Best Western


161 Saint Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103-2382
Phone: 651/227-8711   |   Fax: 651/227-1698   |   127 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn!

Enjoy the best of the Twin Cities at our Saint Paul hotel, conveniently located close to the State Fair and State Capitol.

At our Hotel, it’s our location to the Xcel Energy® Center, State Capitol and local hospitals that brings many guests to our property. With the River Center moments away, taking care of business, making those important meetings and zipping around the area is a breeze. A full service restaurant and bar is onsite, so there’s no need to go far for a great meal.

Enjoy free parking at our pet friendly Saint Paul hotel. A free shuttle to local hospitals, the State Fair and other attractions makes your stay even better. Concerts and events at the Xcel Energy® Center, River Center conventions, and the Minnesota State Fair are just a few beloved events that bring guests to us from around the country. Enjoy a MN Wild hockey game, the Science Museum or the Minnesota History Center during your trip.

Grand Avenue is a short drive from our Saint Paul hotel and the place for nightlife, or Summit Avenue for grand old homes to walk by. Duck into one of our many famous restaurants, or spend the day at the St. Paul Cathedral. Business travelers with business at the State Office Building, the Department of Transportation and the State Capitol are just a few regulars that consider us their home away from home.

Our Saint Paul hotel is favored by employees of Saint Paul College, the McNally School of Music and Macalester College, too. Visiting students and staff with St. Catherine’s, Hamline, the William Mitchell School of Law, St. Thomas and Concordia also favor our property. If you’re here for business with Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital or United Hospital, you’ll be close to your destination. Visitors of Bethesda Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and the Department of Human Services can also take advantage of our superior location.

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Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Sweetwater Bar and Grill
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Spa
  • Steam room, Sauna
  • Children's wading pool
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Guest laundry
  • Free parking , outdoors
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Interior corridor


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Conveniently located, the best western plus kelly inn in Saint Paul, Minnesota is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 44.951565  /  Latitude: -93.107025


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 35 East. Take Kellog Boulevard Exit to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn.

From: Interstate 94. Take Marion Street Exit and go north to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Cathedral of Saint Paul

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are home to many notable and historical buildings. One such building is the Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul.

This beautiful, historical Roman Catholic cathedral was built on Cathedral Hill in 1915, under the direction of Archbishop John Ireland. It is the fourth cathedral built on the site. It is known to be one of America's most distinctive cathedrals.

At 186 feet tall, the cathedral is America's fourth tallest cathedral and the third largest completed church in America. The cathedral was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, a French Beaux-Arts architect features a 76-foot high copper-clad dome, American Travertine walls, marble columns, twenty-four stained glass windows, four evangelists, a bronze baldachin of Saint Paul and six chapels.

Enjoy a free tour of this exquisite cathedral when visiting the Twin Cities area. Choose one of the local Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.

Foshay Museum

Imagine the birds-eye view of the city of Minneapolis, during the late 1920s from a new skyscraper. This view was from the 447-foot-tall Art Deco Foshay Tower, the first skyscraper built in the entire state. This historical skyscraper, designed similar to the Washington Monument, was the tallest building in the city through 1971.

In 2006, this office tower began its conversion into the W Hotel. While in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, be sure to visit this city landmark. Take the elevator ride to the 30th floor to enter the Foshay Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating building. Climb the steps to the observation deck to admire the view of the city. Enjoy all of the downtown Twin City action, as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Guthrie Theater

The theater industry in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have dominated the market for years, making it the third largest behind New York City and Chicago. The Guthrie Theater, established by Tyrone Guthrie, has been one of the landmark theaters in the Twin Cities region, since it opened in 1963. Well-known actors, including Jessica Tandy and Joan van Ark, performed in the early theater productions. Throughout the years, Guthrie excelled in his role as Artistic Director, receiving critical acclaim for his productions.

In 2006, a new impressive theater building was completed in downtown Minneapolis, along the Mississippi River. The building houses the signature Wurtele Thrust Stage, the McGuire Proscenium Stage, the Dowling Studio and space for private events. Visit this incredible theater to enjoy one of the many plays, concerts, events or classes, along with dinner in the full-service restaurant. If time allows, partake in a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater. Stay close to a variety of downtown attractions, in a comfortable Best Western hotel and make the most of your time in the city.

Highland National Golf Course

The Highland National Golf Course is your best bet for an exemplary golf outing in Saint Paul. The next time you're exploring the Twin Cities area, be sure to book a tee time for 18 holes at the Highland National Golf Course – keep your drives low and straight, mind those bunkers, and put smartly.

