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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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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 exceptionally forthright in allowing her to see the spaces and answer very precise questions. We could not have been happier with her decision to choose this wonderful home. From the surprise of air-conditioning which was actually cooler in the sleeping rooms upstairs to the comfortable feeling you get immediately from his wife, Julie, who gave us our keys and initial information, our experience in this residence became one of the features of our visit. We felt the warmth this family has poured into the restoration of this historic
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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.
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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 across the street from where these friends lived which made it VERY convenient ! The area has a lot of student housing so I guess it can get a bit noisy at night but this was not an issue . Wales House is wonderful accommodation. I think many of the guests are there connected with the University in some manner and some stay on a longer term basis. The owners have a very thorough book they leave in one's room explaining house policies and history of the house. The house itself is very elegant and the common rooms are comfortable and inviting . There is a
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My story for staying at Wales House might be a bit different from other previous travellers - it's quite a long story. I'm currently a PhD student at UMN, and I actually live quite close to Wales House. My apartment had serious noise problem that is not taken care of properly, therefore I had to seek for a quiet and nice place to stay over weekends, so that I could study hard and do my research without disturbance and had some good sleep . Through a friend's referral, I found Wales House, and tons of thanks to Kelly and Julie's hospitality to help accomodate me, otherwise I would be unable to get through my stressful spring semester. Wales House is very quiet inside, and it's located in a quiet neighborhood as well. You'll feel very much at home when you stay here, and the
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If you are looking for a place to stay while you visit Minneapolis, look no further. The coziness of the victorian-styled Wales house makes you feel in a place similar to home. Very nice and attentive administration. Also breakfast is extra yummy.
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United StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisUniversity / Dinkytown
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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).