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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 yesterday
Martha4994 Saint Paul, Minnesota
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thank goodness there is such a great hotel with a fabulous restaurant adjacent to the University of Minnesota. I stayed here during a conference and the staff couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. I love i!

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've stayed at this location for over a decade. But the change over to the Commons Hotel has been fantastic. Every staff member we've encountered or spoken with has been exceptional. From front desk, to wait staff, to technical support with the tv (thanks Janeel!) - all have been fabulous. The hotel is clean, comfortable, safe, and cozy. And the... More

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

Thank you so much for your comments. The entire staff was so excited to see themselves described as "exceptional”! We can't wait to welcome you back next time! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews 142 reviews
39 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Willing to plan ahead, hyper-supportive and competent staff. Excellent venue. Updated guest rooms. Super soft bed linens. High quality bath products. Delicious, high quality locally sourced menus. Craft cocktails. Staff really cares and wants your event to be a grand success.

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

We also think you are fantastic for staying with us and sharing your comments on Trip Advisor! I am very excited that your conference went so smoothly and you enjoyed yourself so much. We hope to see you again soon! More

Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Commons was our hotel of choice when visiting the UM campus. Great location for a stay if you are going to a sporting event on campus. Nice decor and amenities like a Kuerig coffee maker in room . Metroline transit system right outside the main entrance that will take you downtown in minutes without the hassle of driving your... More

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

Thanks for staying with us and leaving us a review, and especially for recommending us! I’m so happy you liked our amenities and that the new transit line was a huge convenience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While attending meetings on campus at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, I had the opportunity to stay at the remodeled Commons Hotel. It is located conveniently adjacent to the College of Science & Engineering. The rooms are very nice with coffee service and a mini fridge. Standard wi-fi is free. The valet and front counter staff are professional,... More

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

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our new signature restaurant, The Beacon Public House. The entire hotel team was excited to read your comments. I am happy you were able to take advantage of the lobby, as we put a lot of work into the new décor. Thank you for sharing your experience! More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located around the very interesting, beautiful, clean, athletic area of the university, we were EASILY able to get downtown in no time by hopping on the Metroline transit system. Great restaurants and shops in the famous Dinkytown area were in walking distance. The rooms are well-appointed, spacious, and VERY quiet. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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

We’re so glad that our guests are able to get downtown with the new transit system and check out the shops and walkways that it has to offer. It is certainly convenient. I am also happy to hear that you were able to use the new Recreational Center at the University of Minnesota, which has also been recently renovated. It... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) held their annual meeting at the marvelous STSS building on Univ Minnesota-TC campus July 17-21. As of last year The Commons was our conference hotel and we are very pleased with it. We had 250 in attendance and everyone commented on helpful and friendly staff as well as nicely decorated... More

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

We are very grateful to be hosting the SABER Annual Meeting, and I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay during the events and that our staff were friendly and efficient with helping your group. The light rail certainly is convenient, and the Farmer’s Market is a great tip for future guests. Thanks for staying with us... More

Rolla, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice decor and in-room amenities. Great location on UM campus. Friendly staff. Nice touches like Kuering coffee maker in room and nice lotion in bathroom (I hate cheap lotions). Would highly recommend if you are visiting the University.

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

Katie, we couldn’t agree more with you when you say you hate cheap lotions – it’s one of the reasons we choose our amenities so carefully, so that our guests still feel at home. I am so happy to hear that you loved our hotel and that our staff were friendly and easy to work with. We hope to welcome... More

Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were participating at a Univ of MN campus event and chose this hotel for it's location. There are plenty of restaurants and things to do within walking distance. The hotel is beautifully remodeled and very modern and chic. We didn't see too many families, mainly adults on business or couples. Saying this, however, our kids enjoyed our stay. My... More

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

I am so sorry to hear about the accounting mixup, Lisa. I know that must have been frustrating. We are still ironing out some kinks on the back end on how to implement the coupon and credits, so I appreciate your patience and I hope that you still enjoyed the stay. If travels bring you back to the area, please... More

Upland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located right next to campus so is super convenient to the university and local restaurants. The lobby is really nice, I spent a lot of time working down there next to the fire. The restaurant is also quite good. The rooms are nice, I asked for a quiet room and it was fairly quiet. The staff is... More

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

I am so delighted to hear that you were able to take advantage of the new open lobby and it’s fresh décor. It’s meant to be a home away from home and a very comfortable place to get work done. It is truly wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you’ll be coming back for a return... 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
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#3 Family Hotel in Minneapolis #3 Business Hotel in Minneapolis #5 Green Hotel in Minneapolis #5 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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