No-frills hotel (yes they have wi-fi and tv) in a great location. Beds were comfy and the room was clean. The two bed/ two bath room was perfect for two friends traveling together and the nightly rate was very reasonable. The room was large (necessarily since the two beds are 1K, 1Q). The shower in one of the two baths had NO water pressure, but the other shower was fine. The room also had a refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker.The coffee pods provided with the coffee maker were both decaf, but a thoughtful "comes in a creamer-like container for portion control" Black Coffee Shot of caffeine was provided.
We did not know breakfast was included, and that was convenient, provided in a breakfast room on the same floor as our room (10th). The breakfast was pretty bad, but you could get mediocre coffee and Yoplait, so it was better than nothing.
The lobby is a great space and it is wonderful that this building is being re-purposed in part as a hotel.
The minimal staff is very pleasant.
It helps if you have a sense of humor, since there is a bit of quirkiness here. No vacancy for stuffed shirts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 340 is a 56 room boutique hotel in the heart of downtown St. Paul. The hotel is housed in the original University Club building and is listed on the historical register. There are numerous restaurants and bars within walking distance as well as access to the river walk which provides stunning views of the Mississippi river as well as the downtown area. All of the rooms at Hotel 340 include updated flat screen televisions as well as hardwood floors throughout. The hotel's suites feature kitchenettes. Many rooms also boast a river or city view to add to your experience. The hotel lobby provides a spacious area with luxurious couches and chairs to relax in while enjoying a drink from the hotel bar. The second floor mezzanine level provides access to the St. Paul sky-way system which allows for indoor travel to various St. Paul businesses and local event spaces. The Saint Paul Athletic Club is also located within the building and is available to our hotel guests free of charge (MUST BE 18 OR OLDER)! Luxurious steam showers, saunas and a beautifully tiled lap pool is also available to use during their normal business hours. And if you have any extra time, please inquire about their fitness and yoga sessions during your stay! ... more less
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