The Saint Paul Hotel
As the city of St. Paul grew, many residents became aware of the need for a hotel in town. In 1908, Lucius P. Ordway secured ownership of a previous hotel site with the intentions of constructing a new luxury hotel. “St. Paul’s Million-Dollar Hotel” opened with much enthusiasm and ceremony on April 18, 1910. The hotel featured a grand ballroom, fine dining room, roof garden and guestrooms with scenic views.
In 1950, the hotel and city began to suffer as people and businesses moved to the suburbs. The hotel was in need of maintenance and repair, and the Saint Paul’s appeal began to diminish. In 1982, the Saint Paul business community realized the importance of the hotel once again. Piece by piece, the 254 room hotel was redesigned, restored and renovated. Today guests continue to experience the historic European charm and elegance reminiscent of a bygone golden era.