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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Kansas City, MO
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281 reviews
149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“I enjoyed this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I attended the BMW Motorcycle International Rally that was held at the fair grounds and stayed here during the event.

There was nothing negative about this motel. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice, clean, bright and large. The breakfast has a lot of both warm and cold choices.

However the best part of the motel is the building it is in. It is quite unique.

The only drawback it the location because of the lack of restaurants within walking distance.

If even in the area, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for your review of our hotel and thanks for staying with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay while attending the BMW Motorcycle rally and we hope to see you next year!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tomah, United States
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

The upgrade to a PLUS has made Bandana Square a very good place to stay, The improved amenities and better breakfast menu were a welcome surprise, I have been staying at Bandana Square for more the 20 years, unfortunately my room had a very loud vent blowing air into the room, it made for a restless night. I understand the building was not constructed as a motel and that to upgrade would be prohibitive. Next stay I will check out the room before taking it. Despite that problem the motel is an excellent value, Parking can be limited after 8PM some nights.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William H
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for you nice review of our property! We are glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Sorry for the loud fan in your room, I looked up your room number and had maintenance fix that. Also we do have parking directly across the street in our free parking ramp which always has plenty of room. Our smaller parking lot in the front of the hotel does fill up. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Toronto, Ontario
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

As others have said the building was part of an old railway complex and much of the original construction has been maintained, making it unique as hotels go. We liked it very much. Very nicely decorated room, very clean, with super comfy bed. The front desk staff bent over backwards to solve our initial problems with the internet connection. (Indeed, most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful.) The internet connection worked very well the rest of our four day stay. The breakfast area is delightfully located, although the breakfast items were rather uninspired. The server seemed rather harassed. This is a non-smoking hotel, so obviously staff must be permitted to smoke outside. However, as a guest I would prefer not to have to pass smoking staff just outside the front door when I enter or leave the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for your nice review of our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in our historic building. I've addressed your concern with the smoking and agree with you. I would like to thank you for staying with us and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to St. Paul.
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Rockford, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Loved breakfast set up in narrow train car feel. Wish we were able to earn Gold Points at CLC rate. Sleep testing going, would guess that implies a quiet place to stay. Get the real feel of old train station. Getting to fast food is longer drive than used to.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed for two nights on separate trips. The rooms were both clean and updated (flat screens, new bedspreads). The breakfast options were OK (standard hotel fare), but nothing to write home about. As several other reviewers have commented, the building is in an old locomotive repair station and is cavernous, with the hotel rooms built as separate units within it- it's a neat arrangement.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank John S
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for your review of our hotel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon on your next visit to St. Paul.
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Wahpeton, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The hotel is unique, easy to get to. Rooms are large and comfortable. We did not have a lot of time to use the pool and hot tub but they are a good size. Hotel is close to the Metro Line which made it easy and convenient to get to the University of Minnesota without having to find and pay for a parking spot.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Marilyn A
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are glad you found it convenient to get to TCF Bank Stadium for the Vikings game. The new train line works well for getting to the stadium. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Twin Cities!
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

This was an overnight stay,this is very unique hotel as it was a Locomotive repair shop in its first life and there are still railroad tracks in the lobby, depending on your room it can be a long walk through multiple doorways, the room is very comfortable, the only concern for some is it is in the city and may be a distance if your are coming off the highway, all in all this is a nice hotel however if you prefer only new very modern this may not be to your liking!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Teamster671
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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We appreciate your nice review and are glad that you enjoyed our historic building. Thanks for staying with us!
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel
Address: 1010 Bandana Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55108-5107 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square)
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Como Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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