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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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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Full view
81Good for walkers
Grade: 81 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I found the perfect home away from home here at the Wales House. Friendly and interesting guests and owners. Comfortable room with bathroom and a perfect supportive bed. Being a walker, I was able to walk all over the university of Minnesota campus, see the...More

Date of stay: December 2012
4  Thank Rheadv
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I make annual visits to the University of Minnesota and this was my sixth visit to Wales House. As ever, the stay was a pleasure from beginning to end. Kelly and Julie are fantastic hosts: they are very willing to chat and to give advice...More

Date of stay: September 2012
2  Thank mxlondon
Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I travel frequently for pleasure and are quite selective about where we stay. Upon visiting our daughter, a student at UMN, she sought out places near her 'cozy' apt. so our comfort would be assured. Kelly, the owner of Wales House, was...More

Date of stay: August 2012
1  Thank Debra M
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We enjoyed the understated catering to us by Kelly, the peace and quiet, warm atmosphere, and the tips for bicycling trails. Great location for access to the U and to Minneapolis downtown. Definitely want to return.

Date of stay: August 2012
1  Thank DL300
Reviewed August 10, 2011

This was a cross country trip to drop the kids in Boulder and we decided to make a swing north to visit friends of my daughter who moved there last year. When I made the reservation I did not realize that Wales House was right...More

Date of stay: August 2011
6  Thank sorrisa
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"Ask for a room away from the shared bathroom"
Jul 15, 2018
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"If it's in your budget get a room with its own bathroom. My bathtub was great!"
Oct 2, 2016
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"Ask for a room with an ensuite bathroom, unless you want to pay less and share."
Aug 11, 2016
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"If you want a private bath, be sure to make that request."
Jul 8, 2015
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United StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisUniversity / Dinkytown
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