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Covington Inn

100 Harriet Island Road B3, Pier 1, Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
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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3 hotel reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 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 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Since starting my trip up the MS River from the mouth to the source, I have sought locations that are right on the river. This amazing Inn is actually a tugboat that is IN the river! Each room has a river/skyline view and is very spacious, considering you are on a boat! Very quiet, lots of deck options for sitting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Please come back soon! More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Covington Inn is a great, romantic getaway for anyone looking for something comfortable, unique and welcoming. It's a great way to celebrate an anniversary of birthday, as each room is unique and the tugboat is convenient to other attractions in St. Paul. Each of the rooms is unique and offers a comfortable and private but slightly different experience. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I could not wait to get there after delayed flights from London.. A long haul flight then a wait for several hours at O'Hare for my connecting flight to Minneapolis which was then cancelled necessitating a stop over - I finally reached my destination a day late. All I can say is that the Covington Inn experience made up for... More 

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

Daniel, I'm so glad you could still stay with us after you flight fiascos! Isn't business travel glamorous and exciting?? Just kidding! Anyway, thank you for taking the time to write your super nice review. As a business owner and Innkeeper, reviews like this make all the hard work worth it! thanks again!! More 

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