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Palmer House Hotel

500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Palmer House Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hub & I stayed here for a romantic night. You get a key that lets u into the entire bldg. (which is dark) after hours w/old time music playing, quite fun & spooky! Bar is a must! Get a jacuzzi room. It definitely feels haunted! A MUST in the area!

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Albertville, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to the staff of the Palmer House. My daughter and I stopped there today for breakfast. Our meals met out expectations, deliciously prepared. The manager on duty, Cara and her staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Worthy of many return visits. Peace be to all those who dwell there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre has it ALL! An old and charming hotel, with a restaurant on one end of the first floor, (off the lobby) and a bar with food menu at the other end. Some nights they have music in the bar area and we learned the patrons there as well as the hotel guests join... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This hotel opened in 1901 and today is inhabited by a cast of characters who frequent the property! I heard my name mentioned several times, but no one was there. Doors creaked, strange noises abounded and I was even awaked with strange noises in my room! Just the place if you want a haunted experience. I was not a believer... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were on our way back from Moorhead Minnesota where we had a private residence Investigation. We stayed over night at the Palmer, we were half way home and very tired, we knew we would be and made the reservation a couple weeks before. The staff and Kelley made us feel like we were at home..We were in room 11.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Apparently these caretakers have decided to focus more on their Haunted exploits, and less on their food. My wife and I each ordered a Sandwich for Lunch,not knowing that it was going to be made by what appeared to be a 5 year old. A Rachel with one thin slice of Deli Meat,and a Cuban swimming in Barbeque Sauce. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed at the Palmer House on Sept 19-21 and this was an amazing adventure. Kelley and staff are the most caring and enthusiastic group we have ever encountered. Not only did they make you feel comfortable but that would visit with you as if you were family. We stayed in rooms 11 and 21 and we defiantly got our... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

stayed at Palmer House for one night,the end of Aug. in room 17.Through the night on 2 occasions we woke up with the end of the bed shaking.In the morning,my wife had left her rings in the middle of a glass table in the bathroom.so i moved them to the end of the table,by the sink,so she wouldn't forget them.When... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My visit to the Palmer House Hotel was one of the best weekends of my life. There's a warmth and cozy feeling of home that I've never experienced at any hotel or B&B before. It's obvious the staff care about each other, and have a genuine love for the hotel, and in turn, its guests. I felt incredibly welcomed and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Came here for my birthday since I always have wanted to since this is somewhat of a locally famous hotel. Did not see or experience anything paranormal but did get some orbs on our pictures we took. But just listening to the staff talk about the history of the place and things they experienced was entertaining enough. The rooms were... More 

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