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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have travelled to Minneapolis quite often during the last 5 years to visit the university. In this time, I have stayed in a number of different places and Wales House is by far the best! The house is extremely spacious, comfortable and clean. Julie and Kelly (the owners) are really great, friendly people. In addition to the bedrooms, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed there for one week for experiments at UMN. The bedroom was really cozy, quiet, and comforted me after exhausting experiments during the day. Typically 15-min walk to UMN and it's really close to dinkytown, where you could try several wonderful restaurants. Kelly was patient and the house was lovely, along with the cute dog, Sophie. It was a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I stayed in Wales House for 5 months with my partner while conducting research at University of Minnesota. Its a lovely old house, full of character and very clean and well kept with plenty of interesting artefacts and books to browse. There are different communal areas where you can chat with other guests, watch TV or find a quiet corner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I have had an absolutely wonderful stay here. It's a beautiful home with lovely features and convenient to the university and where I needed to be for work. My room was quiet and comfortable. Great restaurants close by...couldn't be happier with my experience here

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed at The Wales House while visiting my son who is a student at the U. It's on a perfect location, my room was wonderful (cozy, spotless, large), the rest of the house is beautiful and the owners are amazingly warm and attentive. I will still here again most definitely.

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La Plata, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I would like to thank Kelly and Julie Carver from Wales House for their kindness and patience during our stay in Minneapolis. We arrived on a Sunday, at a really early time, and our child was sick. They immediately allowed us to rest, and later helped us find a clinic where my son could be taken care of. We always... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

One of my most favorite stories as a child, and indeed that endures to today, is of the March family in Little Women by L M Alcott. I've read it many times and seen various screen treatments and often desired to be one of the March daughters - just to taste a smidgen of what life was like in those... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed for 9 nights during the holiday season. There were only a few days when the outside temperatures were above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite that, we easily got around using the bus and light rail system, and walking. Our destinations included St. Anthony Main, The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, The Minneapolis Institute for Arts, The Mill City... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed there for a week while at a conference at the university. What a great place to stay. Kelly and Julienne are very nice. Complimentary breakfast, and kitchen. Common area. The people they house are nice. Extremely clean, warm. Free wifi. Close to UMN and a nice downtown area. They have a great atmosphere, lots of interesting international visitors.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is more of a dorm for grown-ups than a B&B, with nice vintage furnishings and minimalistic service, though it's kept clean. Several notices posted around admonish you to take off your shoes, not open windows, etc, making it feel a little like Mother Superior is in charge. Breakfast consists of rather weak coffee in a thermos, sliced bread for... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wales House is a fully furnished historic home with 10 guest rooms and many spacious and inviting areas providing the charm of an old world inn. As the first and longest established guest house in the University of Minnesota area, we have hosted almost 5000 guests from over 67 countries, fostering a truly international community in this turn-of-the-century home. For the past 20 years, we have been the lodging of choice for visiting scholars, researchers, physicians and others for stays ranging from two nights to one year. Many of our guests return for more visits once they experience the friendly atmosphere, appealing spaces and great value for which Wales House has become known. Please note, we are NOT a B&B, but a guest house. Accordingly, we offer a light, organic continental breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wales House

Address: 1115 5th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Price Range: $55 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Wales House Hotel Minneapolis
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