Things to Do in Downtown St Paul

Hotel 340 is located at 340 Cedar Street in the heart of downtown Saint Paul’s business district.  We are steps away from the best that the city has to offer, including numerous restaurants, bars, entertainment options, and parks.  We are also located one block from the Mississippi River.  Our building stands out as a marvelous historic landmark, designed in the English renaissance tradition.  We are situated directly next to the Central Station of the LRT Green Line, which provides easy access to University Avenue, Dinkytown (University of Minnesota), downtown Minneapolis, and Target Field, as well as multiple bus lines that will take you anywhere in the city.

Below are the restaurants and attractions that we recommend in the area.  We also encourage you to ask our front desk for assistance on places to eat and things to do.

Visit Saint Paul

Downtown St Paul Attractions

Cathedral of Saint Paul - 10 blocks

Xcel Energy Center  -  5 blocks

Science Museum of Minnesota -  5 blocks

Mears Park – 5 blocks

Fitzgerald Theater – 5 blocks

History Theatre - 5 blocks

Park Square Theatre - 4 blocks

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – 4 blocks

Children’s Museum of Minnesota – 4 blocks

Rice Park – 3 blocks


Lowertown - 5 blocks

The city’s arts district.  Consists of many restaurants, bars, breweries, art galleries, and the Saint Paul Farmer’s Market. 

Cathedral Hill - 8 blocks

Historic neighborhood lined with restaurants and boutique shops.


W.A. Frost and Company | 374 Selby Avenue

Casual upscale American cuisine in a historic, landmark building.  Boasts what many consider to be the best outdoor dining patio in the Twin Cities.  With an extensive wine list and warm ambiance, W.A Frost is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion.

University Club of Saint Paul

Typically a private, members only club, the dining facilities at the University Club are available for hotel guests to use.  The outdoor deck provides a scenic view of the Mississippi River valley.  Offering contemporary American cuisine.

Pazzaluna | 360 Saint Peter Street

Authentic, regional Italian cuisine.  Enjoy seating in the bar or the dining room.

Meritage | 412 Saint Peter Street 

Upscale French cuisine.  Great selection of locally grown/raised menu items, and an Oyster bar.

Kincaid’s | 380 Saint Peter Street

Fish and Chop house.  Great steaks, fish, salads, and other American fare.

Sakura | 350 Saint Peter Street

Authentic Japanese Cuisine. 

Fast Casual 

Mickey’s Diner | 36 West 7th St

Subway | 124 Wabasha St South

Erbert’s and Gerbert’s | 334 Wabasha Street North

Chipotle | 29 West 5th St

There are multiple food courts in the skyway system that are open for lunch M-F.