/ 24 April 2024

We are working on adding a small powder room to our first floor, and in the process needed to re-do our kitchen in order to make the plumbing work. This week we had to abruptly leave our house because the fumes from the insulation they were spraying into the wall of the powder room were so bad. We ended up staying in a local hotel in downtown St. Paul, right next door to the Minnesota Public Radio building, and around the corner from the Fitzgerald Theater.

It’s called Celeste of St. Paul Hotel Bar (fun name given my family, huh?) and was once a convent for the Sisters of St. Joseph (with whom we still worship, here in town). It’s SUCH a lovely place! Very high ceilings, wonderfully restored rooms, a bountiful breakfast held in the old chapel. This is a gem of a hotel, and I was pleasantly surprised by how inexpensive it was for a downtown hotel in such a great location.

I can’t recommend it highly enough, and I feel like the Spirit was leading us, since we had to find a place at the very last minute and have never stayed in a hotel here in town.