Lake Minnetonka

The Twin Cities area is not only home to many wonderful attractions, but to many wonderful lakes. Lake Minnetonka is just one of the many fine lakes, in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul region of Minnesota. Encompassing more than 14,500 acres of water, Lake Minnetonka features 125 miles of shoreline and an abundance of coves, bays and islands. It is one of Minnesota's largest lakes. For centuries, Native American tribes lived in the area, before it was found by two boys paddling up the Minnehaha Creek, in 1822.

The Lake Minnetonka name stems from an American Indian meaning of "big waters". Throughout the years, many cities were developed around the lake including, Minnetoka, Deephaven, Wayzata, Tonka Bay, Minnetrista and Spring Park. The lake has become quite a resort area. While in Minneapolis, schedule plenty of time for fun on the water. Enjoy a cruise on the lake, rent a boat from one of the many marinas, go fishing, so swimming or relax at one of the many beaches. After a fun day outside, check into one of the local Best Western hotels, for a peaceful night's rest.

Mall of America

Bloomington, Minnesota

Mall of America

Drawing over 40 million annual shoppers, the famed Mall of America is located in Bloomington – a southern suburb of the Twin Cities area. Set 1.5 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MoA features over 500 stores and a plethora of attractions.

This four level, 4.2-million-square-foot mall contains the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, LEGO Imagination Center, and The Theatres at Mall of America. Hungry? Choose from Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Hooters, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and many others.

The Mall also hosts over 400 events each year, including Race for the Cure each Mother's Day. And for those on foot, MoA is served by the Mall of America Transit Station.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Drawing an average of over 1.2 million visitors each year, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is located at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. Owned by the City of St. Paul, the building is a Twin Cities landmark, thanks in part to the Palm Dome and its striking glass architecture.

With a mission to inspire the public to appreciate the living things around them, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory protects a long list of animal species from Gorillas, Hoffman's Two Toed Sloths, and Harbor Seals to Atlantic Puffins, butterflies, and even tarantulas.

Garden Safari Gifts, the park's gift shop, sells shade grown coffee – made from beans grown on a plantation providing a rainforest home for many of the conservatory's animals. Admission to the park and conservatory is free.

Metropolitan State University

Established in 1971, Metropolitan State University is located in Saint Paul within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Metro State is a four-year public university.

Metro State’s urban campus features an enrollment of over 11,000 students. The school offers over 60 undergraduate and 10 master's degree programs – plus graduate certificates and doctorates.

Minneapolis Skyline

The southeastern portion of Minnesota, near the state border of Wisconsin, is home to the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Together, the Capital city of Saint Paul and the largest city in the state, Minneapolis, account for two largest cities in the state. Due to the numerous lakes, creeks and waterfalls in Minneapolis, the city is nicknamed the City of Lakes. This vibrant city along the Mississippi River is home to the Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi River, located above the Stone Arch Bridge. While visiting downtown, take note of the beautiful Minneapolis Skyline, featuring several landmarks and skyscrapers.

A few of the more notable landmarks include the Foshay Tower and Foshay Museum, the Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater and the Walker Art Center. Minneapolis has grown to become a major business center, with five Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city and the fifth highest concentration of Fortune 500s. Whether watching the Minnesota Twins play baseball in Target Field, shopping at Mall of America or touring the Cathedral of Saint Paul, there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities region. Stay in the heart of the action in one of the local Best Western hotels, to enjoy a wonderful night's rest and recharge for another fun day in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minnesota’s largest and busiest airport, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a public, joint civil-military airport serving the Twin Cities area. MSP is located within ten miles of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, consisting of two terminals and four runways.

MSP is the fifteenth busiest airport in the country in terms of passengers, and is served by major airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways. MSP is Delta Air Lines’ third largest hub, and also the base airport for Sun Country Airlines.

Minnehaha Depot

The Minnehaha Depot is historic Railroad depot, built in 1875, that serviced passengers from Chicago into the Twin Cities area. The depot was known as the "Princess" depot, because of its delicate gingerbread detailed construction. This once-bustling railroad hub in St Paul, is located along Highway 55, near the Minnehaha Park in South Minneapolis.

The Depot is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society and operated by the Minnesota Transportation Museum. The depot was restored in 1967 and became the first building to be restored by the museum. It is dedicated to preserving railroad history. Check into a local Best Western guest room, for comfortable and convenient lodging.

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

While in vibrant city of Minneapolis, make time for recreational activities along the Mississippi River. The 72-mile Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes a portion of the river in downtown Minneapolis. It remains a unique National Park dedicated solely to the Mississippi River. The park was established in 1988, as a partnership park, new to the National Park Service.

The park works with all levels of governments and businesses who own land along the Mississippi River to maintain the mission of the National Park Service. Visit this wonderful recreation area for a fun day outside. A few of the many park attractions in Minneapolis are the Stone Arch Bridge, the Historic Fort Snelling and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. After enjoying time in the park, kick up your feet in a nearby Best Western guest room for a wonderful night's rest.

