"The room was fine, but the common areas could've been cleaner. Great hotel staff.2019-04-11"
"The room was nice, clean, and quiet, and the bed was comfortable. The heater fan was really loud and screeched all night long. The were slushy, slippery snow on the front sidewalk and interior entryway; little shoveling had been done on sidewalks or the parking lot. The hotel clerk was ordering pizza when I entered and didn't look up, but someone else finally came to check me in. 2019-02-12"
"The hotel room was dusty, the closet door was broken, and there was an old shirt left in the drawer. We were moved to another room.2018-10-06"
"Clean room, friendly staff, and great breakfast. The hotel clerk was wonderful.2018-05-15"
"Excellent location. A good, well-run hotel. The room was quiet.2016-10-28"
"Nice spacious room. Good shower. It was clean except for some bits of paper on the carpet, and the soap shelf needed cleaning. Good big-screen TV. The hotel clerks were friendly and helpful. The boxed breakfast had a lot of dairy. Nice place to stay; I recommend it.2021-06-22"
"The beds in my hotel room were comfortable, but the pillows were small. Good TV channel selection. Excellent complimentary breakfast to feed hungry teen boys; there were lots of hot and cold selections.2016-04-29"
"This hotel was pretty bad. The room was small, but the bathroom was smaller; I practically had to crawl into the bathtub in order to close the door. The sink was outside the bathroom, and there was no counter or place to put toiletries. The microwave and refrigerator were on the floor of the portable closet, and the microwave cord wasn't even long enough to reach the outlet. I had to move them to the desk and charge my devices on the floor by the bathroom sink. The bedside lamp didn't work. The hot water was just lukewarm. The cookies in the lobby were hard. Stay somewhere else.2016-04-19"
"The hotel was nice and clean.2016-02-16"
"We were impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff. Many amenities available that made our stay super comfortable. We enjoyed the hot breakfast. Definitely stay here.2016-01-19"
"Great hotel and room. The staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good. Stay here.2015-07-20"
"I had a really great stay. Loved the location west of the airport, and the price was good. The hotel looked newly renovated. Pets were allowed, and there was an airport shuttle. The beds were super comfortable. Good Mexican restaurant just across the parking lot. You can't go wrong staying here.2021-07-10"
"The hotel was clean and quiet, but the AC was a little loud. Good place to stay.2021-07-10"
"I've stayed at this hotel a number of times, but this time the Covid restrictions came as a surprise. Rooms were only serviced every 3 days, and the breakfast menu was limited. A luggage cart was in the hallway for several days, along with used towels in front of room doors. The front desk clerk got agitated when I inquired about the changes.2021-05-21"
"The hotel was clean, and there was no pet fee. Good choices for breakfast.2019-12-15"
"Great location. The hotel was dog friendly. The room was clean but small, and the staff was friendly. Mediocre continental breakfast. Eat at The Original Pancake House on France Ave.2019-06-19"
"The room was incredible, and the rates were reasonable. All the employees were so friendly and accommodating. Huge breakfast with many selections, and the Thursday night social was an unexpected treat. I'll definitely be back and recommend this hotel.2019-09-08"
"We arrived at the hotel at 3 PM, but had to wait to get into our room until 4:30 PM. The carpet was damp and smelled like a wet dog. The kitchen faucet leaked, the refrigerator needed defrosting, and there was no microwave. Had to go to the front desk for fresh towels and sheets, and also for dishes and a toaster. The grout in the bathroom was filthy. The maintenance man was helpful, friendly, and competent. No public restroom in the lobby. Stay somewhere else.2015-07-22"
"The hotel was close to MOA, IKEA, and the airport. The room was comfortable and clean, but the only mirror was in the bathroom. The staff was helpful. 2019-10-17"
"The hotel was convenient and mostly clean, but the common areas and elevator needed vacuuming. No fridge or microwave in the room.2017-10-31"
"Convenient to the hospital. I was pleasantly surprised by the Wednesday barbeque. I recommend this hotel.2016-05-29"
"Nice hotel. The room was comfortable, but needed better soundproofing. I didn't get much sleep due to noise from surrounding rooms. Good rates, but it's only a good value if you're a heavy sleeper.2015-12-03"
"The hallways were always dirty, and water from showers upstairs leaked into the bathtub in my room. I notified the front desk, but nothing was done about it. The ice maker didn't work, but the staff brought me some ice cube trays. Stay at another hotel.2019-10-28"
"Nice hotel with reasonable rates. Be aware that there's no daily housekeeping. The laundry machines were free, though.2019-05-17"
"The hotel staff was nice, helpful, and friendly.2018-11-17"
"The hotel was reasonably priced and close to Twin Cities. Great accommodations. The lobby was gorgeous and modern, and the lemon-infused water was refreshing. There was an on-site restaurant.2018-01-19"
"My non-smoking room smelled like smoke, and the counter wasn't clean. The hotel had 2 great things going for it: the friendly and helpful reception staff, and a better grab and go breakfast than most, with variety and healthy options. The common areas could've been cleaner, and the hallways needed vacuuming. The floor in the breakfast area was sticky.2021-10-06"
"The beds were clean and comfortable, but the bathroom was a bit outdated and the floor wasn't clean. There were some cars full of junk in the back parking lot. Don't stay at this hotel.2019-11-18"
