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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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Wales House is a fantastic place to stay, conveniently located for the University, public transport and Dinkytown (which has second hand bookshops, bars, a cinema and great restaurants - including the world's best breakfast at Al's). The atmosphere is homely and the communal areas are comfortable, with plenty of books, information about the local area and a couple of televisions. A large kitchen is shared between all 10 rooms with plenty of fridge and cupboard space. There are washing machines available to use for $3. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house and garden. Kelly and Julie are perfect hosts and interesting people to talk to. The standard of cleanliness is very good. My room was large and comfortable with en-suite bathroom. If you are
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Extremely comfortable lodging. Free wi-fi available throughout the house. Large common areas for hanging out and meeting others. The Carvers are very friendly and considerate proprietors. Their dog, Sky, is beautiful and sweet. Conveniently located to Dinkytown (a quick walk to Al's Breakfast), and about a 40 minute walk from downtown across the Stone Arch bridge (and a 5 minute drive). At these rates, why stay anywhere else?
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I can't recommend Wales House highly enough, for either short or longer stays. This inexpensive, friendly bed and breakfast (run by Kelly and Julie) is ideal for anyone visiting the University of Minneapolis, being located close to one campus, with other areas of the university easily accessible via campus shuttle bus. Other forms of public transport are available nearby, and the airporter bus dropped me at the door. My room at the front of the house overlooked the quiet tree lined street and the front lawn of the house, where squirrels and rabbits constantly played. The room itself was simple but lovely: a comfortable bed (with plenty of pillows and a pretty patchwork quilt), a good desk, chair, desk lamp and computer access for working, plus a phone and answering machine
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We have stayed at the Wales House three times in the past three years and always look forward to going back. It is not a romantic getaway type of B&B, but it is comfortable and friendly. Their main clientele are visiting academics for the University, which usually results in a diverse group of guests from all over the world. The Wales House is a large house near Dinkytown and the University of Minnesota. The guest rooms are basic, with either a double or queen bed, a clock radio, no television and radiator heating. The rooms have hardwood floors and are furnished with antiques. Some rooms have a private bath while others share a hall bath with one or two other rooms. In the basement there are common areas for cooking, eating breakfast and watching television/videos/DVDs. You
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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).