News & Events

 Updates, events and news for the hotel and surrounding area!

   We Received Our 34th AAA Four Diamond Award!

We are excited and honored to receive two awards of distinction in January: AAA Four Diamond Award and U.S. News Travel's Best Hotels list ranking.

We are the longest running AAA Four Diamond hotel in Minnesota! The Diamond Rating system is unique among others such as Mobil/Forbes, Michelin, and Zagat. While all of them have professional, incognito inspectors, AAA is not-for-profit.

U.S. News Travel ranked The Saint Paul Hotel in the top ten "Best Hotels of Minnesota." This is the seventh year we have been recognized by U.S. News Travel.

Here is an excerpt from our U.S. News Travel listing: "The Saint Paul Hotel appeals to travelers in search of a landmark hideout. With its combination of history and comfort, this hotel in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, excels at sophisticated elegance." Complete write-up here.


Enjoy a Special Valentine's Sunday Brunch at M ST. Cafe

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 12.
Treat your sweetie to a romantic brunch at M ST. Cafe.

Cold Sideboard items include
Clam Chowder, Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberries, Candied Almonds & Brie Cheese with Citrus Vinaigrette, Shrimp Cocktail & Smoked Salmon with Accompaniments, Fresh Fruit Display & Fresh Berries with Yogurt & Granola

The Hot Sideboard items include
Carved Prime Rib with Au Jus & Horseradish Cream, Seared Salmon with Sautéed Spinach & Citrus Cream Sauce, Aged Sharp Cheddar Au Gratins, Roasted Balsamic Glazed Baby Carrots, Florentine Benedict with Fried Prosciutto, Malted Waffles with Caramel Bananas, Mixed Berries, Whipped Cream & Maple Syrup, Omelet Station & Petite Desserts.

Reservations are encouraged, call 651-228-3855 or Make Your Reservation online.

The Tradition Continues ... Classic Ballroom Brunch

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 16, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Reservations: 651-228-3860

The Saint Paul Hotel will again offer two lavish, traditional Spring Holiday Brunches with live music in the “grand hotel style” of decades past for Easter and Mother's Day in our elegant Promenade Ballroom.

With a grand spread of sumptuous offerings and The Saint Paul Hotel’s unmatched service and elegance, our Classic Ballroom Brunches provide a can’t-miss family gathering that all generations will enjoy.

Six Lavish Food Stations
Salads • Seafood Ice Display for Shrimp • Carvery • Entrée and Vegetable Station •  Breakfast Station • Pastry Chef’s Grand Dessert Display

Our Ballroom Easter Brunch is pre-paid: $49.00 per person • $19.00 per child, age 4-10 • children under 3, free. Price includes service charge and tax. Two free hours of parking at Lawson ramp.

Easter Ballroom Brunch Menu PDF

Valentine's Day Tea February 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic 5-course "Chocolate Lover's"
Afternoon Tea at The Saint Paul Hotel.

The menu includes: Chocolate Spiced Pork Rillettes, Braised Beef Short Rib, Double Chocolate Scone, Mini Chocolate Turtle Tart, Mini Chocolate Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Namelaka Raspberry Cremeux and Cocoa Nib Meringue and a Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cocoa Cake

Reservations: 651-228-3860. Tea is February 14 at 1:30pm.

Children's Etiquette Luncheons March 11 and 25

We're offering Two Children's Etiquette Luncheons;
March 11 and March 25, from 10am - 1pm.

Our Etiquette Class/Luncheon emphasizes respect for others and educates children on manners and etiquette with a fun, hands-on approach. Your child will learn social etiquette, proper introductions and fine dining skills.

The class incorporates role-playing and features a three-course lunch to help children practice and retain what they are learning. This is an excellent opportunity for children to build confidence and learn important skills which make everyday situations easier to navigate.

For children aged 8-13. Each class is three hours, $60 per person. Call 651-228-3860 for reservations.



Winter Carnival Cocoa Sale & Winter Jazz Festival 

The Saint Paul Hotel employees and their families volunteered to help sell cocoa and snacks during our annual Winter Carnival Cocoa Sale on January 28. It is a day many employees' children look forward to, since they are given free cocoa and treats in exchange for their help! This year we sold over 1,100 cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie bars along with 165 gallons of hot cocoa, coffee and hot apple cider! 

The 131st Winter Carnival, held annually in January, featured three parades, ice carvings, snow sculptures, live music and more. It is a winter highlight for many in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. 

This is the third year we've hosted Twin Cities Jazz Festival's Winter Jazz Festival. On January 29 we had 10 performances on four stages! Jazz artists included Nicholas Payton Afro Caribbean Mixtape, Jon Weber, Andrew Walesch with Dave Karr, Peter Kogan’s Monsterful Wonderband and JoAnn Funk Trio among many others!