"A satisfactory hotel near the airport. Good shuttle service. Be aware that a hold will be put on your credit card that won't be refunded for a week.2019-08-31"
"The hotel was convenient and affordable. The room was comfortable, especially the bed, but the housekeeping could've been better.2017-01-09"
"A satisfactory stay. The hotel was close to everything we wanted to do.2016-06-01"
"Great stay. The hotel was clean and peaceful.2019-02-09"
"The hotel was clean. My stay was OK.2019-02-07"
"The bathtub in my hotel room didn't drain well.2016-09-08"
"The hotel smelled like stale cigarette smoke. The rooms near the highway were noisy, and the front desk was understaffed. The airport shuttle only departed once an hour. Don't stay here.2016-07-29"
"The hotel was under construction. Didn't get a 1st floor room as requested. The whirlpool was out of order, and the front desk staff had no explanation. They finally called me at 9:15 PM to tell me it was working again. I was disappointed since the whirlpool was a major factor in choosing this hotel. Breakfast was a joke, and there was nowhere to sit. The only hot selection was waffles. Don't stay here.2016-05-18"
"The motel staff was friendly and helpful.2019-03-16"
"The motel was nice and clean. You won't regret staying here.2018-10-20"
"The room was fine, but the motel clerk was short and looked irritated. After a long drive, it would've been nice to have a more pleasant greeting.2018-05-19"
"About 3 miles from the airport and 6 miles from the VA hospital. Easy access to the 494. Great hotel staff and nice pool area with a whirlpool. Breakfast was good and had ample choices, and there was an attached Denny's Restaurant.2017-09-15"
"Not a quality motel. The room was in poor condition. The wallpaper by the AC was peeling, and the fridge and microwave weren't clean. There was graffiti on the bathroom door, mold, and rusty ceiling tiles, and the tissue box cover was broken. The pool wasn't open. Excellent clerks, breakfast attendants, and shuttle drivers. Nice breakfast.2016-08-15"
"I had a terrible experience at this hotel. I wasn't able to check in because my ID was expired, so I had to call a friend, who drove to the hotel and booked the room using her credit card and ID. Because of this, I didn't get to my room until 9 PM. At 11:30, I went down to look at the amenities, and the clerk followed me around and asked what I was doing; when I said I was just looking around, he said, "There's nothing to see." Though my initial reservation was for 3 nights, the check-in clerk had changed it to 1 night, so I was asked to leave the next day since no other rooms were available. Stay somewhere else.2019-10-13"
"The beds were comfortable, but the bathroom was tiny. Great coffee. The staff was accommodating regarding our requests, and even allowed us to check out late.2018-08-26"
"Good location and rates. The room was clean, though the traffic noise was a little loud. The hotel clerk wasn't friendly but tried to be helpful. I'd stay here again.2018-07-20"
"The hotel was affordable and close to everything significant. The beds were comfortable, and the front desk clerks were helpful and friendly. My only complaint was that the pool was closed for repairs.2017-11-21"
"The hotel was easy to access, the room was clean, and the price was right. The employees were helpful and concerned about my needs after surgery.2017-11-16"
"Good rates, but the quality was inferior. The hotel was supposedly smoke-free, but our room had an overwhelming cigarette smell. Our request for a room change was granted. The bathroom light switch wouldn't turn off in the 2nd room, and there was only 1 set of towels. Good check-in process.2020-09-14"
"Just 8 minutes from the airport. Great experience from check-in to checkout. The hotel room was large, comfortable, and quiet. The attached Outback restaurant was convenient. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.2019-03-25"
"Centrally located. The hotel was a good, affordable choice for us since we just needed a place to sleep and shower. It had been nicely updated. Give it a try.2018-07-23"
"The hotel was undergoing construction; it was dirty in the only hallway with access to my room. I never got the wake-up call I requested, and the alarm clock didn't work. Not what I expected.2016-12-18"
"The hotel was outdated, and the bed sagged in the middle. The shower and sink didn't drain well, and there was no fan in the bathroom. The staff was friendly and helpful, but I still wouldn't stay here again. 2015-07-30"
"An excellent hotel. The location was convenient, and the service was great.2018-12-30"
"The hotel was excellent, and the employees went out of their way to help guests during the blizzard. The only negative was the shuttle to the mall; it was far from the mall entrance and hard to see.2018-04-24"
"Close to the Mall of America. The hotel was nice.2017-10-12"
"I had a nice, clean room, and the hotel clerks were friendly and helpful. The shuttle was a perfect way to get to and from the Mall of America. Good place to stay.2017-01-03"
"Great hotel stay, but it could be hard to find a parking space.2019-02-21"
"The hotel room was nice, clean, and comfortable. Get to breakfast early or don't bother.2017-07-26"
"We had multiple rooms; they were clean and comfortable, and had all the amenities we needed. The staff was welcoming and accommodating from the moment we checked in. The free shuttle to area attractions was an added bonus. Highly recommend this hotel to travelers with kids or pets.2015-10-21"
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How Do We Define Motel?
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At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
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