The “hub of Red Wing” since 1875, the St. James Hotel’s traditional class and elegance make it the best hotel in Southern Minnesota.
Situated on the Mississippi Riverfront in Red Wing, the St. James was originally opened by a group of businessmen looking to accommodate Red Wing’s busy business needs. In its 143 year history, the hotel has only had three owners, all local to Red Wing, and is currently owned by the Red Wing Shoe Company.
A key feature of the St. James appeal is its stunning and historic architecture, which placed it on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The hotel features 67 Victorian rooms, each uniquely decorated to reflect both the hotel’s history and modern sensibility and named after a current or historic Mississippi riverboat. The hotel features restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual bar food, a coffeeshop, private dining for weddings and other events, conference rooms for business meetings, and a rooftop patio.
If you get tired of the view of the riverfront, the food, and the entertainment, the hotel is the starting point for several tours, and a short, one-mile walk from downtown Red Wing.
Stay a night at 406 Main St, Red Wing.
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By Tigger Lunney