Monday, August 26, 2013

Music Returns to Cork's - August 27

We're so excited to announce that Live Music will be returning to the Cork's stage after its months-long hiatus. This Tuesday, August 27 (and then every other Tuesday thereafter), Mia Dorr will be joining us from 7-10pm to entertain pub-goers with her award-winning voice.

About Mia: "Mia Dorr has been a singer in the Twin City music scene for over 20 years. During her career she has been a member of DiscFunktion and the Prophets of Soul, as well as performing with the Power of Ten, among other groups. She is currently a member of YOLO.

Her 2007 winning performance of the national singing competition in Las Vegas can be seen in the video section. Between 2002 and 2007 Mia performed three times on the main stage at WeFest as the result of winning several singing competitions."

For more information, we invite you to visit her website:

Mia is one live music performer you won't want to miss, so join us tomorrow in the Air Conditioned cool of Cork's and enjoy her wonderful voice over dinner with your sweetie, drinks with colleagues, or even just a nice glass of wine with some great friends!

Then, make plans to join us once again every other Tuesday to enjoy Mia Dorr over your favorite Cork's fare.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review Round-Up -- August, 2013

Since completing our renovations over the summer, we were so excited to check out the latest TripAdvisor reviews to see what everyone thought of our brand new suites!

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to leave a review. It's a great way for us to measure customer satisfaction and work to make your guest experience as enjoyable as we can.

Here are some of the latest TripAdvisor reviews that were left for the Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown. We wanted to share them as a way of acknowledging and thanking guests for both their patronage as well as for taking the time to follow up with a recommendation for their fellow travelers.

Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown
"Great Improvement" 
Reviewed August 18, 2013
I have used this hotel since the 80s, stopped using it two years ago because it was so dated. Having a difficult time booking a room I decided to go back to old faithful. Lobby the same, up to the room and did a double take, brand new! Excellent staff, nice clean rooms that are up to date, all that's left is the lobby. Nice place to stay.

"great stay" 
Reviewed August 18, 2013
great stay friendly service- will use again. Evening welcoming snacks and drinks great, breakfast was very good, will defiantly stay again if in the St Paul area. Shuttle service to Irish fest was fantastic, employees very friendly and helpful, room was up to date and clean. Work out room had plenty of equipment to use, with monitors on every machine, provided earphones.

"Free drinks & full breakfast"
Reviewed August 18, 2013
It was a great stay and I really enjoyed the updated rooms!! I am going to come back for the free drinks and full cooked to order breakfast it really saved us money! The front desk and restaurant staff were really nice and made us feel welcome.

“Great location, spacious room.”
Reviewed August 9, 2013
GREAT COCKTAIL, COMPLEMENTARY BREAKFAST, need to pay for parking, internet, great for business travelers families etc. This location is very central in St paul. Nice atrium with several ducks, very helful and friendly staff. you can park in the adjacent lot for a couple of bucks on honor system. Hilton gold member and above get complementary internet.

"Updated Rooms"
Reviewed August 8, 2013
My last trip to the Embassy Suites in St. Paul was a pleasant surprise. The guest rooms had been updated to a modern look. The furnishings are all new and everything looks current. The breakfast was delicious as usual and the shuttle drivers are friendly and helpful.

“Stay was great! Remodel definitely worth it!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013
I was pleased with my stay at the Embassy Suites in St. Paul. The only thing that could have been better was complimentary wi-fi. The room was great, spacious, had a nice window seat with windows that open and a balcony outside of the bedroom. The service was awesome and the omelet to order was fantastic!

"Great Hospitality"
Reviewed August 5, 2013
The staff could not do enough for us. The breakfast was cooked to order abundant and fresh. The Manager's reception in the evening was terrific not just wine and cheese bu cocktails made to order. They even have a little business center. If you are headed to StPaul or Minneapolis this is a great place to stay.

"Embassy Suites St. Paul"
Reviewed August 2, 2013
Very good hotel for the family. Was upgrade to a bigger room for 5 dollar per night and that really helped. Hilton is a safe bet if you want clean, safe and good service. Also had a happy hour with free beer, wine and snacks that was nice.

