June 27, 2011 – Traveling for business, I had the opportunity to spend two nights at the Residence Inn in Eagan Minnesota. The hotel is located adjacent to I35E at Lone Oak just about 5 miles from the Minneapolis/St Paul airport.
Check in was fast. Giving my name I was handed a packet with my room key and asked if I needed any assistance, which I did not. The whole process took about 45 seconds! I always request a room on a high floor and my request was honored.
My room was 621, upstairs and adjacent to the lobby and breakfast area. My only complaint is that I could hear the two large air condition units the cooled the main building. This was my 3rd stay at this hotel so I obviously like it.
Since my last stay, the only change that I could notice was the change to a large flat screen TV. I was very happy to see that there was high definition programming too. The TV image looked better than what I have at home.
Even though the hotel is one of the older-style Residence Inns, the décor of my room was contemporary and everything was very functional and comfortable. The room was perfectly clean when I arrived and everything was in good working order. The housekeeper left it spotless after my first night.
The room had a queen-size bed in the sleeping area and a queen-size sofa bed in the sitting area. There was a small desk with good lighting and a very comfortable office-style chair. The only outlets were below the desk.
I used the hotel provided wireless internet service which is free. During the evening (when I assume usage was heavy) it was quite slow. I rant the Speakeasy internet speed test and it only clocked about 40K on both the download and upload test. However, it connected easily to my company’s VPN without a problem. I did not test the speed in the morning, but it was noticeably way faster.
The bed was firm and very comfortable. Nightstands on both sides of the bed had lamps, but I had to move the night stands out from the wall to access the electrical outlets. Pillows and linens were all excellent quality. My room was quite and I slept very well. My business associate had a room on the ground floor and complained to me at breakfast that he could hear the people above him walking around.
Both mornings we had breakfast in the breakfast room. One day was scrambled eggs and sausage patties and the other morning was cheese omelets and ham. There was a good selection of other items and the coffee was hot and good.
One reason that I like this hotel is that it is next door to a Joe Senser’s restaurant/sports bar. I like the restaurant and like the fact that it is just across the parking lot.
Service at the hotel was excellent. I had the occasion to ask the front desk associates for help and each time they provided it quickly and with a smile. I will surely stay here when in the area again so that’s a pretty good recommendation.
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