There must be something in the air or water in Minot that makes the people warm to other people. It's not only the staff of the hotel but also the guests. Every person and I mean EVERY person I met inside and outside the premises of the hotel was very cordial. I have not experienced that in any hotel.
The check in process was fast and a pleasant experience. And when I needed something, Sarah was very prompt at giving it to me. However, when I saw the notice near the elevator that said "Pardon our appearance........." I braced myself for whatever shape the hotel was in. The entrance and the dining area were alright and nothing amiss there. The elevator floor had some smudges on it and I kept thinking, what else? Well, the hallway was okay and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. Maybe they are doing the renovation in another part of the hotel yet. Well, the facility's appearance still holds up to the standard of cleanliness and livability despite the work they are doing there. You are forgiven for your appearance.
There is one quirky thing I noticed about the signs which made me confused for a moment. Upon emerging from the elevator on the 3rd floor, I saw the arrows pointing to the right for the other rooms. Then I saw that for my room, 325, the arrow pointed downward. What? Do I have to go back down and room 325 is not on the 3rd floor? It was only after I thought that they skimped on the signs and did not put another one on the wall to the left of the elevator so that the arrows would point to the left to where the room was. The downward arrow means to the back of me which needs a little mental calisthenics to decipher.
Anyway, for a facility in renovation a very good rating is still excellent. Just keep the arrows simple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Comfortable Minot, ND Hotel Offers Convenience and Relaxation Ideally located just off Highway 83, our comfortable and convenient Minot hotel provides easy access to the Minot International Airport (MOT), so that you can go to and from your destinations quickly and easily. For an afternoon of recreation, our Minot hotel guests can visit the Dakota Air Museum, Roosevelt Park and Zoo or the Dakota Square Mall. Other local Minot attractions include downtown Minot for shopping and the Coleman Taube Museum that hosts a number of visual art events year-round. Also, the Scandinavian Heritage Center is home to the annual Norsk Hostfest festival, the largest North American Scandinavian festival and a part of the Scandinavian Heritage Park. Business travelers will appreciate our Minot, North Dakota accommodations near so many corporate offices. Wilbur-Ellis, Trinity Hospital, Minot State University, Minot Air Force Base, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, ING and SYKES Enterprises. Farstad Oil, Dakota Skies Bio Diesel, Farmers Union Oil and Tri-B Oil are all located less than four miles from our hotel in Minot. During your stay in Minot, you can enjoy choice amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour Business Center and a well-equipped Fitness Center. Be sure to check out our excellent Minot hotel deals and rates as you plan your next trip to Minot, North Dakota. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Minot South Hotel Minot
- Holiday Inn Minot
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