"Decent room with a comfortable bed, but the hotel lobby and hallways were disgusting, and the carpet looked like it had been there since the beginning of time. The bathroom was tiny, and I ran into a nightstand by the bathroom door.2019-07-16"
"The hotel was in desperate need of renovation. Our room smelled like smoke, and some lights and electrical outlets didn't work. The toilet ran constantly, and the bathtub wasn't clean. The front desk clerk was nice. I don't recommend staying here.2018-06-26"
"The people in the room upstairs made a lot of noise from 3:30 AM - 5:30 AM. The electrical outlets didn't work the 2nd night; I had to move things around to find plugs that worked. The smoke detector was broken and didn't have a battery, and the room smelled strongly of smoke. Stay at this hotel only as a last resort.2018-02-07"
"The hotel was just OK, and the accommodations were adequate. The shuttle to the game left without us, and we weren't told that there was no shuttle back.2017-09-28"
"I'd stay at this hotel again. Bring your swimsuit.2017-08-20"
"The hotel staff helped shuttle us to Allianz and explain how to take the metro back. They were patient with our questions. The breakfast attendant kept things stocked, and the variety was nice, but waffle batter ran out and wasn't replenished 30 minutes before breakfast ended. I recommend staying here.2021-08-09"
"Close to the hospital and easy to access. Great value. The hotel was clean and quiet, and the staff was friendly and welcoming. Nice pool and amenities.2021-06-04"
"All the employees were extremely friendly and great. The pool was clean and well-maintained. I'll stay at this hotel again.2021-05-04"
"A wonderful experience. The hotel exceeded our expectations, especially considering the price. The room was large, clean, and well-decorated, and all the employees were so polite and considerate. They were responsive to our needs with Covid distancing in place. I highly recommend staying here.2020-12-31"
"The hotel was convenient, clean, and comfortable. The employees were helpful and knowledgeable.2019-05-22"
"The room was clean, and the hotel lobby was nice. Wonderful, attentive, helpful front desk clerks and restaurant staff. Great place to stay near the University of Minnesota. There were restaurants nearby featuring typical college fare.2021-10-29"
"Great hotel. My room was clean, and the employees were friendly.2021-04-18"
"Excellent location for a U. of M. visit. The hotel room was sparkly clean, and the staff was efficient and helpful. Book it.2020-11-07"
"Close to hospitals. We had an emergency, and the hotel staff was so friendly, helpful, and flexible, and extended our checkout staff. We felt safe here despite Covid-19.2020-07-06"
"This hotel was a great choice in an otherwise expensive area. The customer service was exceptional. We really appreciated the shuttle and free parking, and the complimentary hot breakfast was wonderful. The only negatives were the somewhat uncomfortable bed and the small bathroom, but the positives definitely outweighed the negatives.2019-06-01"
"A horrible experience. Don't stay at this hotel.2018-10-21"
"The hotel was convenient to the University of Minnesota Clinic and Surgery Center. The room was fine, but there was no hair dryer. Good breakfast and shuttle service. 2018-09-16"
"Good experience. The room was clean, and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I appreciated the free shuttle to and from a nearby hospital.2018-03-20"
"The hotel was clean and safe, and the beds were wonderful. The restaurant was closed on Monday, but everything else was great. I especially appreciated the shuttle to the university medical facility.2021-11-10"
"The hotel looked impressive, and the staff was friendly and informed. However, the coffee maker didn't work properly. Don't open the water bottles by the coffee maker; you'll be charged $5 each. We couldn't figure out how to turn on the light over the table.2020-12-30"
"This was the best hotel ever; we loved everything about it. The decor was so fun, as was the room key theme. We enjoyed trying to find the 4 hidden items in our room related to Prince. The staff was great, and the front desk clerks went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Book it.2020-10-09"
"The hotel was beautiful, unique, comfortable, and super clean. The soap and shampoo dispensers in the shower were empty, and the staff didn't provide any information about local restaurants or checkout time.2018-04-01"
"Good hotel near the light rail. The check-in clerk let us in early, which was nice.2019-07-15"
"The hotel was clean, but I was disappointed that there was no whirlpool or complimentary breakfast. The pool was tiny. I expected more for the price.2019-06-23"
"A wonderful experience. Walk to the football stadium and close to everything. The hotel was nice and clean, and the staff was hospitable. Be sure to pull up in front to unload, otherwise you'll have to haul your luggage from the garage. Nothing at this hotel was free except in-room coffee and ice. The pool was small, but the exercise room was awesome. There was a tram that went everywhere I wanted to go.2017-12-20"
"This hotel had great employees who provided good service.2017-08-30"
"Great location. The hotel room was comfortable, and the employees were terrific. Stay here.2016-12-23"
"Clean hotel with friendly, helpful, accommodating staff. I definitely recommend staying here.2018-08-21"
"I had a spacious hotel room with a breathtaking view of St. Paul's Cathedral.2018-01-07"
"The room was exceptionally clean, and the employees were friendly. Great shuttle and driver. I highly recommend this hotel.2017-10-30"
"Safe and close to downtown. The hotel had a family-friendly environment and quiet surroundings. The staff was friendly, and breakfast was good. I appreciated the free shuttle. I'd stay here again.2017-07-22"
"Nice hotel. Our room was clean, and all the employees were pleasant and helpful. Loved the free shuttle to and from the hospital, and also the Irish pub, which had good food and drinks. I'd definitely stay here again.2019-04-14"
"Perfect location for events at Xcel Center. The hotel room was clean and comfortable.2019-03-18"
"Great location. The hotel is popular with guests attending events at Xcel and River Centre. Nice restaurants nearby. Parking could be tight when there were nearby events.2019-02-15"
