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Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Thunder Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Staying for an event at Xcel? Stay here!”
Reviewed April 8, 2006

Awesome room, great staff and nice parking....something that we were scared of before arriving. Just have to pay, something like $13 per day but you have a nice parking garage in downtown St. Paul, so nothing to complain about. The LIFFEY in the hotel was awesome too, great place to grab a beer before the game at Xcel and fun place to party after with great food too. Stay here, no worries!

  • Stayed January 2006
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5 Thank outsider9
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2006

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn River Centre for 4 days during a business trip. I was very concerned after reading the earlier reviews of this hotel. I found my experience to be 100% opposite. The front desk staff was more than friendly and helpful. I never went by without a personal question or remark about my stay. The room was clean and large enough (it's a hotel room not a suite). The maid service was above par. When my party asked about getting a taxi to a meeting, the front desk offered the use of their shuttle. I would recommend this hotel without any hesitation. Also, the Liffey Irish Pub has very good food and service.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
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4 Thank RabyFamily
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2006

The location downtown may be good,
but it is the only thing.

You have to pay $13.00 per day extra to park,
in their ramp and then walk into the hotel.

The entire property is lacking of any decor.

Rooms are very small, ours overlooked the parking
ramp, and the bathroom is tiny. Double beds not queen.

We stayed three days in a row and on the second
day housekeeping never showed, I had to call
for toliet paper and towels.

Our door would not lock, so we had
to wait for maintence to come, or leave our
room unlocked while we were gone.

Hotel staff was present but did nothing.
Night clerk was lounging in the chair,
reading a book.

Ice machine on our floor never worked.

When you spoke to the staff their standard
answer was "oh sorry" but they seemed to
say it so often it was a joke.

Rooms were not overly clean, could stand some work,
also not very updated.

For the price, I feel we could have stayed
somewhere much better.

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5 Thank Melanie B
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St. Louis
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2005

It's true that the staff are very friendly and the hotel is clean, but I expect that from any hotel. I also had a reasonable rate. The location is also convenient to the River Center, which is directly across the street, if you're planning on attending an event there. However, I'd suggest that if you stay at this hotel, request a room that does not face 7th, because it is noisy on that side well into the early AM. The bars stay open until 2AM, and there is one in this hotel, and one directly across the street. These are the primary sources of street noise, along with loud cars, motorcycles, and sirens (there's a hospital a couple blocks away). There are also very few restaurants within walking distance. So, it's OK for the price, and convenient to River Center, and I would stay again for that reason, but it's nothing to rave about. "Okay, but some problems" I think describes it fairly.

  • Stayed October 2005
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3 Thank baileyt2
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Milwaukee
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2005

I had read the great reviews on Trip Advisor about this location and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did. My 20 year old daughter and I attended a wedding and reception in St. Paul. The location proved to be convenient to both events and easy access to I-94. When I made my reservation I joined Holiday Inn's Priority Club. They accommodated my request for an early check-in and I was pleasantly surprised to find my room on a floor only for Priority Club members. My daughter tours as a professional dancer, has lived in hotels all over North America for the last 3 years, was so pleased with our room she had to call one of her fellow dancers to rave about the fabulous room we had! Clean, spacious, a great view, a mini fridge and a wonderful in-house restaurant. During our stay a staff member called to make sure all our needs were being met. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2005
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5 Thank Guinness5
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La Crescent, MN
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2005

We stayed at this hotel while going to St Paul for an event at the Xcel Energy Center. The location couldn't have been more perfect, and everything else about the hotel was icing on the cake! The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and the hotel was impeccably cleaned. The room was small, but very very attractive and clean. The pool was also small, but we had it all to ourselves every time we used it.

  • Stayed July 2005
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2 Thank notshyaboutopinions
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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2004

Stayed here for a show at the Convention Center. Excellent location. You can catch the bus from the airport and it drops off and picks up at the front door for only $1.25. Front Desk staff very nice. Was checked into a dirty room but they immediately corrected the problem, brought me up a new key and delivered my luggage to the new room. Also gave me drink coupons and meal discounts for the inconvenience. Nicely furnished, very clean. Maids were very friendly, as were all the staff. The rest of my group stayed at the St. Paul, but ended up coming over to my hotel every night because of the great Irish pub downstairs. Will always stay here when in St. Paul.

  • Stayed October 2004, traveled on business
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5 Thank TheSandsRegency
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Property: Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown
Address: 175 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2520
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn St Paul Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that downtown St. Paul has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Hotel St. Paul-Downtown (RiverCentre). You are in the heart of everything, business, entertainment, dining, and the arts. If you are attending a hockey game, concert or convention, you are across the street from Xcel Energy Center and The RiverCentre Convention Center. If you are visiting St. Paul on business, then you will appreciate staying within 4 blocks of Travelers, Lawson Software, Ecolab, Qwest and many more companies. Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, 3M's World Headquarters and the Mall of America are only minutes away. . If you are planning a family vacation, then you should stay just steps from the Science Museum of Minnesota and a short walk to the Minnesota History Center, Minnesota Children s Museum and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.If you want friendly, responsive service from people who care about you and appreciate your business, then you need to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Hotel St. Paul-Downtown (RiverCentre). And while you re here be sure to visit St. Paul s only authentic Irish Pub, The Liffey located in our hotel. ... more   less 
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