The Best Hotels to Book in Saint Paul, Minnesota

From historic buildings to houseboats, Saint Paul is full of characterful hotels
From historic buildings to houseboats, Saint Paul is full of characterful hotels | © Weston MacKinnon
Benjamin M. Smith

Saint 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, we take a look at the best hotels in Saint Paul, including renovated historic hotels and houseboat bed and breakfasts – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Saint Paul Hotel


Room at the Saint Paul Hotel has an antique four poster bed, floral bedding, patterned carpets and ornate lighting
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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.

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Saint Paul Downtown


Twin room at DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul has two beds, a flat screen TV, a work desk and an ergonomic chair
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Centrally located in downtown Saint 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.

3. Hotel 340

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Front entrance to Hotel 340 has two plant pots, old school gold plated ceiling with lights and a grey, tiled pavement
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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.

4. Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge


Room at Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge has bright blue walls, orange bedding and patterned carpets, with a TV and bathroom
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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 Saint Paul 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.

5. InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront


Grand exterior of the InterContinental St Paul has a round water fountain, tall trees and mirroed architecture
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With all the amenities of a luxury hotel in Saint Paul, 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.

6. Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown

Inn, Hotel

Double room at Holiday Inn features modern design, a work desk, a TV and city views
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For travelers attending an exhibition or trade show at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, the Holiday Inn Saint 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.

7. The Covington Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

The Covington Inn in Saint Paul 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.

8. The New Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Grand exterior of New Victorian Mansion has a red brick building, a lovely front garden, black metal fencing and trees all around
Courtesy of the New Victorian Mansion / Expedia
The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast is one of the most elegant lodgings in Saint 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.

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