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“The Little Motel That Could...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Days Inn Mankato

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Days Inn Mankato
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Mankato
Saint Paul, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Little Motel That Could...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2008

Hotwire booked this hotel based on my price criteria for the Mankato area. It's located alongside HWY 169, which receives a lot of heavy (noisy) truck traffic. If I stay here again--and I likely will--I'll request a room closest to the West side of the building.

The front-desk service on the day of our check-in was neither cheerful nor annoyed. He was simply there, going about the business of checking people into their rooms. It went quickly.

The pool is very small, like the size of three king-size beds lined up side-by-side. It doesn't take more than, say, a mix of fifteen children and adult swimmers for the place to seem really, really crowded.

The morning breakfast area accommodates maybe six groups of seated guests, two or three to a table, and then it's up to the room to eat breakfast for you, so get down there early. It's got the usual "enhanced [read: waffle maker] continental breakfast" selections.

My son and I had a clean room, and I've no complaints. It's pretty much what I would expect from a motel this size.

The morning staff--who appeared to be just one friendly, hard-working lady, cleaning the breakfast area and checking out people--was genuinely wanting to help.

  • Liked — The common areas, the room, the entry way to the motel, the breakfast area: all very clean.
  • Disliked — The property is quite small, but they make the best of the available space.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2007

Only stayed one night. Comfy room with a fridge, but no iron. Helpful guy at the desk. Wireless internet access. Pool/spa - with 'adult' hours starting at 10pm, though when we were in there at 10.30pm two children came in and played around, despite cameras that were ?monitored and staff just a couple of doors away. Pointless 'adult' rule therefore, good in theory though.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2007

This is a nice place, but there seemed to be a LOT of children running up and down the halls and a LOT of screaming while they ran. When it was still going on after 10:30 at night, along with the noise coming from the room across the hall, we complained.
They came up and talked to them and it stopped. Then later, we were awakened by the sound of people tromping up and down the halls and doors slamming all over the floor.
Since it was coming from all over the floor, I didn't quite know how to complain about an entire floor, and we tried to get back to sleep, which eventually we did. Only to be awakened again and again.
We found out that there was a baseball tournement going on and a couple of teams were staying on our floor. I know it was inconsideration on the baseball players fault, but I found the hotel offers discounts to more than 10 people so I bet this happens a lot with large families and sports teams.
This would be a nice place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, but only if you're deaf.

  • Liked — the room was nice and the staff courteous
  • Disliked — The noisiest place we ever stayed at.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2007

We have been staying here for the last 7 years when we come up for our family reunion and we are always happy with our choice to do so. The rooms are big and comfortable (each bed has 4 pillows) and the pool and hot tub hit the spot just right. The breakfast has everything I from bagels to "make your own waffles" and free coffee all day. The staff is always friendly and curteous attending to all our needs.

  • Liked — Friendly staff and nice rooms
  • Disliked — Minnesota is too cold!
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Days Inn Mankato
Address: 1285 Range St, Mankato, MN 56001-0436
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Mankato
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Mankato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Mankato 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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