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota welcomes those who are ready to have a fun and engaging learning experience. Visit this downtown Saint Paul 370,000 square foot building, to see the interactive exhibits, view the large format films and stroll the five permanent galleries and temporary exhibit gallery.

Learn about physical science, paleontology, technology, the human body and the cultures of the Mississippi River. Step outside to view the outdoor exhibits encompassing ten acres, while you enjoy the view of the Mississippi River. The museum strives to promote the education of science, through its outreach programs. While visiting the Twin City area, rest comfortably with Best Western hotels.

Spoonbridge & Cherry

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Spoonbridge & Cherry in Minneapolis

One of 40 outdoor art pieces, the Spoonbridge & Cherry is an iconic staple of the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Set in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the famed Spoonbridge & Cherry is located on the grounds of the Walker Art Center in central Minneapolis.

Operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Spoonbridge & Cherry installation was completed in 1988 by artists – and married couple – Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Today, the must-see sculpture is the centerpiece of the Walker Art Center's Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the sculpture is nearly 30 feet tall, complete with its 5,800-pound spoon and 1,200-pound cherry. The Spoonbridge & Cherry is also the largest of its kind – though it may be safe to say it's the only of its kind.

Stone Arch Bridge

The Twin City region of Minnesota is home to a variety of wonderful museums, sporting facilities and attractions. A must-see historical Minneapolis landmark, is the Stone Arch Bridge. James J. Hill built this beautiful native granite and limestone bridge over the Mississippi River in 1883, for the Great Northern Railway's Manitoba Line. This Historic Civil Engineering Landmark is located in downtown Minneapolis, below the Saint Anthony Falls, between the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge and 3rd Avenue Bridge.

The bridge measures 2,100 feet long and twenty-eight feet wide and features twenty-three arches. Once the railroad traffic ceased in 1965, the bridge became a pedestrian bridge. Many fun city events and festivals are held throughout the summer months at the bridge, including the annual fireworks display for the Fourth of July. While in the city, rest comfortably as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Target Field

Professional baseball action is alive and well in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Target Field, located in downtown Minneapolis, is home field for the Major League Baseball team, the Minnesota Twins. When this wonderful open-air ballpark opened in 2010, it became the first one specifically built for Twins games. Previously, the Twins played their games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and the Metropolitan Stadium.

While in the Minneapolis area, make your way to the Target Center to join over 39,000 baseball fans for a fun day at the ballpark. Although there is no roof, this wonderful limestone facility features a canopy, a heated field, heated viewing areas, a bonfire in the Budweiser roof deck, double-decker bullpens, three restaurants and bars and Target Plaza behind the right field gate. After the game, make your way to one of the local Best Western hotels for comfortable lodging and excellent guest services.

Xcel Energy Center

Seating nearly 18,000 people, the Xcel Energy Center is also known as the X, the Forest, and the Hive. Set in Saint Paul with the Twin Cities, the center is home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild – plus the NLL's Minnesota Swarm.

As a multi-purpose arena, the Xcel Energy Center also features live concerts, lacrosse games, and other major events. Opened in 2000, the X is owned by the City of St. Paul, and operated by the Minnesota Sports & Entertainment.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.10 mile(s) from State Capitol
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Minnesota History Center
  • 0.25 mile(s) from St. Paul Cathedral
  • 0.75 mile(s) from River Center Convention Center
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Xcel Energy Center
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Science Museum
  • 1.00 mile(s) from downtown
  • 5.00 mile(s) from state fairgrounds
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Target Center
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Mall of America

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Eco-Lab,
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Lawson Software
  • 0.01 mile(s) from St. Paul companies
  • 0.01 mile(s) from State Government Offices
  • 0.01 mile(s) from St. Joseph's Hospital
  • 0.01 mile(s) from State Capitol
  • 1.00 mile(s) from United Hospital
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gillette Childrens Hospital
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Regions Hospital
  • 5.00 mile(s) from 3M
  • 0.20 mile(s) from St. Paul College
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Hamline
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Concordia College
  • 6.80 mile(s) from University of Minnesota

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

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Nearby Restaurants

  • Sweetwater Bar and Grill, on premises, Full Service, American, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Saint Paul. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

November 2014

November 8, 2014
Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour Visit the State Theater in Minneapolis a night of beautiful music. For this national tour the group will be accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. The music begins at 8 p.m.
November 22, 2014
2014 Festival of Trees The St. Paul RiverCentre fills with music and glamor for this annual gala. The band strikes up at 5:30 p.m.

December 2014

December 6, 2014
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker The Moscow Ballet gracefully takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis for the classic holiday ballet. Show times are 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.
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