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“Great experience - hidden gem”
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Hotel 340
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We hosted a group of colleagues from around the country - 14 different states. They all had good things to say about their rooms and the front desk staff. The lobby and attached bar was a gorgeous location for our informal welcome gathering on the first night of the conference. Our guests were able to get a true feel for downtown St. Paul being so close to the river and downtown parks and attractions. Very affordable rates.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Hotel 340 was an excellent experience. We had a little trouble finding the place, however, once we walked through the door we were pleasantly surprised. The architecture is unique, beautiful and our room was incredible! Every detail was perfect! It is not your cookie cutter hotel, it has personality, and history! Helpful, friendly, welcoming staff that provided excellent customer service! We are looking forward to staying at Hotel 340 for future events that we attend at the XCEL Center!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Wildfan57
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Got a great price for this hotel downtown. Lobby was interesting but dark - wished it was lighter. Room was small but sufficient for an overnight stay. A bit shabby, but for the price it was fine. Loved that it was close to a great walking trail along the river. Staff was helpful.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I debated between giving the hotel an average or very good review. If it were not for the helpful, friendly staff, I would rank the hotel average. Don't be fooled by the professional photos. I found the hotel very dark and depressing in the common areas, especially the lobby and eating area. The rooms however were bright and clean. We stayed in two different rooms and both were nice. The area around the hotel seemed sketchy, not being from the area I do not know if this is true or not. Parking a half block from the hotel was nice and we were provided a discount in and out rate which was nice. Another note, the help was friendly but also often "absent" from both the front desk and we never saw anyone in the dining area.

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3  Thank travelbug2265
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

It was a good location to walk down to the River Centre where the conference was held. It is a unique building right in the heart of downtown. Breakfast was good. The challenges were small like no juice one day, no napkins on another. The staff went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable.

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2  Thank Deb P
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Hotel employees were very friendly and the rooms looked great. Beds were very comfy and they even provided a small fridge, robes, towels, and glassware. Very impressed with everything except price. Would definitely go back again and definitely recommend.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

340 is a distinctive piece of dowdy old St Paul, and has a sense of history and character. Staff was all friendly and competent and everything was clean. My room looked out on an air shaft, with blinds that did not open easily even if one would have wanted them to, which one wouldn't since one would just be looking at a grimy wall and rooftop. Location is one block from a light rail station to/from Minneapolis, but otherwise location is a little too quiet, with few restaurants or other activity within a few blocks. Convention center and arena about six blocks walk. On the other hand my work colleague had a room which looked out over the city and she had a much more positive impression than I did, because of the light and view. One's experience must vary with the type of room.

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Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank Bragnelli
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Additional Information about Hotel 340

Address: 340 Cedar St, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1100
Region: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Price Range: £78 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 340 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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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