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Palmer House Hotel

500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Palmer Hotel mainly to do some paranormal investigating and because we love historical architecture. The building is very beautiful if you like vintage, historic places. I loved the main entry and all the photos on the walls. It really makes you feel like you have been transported back to the 1900's. The rooms themselves were so... More 

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Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well kept and comfortable restoration of an old locally historic hotel. There is no onsite parking but there was convenient parking on the street. The staff and checkin was both friendly and efficient. I will happily stay here again should I travel through this part of Minnesota in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in at just the right time. We were able to get the basement tour which added to our experience. Chairs were creaking and shadows dancing around made it worthwhile. Rooms were nice but the bed was a little stiff. We had a few experiences👻 and will surely come back.

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed for one night last weekend. The building is BEAUTIFUL!!! You can tell it is an older building, but that’s what makes it so beautiful. The room was Very clean and well worth the price. We decided to eat supper down stairs and the food was AMAZING and the prices were very good. There was even live music later... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed here for two night in Jun, 2015, with my sister and her husband. Room 13 was cozy - heads up, though, as there isn't a door between the bathroom and the one bedroom - or between the bedrooms. The breakfast was tasty. The live music in the bar was great. The public rooms are very pretty with the stained... More 

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North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here to see if we could catch any ghosts. Though we did not see anything with our own eyes, I do believe I caught some orbs and sounds on camera. I also may have felt something breathing on my neck while I was sleeping, but can't be sure. Overall, our experience was great! Only complaint... More 

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Palmer House hotel is an old quirky hotel in the tiny town of Sauk Centre, MN. On face value most people would wonder 'why bother?' and that would be a very good question. However there are many reasons I'd recommend you should visit the hotel and stay at least one night there. I currently live in MSP, some 2... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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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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