Minnesota is safely ending COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Scarlet Kitchen & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am – 10 pm. Reservations recommended. Menu on dining page.
  • The Port lounge is open for drinks only; no dinner menu available. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 pm – 11 pm.
  • The St. James Hotel is open to hotel guests, meetings and social functions in line with State of Minnesota mandate.

Our goal continues to be around the care and confidence of our guests and our associates. Effective May 28th the following changes will take place:



  • Physical Distancing

Even though businesses will no longer be subject to physical distancing, guests will continue to be encouraged to practice physical distancing while moving around the hotel.

  • Masks

We encourage guests who are not vaccinated to wear a mask. 

  • Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitation stations will remain throughout the hotel in heavy traffic areas, entrances and elevators.

  • Guest Rooms

iWave air purifiers have been installed in all guests’ rooms. Some in-room amenities have been removed and replaced with disposable options. Rollaway beds or made-up murphy beds offering will be suspended until further notice. Along with our normal cleaning protocols, attention will be placed on key areas around the room including but not limited to: doors, furniture, television remote control, telephone, light switch, and alarm clock etc. Additional precautions are being taken using “evaclean” enhanced cleaning and touchless disinfection system.

  • Front Desk

Team members are required to wear masks when attending with guests. Hand sanitizer will be used between guests, and barriers have been installed. Special sanitizing procedure have been put in place for handling credit card readers, pens, door handles, and luggage carts. Express check-out will be highly encouraged.

  • Meetings & Events

On May 27, 2021 capacity limits and distancing requirements are lifted in meeting spaces. Hand sanitizing stations will remain in place at all entrances to the room prior to each event.

  • Scarlet Kitchen & Bar

Scarlet Kitchen & Bar is open for indoor dining! Open daily, 7 am – 10 pm. Reservations recommended.  Menu here. 

  • In-Room Dining

Room service available for in-house guests. In-house guests can order room service from Scarlet Kitchen & Bar. To order, please call Scarlet Kitchen & Bar at (651) 385-5544. Menu here. All team members are required to wear masks.

  • The Port

The Port lounge is open for drinks only! No dinner menu available.

  • Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service will be suspended until further notice.

  • Bike Rentals

We will continue to offer bike rentals to guests of the hotel. While wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment, team members will apply peroxide multi-purpose cleaner to seats, frame, handlebars and helmet before and after each use.

  • Stores

All retail stores are following “COVID-Aware” protocols.

We are closely monitoring advisories and updates regarding COVID-19 from National and State regulatory organizations. Changes to our protocols and procedures will be made in accordance to these changes.


Ozzie Encinosa

General Manager