Experience the best of the River District from our hotel in Wausau

Jefferson Street Inn, a member of Radisson Individuals, invites you to unwind in the heart of Wausau. Situated in the vibrant River District and connected to Third Street Lifestyle Center, our hotel is a great starting point for discovering the unique mix of shopping, nightlife, and waterfront entertainment within walking distance. Stroll over to The Grand Theater for a comedy show or to the 400 Block for lively events throughout the year, and then head back to the hotel for dinner at The CHAR Grillhouse.

After a day on the slopes at Granite Peak Ski Area, you can warm up in our indoor hot tub. Our indoor pool and fitness center help you stay energized for a full itinerary. Breakfast is complimentary for up to two hotel guests per room from 6 am to 9 am and available to additional guests for a small fee. We also offer a free shuttle to and from Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) and other destinations within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

Recharge in our comfortable rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi

Elegant design and modern amenities like free Wi-Fi make our 99 rooms and suites your top choice for a stay in downtown Wausau. A minibar, a microwave, and a coffeemaker keep refreshments at your fingertips. After a busy day, stretch out on a plush bed and choose from the cable channels on the flat-screen TV. We also offer a variety of suites with upgrades such as a whirlpool and a fireplace.

King Bed

  •  335 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
After a busy day, unwind in this standard room with a drink from the minibar or a freshly brewed cup of tea.

2 Queen Beds

  •  335 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Families can enjoy snacks made in the microwave while watching the flat-screen TV in this standard room.

Premium Room-King Bed

  •  425 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
Upgrade your business trip by booking a premium room with a sleeper sofa along with standard amenities like free Wi-Fi.

1 Bedroom Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  667 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
For all the comforts of home, choose this suite with a living room, a whirlpool, and a well-equipped kitchenette.

Premium 1 Bedroom Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  772 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
After a soak in the whirlpool, you can slip into a plush bathrobe and unwind by the fireplace in this upgraded suite.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  •  900 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
In Wausau for a while? A kitchenette and a dining table make it easy to prepare and enjoy meals in your suite.

Extended Stay Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  800 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
Pamper yourself during a longer stay when you reserve this suite with a living room, a kitchenette, and a whirlpool.
Planning a wedding or corporate meeting in downtown Wausau? Our event center features gorgeous views of the River District and space for more than 700 guests. From boardrooms to ballrooms, our eight venues span 8,000 square feet and include up-to-date audiovisual equipment. For help with details like catering, decor, and setup, consult our professional events team.


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Restaurant and bar

Jefferson Street Inn, a member of Radisson Individuals - The CHAR Grillhouse
Whether you want a pre-theater cocktail or a relaxed family dinner after a day of outdoor adventure, stop by The CHAR Grillhouse, adjacent to the hotel lobby. The restaurant features an extensive modern American menu that’s sure to delight everyone in your group.

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You’ll love staying in the center of the Wausau River District, where you can walk to beautiful green spaces like Barker-Stewart Island and Isle of Ferns Park. For an indoor adventure, schedule a tour of Bull Falls Brewery or explore the nature-themed collection at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. If you’re planning a ski trip, our free shuttle can take you to Granite Peak Ski Area inside Rib Mountain State Park. Don’t miss these destinations during your stay:

The Grand Theater

0.14 mi / 0.23 km from the hotel
Catch a hit Broadway show, a big-name concert, or a world-renowned performance like Stomp at this historical performing arts theater.

Monk Botanical Gardens

2.1 mi / 3.37 km from the hotel
You’ll find an urban oasis just north of downtown Wausau when you visit these gardens, which feature a Japanese-style meditation garden, a fully accessible treehouse, and several trails that take you past wildflowers and nature-inspired sculptures.

Wausau River District

0.12 mi / 0.2 km from the hotel
From boutiques and cafés to summer concerts and the popular Chalkfest, Wausau’s entertainment district along the Wisconsin River has something for everyone. Grab an ice-cream cone from Sweets on 3rd, and then walk to Big Bull Falls Park for waterfront views.

Granite Peak Ski Area

3.16 mi / 5.08 km from the hotel
Part of Rib Mountain State Park, this ski area caters to all skill levels with everything from bunny slopes to black diamond runs. After a day on the slopes or in the terrain park, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lounge.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

0.8 mi / 1.28 km from the hotel
Snow is sculpted into fantastic shapes every winter at this free museum, which also hosts the internationally famous Birds in Art exhibit each autumn.

Mullins Cheese

16.93 mi / 27.24 km from the hotel
No visit to Wisconsin is complete without a cheesy souvenir to celebrate the land of the Cheese Heads. Take a break for some crispy fried cheese curds and browse the retail store for dairy goodness at Mullins Cheese.
201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403, United States

You’ll appreciate our location just two miles from I-39/US-51 and about 20 minutes from Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA). For your convenience, we offer a complimentary airport shuttle and area shuttle to businesses within five miles of the hotel (based on availability). Take advantage of our free covered parking, and explore downtown on foot or aboard a Metro Ride bus.

From I-39 N

By car:

If you’re traveling north on I-39, take exit 192 toward Stewart Avenue. Merge onto WI-52 E, and then take a slight left onto Slough Bridge/Washington Street. Turn left onto 1st Street, followed by a right turn onto Jefferson Street. The hotel will be on the right.