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“Always a pleasure to stay at The Commons”
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The Commons Hotel
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Always a pleasure to stay at The Commons. Staff is always courteous and helpful. Never any problems with room. Best lobby for hanging out - has tons of comfy seating areas for conversation or lounging with a book. New light rail line stop is just outside the hotel and couldn't be more convenient

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Deb W,

Thanks for taking the time to write such an outstanding five star review of The Commons Hotel.
Our staff will be thrilled to hear they left a lasting impression with you. This is what our business is all about! We are very proud of the design and décor of our lobby, but we are even happier that the guests enjoy it so much. That “Lounging” feeling sets a great tone as it is the first thing that guests encounter when they arrive.

Thank you for the great review and the pleasure is ours.

We hope to see you soon!

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel

Jsimkins@commonshotel.com
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Great location for the football games. You can walk to the field and plenty of places to eat and drink near the stadium. There are also places on the property as well. The only issue with the place is the lack of parking on the property. Still not bad parking in the garage across the street. A little expensive for the amenities, but location is worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Rodney A,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Commons Hotel with us. We are glad you had a chance to stay with us and we hope you can join us again for any one of the many great attractions within walking distance of the Commons Hotel. With the Vikings and Gophers now calling TFC Stadium home we will have plenty to see and do right here in Stadium Village. Plus now you can get just about anywhere on the new Light Rail line that just went in as well. Parking is certainly a premium here on the U of M campus so we understand but we want to provide our guests with as many options as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to write. We love hearing feedback from our guests!

We hope to see you again soon.

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel

Jsimkins@commonshotel.com
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The hotel is ideally located. Alumni Center across the street, the football stadium a block away and the Metro (light rail) station just across the street. The rooms were well-appointed and comfortable.
The hotel restaurant (The Beacon) serves a varied menu with attentive service. Also available is Starbucks on one side (end) of the hotel and the other side (end) is Appleby's. Within easy walking distance is whole variety of eating establishments depending on your tastes.

Room Tip: I was on the sixth floor and had a good view of the stadium.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Larry G
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Larry G,
Thank you for the great five star review of the Commons Hotel! We really appreciate it and are honored that you took the time to write and share your experience with us. We have a unique location for a hotel, as we are located right in Stadium Village on the U of M campus. There are a large number of options for sites to see, sporting events and local dining establishments that really add to the variety of our location. With the addition of the Light Rail just this year we continue to build on our great list of amenities for our guests on top of two restaurants on site and a Starbucks.

Thank you for your review of The Commons Hotel.

From all of us here we hope to see you again soon!

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel

Jsimkins@commonshotel.com
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

First time trip to Minneapolis for business. The hotel is conveniently located to the metro rail and to dining. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.The room was mid size but had all the comforts - including a fridge which helped me maintain my diet. The food in the restaurant was good - especially the pulled pork nachos.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher level room for a great view of the city. I was on the 7th floor.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Amita P
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Amita P,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Commons Hotel. We are very happy that you felt welcomed by the staff and found the accommodations to your liking. We will be happy to share this review with our staff, the staff at the Beacon house and our culinary team. I will be trying that pulled pork taco salad on your recommendation!

Thank you for choosing the Commons Hotel and we look forward to your next visit!

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel
jsimkins@commonshotel.com

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you like being greeted by your name, a warm smile, complaints taken seriously, clean rooms, great food at the Beacon or Applebee 's & kind shuttle drivers then look no further.
At first my main reason for staying here was the fact that it was so close to the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview. However, I continued to pick it due to the employees.
I've been very for a very long time. When the staff hugged me goodbye on August 13 I almost cried...they watched me go from almost dead to almost fully alive. They treated my mother and me like family!

Room Tip: Over the last 2 years I've only had 1 bad room. It appeared to be a housekeeping error
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Tracy S
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Tracy S,
WOW! Thank you so very much for the outstanding five star review of the Commons Hotel! It is great to hear from you again. This review has been the talk of the Commons Hotel all day and what a great way to start the week! These are the interactions and responses that we live for! I know that this review with ignite and fuel our staff like no other! We certainly look forward to your next stay with us and you will always be welcome and a part of our Hotel Family!
From all of us at the Commons Hotel, we can’t thank you enough!!!

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel
jsimkins@commonshotel.com

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The pluses: wonderful staff, warm and elegant lobby, nice beds and pillows and bathrooms, great meeting rooms of ALL sizes, very good food during our 2-day conference, Starbucks is downstairs as is an upscale restaurant/pub, very nice for the wedding parties we saw while there, VERY useful and well-coordinated shuttle service (that can take you to the Sculpture Garden, Walker Museum, local eatery), CLOSE & CLEAN new light rail to the Mall of America, State Capitol, St. Paul's Cathedral and the airport (30 mins.), and it is right in front of U of Minn. which is a nice walk around given they have some great and interesting buildings and did I already mention the wonderful staff!
Could be better: the hallways leading to all the rooms are, well, quite an awful color - dingy and the carpet in our room looked like it needed some TLC. The internet in the business center is two chairs/computer stations in a hallway that leads to the bathrooms near the lobby with only get 15 mins. free and it asks you for your credit card before you start.....! -55 degrees (with windchill) last winter so obviously timing of your trip is important.

Room Tip: If a view is important, rooms facing the unique Alumni Center or anything other than the parking str...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank jeri f
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Jeri f,
Thank you for the five star review of the Commons Hotel! We greatly appreciate the time you have spent sharing your experience with us. We thank you for the suggestions and they are really more than suggestions to us. We take all guest feedback as a chance to improve our product, services and property. These are the reviews we love to share with all the staff. They are the ones that drive our business and are the key ingredient in the guest experience.

Glad to hear that you are familiar with all the sites and sound of the Minneapolis area. We are centrally located on the U of M Campus and Stadium Village, so there are many great things to see and do just within walking distance or a short ride on the Light Rail. Which we know will come in very handy when those temperatures drop in December.

Thank you again for the great review and we are happy to share our home and property with you the next time you visit, no matter the timing or the wind-chill.

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel
jsimkins@commonshotel.com

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

everyone was helpful, the food was EXCELLENT, the staff amazing, and the ambience made all of us very comfortable. the beds were very comfortable. Definitely a great place to stay in Mpls - especially if you're at the U of M

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Ann K
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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Ann K,
Thank you for the great five star review taking the time to share your experience with us. We can’t tell you how important it is to hear guest feedback like this. We know that ‘Excellent” is not a word thrown around lightly in this business and we are happy to earn such praise for our service culture, staff and ambience of the hotel. Our staff loves to hear from our guests about their performance and it drives them to deliver exceptional guest service every day!

Please join us again and thank you for the great review!

Jerrod Simkins
Director of Rooms
The Commons Hotel
jsimkins@commonshotel.com

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Address: 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2931 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#5 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#8 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#9 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range: £116 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Commons Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Commons Hotel is noted for being the only hotel located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, making it the perfect choice for accommodations when visiting the university. The Commons Hotel also offers 20,000 sq. feet of meeting flexible meeting space as well a Full-Service Restaurant and lounge, The Beacon Public House. ... more   less 
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