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1115 5th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1919
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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.
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Absolutely amazing. Beautiful house with welcoming atmosphere. Very convinient location for somebody working at the UofM - walking distance. Great starting point to explore the city. I stayed first for a short period of time and then for a few months. It worked perfectly for me on both occasions. Indeed home away from home.
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I've spent 15 days at the Wales House in late February early March 2019. It is a really nice and comfortable place! Kelly and Julie are always there for all your needs and the house is close to the university. Within a walking distance, you can find stores and restaurants. I recommend that if you are going to UM!
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This place was one of the reasons i was able to cope with the winter in minn. A house that provided an incredible and enlighted experience. The atmosphere was incredible, especially being sorrounded by researchers, scientists and physicians from all over the world. The uniquiness of this place is the familiarity and dedication the host provides. The rooms are big, warm, clean and extremely comfortable. This is a 10/10 especially if you plan to do clinical rotations or research for a short period of time at umn. Will definitely come back!
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We visited Minneapolis to run the Twin Cities Marathon. A highlight of our vacation was our 3 night stay at the Wales House which is a beautiful historic home in a great location. Our hosts Kelly and Julie were very welcoming and made us feel at home immediately. The home has many different charming areas to relax in and has a kitchen and laundry facilities. Parking was available for our car and we made full use of the transit which was within easy waling distance. We enjoyed our visit to the nearby Weisman Art Museum. The Wales House will definitely be our home away from home whenever we visit the Twin Cities.
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I stayed for a week while attending a workshop in Minneapolis. This place was in the list of lodging close to University of Minnesota campus where my workshop was. Kelley and his wife manage this place well. It is guest house for researchers and scholars. The house is always very clean and the bathrooms, spotless. I shared the bathroom with other two rooms but it went ok. The breakfast is fruits, coffee and cereal or toast. You can use the kitchen to cook if you want to. People were friendly and polite. Kelley even lent me an umbrella when it rained. They were nice people and I had a good stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wales House
Which popular attractions are close to The Wales House?
Nearby attractions include Book House (0.2 miles), The Library Bar (0.2 miles), and The Barn (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wales House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Wales House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wales House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wales House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al's Breakfast, Kafe 421, and Loring Bar & Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wales House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Peavey Plaza (2.0 miles), Ard Godfrey House (0.9 miles), and Semple Mansion (2.5 miles).