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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 48 hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here one night while travelling on business because I could not get a hotel downtown that fit within my company cost policy. Initially I wasn't pleased to be outside of downtown, or on a college campus, but the convenience of the green line outside the hotel and the fact that school was not officially back yet made this... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect place to stay for a Vikings game. On the edge of the U of Minnesota campus. Light rail stops in front of the hotel. Lots of interesting college type restaurants within walking distance. Starbucks located in the hotel and the Beacon Hill restaurant in the hotel is very good.

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Shannon, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the proximity to the Vikings game we attended. This hotel exceeded all of our expectations. Very professional and friendly staff checked us in. The lobby was beautiful and our room was modern, spacious and very clean. The location on campus was perfect. Our walk to the game was short. Overall a fantastic stay!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to stay at The Commons. Staff is always courteous and helpful. Never any problems with room. Best lobby for hanging out - has tons of comfy seating areas for conversation or lounging with a book. New light rail line stop is just outside the hotel and couldn't be more convenient

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United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location for the football games. You can walk to the field and plenty of places to eat and drink near the stadium. There are also places on the property as well. The only issue with the place is the lack of parking on the property. Still not bad parking in the garage across the street. A little expensive for... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is ideally located. Alumni Center across the street, the football stadium a block away and the Metro (light rail) station just across the street. The rooms were well-appointed and comfortable. The hotel restaurant (The Beacon) serves a varied menu with attentive service. Also available is Starbucks on one side (end) of the hotel and the other side (end)... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time trip to Minneapolis for business. The hotel is conveniently located to the metro rail and to dining. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.The room was mid size but had all the comforts - including a fridge which helped me maintain my diet. The food in the restaurant was good - especially the pulled pork nachos.

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Amita P, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Commons Hotel. We are very happy that you felt welcomed by the staff and found the accommodations to your liking. We will be happy to share this review with our staff, the staff at the Beacon house and our culinary team. I will be trying that... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like being greeted by your name, a warm smile, complaints taken seriously, clean rooms, great food at the Beacon or Applebee 's & kind shuttle drivers then look no further. At first my main reason for staying here was the fact that it was so close to the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview. However, I continued to... More

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Tracy S, WOW! Thank you so very much for the outstanding five star review of the Commons Hotel! It is great to hear from you again. This review has been the talk of the Commons Hotel all day and what a great way to start the week! These are the interactions and responses that we live for! I know that... More

Irvine, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pluses: wonderful staff, warm and elegant lobby, nice beds and pillows and bathrooms, great meeting rooms of ALL sizes, very good food during our 2-day conference, Starbucks is downstairs as is an upscale restaurant/pub, very nice for the wedding parties we saw while there, VERY useful and well-coordinated shuttle service (that can take you to the Sculpture Garden, Walker... More

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Jeri f, Thank you for the five star review of the Commons Hotel! We greatly appreciate the time you have spent sharing your experience with us. We thank you for the suggestions and they are really more than suggestions to us. We take all guest feedback as a chance to improve our product, services and property. These are the reviews... More

Winona, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

everyone was helpful, the food was EXCELLENT, the staff amazing, and the ambience made all of us very comfortable. the beds were very comfortable. Definitely a great place to stay in Mpls - especially if you're at the U of M

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Ann K, Thank you for the great five star review taking the time to share your experience with us. We can’t tell you how important it is to hear guest feedback like this. We know that ‘Excellent” is not a word thrown around lightly in this business and we are happy to earn such praise for our service culture, staff... 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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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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