Having Guests? Boutique Hotels in the Twin Cities and Rochester

August 05, 2015


Summer is a time to welcome vacationing out-of-town guests, and then it's followed almost immediately by the holiday season and family visits. Want to recommend a hotel that has more personality than the usual big-name chains? Here is a list of top boutique hotels in the Twin Cities and Rochester that will make your guests feel more at home.

Le Méridian Chambers Minneapolis
901 Hennepin Avenue

Located on five floors in two landmark revival building in the trendy Warehouse District, Le Méridian provides stylish lodging and a cultural experience all in one. The first-floor Burnet Art Gallery features more than 200 pieces of original contemporary art from the owner's private collection, and guests can use their room's key card for free admission to the nearby Walker Art Center. The rooms themselves feature modern minimalist decor with striking pops of color.

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street

Your guests will be charmed by the old-world European ambiance of this landmark hotel, which has been in operation since 1910. Most rooms look out over Rice Park or Landmark Center, and the rooftop fitness center has dramatic panoramic views of St. Paul. If you have company making extended stays, the elegant suites include amenities like full baths, kitchens, dining areas and sitting rooms.

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue S.

The Grand Hotel combines luxury accommodations with the comforts of home. Wake up to a complimentary newspaper and free coffee service in the lobby. Forgot to pack something? The front desk provides free supplies ranging from deodorant and mouthwash to humidifiers and tech device chargers. Pets are welcome at no extra charge, and the Grand Hotel offers several kid-friendly amenities such as bunk beds, hula hoops and even a personally-delivered goldfish to keep the kids company.

Hotel 340
340 Cedar Street
St. Paul

By their own words, Hotel 340 offers modern amenities in historic elegance. You might not even make it past the two-story lobby with its striking architecture, fireplace and full-service bar. Rooms feature beautiful cherry hardwood floors, walk-in showers, plush down comforters, refrigerators and microwaves.

Aspen Suites
1211 - 2nd Street SW

This all-suites hotel makes a great home-away-from-home whether your stay is days long or weeks long. Suites sleep four, six or eight people and all include a kitchenette, work station and flat-screen TV. Guest amenities include free laundry services and free parking in an underground heated garage.

Do you have any upcoming travel plans of your own? Tell us what exciting locations you'll be visiting in the comments!

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