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The Commons Hotel

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615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to visit my son who is a student at the University of Minnesota. The accommodations and location of this hotel were superb. Because of the light rail system I believe you can go anywhere in Mnnpls or St. Paul very quickly. Beds were very comfortable and having numerous dinning options nearby was a plus.

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Evansville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent two weeks in Minneapolis for personal reasons. I had have had extended stays in Minneapolis a number of times in the past few years but primarily stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in the past. The Commons was magnificent; I cannot stress enough the kindness of the staff and management at the front desk. I travel quite often, and... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in town for medical tests so this was the obvious choice, but after two nights there we will never stay anywhere else when in Minneapolis. I would highly recommend this hotel!!! Very warm and friendly feeling.

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Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was small--2 full size beds, one desk and TV, no chair. The bathroom was decent size but the sink was ridiculously small in the corner with two mirrors on each wall. The effect was annoying because you couldn't look straight into the mirror- everything was opposite. The hotel is on the U of M campus and in walking... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel. The front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful and gave us a very nice upgrade to a suite when he found out that we were there to visit the U of M campus. Great location to visit the University. Ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Very good. Would recommend this hotel.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing decor, ambiance, service, food, and rooms. Front desk Riley = awesome! I want my entire house to look as cool as this place! We do a stay cation once a year. The Commons = best experience yet!

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful when walking in. It is a rustic feel with a welcoming fire pit. It is next to the University of Minnesota and right in front of the transit system with a train stop so you can take a train from the airport directly to this hotel easily within 20 minutes. The hallways were a bit plain... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay in a great location. Very satisfied. Plenty of good food within walking distance, and it is right next to the Light Rail station. Perfect for business travel. The free Wi-Fi is pretty slow, which is a bummer, but there is a paid alternative. With faster free Wi-Fi I would change my rating to 5 stars.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor housekeeping dominated our stay. The hotel is nicely appointed and the beds comfortable but housekeeping was incredibly inept. We had a suite and the mattress of the sofa sleeper was stained and dirty plus no linens were provided for it. Two calls to housekeeping were necessary to get those linens. The next morning we left the room at 10:00... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best location for University of Minnesota, but really nice hotel in general. Fireplace, comfy chairs, & couches are a nice touch in the lobby. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Gave good restaurant recommendations & helped with maps and directions for the light rail. Shuttle to Uptown was great!

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