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Reviewed 2 October 2016

My room was cozy and not fancy, perfect! I reserved a room with a private bath and was very happy. Plenty of closet and dresser space and clean. They have a big communal kitchen area and every room gets a space in the fridge and a cupboard. Great for a quick snack or to store leftovers. I wouldn't cook a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I enjoy old houses and engaging in the community when I vacation. The Wales House offered both of these desires. Our room shared a standard bathroom with two other guest rooms, though there are rooms with their own bathroom. Our guest room had a queen-size bed, night stand, dresser, desk, bookcase, lamps & ceiling light/fan. In all shared spaces there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I went to Minneapolis over the summer to do professional development at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. We decided to stay at the Wales House as it was listed as one of the hotel/housing options in the program brochure and it's only about a 10 minute walk to the East Bank section of the University. Every time... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stayed here while helping to move my daughter into her apartment at the start of grad school. The home is a clean, well-kept, restoration-in-progress former fraternity house. It's located among a bunch of Greek houses lining both sides of the street. During my stay in early August the neighborhood was perfectly quiet. I didn't hear a thing except for... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have travelled to Minneapolis quite often during the last 5 years to visit the university. In this time, I have stayed in a number of different places and Wales House is by far the best! The house is extremely spacious, comfortable and clean. Julie and Kelly (the owners) are really great, friendly people. In addition to the bedrooms, the... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I've stayed there for one week for experiments at UMN. The bedroom was really cozy, quiet, and comforted me after exhausting experiments during the day. Typically 15-min walk to UMN and it's really close to dinkytown, where you could try several wonderful restaurants. Kelly was patient and the house was lovely, along with the cute dog, Sophie. It was a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed in Wales House for 5 months with my partner while conducting research at University of Minnesota. Its a lovely old house, full of character and very clean and well kept with plenty of interesting artefacts and books to browse. There are different communal areas where you can chat with other guests, watch TV or find a quiet corner... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I have had an absolutely wonderful stay here. It's a beautiful home with lovely features and convenient to the university and where I needed to be for work. My room was quiet and comfortable. Great restaurants close by...couldn't be happier with my experience here

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I stayed at The Wales House while visiting my son who is a student at the U. It's on a perfect location, my room was wonderful (cozy, spotless, large), the rest of the house is beautiful and the owners are amazingly warm and attentive. I will still here again most definitely.

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La Plata, Argentina
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

I would like to thank Kelly and Julie Carver from Wales House for their kindness and patience during our stay in Minneapolis. We arrived on a Sunday, at a really early time, and our child was sick. They immediately allowed us to rest, and later helped us find a clinic where my son could be taken care of. We always... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wales House is a fully furnished historic home with 10 guest rooms and many spacious and inviting areas providing the charm of an old world inn. As the first and longest established guest house in the University of Minnesota area, we have hosted almost 5000 guests from over 67 countries, fostering a truly international community in this turn-of-the-century home. For the past 20 years, we have been the lodging of choice for visiting scholars, researchers, physicians and others for stays ranging from two nights to one year. Many of our guests return for more visits once they experience the friendly atmosphere, appealing spaces and great value for which Wales House has become known. Please note, we are NOT a B&B, but a guest house. Accordingly, we offer a light, organic continental breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wales House

Address: 1115 5th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Price Range: £44 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Wales House Hotel Minneapolis
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“If it's in your budget get a room with its own bathroom. My bathtub was great!”
 of 5 bubbles 118patriciat, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with an ensuite bathroom, unless you want to pay less and share.”
 of 5 bubbles catloverLA, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want a private bath, be sure to make that request.”
 of 5 bubbles lgl461, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Not all rooms have private bathrooms –be sure to ask about them first. However, even shared bathrooms are not shared with too many rooms, so it's fairly easy to be comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles vicysofiviajeros, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This place is very peaceful and quiet. It's set back from a quiet neighborhood street. Noise is not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles johnaK6095YE, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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