I stayed here 2 nights to attend a workshop at the university and was very happy with the room, the hotel in general and the location, especially for $85 a night. Besides a bed, night-table, television, etc., the room had a fridge. small dining table, microwave and armchair (may have had a stovetop too---I forget because I didn't do any cooking). The room was big, sunny, clean and pleasant. I saw a review that complained about IKEA furniture and no pictures on the wall. For $85/night, I didn't expect anything really high end and personally, the bare wall decor---i.e. no tacky hotel pictures--is a look I like (depends on your taste). The wireless, true, is not very effective, but all you have to do is ask for an ethernet cable at the front desk and plug it into your computer and the wall and voila! The location for the university is PERFECT---about a 10 minute walk. If you like Whole Foods type food, you can walk (about 15 minutes) to Lund's at University and Central and buy healthy prepared salads, fruit, etc For going downtown, take the 6 bus right outside the hotel (you do need exact change so go prepared--in order to get back, I think you need to take the 6U--ask the driver before you get on!). The inn is on a busy street and you can hear some street noise from trucks rumbling by (the inn is close to a major highway). I am very sensitive to noise and feared I might not sleep well, but it does calm down at night, so I had no problem.
The staff was unfailingly helpful. When I reserved, they gave me a discount code to use on the airport shuttle. They lent me an umbrella when it rained and a few weeks after my stay, when I requested that they fax a receipt to my work the same day, they did it immediately.
If you want to be handy to the University, the location, space, commodities and service of this place are hard to beat for the price!
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- Newly renovated hotel just 4 blocks from the University of Minnesota. All rooms feature kitchenettes and are ideal for both longer-term overnight stays. Free parking for hotel guests. ... more less
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