St. Paul's hotels are concentrated in the downtown St. Paul area. While downtown Minneapolis is boutique hotels and business centers, downtown St. Paul has a smaller number of general purpose hotels to cater to business and leisure travelers, with one interesting option downtown Minneapolis doesn't have - a hotel actually on the Mississippi River.
Choose where to stay in downtown St. Paul with this list of St. Paul hotels.
Downtown St. Paul's most famous hotel. This 100-year-old building, recently refurbished, is right on Rice Park, attached to the skyway and has great views of the city and the Mississippi River. It's very popular for weddings and for leisure travel as well as business, but may not be the best choice for families with small children - the cribs the hotel provides for infant guests look as old as the building.
Need a suite? Families and those who want to spread themselves will enjoy the Embassy Suites, on the northern end of downtown St. Paul. Not centrally located, but downtown St. Paul isn't exactly large and it's convenient for many offices and also the art galleries and farmer's market in Lowertown.
St. Paul's downtown architecture doesn't have many gems, and this isn't one. This hotel is a big gray building with a glass cookie jar shaped ballroom overlooking the Mississippi River at the front. The view from inside looking out is much better than the other way round, and the hotel has a good reputation and it's perfect for business travelers and events at the Xcel Energy Center.
You want a television in your room? Tough luck. Want a really unique hotel room? You bet. The Covington Inn is a converted boat permanently moored on the side of the Mississippi River across from St. Paul. The four rooms are really suites, fashioned from salvaged boat parts, and have all kinds of nooks and interesting features. I can't imagine you'd want to watch TV when you stay in a place like this. Downtown St. Paul is a 5-10 minute walk over the Wabasha Street Bridge or a two minute drive.
This hotel is on the outer edges of downtown St. Paul, making it a good location if you have business at the Minnesota State Capitol, but there are other hotels that are much more convenient for just about everything else in downtown St. Paul.
Couldn't be more perfect for events at the Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota Wild Games, or events at the RiverCenter, being just across the road from both venues. It's also built on top of The Liffey Irish Pub - very convenient for St. Paul's raucous St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Popular with business travelers too, it's very close to Travelers headquarters and many other St. Paul office buildings.
Smack in the middle of all the downtown St. Paul skyscrapers, this hotel caters primarily to business travelers, but would make a great base for visiting downtown St. Paul's other attractions too.
One of the more interesting hotels in downtown St. Paul, and right in the center of the city, this boutique hotel with rooms, suits and apartments, will suit extended stay guests and those in town for only a night or two. The hotel is in a historic building and all the rooms have hardwood floors, mahogany furniture, marble bathrooms, and great views. If you need workout facilities, this is the place - it's above Lifetime Fitness and their facilities are available free to guests.