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The Saloon Hotel

828 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Saloon Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Fort Frances, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

Quite often I stayed at this hotel in 1995-96 when I traveled to downtown Minneaplois and had no money. Fifteen years later and flat broke once again, I find myself back at the bottom of the barrel establishments in life. The Saloon Hotel (originally Hotel Amsterdam) was known among us in the gay community as a safe, clean and affordable... More 

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flatiron9
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

Calling the lodgings "European" does not compensate for the dirtiness of the place. Given the cheap rates, I expected a bit of shabbiness. But, given the proud gay ownership, I also expected some pride of hospitality. I was disappointed. I've paid for some dingy lodgings before, but until I stayed at the Saloon I'd never wanted to sleep standing up... More 

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Fort Frances, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

I have read some nasty reviews and I understand that some people have been unhappy with their stay here. I used to live literally a block away from this place back when it was a flophouse for skid row drunks - they did a very long, detailed job to bring it up to code, renovate and turn it into a... More 

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Oslo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

This hotel is the worst ever!!!! Everything you read about it on the net is true. IT says European Style hotel, I was thinking since I am a european, that I could manage living there.......BUT FAR FROM IT! I stayed 2 out of 5 prepaid nights, and booked over to the Hilton in St. Paul. The hotel is smelly, filty,... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2006

Although I’m a very regular traveler, I don’t usually make comments on places I’ve stayed, but I’ve rarely wanted to warn people to stay away from a place as much as I do the Hotel Amsterdam. The service was so unpleasant, unhelpful, and downright dishonest, and the rooms and bathrooms so dark and dingy that I decided I would rather... More 

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2004

This has got to be the worst overnight experience I've ever had. Staff has poor communication skills and even worse listening skills. The rooms smell and look like an ashtray. I stayed one of three paid evenings. I can embrace sleaze when necessary, but this was more creepy than sleazy.

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