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The Commons Hotel, A Noble House Hotel

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615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We held our 2015 Educational Congress at the Commons. The location, size of the hotel, and proximity to both St. Paul and Downtown Minneapolis made this the best choice. Great staff, food, and convention center. We used the whole second floor convention space and enjoyed every aspect of our visit. Ed in AV was superb, we even did a video... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here several days for a national conference. Friendly and helpful staff, nicely furnished hotel with above average restaurant. Excellent location with FedEx right across the street and many inexpensive restaurant options within walking distance. I would certainly stay here again, especially at the reduced conference rate.

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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel was in a perfect location for our recent concert. Clean, quiet, modern and friendly staff to name a few things that make this an excellent choice for a hotel. Lots of nearby places to eat and the University campus is only short walk away. The only issue that we had was parking is very limited to a very small... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to stay at the Commons Hotel, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, for a conference I attended that was hosted at the hotel. As I was unfamiliar with the hotel, I was unsure as to what to expect, but found the hotel and staff to be absolutely top shelf from the moment I entered... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, beautiful rooms but for the price I expected much more epically in cleanliness. Hall ways needed to be vacuumed and found two coffee stirrers on the floor of my room when I checked in. The rooms and entrance are beautifully decorated though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a wedding and parking is very expensive - $15 dollars for the ramp next door. The good things: Friendly staff, nice lobby, clean room The bad things: Price was high for no breakfast, no free coffee in lobby, room is small (compared to an Embassy Suites), can hear doors slamming, parking. We had a group rate... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We requested connecting rooms with my parents because of our young child. We received rooms next to each other, but not connected. My parents were in a room with a door connected to the neighboring room, but our room was not that room. The staff was really not helpful. I spoke with 5 different people trying to figure out the... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to rank - there were many goods and some very bads. First and worst: revolting smell of cleaning solutions and bleach on the 5th floor induced an asthma attack in me - first I have had in many years so I spent the meeting coughing constantly. NICE NICE NICE staff changed room quickly for me though with no questions.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I Stayed at the Commons from 7/10 thru 7/14 while we were at the 2015 Senior Games! We both found the Staff at the Commons to be extremely cordial in every respect! The room I stayed in was very comfortable and had all the necessary thing to make my stay comfortable. The Staff at the Beacon Restaurant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say hotel and room is nice.... However..... We checked in at 2:00 pm and we were told to wait 15 min., 3:00 room not ready (that's check in time) 3:20 one room is ready but our friends room not till 4:15pm., luggage still not delivered! At 4:30pm had to go down and asked for manager, told front... More 

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