Discover this picturesque hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota built inside a historic train repair shop! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square is a unique, high-quality hotel located in St. Paul. We are a short drive away from the Twin Cities' premier attractions including the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, the Minnesota State Capitol, the Xcel Energy Center, River Center Convention Center and the University of Minnesota. Sports fans will love our proximity to Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium. Inquire about convenient transportation to St. Paul and Minneapolis. Stylish and spaciously designed guest rooms feature cable television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. We are wheelchair-accessible and have an elevator for your convenience. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily on a vintage, train stop-inspired platform. Enjoy our indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna or excercise facility during the day, and unwind in the evening with a drink and appetizers at our onsite Bar and Lounge. Our business center is open 24 hours a day and features multiple work stations and free printing. Wedding services and meeting rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this hotel with some restrictions. Experience the best in St. Paul! Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square. Enjoy your stay.
I liked how spacious the room was, the free breakfast, and the parking was close to the entrance
I didn't like that the room that I booked (King), wasn't what I received (Double Queen), The room was smoke free, but smelt like smoke as soon as you entered, and the room was so warm and had no way to control the heat other than 2 other temperatures. This was good for a one night stay, for which we used the room to get ready for a concert and sleep
Interearing, historic building with really cool design. Very unique. Comfortable beds. Free parking. Free breakfast was decent. Had all the amenities I was looking for (pool/hot tub, business center). Decent location, depending on your needs.
The main problem, and for me this was a big problem, was security. Our room was located right next to an exterior door in the very back corner of the hotel, which opens up to the back parking lot. We noticed right away that the lock was broke and so anyone could enter without needing a key card. This wouldn't have been a huge problem accept the door to our room did not shut and lock without pulling it tightly closed behind us. We also noticed this right away and made sure it was locked any time we left. The room cleaners, however, did not. After a day out we returned (through the unlocked exterior door) and could see right as we walked in that our hotel room door was noticeably ajar. We went in and made sure that none of our belongings were missing and that no weirdos were hiding in the closet, and very luckily everything was fine. The worst part was that the lady at the front desk, although very nice and smiley, seemed completely oblivious to the situation they put us in. When I told her about the broken lock on the exterior door she seemed shocked, then later went on to tell me that she actually ordered a new lock earlier that day. Call me crazy but one thing I really expect out of a hotel is at least a little bit of security and safety. I can't help but wonder what they would have done if anything had been stolen from our room. At any rate, if you're staying in room 118, make sure that all the staff know they need to take extra care to make sure your door is locked, or at least closed all the way.
Good location for my needs. Very friendly staff. Clean room.
Music in the courtyard area should be reduced or turned off at night.
Was fine for a one night stay.
Construction going on.
The size of the room and the helpful, friendly staff. The breakfast lady was great!
The history and the look of the Hotel.
The bed was not comfortable and must have been old. The room and hallways needed attention with some windex and a fresh coat of paint.
No street noise. Very nice breakfast.
The staff was very friendly. Very pleasant environment.
The bed was terrible.
The breakfast was good and the lobby had an interesting decor.
The hotel pool was dirty. We found clumps of hair on the bottom and deflated ballons floating around. It rained the night we were there and the floor under the windows was wet. Remote from anything else in the area.