The hotel room was great and breakfast was good, but that was about it. All of the major amenities are owned/operated by the Edina Park District so their accessibility is often limited. We live in Minneapolis and one of the main reasons we wanted to get a hotel room for the night was to give our kids a chance to have a swimming pool. I called ahead to verify that the pool was kid friendly and I was told "yes". What they failed to mention and what we discovered upon arriving was that the pool was actually a lap pool with no shallow end and no steps so it was, in fact, not kid friendly. And, since it is operated by the city of Edina, we also discovered that the pool was not available for "open swim" due to a practice being held. So, even though we got there at 4 p.m., the pool was only available for a total of TWO HOURS during our entire stay (including the following morning). Even if we did not have kids and I just wanted to go swimming with my wife, we still would have only had a very limited time in which to swim. It would have been nice to know up front (especially since I called to ask specifically about the pool) that it was only available for a limited time and that it was NOT kid friendly. The weight room is also operated by the city and when my wife went down at 8:40 p.m. to exercise (after the kids were in bed) she discovered that it closes at 9 p.m. and the attendants were working on cleaning the pool so nobody was there to let her into the gym. And, the weight room did not open until 9 a.m. the following morning and since we needed to leave by 9:30 we would not be able to use the gym at all during our stay. So, the only amenity we were able to use was the indoor park for which you must pay an additional fee. Though, the kids did love the park (note: all kids MUST wear socks to play). If all you're looking for is a nice room, then this is a great place to stay. But, if you want a pool and gym and other things you would normally expect at a hotel, DO NOT stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Edina, we strive to incorporate comfort and value into our on-site guest services and amenities, and we make life easier for travelers by providing them with the following unique features. All of our Edina hotel's guest rooms are spacious suites that are complete with fully equipped kitchens including coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, stove top, dishwasher, and cookware. Guests are welcome to enjoy our complimentary full hot breakfast buffet served each morning from 6:30-9:30 a.m., ss well as our complimentary General Manager’s reception offered Monday through Thursday evenings - which includes a varied menu of hot & cold food served with beer, wine, and soft drinks. We also offer free wireless high-speed Internet throughout our hotel. Our complimentary shuttle service runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to anywhere within 5 miles, including the Mall of America (just 4 miles E of hotel) and the airport. There are voicemail and separate data ports for easy Internet access in every suite and we include a free “USA Today” newspaper available at the Front Desk. Our retail store open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call today to find out how you can book your next getaway to Edina, Minnesota. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Minneapolis Edina Hotel Edina
- Residence Inn Edina
- Edina Residence Inn