The Saint Paul Hotel

A timeless Twin Cities stay
Since 1910, The Saint Paul Hotel has set a standard as the grande dame of the city’s hostelries, hosting the rich and famous in style. Designed to impress since its inception, Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Saint Paul hotel has maintained its commanding presence overlooking a charming urban pocket park and its ornate neighbors.

In 1927 it was chosen as the site of a gala dinner to salute Charles Lindbergh upon his Atlantic crossing. During the racy gangster days of the ’20s and ’30s, Al Capone maintained headquarters here. Not only did actor Gene Autry stay at The Saint Paul for a week in the ’40s, but so did his horse Trigger, demonstrating how the hotel staff meets guests’ every need.

A 1980s renovation restored the allure and polish of the hotel with updated amenities; today, the hotel still caters to performers, politicos and other VIPs. St. Paul’s first families, along with the city’s up-and-comers, continue to make its restaurant their clubhouse.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The first incarnation of this hotel was in 1856 when John Summers invited travelers to stay at his house. The hotel evolved from there, and today it is filled with historic elegance like doormen in top hats and sparkling chandeliers.
  • The famed organic company, Aveda, was created in Minnesota, so The Saint Paul Hotel isn’t merely offering stylish amenities for their guests — they are also supporting a local brand.
  • The St. Paul Grill is your go-to spot for steaks and Scotch. It comes as no surprise that this mahogany-heavy bar and restaurant specializes in two popular classics.
  • You will see green efforts throughout the hotel, from the light fixtures that have been retrofitted for high efficiency LED bulbs to the extensive use of china and cutlery (no paper or disposables) at the Saint Paul hotel.
  • The historic hotel holds a prime spot in the center of downtown St. Paul hugging historic Rice Park, and practically every window features a stunning view of the city, the park, or the historic Landmark Center.
Things to Know
  • The Saint Paul has played host to everyone from Lawrence Welk to Gene Autry to President John F. Kennedy, and the Ordway Suite is typically the residence of choice for visiting VIPs.
  • The Saint Paul Hotel uses hypoallergenic pillows and duvets for your added comfort.
  • Ask anyone at The Saint Paul Hotel, and you will find that the luxury hotel’s afternoon teas are universally loved and constantly sold out. We recommend booking ahead for the five-course tea created by the executive chef.
The Rooms
  • The hotel’s 254 rooms, which include 31 suites, have won awards for decades.
  • Walls and carpets in a palette of soft cappuccino tones create a relaxing background for classic dark wood furniture, including beds updated with custom-designed mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, and finely crafted bedding.
  • All lights are fitted with dimmers, and a flat-screen HDTV is positioned for easy viewing. Large windows, which actually open, face Rice Park or a downtown cityscape.
  • Bathrooms in the luxury hotel boast granite countertops, Italian shower heads, toiletries from Minnesota-based Aveda, and plush robes.
The Restaurants
  • Since 1990, The St. Paul Grill has been the see-and-be-seen epicenter of the city, beloved not only for its heritage and comfort menu but also for the service that speaks of old-fashioned, hometown warmth.
  • Choose a high-backed booth or a spacious, white-clad table with a view of charming Rice Park to enjoy classic grill fare ranging from grassland steaks to liver and onions.
  • The adjoining Lobby Bar — a clubby, masculine affair of mahogany and brass — boasts an extensive list of premium scotches and cocktails shaken or stirred by its longtime bartenders.
  • Breakfast and quick lunches are served downstairs in M ST. Café, which also hosts catered private functions.
24-hour room service
House car
Meeting rooms
Getting There
350 Market Street, St. Paul, Minneapolis 55102
MSP (18-24 min)  
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