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Covington Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fun concept - a tug boat converted into a BnB! We stayed in the pilot's suite. It had a great view of downtown St Paul. The upstairs room has a couch and is a very comfortable place to hang out. There is a nice outdoor area. If it hadn't been raining, we would have spent a lot of...

Thank ttaz-7
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Hey there! I was so nice to meet you and your family and I hope to see you back here in July! Thank you for your glowing review!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect, and were very pleasantly surprised with our stay on the Covington, a converted Mississippi River tow boat permanently moored directly across the river from downtown St Paul, MN. Liz, the owner greeted us warmly, showed us the salon and our room, explained the bathroom and breakfast, and left for the aft portion of...

2Thank marknlynder
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for your awesome review. I remember you guys and how much fun you had here-hanging out all night long. I think that's the best way to enjoy the Covington Inn-not going out and being away from the boat most of the night. Call me soon to book your summer getaway! Thank you again, Liz

Reviewed 25 November 2016

I stayed here on my birthday and it was lovely. I had the pilot house suite, which is two tiers with a private deck patio area. It has neat steering equipment on the second level, with a futon as well. The views are incredible! Lovely, lovely! This was Sept. 2015

Thank Shaleen R
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay last September but you're probably due for a full-blown summer visit, right? I hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Liz

South Dakota
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I decided to try something different when we were in St Paul for a Wild hockey game. We Picked the Covington Inn B&B. It was a very pleasant experience. The hostess was there when we checked in and showed us to our room. The room was quite large with a comfortable bed and sitting area and access...

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Denver, CO
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our family had a fun stay at the Convington Inn. Such a cute boat with a friendly hostess and guests. The location is easy to find and within walking distance of the city center. Both rooms had sitting areas and plenty of space for two guests. Comfy beds, air conditioning and hot showers!

Thank HMDenver
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review for me! I hope to see you again this summer?? Thanks again, Liz

Reviewed 24 July 2016

Found this doing an internet search for some place unique to stay at in St. Paul. Very different and unique and very relaxing sitting on the Mississippi River looking at the skyline of St. Paul. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again. Also, enjoyed visiting with a very outgoing host. It's not everyday you get to sleep on...

Thank Rick539
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! It's so nice to check my reviews and realize that people really like me! lol! Really, thank you for coming and I hope to see you again soon, Liz

Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed in the pilot room with a private deck, 360 view, of the beautiful St Paul. Walking distance to CHS field, Mears park ,Rice park, and St Paul Grill, it was great. Breakfast was awesome, Liz a great hostess.Our room was great for sleeping with the river breeze. Can't wait to go back!

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Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Ahhh, summer nights on the river! They really are amazing. Thank you for your glowing review. Call me soon to book your next memorable night on the river in the summer! Thanks again, Liz

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The room was comfortable, quaint, cozy, and definitely unique. Liz was super nice! The breakfasts were excellent. I was hesitant about staying on a boat because I can get motion sickness. But I never felt it move once.

1Thank Tammy J
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 April 2016

What a unique B&B! We loved staying here even in the middle of winter! Hope to be back this summer to enjoy everything the tugboat has to offer. We arrived early and were able to tour all the rooms. They are all charming and cozy. If you are looking for a great escape with a unique flair, this is the...

2Thank Didi915
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, winter is great and all but summer is the BEST here on the river! Order a pizza in, bring a bottle of wine (or whatever) and watch the world float by! Hopefully, I'll see you again soon! Liz Miller, Innkeeper/owner

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Covington Inn! This is a boat, so don't expect high speed internet and flat screen televisions. It is a really cute B&B that truly has wonderful character. We stayed in the Mate's Quarters (the cheapest room) and it was the perfect size for the two of us. The flooring was heated in the...

1Thank BaileyB0921
Liz M, Owner at Covington Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! To hear that this is the most relaxing place you stayed at means I'm doing my job right! Come back in the summer sometime and you'll be even more relaxed than before. Thanks again and I'll hopefully see you again sometime soon, Liz

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Covington Inn is a B & B on a renovated towboat on the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. Come and relax on the deck all night and order in pizza or go to a fancy restaurant across the river. The four guest rooms all have private bathrooms, fireplaces for heat in the winter and air conditioners for the summer. This is a casual and comfortable romantic inn and the innkeeper is on-site for whatever help you need. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Covington Inn

Address: 100 Harriet Island Road B3, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Region: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Price Range: $227 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Covington Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Each room has it's own unique character. We stayed in the pilot's room (and loved it). I think they would all be comfortable.”
  • The upstairs portion of the pilot's suite.
  • Beautiful view of downtown St Paul.
ttaz-7, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“With the exception of the more spacious Pilot House and Master's Quarters, the rooms and beds and bathrooms are small! It's a dang boat!”
shaleenr2015, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only four rooms, each with their own personality and quirks.”
  • Our bathroom - small but it does the job! Good water pressure and good heat. In room heater.
  • The Pilot House has two levels and a private deck. Cozy and roomy!
721danetteg, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Masters Quarters, 2nd deck windows on 3 sides; and a fireplace”
  • Morning view, top deck
nelsonk949, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Go with the "Mate's Quarters" for those with accessibility issues”
290randym, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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