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Covington Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   100 Harriet Island Road B3, Pier 1, Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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Ranked #2 of 7 Saint Paul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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132 reviews 132 reviews
40 hotel reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 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

Sydney, Australia
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201 hotel reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Remember the riverboat from Raiders of the Lost Ark? That's what my room felt like. I had the Master's Quarters. It's a gorgeous room with elegant furnishings and a great ambiance. It has a tiny, but very efficient bathroom with a surprisingly spacious shower. There's a fridge and a fireplace and that's the end of the amenities...no TV. So, get... More

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

Thank you so much for the excellent photos and wonderful review! It was fun to hang out on the deck with you on nice summer night and hearing about all your adventures! More

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

When looking for hotels in major cities, one finds oneself staying at the same chain hotels with a standard that is similar...... After spotting this lodgings on Tripadvisor it seemed too good an experience to pass up. I dealt with Liz directly who is friendly and welcoming and explains everything clearly, including how to get there, even though we had... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review! We don't have size guidelines for the Bed and breakfast on a boat but maybe we should! I actually have had a real giant here and he loved it. Being tall/big you are probably used to ducking your head, etc! Anyway, thanks again and we'll see you next time... More

Duluth, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Just about the coolest place I have ever slept in my entire life. We stayed in the Pilot House,,Very Nice,,the deck is awesome it is great to sit up there with the river traffic going by and the views of Downtown St.Paul, we got to watch the tugs work some barges and had a wonderful breakfast in the morning. Thank... More

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

Best place ever?? I'm floored at your generosity! I do love what I do and it's amazing to get such accolades. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope to see you in the summer when we can catch up on the deck in the sunshine! Thank you again, Liz More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

As avid Twin City B&B fans, we opted for a one night getaway in St. Paul. The Covington Inn is the perfect choice! We stayed in the main suite, the Pilot House suite, which is a two level suite with bed, bath and fireplace on the first level; a sitting room on the second level. The upstairs was my favorite... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I love the adventurous spirit that is attracted to my floating B & B. I get to meet the most interesting people doing to more amazing adventures! I appreciate you taking the time to share you experience here with others. It never hurts that you love my Covington Inn! Thank you again! More

Brainerd, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We spent one night at the Covington Inn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Liz was great, very helpful when it came to ideas on where to eat dinner in downtown St. Paul which is just a short walk away. There are plentiful paths and grassy areas to walk, rollerblade, and explore. The deck on the upper level was a wonderful... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of my Inn. I'm getting a big ego sitting here reading reviews and writing responses. It's such a great feeling when you love what you do for a living and that people appreciate it. 5 stars, I'm blown away! Anyway, thank you again and please come back soon,... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night at the Covington Inn on our way down the Mississippi. Not the easiest place to drive to, given the construction works on the access road, but Liz the comprehensive directions we got with our booking confirmation were easy to follow. The 'Inn' has ample, well lit parking and a gentle ramp down to the jetty where... More

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

Thank you for writing such a nice review here. You and I see eye to eye on looking outside the box, especially when it comes to exploring different places when we're traveling. I understand the need for the big hotels but when you know about a floating b & b, what other choice is there? I just want to say... More

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Address: 100 Harriet Island Road B3, Pier 1, Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Location: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Covington Inn 3*
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