The 8 Best Hotels in Saint Paul, Minnesota

From historic buildings to houseboats, St Paul is full of characterful hotels
From historic buildings to houseboats, St Paul is full of characterful hotels | © Weston MacKinnon / Unsplash
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5 November 2020

St Paul is the capital of Minnesota, and one of the most popular places to visit in the state. Its history is rooted in industry, which left striking brick warehouses on the streets. Here, Culture Trip takes a look at the best hotels in the area, including renovated historic hotels and houseboat bed and breakfasts.

The Saint Paul Hotel

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The Saint Paul Hotel
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Since its opening in 1919, the Saint Paul Hotel has been a premier hotel destination in the Twin Cities area. With its 254 rooms and suites, the hotel continues to attract the most discerning business and leisure travelers. Its breakfast restaurant, the M St Café, provides one of the best brunches in the city too, so be sure to check it out.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown

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DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul
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Centrally located in downtown St Paul, DoubleTree sets a standard for area hotels nearby. This 17-story hotel has over 250 rooms available of varying sizes and accommodation types. Multiple indoor skyways attach to this hotel, to aid travelers in the dead of winter walking to shops and restaurants nearby.
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Hotel 340

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HOtel 340
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At 340 Cedar Street, Hotel 340 has quickly melded into the unique history of its surroundings. With the historic Saint Paul Athletic Club below it, visitors are invited to enjoy a luxurious stay at the hotel, or a strenuous, complementary outing at the gym. Enjoy the beauty of detail at this European-style boutique hotel, along with oodles of top-notch luxuries.
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Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge

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Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge
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There’s a reason Best Western hotels are seemingly on every corner. They are simple though reliable, and promise travelers a relaxing environment after a long day. This hotel has many additional amenities, including a heated pool, spa and sauna, all complementary to guests. And with its close proximity to the Minnesota State Fair and state capitol, this hotel is a great place to spend a night while touring the city’s major sights too.

InterContinental St Paul Riverfront

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InterContinental St Paul
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With all the amenities of a luxury hotel, the InterContinental St Paul-Riverfront has become a favored hotel among the many business travelers in the Twin Cities, known for its elegance and central, downtown location. The hotel’s prominent design and large, circular meeting room are perfect for a corporate event or guest lecturers, while the views of the Mississippi River are to die for!
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  • Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown

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    For travelers attending an exhibition or trade show at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, the Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown is the best place to stay the night, as it is located just across the street. What’s more, this hotel boasts a business center stocked with all the services needed to make time away from the office flow smoothly. Oh, and check out the bar, the Liffey Irish pub, for a pint and peanuts after work.
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    The Covington Inn

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    The Covington Inn is more than the renovated 1946 towboat it may look like from afar; it is a fun and interesting alternative to a big city hotel, or quiet country inn. Feel the cool breeze of the Mississippi River on its deck, and enjoy views of the pretty banks all around.
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    The New Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast

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    New Victorian Mansion
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    The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast is one of the most elegant lodgings in St Paul. Located in the Cathedral Hill District, views of the neighborhood can be had on the wrap-around front porch, supported by the building’s handcrafted columns. The owners’ attention to detail and the care with which they look after this Victorian brick home is evident throughout the property, and in the fine breakfast served daily.
    These recommendations were updated on November 5, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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