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University Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   925 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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“Good Value for the money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My girlfriend & I brought my daughter up to a debate camp at the University of Minnesota and booked a room there for one night. we found the rooms to be clean, comfy, nice big bathroom and a full kitchen. The coffee machine was awesome in the front lobby and ground the coffee beans for each cup, best coffee I have ever had from a self service machine! Nice laundry room in the basement as well. I would stay there again for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hello Lenny S,

Thank you so much for your great review! We enjoyed serving you as our guest, and I'm especially pleased you enjoyed the complimentary coffee in the lobby. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit again, we look forward to serving you and your family.

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were in Minneapolis for a baseball game and concert at First Avenue, and our daughter is a UM student. Very conveniently located hotel with simple, clean rooms, free parking, easy access to University and Downtown, nice staff, free coffee, and all at a bargain price! Glad we found it!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hi Jenny G,

I'm glad you found the University Inn too! Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a nice review. We hope to see you again soon, and best of luck to your daughter on her U of M experience.

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff; clean room; excellent location; free parking. I would stay there again if I was in the Twin Cities. Walking across the bridges to downtown Minneapolis was a great experience. Beautiful!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hello David W,

Thank you very much for your kind review! We love our city and I couldn't agree with you more about our beautiful downtown bridges. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Twin Cities, thank you for choosing the University Inn. We'll look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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West Bend, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very comfortable room. Very Pleasant staff. We were in town for a show at the Northrop Auditorium. The show turned out to be a bust so we headed back to the hotel and had an enjoyable time in the room. Everyone was comfortable, plenty of comfortable chairs. Kept our refreshment cool in the large refrig. Great Place!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi 19DebM61,

Thanks for reviewing our hotel! It's always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves while staying here - although I'm sorry to hear that the showed you traveled to see was disappointing. There are some really great offerings at Northrop throughout the year, hopefully the next show you see will be great! We'll see you then!

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I wish we had found this location earlier :) very convenient location, reasonably priced. Staff was super friendly before and during our stay... had a family feel. loved that it had kitchen in it, saved money by eating several meals in... room was decent sized.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hello Becky E,

Thank you so much for your kind review - I wish you'd found us earlier too! I'm really glad you found our location and amenities convenient for your visit to the U of M, and we're looking forward to seeing you again during the school year.

Thanks again,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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91 reviews 91 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the hotel is clean, and staff is friendly, the small kitchen is good for cooking dinner, so you can save some money from dinning out. They also can provide a pack and play crib for your baby for free. But there is some water leaks out from the bathroom after we take the shower, and the one of the stove is not work on the second night. I would give it 3 stars in rating if we pay the original price, but as there is a promotional discount when we book it, so it's about half of the original price, so with just about US$50 per night for a double room with such quality (clean and comfortable, near city center, with small kitchen), I give it 4 stars, again, if it's original price, I would only give 3 stars to it due to water leakage and stove not working.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi ELKW,

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. While I'm glad you found our staff friendly and our hotel clean and convenient, I'm concerned about the maintenance problems that you experienced. The hotel's owners have spent a great deal of money over the past year to improve this hotel, so I'm really disappointed that you experienced problems with leaking water and a partially-working stove in your room. We strive to offer great accommodations and service regardless of the price you pay for your room, and I can assure you that we will fix the problems you reported in the room you stayed in, and we'll redouble our efforts to keep our hotel well-maintained.

Thank you again for your detailed review, please feel free to contact me directly if I may be of assistance with your next visit to the Twin Cities. I'm certain your next room at the University Inn will be trouble-free!

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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Sioux Falls, SD
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We've stayed here a couple of times! Free parking, good sized rooms with frig, microwave, sink, toaster, coffee maker and a few dishes\utensils to use. Ask for the parent of a U of MN student price! Close to Dinkytown, campus, I-35 and walkable to athletic events!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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University_Inn_MN, General Manager at University Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hello Peg H,

Thank you so much for reviewing the University Inn! We really appreciate your continued patronage, and we look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Joe McCurdy
General Manager
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Address: 925 4th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated hotel just 4 blocks from the University of Minnesota. All rooms feature kitchenettes and are ideal for both longer-term overnight stays. Free parking for hotel guests. ... more   less 
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