I will preface my rating by saying that our family of three was able to get 1BR suite on a Saturday in December for $99. In addition, the purpose of our stay was for some family fun. For our purpose you cannot get any better for $99 on a weekend in downtown Minneapolis.
The room was big and clean, could maybe use some updating, but not in dire need. We had a full size refrigerator, microwave and range. Also had two TVs - one in the living area and one in the bedroom. The living room also had a pull-out, which worked perfectly for our 9-year-old.
Our daughter had a ton of fun at the waterpark with her cousins. All the kids really enjoyed the waterpark. There is also a mezzanine for adults to sit and have a drink or snack. Note, you are not supposed to bring outside beverages into the waterpark, however, you are allowed to bring drinks in from the hotel bar in plastic cups. They also server a small selection of beer in the mezzanine (Coors light and Mich light I think).
There is also the skating rink. Be sure to call ahead of time if you have your heart set on skating though, as they do rent the rink out for special occasions (weddings, etc).
We also spent some time hanging out in the room next to the lobby that has a pool table. It's not a game room - it's a free pool table (yes free, how often do you see that anymore?) in a nicely decorated room.
A final bonus was that we had tickets to "A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie theater, which ended up being just a short 3-block walk. The location is great for the Guthrie, Metrodome or other venues on that end of town.
Overall the hotel fit our needs perfectly for a family get together.
I should also mention that in our hasty departure, we left behind a necklace and two mugs. When I called the hotel, housekeeping had already recovered our items and happily offered to mail them to us free of charge.
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- Residence Inn Minneapolis
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