“Free Breakfast is great”
Reviewed July 29, 2013
The great free breakfast here makes up for the taxi fare to local attractions. The interior courtyard layout is nice & creates a relaxed protected atmosphere. Cork's Pub is convenient & has great food.

“Great Stay at the Embassy Suites (newly renovated rooms!)”
Reviewed July 24, 2013
My husband and I made this hotel our home away from home for that last several days due to our A/C at home being on the fritz in the middle of a heat wave! This hotel was great!! Lovely, brand new rooms in tasteful shades of restful gray tones - it was very relaxing and spotlessly clean!! Comfortable bed, extremely quiet. Nice front desk staff. And great desserts in the restaurant! We would stay again in a heart beat!!

So, a hearty thank you to all of our wonderful guests who go the extra mile to leave us a review. We just love hearing about everyone's experiences while in-town and on-property, so keep up the good work!

If you haven't yet left a review after staying with us, we sincerely encourage you to hop online, head over to and let us know what you thought of your meal, your room, your omelet, your whole experience!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Embassy Suites St. Paul - Fun at the Fair Special Offer

We're pretty excited about the return of the Great Minnesota Get-Together in ten short days! So much so, that the Embassy Suites Downtown - St. Paul created a Special Offer for those who love the State Fair just as much as we do.

Book before Labor Day, Monday, September 2 and take advantage of the Fun at the State Fair Package

Fried food, fun rides, daily parades galore! The State Fair is here. Stay with the Embassy Suites St Paul Downtown and enjoy complimentary transportation to the fair grounds for up to four people, a $15 savings, and as always, enjoy our Complimentary Evening Reception* nightly and full, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning.

Enjoy the State Fair to the fullest with the Embassy Suites Downtown - St. Paul's Fun at the State Fair Package!

And if the Fair's not really your thing, there are many other Special Offers available for your stay at the Embassy Suites Downtown - St. Paul. To review them, we invite you to:  CLICK HERE.

We'll see you at the Fair!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *Serving of alcohol is subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. All rates are subject to hotel availability; rate does not include taxes, gratuities or other incidental charges; certain length of stay restrictions may apply. Early departure fee may apply. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. If you are not interested in making this reservation online, please call our Internet Customer Center at 1-800-774-1500. Please request Plan Code "PK8."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Irish Fair of Minnesota This Weekend - August 9-11, 2013

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is in full swing on Harriet Island this weekend. Some pub favorite musical acts are performing, the weather looks to be perfect, and you can embrace all of the great Irish inspiration the Twin Cities have to offer.

Running until 11pm this evening and all day again tomorrow (9am - 7pm), their schedule is chock full of great live music, Irish dance, and many other amazing Irish acts:

Fore more information on the Irish Fair and all of its wonderful offerings, we invite you to visit their website:


Thursday, August 1, 2013

You're in Good Company

No matter what you do or where you work, Cork's has a special just for you.  

Did you know that Cork's offers a discount to employees of downtown St. Paul businesses on certain days? Enjoy 25% off your food order on the day that your company has been designated. 

St. Paul Police and Fire | Department of Revenue | City of St. Paul
Regions | Science Museum | Osan Dental | Children’s Hospital | Biomedix
Department of Human Services | Ecolab | State of Minnesota Employees
Securian | City and County Credit Union | Cray | McNally Smith | Lawson | 3M | CIS Insurance (L.S.S.)
Health Partners | Bethesda Hospital | St. Joseph’s Hospital | Ramsey County | Education Minnesota

We have been adding to our list daily, so if you don't see your company, there's a good chance we're in the process of adding it. Please contact our Food & Beverage Manager, Chris, at 651-224-5111 or e-mail him. If you're company is not on the list, he'll work with you to ensure that it is added accordingly, and if it's on the list, we can let you know which day to show up!

We have also designated every Sunday evening from 7-11pm as Foodservice Industry Night (FIN) for our fellow local restaurant employees. After showing proof of employment, FIN guests get a card that's good for Double-ups. Double up for a buck on select drinks -- Order one drink and receive the second for just a dollar!

