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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My two daughters, grandson and I stayed at the Palmer House Hotel on a recent Saturday night. The building has a very large lobby/reception room on the main level packed with antique furniture. The 2nd and 3rd floors are comprised of a number of guest rooms of varying sizes. This outing was a belated birthday celebration for me and I... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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118 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Just spent the weekend at The Palmer House. Had a really nice time. Spent time in the pub where they had great food and spirits and a nice breakfast in the cafe. Stayed in room 16 nothing paranormal happened on our visit but still a fun adventure. Loved the history of the place and the ghost tour. My only thing... More 

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Alton, Ia, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's just this simple. For a long time, the U. S. of A. had only one Nobel Prize winner for literature, and he grew up right here in this little sweet burg. So what if he disliked it. So what if he made a career out of cutting up the people he grew up with. Who cares? He's Sinclair Lewis,... More 

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Thank James S
Canada
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Is the Palmer House Hotel as haunted as they say? This reviewer thinks so! The Palmer is an awesome 3 floor hotel built in 1901. I did not stay in the hotel as a guest with a room, but I did have a chance to see almost every room in the hotel in person as part of a paranormal ghost... More 

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Thank Sassix
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went for my birthday. We had a great time. I thought the hotel was quaint. Our room was very clean and spacious. I loved the staff. Very warm and friendly. I would go back just to hang out with the staff. I may have seen a ghost or two. I'm not sure. But it was not a scary experience.... More 

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Thank LeeAnn V
minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

August 2015 we went - hopeful for a good time and some ghosts. The hotels pics are WAY better than the hotel, although I understand it is old. The food I got was ok, but the pub area was not inviting and one of our seats was ripped. The rooms were the really bad part. We got two "suites", for... More 

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Thank twilightmomMinnesota
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stopped at the Palmer House from an out west vacation with my son and his family. Just my son and I arranged to stay here as the two youngsters did not want any part of a haunted place. I chose not to take the basement tour as I did not want anything to cloud my head and clear thinking. We... More 

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1 Thank KathyDiDe
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Went with large group, owner back peddled on rates, room not clean, poor and rude service except for 2 staff members. Our group spent a lot of money and had great para experiences....however, the owner emailed me the following week with an unfounded bill for my hot tub leaking. Owner also claimed she doesn't advertise the motel as haunted....use caution... More 

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Thank Teresa P
Springfield, Missouri
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I've been here a couple of times now, and every time I go, the food is excellent and the service is superb. The history of the place is fascinating, and provides such an unusual and exciting atmosphere. I wish we were in town long enough to go on one of the ghost tours! Those look like fun. :)

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Thank Ashley S
Stillwater, MN
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91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Love the atmosphere at this historic haunted hotel. The lobby is a bit cluttered and some furniture in the lobby needs replacing. The price is right. This is not a luxury hotel but it is the ambiance that makes it worth it.

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  • Free Parking
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Hotel where author Sinclair Lewis worked for a short time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palmer House Hotel

Address: 500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Region: United States > Minnesota > Sauk Centre
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Palmer Hotel Sauk Centre
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“Sorry, don't know a thing about the rooms, but the place loves to advertise that it's haunted.”
 of 5 bubbles I8982YFjamess, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be mindful that the main road has large truck traffic, and if noise is a factor for you, request a room not on the main road side.”
 of 5 bubbles Sassix, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think any room would be perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles , 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 20 on the third floor was very quiet with plenty of options for light including a sitting area skylight.”
 of 5 bubbles KathyDiDe, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Always ask for one that is haunted 😀”
 of 5 bubbles TishaB975, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
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