Photos below: Saint Paul Hotel employees and their families serving "Saint Paul's Best Hot Cocoa" and other treats to Winter Carnival goers.

Photos below by Andrea Canter: Winter Jazz Festival musicians (top) Nicholas Payton and the Afro-Caribbean Mixtape; (middle) Jon Weber and Peter Kogan; (bottom) The Dakota Combo

Etiquette Tea at The Saint Paul Hotel

Pair a manners' class with a gourmet, five-course tea and you get an Etiquette Tea!

Join us on April 8 for unique opportunity to refine your dining skills and table manners while enjoying a sociable, five-course afternoon tea.

Etiquette instructor Bethany Miller of Doors of Success School of Etiquette, will lead the tea and talk about the origin and history of tea traditions along with etiquette protocol.

Etiquette Tea, April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Cost is $50 per person.
Call 651-228-3860 for reservations.



Did You Know?

Did you know the Sales Team served a dinner catered by The Saint Paul Hotel at the Ronald McDonald Family Room?

In January five members of the Sales Team served a dinner donated by the hotel to families whose children are receiving intensive care at the Gillette Children's Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located in the hospital, creates a home-like setting for families to rejuvenate while staying just steps away from a child who is receiving medical treatment for a serious condition or disability.

The Family room provides home-cooked dinners every night and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, all purchased, prepared and served by volunteers.

In addition to the day use room, some families are granted access to one of the four overnight sleeping rooms. More information about the Ronald McDonald Room.

 The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month

Peanut, Caramel and Chocolate Torte – Homemade caramel, whole peanuts and peanut butter mousse topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.

Enjoy this and other signature Menu Items at The St. Paul Grill.

Make Your Reservation at The St. Paul Grill.


Easter Brunch at M ST. Cafe

It's not too early to make your Easter Brunch plans at M ST.
Make your reservation soon, time slots fill quickly.
Call 651-228-3855 or Make Your Reservation online.

M ST. Easter Brunch Menu

Hot Sideboard:
Cream of Spinach Soup, Baby Carrot Salad, Mixed Field Baby Lettuces with Port Glazed Dried Dates, Goat Cheese, Marinated Cucumbers & Toasted Hazelnuts with Honey-Basil Vinaigrette, Cocktail Shrimp with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce, Fresh Fruit Display of Pineapple, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Berries & Grapes

Cold Sideboard:
Carved Salt Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce, Carved Bourbon-Honey Glazed Ham with Port Soaked Raisin Sauce & Whole Grain Mustard, Seared Salmon with Fregola, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Marinated Olives with Shrimp Romesco Sauce, Seared Rapini with Roasted Peppers, Lemon-Red Pepper Butter & Grated Parmesan, Herb Roasted Tri-Color Marble Potatoes with Maitre d’ Butter, Stout Braised Lamb Breast, Cannellini Bean Cassoulet, Braised Endive, Stout Jus with Mint Pesto

Made to Order Omelet Station, Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise, Malted Waffles Station with Apple Compote, Brandied Cherries, & Banana Caramel Sauce, Smoked Bacon & Country Sausage

An Assortment of Classic Viennese Cakes & Pastries, Cupcakes, Confections, Miniature Desserts & Mousse Cups.



Vote for Your Favorite Wedding Vendor 

We are in the running for our 12th Minnesota Bride "Best Of" award. We would love your support! If you'd like to vote, use this MN Bride link.

You will need to vote for at least six categories in order to have your vote counted. You can only vote once. All must be Minnesota vendors. Voting closes March 3, 2017.

Thanks to all who have helped us achieve eleven years of winning Minnesota Bride's "Best Wedding-Night Hotel."


Employee Spotlight 

Heather Noseworthy, Executive Meeting Manager

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I just celebrated my 23rd Anniversary on January 11th.

2. Explain your daily tasks. 
I do a little bit of everything to help the Hotel run successfully. This could be anything from answering phones to planning the hotel's special events to producing internal reports to interacting with our guests. 

3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
My fellow co-workers. We have become “family” after working together for so many years. 

4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 
Hands down, the hotel's 100th Birthday celebration in 2010 is my absolute favorite — the Hotel was decorated and themed throughout with various decades. The Republican National Convention in 2008, which had fantastic people-watching, is a close second. Every year, the holiday season is one of the most amazing times to be here. I also love the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival with its many events taking place just across the street from us in Rice Park.

5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
I love to be with my two kids as much as I can (even though they have grown up way too fast). I enjoy vacationing anywhere with palm trees. I follow the Minnesota Wild hockey team both here in Saint Paul, and traveling to their “away” games.

6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be? 
Executive Chef - it’s so impressive to see how our Culinary team can produce anything from a small break for 10 guests, a dinner for 200 guests or a Reception for 1100 guests.

7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
I have seen Jimmy Buffett in concert almost 25 times.

Photo: Heather in our lobby.