And if it just so happens that you don't qualify for any of the above specials, you can always take advantage of our usual Daily Specials, Happy Hour deals, and Facebook Fan Friday of course! 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Special Offers at the Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown

Being connected to the Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown has its definite perks. For starters, our guests get to dine overlooking our beautiful garden atrium, where sunlight pours in and ducks swim no matter what the season. They can also take advantage of the newly renovated suites should they choose to spend the night in downtown St. Paul for a concert or event.

Well, the deals get even sweeter, because the Embassy Suites Downtown - St. Paul is running some great Special Offers so you get even more out of your stay. For more information on each offer, simply click the attached photo. 

Fried food, fun rides, daily parades galore! The State Fair is here. Stay with the Embassy Suites St Paul Downtown and enjoy complimentary transportation to the fair grounds for up to four people, a $15 savings, and more.
Book By: 02 Sep 2013
Stay Between: 24 Jun 2013 and 02 Sep 2013

Guests receive one $25.00 gas gift card to Super America and complimentary downtown parking nightly when you stay at the Embassy Suites St. Paul - a $40 value!
Book By: 30 Sep 2013
Stay Between: 23 May 2013 and 30 Sep 2013

Want to visit Downtown St. Paul but the exchange rates and fees becoming too much?  Let the Embassy Suites St. Paul Downtown ease the wallet ache, show your Canada Passport at check-in and receive up to 20% off this summer!
Book By 30 Sep 2013
Stay Between 23 May 2013 and 30 Sep 2013

AAA members enjoy 25% off at Corks Irish Pub, complimentary self-parking and high-speed internet access.
Book By: 31 Dec 2013
Stay Between: 04 Feb 2013 and 31 Dec 2013

Coming to St. Paul to see an event at the Xcel Energy Center? The Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown has complimentary shuttle service to the concert.
Book By: 31 Dec 2013
Stay Between: 21 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2013

See a Minnesota Wild game and stay at the Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown!
Book By: 31 Dec 2013
Stay Between: 21 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2013

Adventure into the Science Museum of Minnesota! Explore the Mysteries of the Great Lakes... learn about Anthropology, Biology the entire world of science!
Book By: 31 Dec 2013
Stay Between: 21 Dec 2012 and 31 Dec 2013

Cheer on your favorite home time, the Minnesota Vikings, and let the Embassy Suites St Paul Downtown handle the hassle of parking. Stay with the Embassy Suites St Paul Downtown and enjoy complimentary transportation to the stadium for up to four people, and more.
Book By: 31 Jan 2014
Stay Between: 16 Jul 2013 and 31 Jan 2014

For a full list of all Special Offers at the Embassy Suites Downtown - St. Paul, please CLICK HERE.

Enjoy your stay at St. Paul's only all-suite hotel!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Inspired by the Season - Summer Specials Menu

In continuing with our commitment to offering specials that are up to the minute for this season, we are now offering a Special Menu that will be available for the duration of the season.

Inspired by the flavors of summer, we've included some lighter items that complement our pub fare quite nicely.

Now through Labor Day, enjoy summer at Cork's with our Summer Specials Menu!

Inspired by the Season

Soup & Salad
A cup of our chef-crafted soup with house salad {your choice of dressing}.

Half Club & Soup
1/2 of our famous Club Sandwich served with a cup of our chef-crafted soup.  

Berries & Brie Salad

Berries & Brie Salad 
Mixed Greens tossed in Strawberry Vinaigrette. Topped with seasonal Berries and Sliced Brie. 
{Add Chicken}

Apple & Brie Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Apple & Brie Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Granny Smith Apple Slices and melted Brie with a grilled Chicken Breast and topped with a Balsamic Reduction. 
Served with your choice of side. 

Cherry Chicken Salad Wrap
Dried Cherries, Cashews, and Chicken Salad wrapped in a Whole Wheat Tortilla. 
Served with your choice of side. 

Strawberry Shortcake
Pound Cake topped with Macerated Strawberries and fresh Whipped Cream.

Stop into Cork's this week and see for yourself just how tasty summer can be!