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minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

August 2015 we went - hopeful for a good time and some ghosts. The hotels pics are WAY better than the hotel, although I understand it is old. The food I got was ok, but the pub area was not inviting and one of our seats was ripped. The rooms were the really bad part. We got two "suites", for... More 

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Thank twilightmomMinnesota
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stopped at the Palmer House from an out west vacation with my son and his family. Just my son and I arranged to stay here as the two youngsters did not want any part of a haunted place. I chose not to take the basement tour as I did not want anything to cloud my head and clear thinking. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Went with large group, owner back peddled on rates, room not clean, poor and rude service except for 2 staff members. Our group spent a lot of money and had great para experiences....however, the owner emailed me the following week with an unfounded bill for my hot tub leaking. Owner also claimed she doesn't advertise the motel as haunted....use caution... More 

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Thank Teresa P
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I've been here a couple of times now, and every time I go, the food is excellent and the service is superb. The history of the place is fascinating, and provides such an unusual and exciting atmosphere. I wish we were in town long enough to go on one of the ghost tours! Those look like fun. :)

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Thank Ashley S
Stillwater, MN
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Love the atmosphere at this historic haunted hotel. The lobby is a bit cluttered and some furniture in the lobby needs replacing. The price is right. This is not a luxury hotel but it is the ambiance that makes it worth it.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

The Palmer House is always a fun adventure, it's never boring! This time my boys and I were passing through town and stopped to have dinner. We ended up staying the night, my boys loved the adventure of staying in a haunted hotel. The staff is always so friendly and willing to sit down and share stories and pictures. Sauk... More 

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Thank Laura O
Chandler, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband found this place online & thought it sounded cool. It's in a very small town in the middle of Minnesota. Parking is a little scarce but since it's a small town, we parked on the street. They gave us a sign for our dashboard that says we're hotel guests. Not sure if that's a good idea or not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

What a great stay! We decided to stay as we've eaten in the restaurant a few times (great food, by the way!). We were well aware of the hotel's haunted reputation, so we were excited. When we made our reservation we were able to jump into the haunted history tour ($25/person--well worth it). Our room was a standard with a... More 

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Thank Molliesmommy
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Thank Tisha B
Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Hotel where author Sinclair Lewis worked for a short time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palmer House Hotel

Address: 500 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378-1246
Location: United States > Minnesota > Sauk Centre
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Palmer Hotel Sauk Centre
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