I know there are some sexy high-end Holiday Inns out there, but in Lakeville? Across from the truck stop? Beautifully decorated, very clean, very well-run with a genuinely friendly and very helpful front desk staff. We had suite 254, a truly 2-room suite with a hall and door separating a large living area from a spacious king bedroom. The bath was small but serviceable. Good linens and a great mattress. The pool area is geared for kids 7 and under; older kids bored quickly and I didn't see any adults swim at all.
Room service was very fast and the food was good to great -- somebody really knows their way around an omelet pan. Watch your bill, though! Be sure to take the copy of your itemized order and compare it to the menu. One morning I noticed a $4.99 charge for a box of cereal, instead of the $3.89 kid's meal charge it should have been. I started taking a closer look and found errors on 5 out of 5 bills. Some had multiple errors, such as a $2.95 charge for milk that should have been free with a kid's meal, $3.50 side charge for bacon with an omelet instead of $2.75 listed on the menu, etc. small change that adds up. It took visits to both the front desk and restaurant to get it all corrected. They didn't bother correcting the tax, and I didn't press because we needed to get on the road. When errors are made this frequently, there has to be a serious deficit in training staff.
The living area in our suite had a table, but the lighting wasn't sufficient to use it for work -- something to be aware of for business travelers.
They have a wide variety of rooms, including some with full kitchenettes, so I suggest calling to get exactly what you want. The second floor poolside rooms do have balconies, but they are tiny, "Juliet" style half-rounds -- more decorative than usable, and too small for more than a chair. We didn't notice anybody using them.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn(R) Lakeville, Minnesota Hotel!Of all Twin Cities hotels, the award-winning Holiday Inn(R) Hotel Lakeville, MN offers the most appealing accommodations for guests of any agenda. This hotel's location near Mall of America, just 15 miles away, attracts shopping fans, and Twin Cities businesses bring corporate guests, too. If you're looking for area hotels near Mall of America or the Twin Cities, opt for our Lakeville, Minnesota hotelLeisure travelers appreciate this Twin Cities hotel's location near popular area attractions. Not only is our hotel near Mall of America, but we're also just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Valleyfair, the Minnesota Zoo, Buck Hill Skiing, Canterbury Park, county fairgrounds and the Minnesota Twins are also nearby.This always accommodating Lakeville Minnesota hotel, just off I-35, is close to St. Paul River Center and the Minneapolis Convention Center, ideal for those attending conventions. We offer event space, perfect for meetings or Lakeville weddings, and a Business Center. It's hard to find other Twin Cities hotels with this many corporate options.Whatever brings you to the Twin Cities area, this hotel's location in Lakeville, MN promises the ultimate in convenience and quality service. Unlike many hotels in Lakeville, MN we boast an indoor water park, perfect for the kids. Choose a name you can trust and stay at the Holiday Inn(R) Lakeville, Minnesota hotel.Features An indoor water park, free Wi-Fi and convenient access to the Twin Cities, Buck Hill, Valleyfair, the zoo and Mall of America make the Holiday Inn(R) Lakeville hotel the best among area hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Minneapolis-Lakeville
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