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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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  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
180 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
Senior Contributor
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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

On a road trip from Lake Atasca to New Orleans following the Mississippi we were delighted to be able to stay on the river itself. This B&B is an oasis of calm in the city. Rooms are delightful, we really enjoyed the Captains Quarters. Liz is a great host and took care of a couple of Scots a long way... More

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

St. Paul has a dramatic waterfront, but the downtown hotels are on a high bluff and not really about the views. The shoreside park areas can be great for bike riding and there are "Nice Ride" bike rental spots in strategic places high and low but no neighborhoods of motels and cafes. So the Covington Inn turns out to be... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This was the best B&B experience ever! It's wonderful little towboat renovated with 4 charming rooms and suites, each on a different floor. Between our Mates Quarters with its own porch and bed next to the open windows, the lovely sitting /dining room, the communial porch on the main floor, the fabulous deck upstairs, and the fantastic breakfast, I can't... More

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I spent our wedding anniversary in the Pilot House suite and it was a unique, wonderful experience. The suite is on 2 levels with the bedroom and bath on the second deck (floor) and the sitting room and private outside patio on the third deck (floor) in the old pilot house. You are on the south side... More

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Additional Information about Covington Inn

Also Known As:
Covington Hotel Saint Paul
Covington Hotel
Address: 100 Harriet Island Road B3, Pier 1, Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Location: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Paul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Covington Inn 3*
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