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The Commons Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
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Ranked #2 of 49 hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a meeting planner and we used The Commons Hotel for a three day conference in mid-June. Our group used a total of 500+ guest rooms during the week. The food and service were terrific and everything was ready at the time requested. (Thanks Lacy, Kang, and the rest of the crew!) The guest rooms were well decorated and clean.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were nothing less than accommodating, hotel was beautiful and clean. Great location in walking distance from several restaurants and venues along the river, right next door to a light rail stop!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I agree with other reviewers that this place is in an awesome location. We stayed during the 4th of July weekend and went to several Twins games and took the light rail system which was right outside the front door, convenient and cheap. It would be great for a Gopher football weekend as well as it sits directly on the... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to hear that you were able to take advantage of the new Green Line through MetroTransit, as well as experience all the nearby locations within walking distance. Thank you for your business and for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so excited that you enjoyed your stay, and if you’re able to return... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boss and I recently stayed at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis and really enjoyed the experience. The staff was great, especially one Mohamed Abdinur who took care of us exceptionally well. We secretly nicknamed him our "guardian angel" because he was with us each step of the way during our stay and was always just around the corner whenever... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

This is a truly lovely review and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to mention our hotel and our wonderful staff. I have made sure that everyone has seen your compliments, especially Mr. Abdinur, who is thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. I’m glad that you were able to enjoy our restaurant during some of the beautiful... More

Sioux Falls, SD
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed here twice this year. Both visits were great with friendly staff, clean rooms and comfortable beds. Lots of fluffy pillows, small frig, and super showers make it a favorite stay when we visit our son on campus. You can get a great deal on it using the Priceline Express Deals because it is the only 3.5 star hotel... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation and return business, Peg. It makes me so happy to hear that you always choose our hotel when you’re in the area, and that we’re able to be your home away from home. We truly do appreciate all of your visits, and we look forward to your next stay. Thanks again, and take... More

New Lisbon, WI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel because of its proximity to a wedding we were attending in the Alumni Center. When we got to our room we found our window's view was slightly more than half blocked by roofing, a short distance from the window. We might as well have stayed in a cave. We had 1 hour to get ready... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you experienced your "Worst Room Ever". It is definitely not what we strive for here. Unfortunately, our location does not offer much of a view. We have a parking garage on one side, and the University Health and Wellness center on the other. What we lack in view, we make up for in convenience... More

Rock Falls, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome location! The Light Rail rapid transit system is right outside your door, ready to take you to Downtown Minneapolis or the Mall of America. The staff is so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, the hotel is attractive and ultra comfy!

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

What a privilege to read your review! Thank you for recognizing the hard work of our associates. They, too were excited to read your review. I’m so glad that you were able to take advantage of the new light rail system; it’s been a very exciting addition to the area. Again, thank you for staying with us, and for sharing... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the decor of the hotel. The lobby is so unique, with great furniture. Beautiful decor and design. The rooms are great - exactly as they looked on the hotel's website. Great service at the front desk. Very comfortable beds, very nice sheets/towels/toiletries. Very fast internet and nice TV channel selections. Name brand coffee in room was great. Great... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recommendation. It’s so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our new décor and amenities. For those reading, the coffee maker is a Keurig with Caribou coffee – I’m glad that you enjoyed it, as it is one of our newer additions. It’s true that parking in the area can be pricey... More

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room was nice and comfortable. Bathroom was great. Beds were firm but comfortable with the exception of the pillows. Those had no support even when doubling up. Staff was very friendly and helped whenever needed. Very close to the University, but my visit was having me travel to the Convention Center which is about 10-15 min away. There is limited... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your room and our new décor, though I am sorry to hear that it sounds like your sleep could have been a little more comfortable. If you’re able to make it back to the area, please contact me directly and we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got this hotel for our final night in MN at great price via Hotwire. This would be the perfect hotel if you're visiting the University as it is surrounded by the campus. We spent most of the trip at the Convention Center, but it wasn't too bad since it was only a 10 minute drive away. Parking was kind of... More

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David K, Manager at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate your patience during this busy time at our hotel, and understand your frustration, as well. While we are excited about our high occupancy, I regret that it had a negative impact on your trip. If you’re able to make it back to the area, please contact me directly, and I will make sure to get you into a... More

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Address: 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Commons Hotel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Radisson Minneapolis
Minneapolis Radisson
Radisson University Hotel Minneapolis

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Minneapolis #4 Business Hotel in Minneapolis #5 Green Hotel in Minneapolis #6 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
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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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