This is a quirky place, architecturally (what is with the add-on Roman columns?), but it has everything you need, especially if you have children along.
We stayed here last year and, for this year's stay, I confess to looking at other choices in Mankato. But in the end, the BWP served our needs best. And by "our needs" I mean:
a LARGE indoor swimming pool and hot tub, an even larger area for tables and chairs around the pool, a first floor room with poolside entrance, a refrigerator and microwave in the room, free VERY high speed wireless internet (we were able to stream movies, which is not something you can do with the "high speed" internet of other hotels), a 42" flat screen tv that lets you plug in your own player's cables (my laptop's hdmi hook-up let us play dvd's on the tv), a complimentary hot breakfast (decent selections and with a very friendly and helpful attendant), and a full bar with different specials each night.
All of this added up to the following scene yesterday evening: the kids whooping it up, tossing a nerf football across the pool while mom and dad sat in patio furniture just outside the room door, kicking back with an $8 pitcher of sangria, checking email (mom) and watching an episode of Battlestar Galactica (geek dad). That's just not going to happen at any of the other hotels in Mankato, no matter how much you pay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you demand only the best, but at a price that doesn't break the bank, only this Mankato hotel will do.Mankato hotels are not created equally, and it can be tough to decide where to stay. There are many reasons guests keep returning to this Mankato hotel. A great location, competitive price, and large indoor heated pool are the makings for a fantastic getaway. Our Mankato hotel regularly caters to large sports teams. If you're in town for a game or event, look no further. Enjoy a daily, complimentary hot breakfast buffet featuring sizzling hot eggs, breakfast meat, fluffy waffles or pancakes, flaky pastries, cereals, yogurt, and 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices.Other hotels in North Mankato simply can't compete. We're located close to the Caswell Sports Complex and Verizon Civic Center. Some guests are in town for the MN Vikings Training Camp, the famous Mankato Marathon, or to check out Big College Town in the tri-college area. We've got you covered.Business travelers also frequently call this Mankato hotel their home away from home. Employees of the Taylor Corporation, Carlson Craft, Kato Engineering, and Kaye Corporation are just a few regulars. You'll feel right at home in the comfortable, spacious rooms that are perfect for longer stays.This Mankato hotel boasts unbeatable, friendly service. You'll be treated to only the best in customer service and amenities. After all, everyone deserves to be pampered and spoiled while traveling. BEST WESTERN is a gem in Mankato, and you'll be glad to stay in such great digs.Of course, Minnesota also features stunning natural beauty. Nature lovers are delighted at the incredible vistas. Enjoy the best of the city and country in this college town, where kicking back and relaxing is taken seriously.Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN Hotel & Restaurant and get ready to be spoiled! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mankato Best Western
- Best Western Mankato