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Covington Inn

100 Harriet Island Road B3, Pier 1, Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in the Riverview Suite. Clean, comfortable and charming. The bed is on a platform next to a porthole and there is a 2-3 step ladder to get on the bed. There was also a charming little nook with 2 portholes - we ended up sitting there to plan the day ahead. In the evening, we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was great, the room was huge ... And breakfast was to die for ... Liz's was super ..... We hope to go back real soon .......... The upper deck was great over looking the river ...... We stay in the Master's Quarters ....

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St. Cloud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a great weekend get-a-way! Book 3 or all 4 rooms and spend the evening on your private outdoor patio with family and friends (can't do that in a hotel). Cozy, nice, and Bill makes a great breakfast when Liz is away! We like that the Covington Inn was close to good restaurants like WA Frost (try the patio dining)... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Coming from Northern Minnesota for our youngest son's wedding in St. Paul (PI weekend) we were looking for a nice B&B for the weekend. What we found was an absolute gem. Liz does an extraordinary job of making you feel completely welcome on her converted tugboat. There are 4 suites all with private baths, fireplaces and unbelievable views of the... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We live in Minneapolis-St. Paul and were looking for a fun place for a stay-cation - and this place fit the bill perfectly. The boat is beautifully restored, and our accommodations in the Pilot House suite were stellar - two stories, with fireplace, sitting room and private deck, all with beautiful views of the river and the St. Paul skyline.... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went to a wedding in St. Paul in November 2014 and looked on TripAdvisor for recommended hotels in the area. I'm so glad we stayed here because the converted tugboat is definitely a MUST SEE and MUST STAY. Liz, the owner, was a gracious hostess and made the most delicious breakfasts that it's quite a detriment to yourself if you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We want to thank Liz, a fellow Pearl Jam fan, for making our trip to St Paul a memorable one. The breakfast was awesome! The room was really cool. Sleeping on a tugboat on the Mississippi in the middle of a large city is cool. Close to downtown St Paul, it only takes about 10 minutes to walk there. The... More 

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Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your super nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here and got to relax on the deck! Keep on rocking in the free world!! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I are seasoned B&B patrons, and she wanted to surprise me with something truly unique this year. The Covington Inn fits the bill there...Set on the Mighty Mississip and at the foot of the St. Paul skyline, the location could not be better. Very enjoyable watching the working boats in the mornings: within walking distance to many... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love this place! The rooms, the deck, the breakfast, the common area, & the gorgeous river that surrounds all of it. A truely peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful city skylights while watching the river flow by. A healthy chocolate happy hour on the boat was allot of fun too. Always looking for another reason to spend a few... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Covington Inn is truly one of those very unique places to see and to actually stay at. This special little tugboat sits in the Mississippi River in St. Paul, MN. We celebrated our anniversary at the Covington for two nights in the Pilot House Room. We had a nice bedroom, private bath, the upstairs pilot room with windows on... More 

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Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I was scared when you checked in and knew I'd have to be on my toes with all those great Trip advisor reviews under your belt! Turns out, I just have to be myself and let the boat and the river speak for itself!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and am... More 

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