We went to Minneapolis for a funeral in Plymouth, MN. From the Hilton website, it appeared that the Eden Prairie Hilton Garden was closer than the Maple Grove Hilton Garden Inn, but as it turned out, with all the driving around Plymouth, the Maple Grove hotel would have been closer. There’s one other reason we should have stayed in Maple Grove, a great bakery very close to the hotel! I’d completely forgotten about all the treats and wonderful macarons at the bakery. However, despite the fact that it would have been better to stay in Maple Grove, our two night stay at the Eden Prairie Garden Inn was excellent.
When making my reservation over the phone, and again when I checked in, I asked for the quietest room possible, and we certainly got it. Our room faced a brick embankment into the side of a hill, and it was at the end of the hall. Some people might not like having to go all the way to the end of a hall, but that way, we were far away from traffic, the elevators where people like to talk, and of course, the ice machine. One thing that I look for in a hotel is whether or not it faces a highway. It's really hard to block out the noise of traffic. This hotel is a ways off the highway, so that helped keep the noise level down as well. Early in the morning I could hear the noise from the highway, even though it was far away from the barrier. I had to use ear plugs, but that was only because my husband was snoring!
I often have trouble sleeping because I have fibromyalgia, and normally sleep on a very thick memory-foam mattress. Even with the "Garden System" adjustable beds that you can control the softness or firmness on the side of the mattress, I generally find the beds too hard. So this time I brougth a fluffly mattress pad that I folded over and put it right under me. Despite my attempst to get comfortable, I still woke up often and in pain, so you can't judge the mattress by my experience. However, the last time we stayed at a hotel, it was an Embassy Suites and my husband couldn't sleep and woke up with a stiff neck. We did report that to the front desk when we left and they promised to check if the mattress needed to be replaced. At this Hilton Garden Inn in Eden Prairie, my husband slept like a baby, and he never woke up during the night, so the mattress must be good. One complaint we had is the same one we have with nearly every hotel and that is the dryness of the room due to the electic heat. So I soaked hand towls with water, and carefully laid them on the heater, securing them with cans of Coke that I'd brought. I also put the large bath towels on the floor to absorb any water that might fall to the carpet. I am very careful when I do this as I do not want to damage the heater or the carpet.
The only other complaint that we had was that the refrigerator didn't keep anything even slightly cool. The cans of Coke that wer holding the wet towels down on the heater were cooler than the ones in the fridge. But we should have complained to Management, and we didn't. However, we did tell them on checkout so that they could check to see what is wrong with the fridge.
Sometimes when we travel in the winter, I bring an empty spray bottle, and fill it with water upon arrival. Several times during our stay, I lightly spray the room, and after checking the curtains and carpeting to see if they could handle a light water spray. If I think that they can handle an exceptional light spray. Keep in mind, that if you damage anything, you are responsible for paying for the damages. If you don't know much about fabrics, don't try to spray the carpet and curtains, of it could be very costly to you.
The room was exceptionally clean, but it would help staff and guests if there were boards beneath the bed so you could see that you didn't leave anything under the bed without having to use a flashlight. The housekeeper, whose name I've forgotten was very nice. I left our keys in the room and after we got to the car I realized that I'd left something in the room, TWICE! She never looked frustrated or irritated that I was disrupting her work, as she just smiled and let me back in. My husband loves the coffee and cookies in the lobby and the very tasty breakfast. We both really enjoyed our dinner as well, and had a great server!
We went to the liquor store for a 4 pk of white zinfandel, as we each wanted one glass in our room. I wish that I'd gone to the Pavilion Pantry before finding a liquor store, as they sold separate small bottles of white zinfandel right there at the hotel. I highly recommend you stay at this hotel when in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis/Eden Prairie is located in Southwest Minneapolis putting you within 20 minutes of the famous Mall of America and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) Airport. Travelers enjoy the spacious, 100% nonsmoking guest rooms with the adjustable Garden Sleep System bed and convenient in-room amenities like a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and complimentary WiFi. The Great American Grill is on-site to offer breakfast and dinner options. Our fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool offer great options for unwinding. Join us for your Twin Cities adventure today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Eden Prairie Hotel Eden Prairie
- Hilton Garden Inn Eden Prairie
- Hilton Eden Prairie
- Eden Prairie Hilton