Check-in was smooth and the manager was very personable. The room was large, beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. Most importantly, the room was clean. Only downside to the room was the older CRT television and the remote didn't work well.
Breakfast was decent, not the best I've ever had at a hotel, though. It did have some nice hot options like eggs, ham, and waffles.
We couldn't get the pool door to unlock. Not a biggie, as we weren't planning on swimming. Through the door, it looked nice with a pool, jacuzzi, and zero-entry pool for little kids.
The fitness center was just a bike, an elliptical, and a treadmill, nothing for weights. The remote in there didn't work well, either, and the water jug was empty.
Although the arcade room smelled old and musty, it was a nice size and had a variety of games in it.
With a little attention, this hotel could be really nice and would easily get a 4-5 rating from me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated BEST WESTERN PLUS Blaine at the National Sports Center! With our spacious suites enjoy large executive desks with ergo chairs, 42-inch LCD HDTVs, complimentary full hot breakfast, in-suite whirlpools available, arcade, free Wi-Fi and so much more. This hotel is sure to fit all of your needs! We are within walking distance of the National Sports Center. Conveniently located off of Highway 65/Central Avenue and just minutes from US Highway 10 and 30. We are minutes from the Mall of America® and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Our hotel offers a full hot complimentary breakfast, pool, hot tub, arcade, fitness room, business center, large meeting room, guest laundry and free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms are newly renovated! Rooms offer 42-inch LCD HDTVs, make-up area with bench, Serta® Cheshire Elite III beds, Dream Maker® pillows, lap desk, microwave, refrigerator, sofa sleeper, single cup coffee maker and large executive desk with ergo chair. We have two and three room suites available as well as some whirlpool suites. This hotel is conveniently located in a northern suburb of Minneapolis. Only 30 minutes north of the Mall of America®, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and the Xcel Energy Center® and only 20 minutes north of Target Field and the new Vikings Stadium! We are only minutes away from several wedding venues like Banquets of Minnesota with the Elegance and Opulence rooms and the Courtyards of Andover. We also have several golf courses like TPC, Majestic Oaks, Bunker Hills and Victory Links within in a couple of miles of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Blaine at the National Sports Center. Just 20 minutes away from the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul and 40 minutes away from the Minnesota Zoo. We are also located 20 minutes southwest of one of the largest wildlife preserves, the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Blaine
- Comfort Suites Blaine
- Blaine Comfort Suites