We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Sauk Centre accommodations

Palmer House Hotel

500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Hotel amenities
Palmer House Hotel
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Sauk Centre
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

38 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    14
    12
    6
    2
    4
See reviews for
8
14
3
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutly horrible. The owner is a nut job. She charged my account $450.00 for a mannequin she claims I stole from her disgusting establishment. This place is a joke! The window in my room was broken and the only way a stayed warm was with the blanket I came with. The only thing remotely haunted about this place is the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was in the area for business and chose the Palmer House for its history (only stayed one night). I wasn't seeking a paranormal experience but found it interesting (and heard nothing out of the ordinary all night!). I was a little apprehensive because there are some bad reviews to be found. It was winter (so an off season for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After reading previous reviews, I was concerned about the customer service at the hotel, but thought perhaps some people were expecting more. Well, expect nothing. First, I will say our stay wasn't horrible. It is a very OLD building, but our room was very clean as well as other areas of the hotel. The walls are paper thin so you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My daughter and I went for a night at the Palmer House for a haunted experience and we got one. Stayed in room #17 with Lucy. She made herself known by sitting on the bed next to me; then kicking the bed to be sure I was aware she was truly there. My daughter voiced her disapproval at the lack... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Some friends and I decided to go to the hotel to experience hauntings. We met some really nice people and truly got the scare of our lives. This hotel is really haunted. We also got some really good EVP's and photos of apparitions. If you are looking for a scare-go there-you won't be disappointed. I stayed in room 22, I'm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minnesota
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Palmer House is a great experience. It is reputed to be haunted and has been featured on several paranormal programs. The hotel itself is historic. The rooms are basic rooms one would expect in an historic hotel, whirlpool suites available. It is pet-friendly which is a great feature in this type of hotel experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My best friend and I stayed here as a sort of "last hoorah" before she gets married in a couple of weeks. We were expecting some fun paranormal moments and a spooky time, but what we got was so much more than that. The amount of respect that the employees and the owner has for this building is incredible, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I have stayed at the Palmer House Hotel on three occasions over the past few years. I have always had wonderful service and food/beverages in the restaurant and bar. The hotel owner, Kelley, is a busy woman, but if you are fortunate enough to get the chance to speak with her, she is a fascinating person and has many interesting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We decided to stay here because of the history of the building and because it was featured on "Ghost Adventures" (Travel Channel). We rented room 11, and were told check in time was 3PM. We arrived at 1:30 and entered the hotel. We started browsing the lobby since there wasn't anyone around. We rang the bell several times and still... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minneapolis MN
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I would have loved to give this beautiful old hotel a better rating but the service was so helter-skelter and unorganized -when you have to run in the kitchen to find a person to serve you in the bar area because there is no-one working in the bar. My friends and I stayed there as it was All-School Reunion that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Been to Palmer House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palmer House Hotel

Also Known As:
Palmer Hotel Sauk Centre
Address: 500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Location: United States > Minnesota > Sauk Centre
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Sauk Centre
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel where author Sinclair Lewis worked for a short time. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Palmer House Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Palmer House Hotel to your Saves list