BEST HOTEL - 2003
St. Paul Hotel
A good part of this luxury landmark's appeal undoubtedly lies in the fact that it's the only local hotel built before World War II that didn't succumb to the wrecking ball long ago. But the Saint Paul Hotel offers far more than turn-of-the-last-century charm. Even its standard (or "deluxe," as the hotel calls them) rooms offer a level of opulence rarely found in these parts, from the triple-sheeted, custom-made beds to windows that actually open. And amenities abound; the Saint Paul might be the only facility in the state to offer business travelers and inveterate techheads Internet television and two-line phones with personal voicemail and dataports. While this kind of elegance comes with a substantial price tag, the hotel does offer a number of intriguing deals, ranging from the basic Four Diamond Package (deluxe room, bottle of wine, continental breakfast) for $199, to the Saint Paul Dinner Package, which includes dinner for two in the hotel's acclaimed Saint Paul Grill, starting at $250.