Palmer House Hotel, Restaurant and Pub 

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Palmer House Hotel, Restaurant and Pub

500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Intersection of Hwy 71 and Sinclair Lewis Avenue in downtown Sauk Centre. Only 1 mile north of I-94.

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Modern for its day, The Palmer House was the first building in Sauk Centre with electricity. Salesmen traveling by rail regularly used the hotel for business meetings and relaxation. The hotel soon became the cornerstone of Sauk Centre's downtown area and served as a gathering place for the locals and travelers. Nobel Prize winner Sinclair Lewis referred to the hotel as the Minniemashie House in his 1920 novel, Main Street.

The hotel endured an ambitious makeover in 1993, exposing its natural beauty from top to bottom with respect to Richard Palmer's idea. However, some of the comforts to which society has become accustomed have been added. The hotel originally housed 38 small rooms with guests sharing a common "necessary room" down the hall. There are now 19 rooms (each with its own bathroom facility), some complete with Jacuzzis to pamper you a bit.
When you stay at The Palmer House, choose a room tucked away in the recesses of the hotel or a room directly above the Original Main Street where you can look down from your vantage point and observe the hustle and bustle of small town life. But resist the urge to keep to your room, and explore. We have many delightful shops downtown to peruse.

The Palmer House's spacious lobby is perfect for whiling away the hours reading and visiting. You'll find The Pub, just off the lobby, to be well-stocked with your favorite cocktails and a cozy sometimes spirited place to spend an hour to two. Trying to resist the inviting aromas coming from the restaurant will be your only problem. Our kitchen is open daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and we have a baker who will tempt you back for more of her homemade goodies.

Come to The Palmer House for business or pleasure! The friendly staff will be waiting to extend a warm greeting upon your arrival and cater to your every need throughout your stay. Whether it be a special event or an intimate evening for two, call us to discuss the many options we can put together for you. We do free consultations for planning your groom's dinner, wedding reception, showers, birthday parties.... whatever it is you may want to celebrate. We also participate with GreyStone Golf Course in a wonderful Stay and Play Package. Call us for details. We look forward to meeting you!


The restaurant opens at 7:00am and serves until 9:00pm, 7 days a week.


Reduced rates for corporate, AARP, AAA, and Military. Extended stay rates are negotiable, dependent on availability.

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