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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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      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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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Allen, Texas
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    9 reviews 9 reviews
    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    The location couldn't have been better for our U of M campus visit. Right next to campus and at a light rail stop made this hotel ideal. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable with a nice shower. Gym was reasonable for a nice work out with treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and nautilus equipment. From... More 

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    Anderson, South Carolina
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    My wife is a transplant candidate at the U of MN Medical Center. At first, the Commons was the only practical option due to its physical connectivity to the medical bldgs. By itself, that's a no-brainer for medical patients. But staying with the Commons has turned out to be so much more due primarily to an amazing staff. Yes, you... More 

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    Destin, Florida
    1 review
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    From the moment we drove up to the front door until we checked out three nights later the service was excellent. Alberto and the entire valet, van and baggage team provided terrific service, always with a smile and can do attititude. The Front Desk and Restaurant Team was also quick to respond and accomodating. The room was comfortable and clean;... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    great rooms , nice resturant everything was perfect , thanks hope to see you soo. the location was perpect for me , i came to that hotel few times , all of them was great . the crew help alot with any issues.

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    st. louis
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    24 reviews 24 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
    9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    My son and I stayed here while visiting University of Minnesota. Lovely rooms and great public spaces. Cozy fire and comfy chairs in lobby. We needed help figuring out how to get around and the reception desk was so helpful. If my son decides on this school this will be where we land! Thanks again!

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    Morristown, New Jersey
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    25 reviews 25 reviews
    6 hotel reviews
    18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    The location is perfect if you are spending time on the University of Minnesota campus. The staff is extremely nice. The beds are comfortable and the room is spacious. We arrived late and had early morning meetings so it was nice having a restaurant on the property.

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    Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
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    53 reviews 53 reviews
    13 hotel reviews
    13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Commons is very convenient if you are visiting the University of Minnesota. The light rail station is one block away and it takes 30 minutes (including transfer) from MSP airport to the hotel for $2.25, as opposed to close to $50.00 for a taxi (and approximately the same travel time). Rooms are clean and tidy, beds are comfortable. Shower... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed several days at the Commons for a recent sporting event. This hotel is beautiful, cozy, well situated, great interior decorating. Really nice bar & restaurant. Couldn't ask for a better location for sporting events. However the housekeeping is really bad. Strange that such a nice hotel has such bad housekeeping. Our family had two rooms, one the VIP... More 

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    Johnsburg, Illinois
    2 reviews
    1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Everyone we came into contact with was really friendly and service-oriented. The staff at the front desk extremely helpful and courteous. our suite was very clean. Great location: UM, restaurants, bars. commuter line to downtown Minneapolis in front of hotel. has a nice bar at the Beacon. very comfortable lobby. starbucks in the building.

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

    Smd3819, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for the great 5 star review of the Commons Hotel. It was our pleasure to host you and I know that our staff will certainly appreciate the great feedback! It is reviews like this that drive our service culture! Thanks for including some of our great perks in... More 

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    13 reviews 13 reviews
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    6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    I was looking for an hotel in a more busy neighbourhood, when I was prompted with a very good rate via booking.com. The hotel is not cheap when you have to pay the regular prices, breakfast is not included but it does have some very good things. It is cosy, has a good bar (where you can order a great... More 

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

    Bertne-Verbeeck, Thank you for the great 5 star review and for taking the time to share your great experience with us. We are thrilled that you had an opportunity to visit the U of M Recreation and Wellness Center located directly behind the Hotel. You’re absolutely right, it is a must see!!! With a 65 Million dollar renovation there is... 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*
    Number of rooms: 304
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    Also Known As:
    Radisson Minneapolis
    Minneapolis Radisson
    Radisson University Hotel Minneapolis
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    #1 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
    #2 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
    #4 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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