The neighborhood of Lowertown, St. Paul, is one of the Twin Cities‘ hottest new areas. Its history is rooted in industry, which left striking brick warehouses between the streets. Here, Culture Trip takes a look at the best hotels in the area, including everything from renovated historic hotels to houseboat bed and breakfasts.
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.
Centrally located in downtown St. Paul, DoubleTree sets a standard for area hotels nearby. This 17-story hotel has over 250 rooms available upon request, of varying sizes and accommodation types. Multiple indoor skyways attach to this hotel, to aid the traveler in the dead of winter, to shops and restaurants nearby.
As a recent addition to the property 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 on the first floor, visitors are invited to enjoy a luxurious stay at the hotel, or a strenuous, complementary outing at the gym below. Enjoy the beauty of detail at this old world European boutique hotel, along with oodles of top-notch luxuries besides.
Few bed and breakfasts make their homes on something other than land. 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.
There’s a reason Best Western hotels are seemingly on every corner. They are simple though reliable, and promise the traveler a relaxing environment after a long day. This hotel has many additional amenities, including a heated pool, spa and sauna, all complementary to the guest. 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.
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 care taken for this Victorian brick home is evident throughout, and in the fine breakfast served daily.
With all the amenities of a luxury hotel, the Crown Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront has become a favored hotel amongst 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!
For travelers attending an exhibition or trade show at the Saint Paul River Centre, 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.