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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square

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1010 Bandana Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55108-5107 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hewitt, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here a year ago based on location and recommendation. We liked it so much that we came back here on this trip to the area. Love the hotel built in an old train depot - so charming! Breakfast was good as always - lots of options. The king rooms are spacious and comfortable, bigger than the king rooms... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Check-in was fast, but first impressions at entrance closest to room were unfavorable. Dead landscaping and an abundance of overflowing garbage and cigarette butts. Common areas were unkempt but room itself was in good condition other than the infamous bizarre central control of HVAC in each room--I don't know why there is an apparently non-functional control module. Continental breakfast was... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This hotel is inside of the old railroad factory building. Rails are still there on the ground floor. It's very fun to be there. Don't worry, rooms are normal modern ones. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 10 minutes drive from the hotel, is nice to visit. Center of Minneapolis or Saint Paul is also 15 minutes drive away.

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Middleton, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Bandana Square is a fun restored railroad theme location in beautiful St. Paul. A model railroad museum is located across the street. This Best Western location has great staff and free breakfast menu. They also have a swimming pool and exercise room.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This hotel is unique in that it was built in an old train station. It even has the old train tracks running through the lobby. The breakfast area is built in the lobby and is on a platform and made to look like an old time station. Breakfast itself was ok. Your usual faire of scrambled eggs, waffles, muffins ,... More 

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your review as we will use your feedback to better train our staff. We hope you will try us again on your next visit to the Twin Cities. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Best Western Plus Bandana Square has helpful staff. They're genuinely glad to have customers. Overall, this is a good hotel and I will stay there again if I am in the area. Park in the parking lot on the other side of Bandana Street from the hotel's front door. The parking lot's poorly-marked entrance is at the far end of... More 

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we appreciate the feedback and look forward to having you as our guest on your next visit to St. Paul. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I came to St. Paul to check my daughter in to a medical facility. It was an emotional, stressful time. I was unfamiliar with the area and knew of 2 motels close to where she would be located. The first one I drove to was dark, small and lonely. We went to the Best Western at Bandana Square and felt... More 

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

Kathrynann, Thank you for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again on your next visit to St. Paul. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This beautifully study, roomy former train engine repair shop with pool, is blemished by new and uniformed staff, broken equipment at the front desk and a deterioration in the quality of the formerly very nice breakfast. The nasty surprised of sudden and daily price variations makes this formerly wonderful stay undesirable.

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

528lancee, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate the feedback. Sorry for some problems during your stay. We did upgrade our computer server since your stay and had some issues at the front desk with this. We hope you will give us another try on your next visit to the Twin Cities. Thanks. More 

St Paul, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Definitely good business & family hotel; very convenient free parking (though not attached ramp, just across street), attentive staff, breakfast area well stocked and very clean; bar is some place I wished I had been. Nice to stay in place that permits pets; dogs lightened the day - feels homey. For wheelies & wheelchairs few frustrations here. Two minor issues,... More 

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon on your next visit to St. Paul! More 

Detroit Lakes, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good location for my needs. Close to I94. Great inside and outside décor. Rooms large and clean and comfortable. Parking is close and convenient. Has a very nice bar with friendly staff. Breakfast is good, typical with other similar facilities.

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GMBandana, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bandana Square, responded to this review

We appreciate your very nice review and want to thank you for staying with us! Sincerely, More 

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