microwaveable snacks, ice cream, candy, UW Oshkosh memorabilia, personal care items and more.
  • 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, nominal fee $3.00. Ground level of ramp
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines Ice and soft drink vending machines are available on floors two, three, five and eight. Additional snacks and beverages are available in the sundry store adjacent to the registration desk.
  • Local shuttle, Please call to inquire for any other shuttle needs in advance.
  • Outdoor parking, nominal fee $3.00 Trailers @ Convention Ctr
  • Garage parking, nominal fee $3.00
  • Paid parking, 3.00 USD, Parking nominal fee is $3.00, per night. Surface parking east of the Convention Center, 1/2 block away, is available for trucks and vehicles with trailers.
  • Truck/RV and Motor coach parking, nominal fee $3.00 East of the Conv. Ctr.
  • 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 these 3 package deals available at the best western premier waterfront hotel & convention center in Oshkosh.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Wedding or Anniversary Romance 1 Night

Plan a special evening for just the two of you. Relax and reconnect or end your day in style. Includes a one-night stay for two, a bottle of champagne or wine, one dozen roses, and a box of Oaks Chocolates.

Reserve Package

Stay and Play Package 1 Night

Enjoy a night out with the kids. This package is ideal for families. Includes a one-night stay for two adults and up to two children ages 15 and under, a dining voucher for the hotel restaurant, caramel crisp caramel corn, 20 ounce bottles of soda, and a roll of quarters for our Game Room.

Reserve Package

Romantic Escape Package 1 Night

Indulge yourself with a romantic getaway. The perfect escape anytime! Includes a one-night stay for two, a bottle of champagne or wine, a box of Oaks Chocolate, and a Ground Round dining and cocktail voucher.

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.
  • 1.8 mile(s) from Paine Art Center and Gard, tour the historic Paine Estate. Enjoy the botanical gardens, art collections, and Family Discovery Gallery.
  • 3.5 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 Art, 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.
  • 3.70 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.
  • 20.2 mile(s) from Fox River Mall, offers sensational shopping at over 180 of your favorite stores.
  • 3.20 mile(s) from Mall of Antiques, with over 100 dealers, shoppers will find a wide variety of quality antiques, collectibles, and unique gift items.

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

  • Ground Round at River’s Edge, on premises, full service American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Caramel Crisp and Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

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