"Convenient to Xcel Energy Center. Great environment. The restaurant and pub was really fun, the staff was friendly, and the food was good. Walk to shops nearby.2018-11-09"
"The room was updated, but the floors were dirty. The staff wasn't super helpful with instructions about parking and such; parking cost $32.2021-08-21"
"In trying to be trendy, this hotel missed the boat in comfort. The room was small and felt like a dorm room. The clock looked like a block of wood, and I couldn't figure out how to get the time to display. Even the lights weren't easy to operate. The hardwood floors didn't feel good on my tired feet, and the table looked like a picnic table and had uncomfortable chairs. There was a bench next to the table for some reason. If you like expensive and trendy without comfort, this is the place for you.2017-08-02"
"I enjoyed the room and my hotel stay. I would've liked information ahead of time about the parking.2021-01-31"
"The hotel room was nice, but the restaurant menu was quite limited.2018-10-01"
"Nice hotel. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good. We'd definitely stay again and highly recommend it.2017-11-24"
"We were so pleased with our experience. The hotel was close to the football stadium. Our suite was fancy, though there was some issues with the bathroom door. Good continental breakfast, and the free parking vouchers were amazing.2017-08-24"
"Excellent accommodations and service. Enjoy the hotel and surrounding area.2016-11-23"
"The hotel staff was exceptional; they were nice, friendly, and accommodating. The bartender and server provided fun, friendly service and made us feel welcome.2019-08-20"
"We've stayed at this hotel several times. It's within walking distance of many downtown venues. The rooms are super clean, and the employees are friendly. We highly recommend staying here.2018-12-12"
"We've stayed at this hotel in the past and always enjoy our visits. Excellent location and reasonable rates. Walk to Target Center and Target Field. The hotel is quiet and has a wonderful pool area and small pub. Parking was just $10 per night. If you like the feel of an older, classy place, this will fit the bill. 2018-10-24"
"Nice hotel for the price. Located near US Bank Stadium. The room was clean, and the beds and pillows were comfortable. Pleasant, helpful employees. The restaurant was good but a little pricey, and the menu was limited. I recommend staying here.2018-10-16"
"A beautiful hotel with excellent personnel. Stay here; you'll be delighted.2018-05-20"
"The hotel was clean and safe, and the staff was great. Good experience.2020-07-06"
"Less than 2 blocks from the convention center. The hotel was clean and comfortable, though the lobby was being updated during our stay. There was a fridge in the room. The staff was professional and efficient. A substantial breakfast was available for an extra cost.2020-02-17"
"Short walk to the convention center and local attractions. Nice, clean room and hallways. The staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.2018-06-10"
"Nice, clean hotel with friendly personnel. I was satisfied with my handicap room. There was lots of space to move around, and it was a corner room with a great view of the city.2017-12-10"
"The hotel was nice and clean. Friendly personnel.2017-09-27"
"Nice hotel and great room. The service was good, but the food was just fair. The rooftop lounge was barren and seemed unfinished. The walkway to the restaurant wasn't open, and even when it was, it wasn't accessible from baggage claim. Once you've left the secure area, you must take a shuttle, which was a major design flaw.2019-03-24"
"The hotel room was clean, quiet, and just what we needed after a trying week. The valet and concierge were awesome; their attention to detail and customer service were great examples for anyone in the field. Breakfast in the restaurant was unique and superb. You're in good hands here.2019-12-23"
"Easy walk to the Guthrie. I liked this hotel a lot.2017-04-05"
"Perfect location if you're going to a Vikings game. Delicious breakfast buffet.2017-01-09"
"The hotel had a pleasant atmosphere. Great food. Considering the room rate, I felt the parking fee was in bad taste.2016-09-25"
"We were extremely pleased with our hotel stay. Close to the University of Minnesota and much nicer than we expected. Construction in the area made driving a challenge at times.2016-09-02"
"The hotel was nice, comfortable, and clean. The employees were helpful. Go for it.2020-05-23"
"The breakfast bar was outstanding. Park in the ramp across the street; it costs the same as the hotel parking lot, which is set up in a particularly annoying and dangerous way.2019-02-24"
"I stayed at this hotel for a week. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. workout room was clean. I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast, and there were restaurants within walking distance. I highly recommend staying here.2018-06-11"
"Nice hotel in a convenient location. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was scarce, though. We didn't reserve a space and ended up in the parking area across the street.2017-12-08"
"Decent location for our trip to the Vikings game. We had a great hotel stay.2017-10-01"
"Nice, clean hotel. The staff was pleasant, and all our needs were met.2021-07-18"
"Convenient to local attractions. The hotel employees were friendly and helpful, and the valet parking staff was super in assisting us with our car, which had been damaged just before we arrived.2017-10-25"
"The hotel was clean and upscale. The staff was friendly, professional, and service-oriented. Room service food and service were perfect. Elegant, multi-lane lap pool, but not designed for kids. Incredible fitness center; it looked more like an athletic club than a hotel exercise room. Not a resort destination, but I was not disappointed and would stay again.2015-06-04"
"The hotel room was very nice, but it didn't have a coffee pot, and the refrigerator was full. I didn't like that. Had to call for ice many times to keep the champagne cold, and they'd only bring a small bag of it at a time. The down pillows were awful; I prefer foam.2015-04-19"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
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? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
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