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St. James Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Red Wing
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a charming old hotel with all the modern amenities a business traveler could need. With covered parking, multiple restaurants and an ideal center-city location, this hotel has got it all. But what sets it apart for me are the services (such as same and next-day laundry even on weekens) which are on a par with downtown hotels in major US cities and the staff. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. On my most recent trip, the front desk agent, Katie, helped me recover from an earlier loss of coffee cup top accident with special expedited laundry and stain removal services upon my arrival. Its hard to find a nicer hotel at any location or price.

Room Tip: Rooms on the riverview side can have train noise. Didn't bother me, but if you are a light slee...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

What a wonderful experience we had at the historic St. James. My husband insisted we go for a bloody mary this morning after seeing Dwight Yoakum at the casino last night. He has been here previously, but I had not. This is the most over the top antique hotel in the most charming little city I have been to in a long long time. The basement bar was elegantly gated in brass and closed, we were bummed since we saw some great beers on tap. We went up to the restaurant and asked if there was a bar open to just have a bloody and the lovely Ukranian (sorry, didn't get her name) hostess pointed us around the corner to a great little bar with the most engaging young bartender Andy. He made us a marvelous happy hour (11am?) bloody and showed us the half price appetizers - we ordered the fresh Ellsworth WI beer battered cheese curds - hot, puffy, melty served with marinara and honey mustard; bruschetta with lots of fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and shaved parmesan; tremendous jalapeno prosciutto poppers - halved jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped with prosciutto, broiled til just crispy and served with sriracha mayo and lovely tomato and green onion garnish. Andy the bartender is an extraordinary young man, makes the bloody mix himself - ask him about bowling - this kid is a pro! I am so totally charmed by this place, we are driving 3 hours to come back here for Mother's day. Chris is the very gracious manager - you can tell by the way his staff is so engaged that they enjoy working here and have total respect for what a gem this hotel is, as well as reverence for its owners (the owners of Red Wing Shoes). Love it, can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I just want to extend a big "thank you" to the St. James staff for our wedding on December 30, 2012. Victoria and the staff did an excellent job! Our wedding was perfect and the food was excellent. Outside of the Viking Packer game (which was delayed during our wedding), we could not have had a more perfect wedding. It was so beautiful and the staff at the St. James made our day special. The room, the staff set us up in (room 210), for our wedding night, was grand and elegant. What a wonderful gem the St. James is! I highly recommend this hotel for a wedding (big or small).

Nathan Ebert and Mary Smith

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Beautiful historic hotel in down town Red Wing Mn.staff was friendly. Choice of historic or more modern room. Great restaurants. Jimmy's pub was beautiful... Great atmosphere. Had a very nice mini vacation here. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Going to the St James is fun. You have your choice of restaurant venues from formal to casual. One can create the feeling of a progressive dinner where you can have appetizers at Jimmy's and then move to a formal dinner at the Port and finish with ice cream and coffee from Clara’s. It is always a treat to visit the historic St James.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is our second year of staying at the St. James Hotel the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's a really nice hotel and the massage place attached is fabulous. We always get a room with a whirlpool so that we can relax at night. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are historic. And, the chocolates left on your bed at night are yummy!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

A beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms. We too were disappointed that the lobby was not used as a lobby, but a museum that only featured a setting. Why not use this valuable space for guests to arrive? Prices were too high.

Room Tip: Rooms showcasing the river are the nicest, if you want a scenic view.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about St. James Hotel

Address: 406 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2325
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Red Wing
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Red Wing
Price Range: $108 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St. James Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine 67 Victorian rooms, each exquisitely designed and decorated, with its own story to tell – literally. Each luxuriously appointed, striking that perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. ... more   less 
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