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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great location, nice rooms. Check in was quick and easy. Front desk personnel were friendly and cheerful. Walking distance (20 minutes) to TCF Stadium. Beds were very comfortable. Rooms are up to date. Kitchenette area in the room is an added bonus.

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Thank Tina K
Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Tina K, It's great to hear from you! We love getting a little insight into each guest stay. I am glad that you enjoyed the layout of your room and the University Inn's proximity to the TCF Bank Stadium. We hope to host you again soon. Go Gophers! Sincerely, Stephanie Lundeen Customer Care Coordinator More 

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

University Inn is a small privately owned hotel adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus in the Dinkytown neighborhood. The two things that stood out to us were the extremely convenient location (includes plenty of free parking) and the very friendly staff that made you feel like they really valued your business. In addition, the rooms are roomy, clean and... More 

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Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning MarcelF535, As a privately owned hotel, we absolutely adore hearing feedback such as yours. Your firsthand experience is the best insight we receive towards our daily performance as a hotel, so we truly appreciate it. I will ensure that the staff has the opportunity to read your kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to host you... More 

Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and 25-year-old son were in town to visit another son spending the summer in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The University Inn was a block away from our son's apartment so was perfect for our needs. We wanted a place close to him that was clean, safe, and economical. This fit the bill. It is within walkng dinstance from Dinkytown which... More 

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Thank Melissa M
Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Melissa M, I am glad to hear that the University Inn "fit the bill" for your recent trip to Minneapolis! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Sincerely, Stephanie Lundeen Customer Care Coordinator More 

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Reviewed July 1, 2016

Great location! Convenient to bike or walk to the U of M, Stone Arch Bridge, Target Field/Target Center, and lots of other attractions. Well-lit, spacious, guest-exclusive parking lot with easy access. Bike routes in many directions. Lot of restaurants within a short distance. In-room kitchen allows more dining options. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious. TV and internet as you would... More 

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Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brett D, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the University Inn's facilities and prime location! Our parking lot is one of our favorite amenities to be able to provide as a complimentary feature - we know that parking can be scarce in the city. I am glad that you found it to be well-lit and easily accessible. Thank you... More 

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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Clean hotel rooms with super comfy beds! Located in a good area with good places to eat nearby. I strongly recommend this place! Easy accessible from downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America. They've got a coffee machine that hotel guests can take advantage of as well.

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Thank Corneliabest
Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Corneliabest! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another cup of gourmet coffee and a clean, comfortable stay. Sincerely, Stephanie Lundeen Customer Care Coordinator More 

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were pleasant at check in and helpful for directions. It was nice to have easy off street parking. University Inn worked out perfectly for our trip to Varsity Theater.

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Thank Sarah M
Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Sarah M, Thank you for the review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed our property and staff. Join us again soon for another Varsity Theater show...or any other adventure you find yourself drawn to in Minneapolis! Sincerely, Stephanie Lundeen Customer Care Coordinator More 

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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and quiet. Service was very helpful. Really those are the two main thing right? Otherwise this is not luxury accommodations but very well maintained. No complaints and will definitely be staying here again. Close to campus about 4 blocks easy walk.

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Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

cubsholycow, Thank you for the review! Glad to hear that the University Inn checked off your two main components to a successful hotel visit. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Sincerely, Stephanie Lundeen Customer Care Coordinator More 

Washngton, DC
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

The University Inn is a great small hotel (~50 rooms). It is not a resort or a luxury 500 room "megapalace". However, is excellent in its niche. Some of the nice features. Great location. An easy walk to the University of Minnesota and local restaurants. The walks are a great time for nostalgia or gratitude that you no longer live... More 

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Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you clrWashngton_DC for the kind words and thorough review. Your feedback really helps us to assess how we are doing on a daily basis. I think you exemplified some of the University Inn's greatest features - we love offering free parking, because as you noted, it can get rather expensive when charged on a daily basis at other... More 

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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Didn't look like much when we drove up but it's been renovated to a modern and comfortable state. The staff was great and very friendly! It's within walking distance to good local restaurants. We were there after the main school year was out so we didn't deal with hoards of students. I read one review that out this place down... More 

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Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

Amira F, I am so happy that we had the opportunity to "pleasantly surprise" you during your time with us! What a compliment. We truly appreciate your comments, specifically that you enjoyed our recent renovations and the condition of the hotel, along with the hard work that our staff puts out daily - we are here to ensure that your... More 

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Staff has been so friendly, the room is super clean(not even a spec of dust on the lamp shades), and having a kitchenette is great. This is just a little hotel nothing fancy, but they make you feel like family. Great FREE coffee/espresso/lattes in the lobby. Stayed here for medical appt and was able to get a medical rate.

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Thank wilsongarrett
Stephanie L, Customer Care Coordinator at University Inn, responded to this review

wilsongarrett, I will make sure that all of the staff at the University Inn get a chance to see how their hard work effects each guest experience! I am so pleased that the room was "super clean" and that the staff made you "feel like family" - there really is no greater compliment. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about University Inn

Address: 925 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1944
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Price Range: $117 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Minneapolis
#5 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
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“ask for higher floors if you care about light, because basement rooms have small windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Amberrose83, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face the back parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles knappjerome, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Stay on the lower floors, as this hotel does not have a lift (it doesn't need to).”
 of 5 bubbles bangaloreabhijit, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors have a/c noise when it rains!!!”
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“Call ahead to insure they have a open room”
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