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“Super Comfortable!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waconia Inn & Suites - Waconia / Minneapolis

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Waconia Inn & Suites - Waconia / Minneapolis
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   301 E Frontage Road, Waconia, MN 55387 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn - Waconia / Minneapolis)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Waconia
Buhler
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Super Comfortable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Waconia Inn is clean and comfortable. It's just like home away from home. Everything in the room worked perfectly! The staff is exceptionally professional, yet informal, kind and courteous. We felt a "closeness" with them as if we were "family." When I inquired about which routes would be best to nearby locations, the manager, Bruce, even printed out maps for me from his computer. They have a good continental breakfast that stays out until 10:00 am for us late risers, and their room rates are considerably less expensive than the competing motels in the area. We would definitely stay here again, and I highly recommend the Waconia Inn to everyone. It truly is the prime most outstanding motel in the area! Ron J.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I was visiting family at the hospital, it got late and I was way too tired to drive home. Some app indicated an available room at the nearby AmericInn but when we got there, the desk clerk told me they had been sold out all day.

We drive to the next nearest place - The Waconia Inn and Suites. It is an older property, I'm guessing late 70s/early 80s and the signage inside made it obvious that it had been a Super 8 at one point.

The desk clerk was very friendly and made me feel really welcome - a completely opposite experience from the AmericInn. The lobby was immaculate and odor free.

Our room was clean and odor free. The bathroom was a pleasant surprise - it too was exceptionally clean. There was a newer desk, your standard cable and a clean comfy bed.

My only complaint about the stay is that it was pretty warm in the room. The A/C unit is near the ceiling. I'm 5'5" and couldn't reach the controls to turn it on. It got uncomfortably warm during the night. I felt pretty stupid when, in the morning, I realized the window could be opened. I hadn't thought to look the night before.

The good stuff: free WiFi, continental breakfast, very clean, sink separate from shower/tub/toilet room, bathroom fan on separate switch.

When we left in the morning, the same desk clerk was working. We weren't the only guests that night but he remembered us, why we were there and engaged us in some personable conversation. I think he may be an owner because I've never had such friendly service, he made it seem like your checking in to a B&B versus a place for the price conscious to lay their heads.

$80 seemed a little high for a motel in the middle of nowhere but overall it was worth not making the drive home,

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waconia, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I stayed here while moving to town for a new job. It was my home away from home for a week. The room was very comfortable and exceptionally clean and quiet. The management are friendly and very accommodating. It was considerably less than the other hotel in town. This is a "gem" in Waconia!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This place did the trick. Although it's not as fancy as the other hotel in town, with a pool. It has a friendly staff, Bruce the manager was great. The rooms are comfortable and they have my favorite bagels in the morning for breakfast! It's also the more affordable option in town. Definitely choose this place.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln Ne.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed here on a Sunday evening July 8th. Our daughter lives in Waconia but in a smaller townhome where there is not enough room for all of us to sleep comfortably. Our check in was quick and very friendly. The room was in tip-top shape and very clean and most importantly the place was very quiet and we got a very good nights rest. The only thing that happened that was negative was a car alarm went off around 9:30pm as we were relaxing. I couldn't figure out why the "person who has the car wouldn't shut off the alarm" and the car was MINE! I had laid on my car keys in my pocket and activated the alarm. I was mortified and the staff was very kind when I went out running to shut it off. This hotel will receive our business again today (July 13th) since we are coming back thru to visit our daughter. What a gem!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I could not have asked for a better place to stay. The room was super clean, the price was affordable, and the staff was remarkable. I would more than recommend this place for your next stay in Waconia, you would be very pleased!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I stayed at the Waconia Inn from 6-21-12/6-24-12. I couldn't have been more pleased with my choice to stay here. My room was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the continental brekfast was an added plus. Doug was a perfect host and took a genuine interest in his guests. I would gladly stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Waconia Inn & Suites - Waconia / Minneapolis

Address: 301 E Frontage Road, Waconia, MN 55387 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn - Waconia / Minneapolis)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Waconia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Waconia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Waconia Inn & Suites - Waconia / Minneapolis 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americas Best Value Inn Waconia is conveniently located off of I-494 W/MN-5 W Exit 11C. Beautiful Waconia, Minnesota is only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Popular area attractions include Carver County Historical Society, Waconia Public Beach, Safari Island, Crown College, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Westonka Historical Society, and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The world renowned Mall of America is a short drive away. ... more   less 
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