The rooms and common areas of this hotel were very clean and well maintained. The rooms are a good size. Beds are comfortable. Hotel staff were very efficient and friendly. If you are going to an event at the convention center, it is very handy to be so close, and the skywalk between the buildings is terrific in winter. The restaurant was excellent, although their drinks were fairly high-priced. The breakfast buffet was excellent on Sunday.
The only downsides were the parking garage and the elevators. There is only a small portion of one floor of the garage designated for hotel guests. The majority of the garage is filled with reserved spaces, presumably for the office building next door. Some were reserved 24 hours; others were reserved from 7 am to 5 pm (no indication of whether that is 7 days a week or only week days). The entire first floor was reserved for the hotel's restaurant, with grave warnings posted that anyone else will be towed. Every time we went out and came back, we spent quite a bit of time driving around, looking for a non-reserved spot, since the hotel-designated spots were always full. Also, it had snowed a day or so before, and the lot was full of snow and ice for the two days we were there, even though it is covered.
There are only two elevators for the entire hotel, which meant long waits to go up or down.
Overall, we would stay here again, but the parking situation really needs to be resolved. Having the hotel garage mostly reserved for neighboring businesses doesn't make much sense.
- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown Hotel Mankato
- Hilton Garden Inn Mankato
- Hilton Mankato
- Mankato Hilton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Mankato, MN across from the beautiful Minnesota River. Rising in the Mankato skyline as an architecturally prominent building and connected to the Alltel Center through an indoor skyway, the Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown Minnesota hotel offers close proximity to a number of events and top venues within the city. From Minnesota State University hockey games to concerts and expos, our hotel provides professional service and a welcoming atmosphere to all guests during their stay.Our 9 story facility offers 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with each room equipped with state of the art audio/visual equipment. From video conferencing to in house meetings, at the Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown Minnesota hotel our facilities and meeting planners will provide you with all of our meeting and catering needs.With our full-service restaurant, Olives, serving Mediterranean and American cooking, guests at the Hilton Garden Inn Mankato Downtown Minnesota hotel will find an atmosphere which enables them to unwind and relax to a lighter modern approach to the culinary arts. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering our entire banquet and meeting room events, there will be no need to look further than within the doors of our Hilton Garden Inn. ... more less
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