BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn
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
- 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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelly Inn
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:
Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Parks Grab a blanket and a stretch of grass at various participating parks and enjoy live music and movies under the wide-open sky. Locations and times vary.
Minnesota State Fair Visitors from all over the state converge on the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul for fantastic fair fun. Times vary.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor Re-enter the world of Radio Theater and watch as Garrison Keillor hosts a night of live music at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.
Eric Church The country star that brought you “Springsteen” and “Smoke a Little Smoke” hits the stage at the Target Center for a 7 p.m. show.
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