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“Beautiful location and great breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast

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488 Holly Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Saint Paul B&B and Inns
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful location and great breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The house is located in a beautiful area and convenient to St Paul. The room was lovely and very spacious. The owners were friendly without being pushy or intrusive. The breakfast was outstanding and I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay when you are visiting the St. Paul area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is the ONLY B&B in St Paul, and it is a PRIME location, right on Cathedral Hill! The house, built in 1896, is BEAUTIFUL with the original woodwork, lovingly restored, and so delightful with original entry fireplace, carved wood, stain glass windows, stairway and more.... The proprietor told us the city will not allow more than 4 rooms to be rented, so our room with the enormous sitting room was larger than our master suite at home! I have never had such large rooms in a B&B! If I were to move to St. Paul, this is the neighborhood I would love to buy in, if you could be so fortunate to find a home that had not been gutted! It was quite enjoyable to speak with the owner over breakfast and I would highly recommend staying here if you want a retreat in an area with wonderful restaurants, and historic sites to visit!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place is run by a man and two or three college girls who do the cooking and probably lots more! The owner promised us a senior AARP discount which was not given. He left no indication of where to procure clean towels, Did not have anything on the door to indicate if you wanted your room straightened or sheets cleaned as indicated in an in room binder. The room we had was very small, barely room to move around and cluttered. On a positive note, the college girls who cooked and served breakfast, were very sweet. The food was mediocre @ best but the girl's did a fine job with what thy had available. We saw the owner only upon arrival, then never again during a long w/e stay. The old Victorian house is quite beautiful, but could use some work......We've been to B& B's that were amazing,....this was not!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hicksville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This B&B is in a beautifully maintained Victorian home in a great location in Saint Paul. The place is a few blocks from several good restaurants (easy walking distance) and is also close to Summit Avenue noted for its grand Victorian homes.

The B&B is charming, the room was spacious, the bed was comfortable. As another reviewer mentioned, the towels did not match but they were of reasonable quality. They also provided some extra personal items, in case you forgot something.

The breakfasts were excellent and the serving time was flexible, which was great and not always available at B&Bs. We only met our host once or twice, as he was going out of town shortly after we arrived, but his assistants, managing in his stead, were more than adequate and great cooks!

Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This home was built in 1896, amazing interior. We stayed in the Coleo room on the main floor. It was comfortable but a little cramped. The breakfast was very good, nothing fancy but different every day and the young lady who did the cooking was very accommodating. The amenities like linens, towels weren't quite up to the standard I expect of a b&b of this calibre . I would still recommend staying here, just don’t expect elegance

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were welcomed for a last minute one-night stay and could not have been happier. The 2-room suite was perfect for traveling with our son and the house was very easy to find, even arriving at night. The B&B is in the middle of the Fitzgerald Walking Tour, and a wonderful base for exploring the historic area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the second floor suite recently--very comfortable surroundings, in this distinguished old house. The many rooms are characterized by intricate woodwork dating from a bygone era. Bill Gray, the owner, is hospitable but not intrusive. Breakfast is good and not too much to eat. Plus the guest can specify time and menu! Highly recommended for any one visiting St. Paul.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 488 Holly Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Paul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 1896 Victorian, in the beautifully walkable historic district of St. Paul, combines pure comfort and true elegance. We offer the choice of a simple or hot breakfast, as well as high-speed and reliable WiFi and satellite TV. You can also take advantage of a private meeting space in our Victorian parlor. Nearby are historic residential architecture on Summit Avenue, shopping and fine dining on Selby and Grand Avenues, our beautiful downtown, several colleges, and fascinating museums. We're 15 minutes away from the airport, Minneapolis, and the Mall of America. ... more   less 

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