Plan Your Visit
Guest Rooms of Character and Comfort
Find your corner of heaven
Celestial King Fireplace Room
Executive King Capital View Room
Executive King Room
Double Queen Room
Ground Floor King Guest Room
Suites Graciously Proportioned and Appointed
Serenity with all the amenities
Chapel Suite with Garden Tub & Dressing Room
Celeste Suite w/ Garden Tub & Fireplace
Corner King Fireplace Suite
Two Bedroom Fireplace Suite
The Soul of Hospitality
Sanctuary in the city
THE CELESTE BAR
Your shortcut to serenity
Gather with friends. Congregate with colleagues. Or cloister with a martini. There’s no better place to shed the stresses of your day than the Celeste Bar, an intimate hideaway offering bespoke cocktails, prosecco and local beer on tap, wine and bar snacks. Open daily at 4:00 pm. Drink Menu Food Offerings
Private events at The Celeste
Book a strategy session in the Boardroom. Host a cocktail reception in the Grand Hallway, an afternoon networking affair in the Parlor, or a wedding in the Chapel. For every gathering, we offer personal planning assistance to make your event worthy of the occasion.
Events at Celeste
- A divine location for intimate weddings & events
- Embrace the angels in the architecture with events in the Chapel
- Enjoy added privacy by booking entire floors for your guests
- Buyout of entire hotel is also available
- Soaring 24-foot ceilings
- Crystal chandeliers & stained-glass windows
- 900 square feet
- Up to 50 guests
Private Guest Floor Rentals
- Embrace the privacy of having an entire floor to yourself
- 10 - 13 beautifully appointed rooms for your guests
- 10' x 65' hallway ideal for gathering before and after events
- Private room off the main lobby
- 65” Ultra HDTV
- Wired & wireless internet
- Up to 14 guests for meetings or private dining
- Semi-private space off the main bar
- Cocktail or bottle service
- Appetizers available
- Up to 20 guests, or two groups of 10
A Landmark Property
...with a storied history
Every nun has a past
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet not only lived and taught in this Beaux-Arts landmark, they built it. And under the guidance of Mother Celestine Howard, St. Agatha’s Conservatory of Music and Art became Minnesota’s premier fine arts academy.
A convent in the sky
Founded in 1884, St. Agatha’s grew steadily, prompting the Order to construct a facility that, upon its completion in 1909, accommodated several hundred students and on its upper floors housed the nuns. Among the copper-corniced structure’s distinguishing features were a rare exterior, curving double staircase leading to the main entrance, and a sixth-floor loggia providing open-air recreational space for the sisters.
Angels in the architecture
At its peak, St. Agatha’s had 1,100 students. Along with offices, the first floor housed parlors, studies, a library and infirmary. Art classrooms and a chapel occupied the second level, and the upper floors were used for the convent. Among the artwork that adorned St. Agatha’s were replicas of Renaissance masterpieces painted by the sisters during their studies abroad.
A new era begins
After St. Agatha’s Conservatory closed in 1962, the building housed offices as well as classroom and administrative facilities for the McNally School of Music. In 2017, Rebound Hospitality purchased this National Historic Landmark property and set about restoring the structure to its original glory.
A Divine Location
Blessedly close to most everything
The State Capitol
No major hotel is nearer. A ten-minute walk from The Celeste, the State Capitol and government offices can also be accessed via the Light Rail station outside our front door.
Our next-door neighbor, the historic Fitzgerald Theater is Saint Paul’s oldest surviving theater space, dating back to 1910. Home to some of Minnesota Public Radio’s most popular programs,the facility is also one of St. Paul’s premier entertainment venues. Upcoming Events
History Theatre is an award-winning theater, recognized nationally as a leader in producing historical work. For more than 40 years History Theatre has produced excellent plays and musicals that moves audiences to rediscover, relive, and respect every piece of their history. Conveniently located a block from Celeste of St Paul, all hotel guests enjoy great discounts to productions.
Excel Energy Center
Regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world, this multi-purpose facility hosts more than 150 sporting and entertainment events and approximately 1.7 million visitors each year. It’s just a 10-minute walk from our front door. Events Calendar
Accessible via light rail (or a 15-20 minute walk), the 7,000-seat CHS Field is home to the Saint Paul Saints minor league baseball team. It’s also a popular destination for corporate events, business meetings, festivals/concerts, and weddings and other celebrations. Event Calendar
Offering a variety of colorful historic walking tours led by the inimitable Sister Celeste right from the Hotel Lobby! Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April through October.
Light Rail Central Line
Destinations include CHS Field in Lowertown, the State Capitol, Allianz Field, and the Universityof Minnesota main campus, as well as downtown Minneapolis, with stops at US Bank Stadium, Nicollet Mall, Target Field, and Target Center. Light Rail Schedule