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Graduate Minneapolis

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Welcome to Graduate Minneapolis — where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Graduate Minneapolis is home team central for golden get-togethers, nestled in the heart of campus between Coffman Memorial Union and a stone throw from the Gopher’s stadium. Our lush lake house landscape is dotted in forest green, woodland toile, and Prince-ly details of custom plum paisley and a little Corvette red to bring you home. From meetings in town to campus meetups, the lobby is lounge-central for student hang time or some serious air hockey tournaments. Roving food carts serving local flavor (‘sota stuffed burritos, hand crafted hot cocoas and all-star spirits) drift amid the cozy communal tables, dramatic fireplace and woodsy backdrop.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
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Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Grade: 86 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Newly renovated. Asked to have a down free room ready when we checked in late. Did not have that completed. Disappointed given the reservation personally said she put it into the computer and they had 31/2 hours before we arrived at 9pm
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago
Jean W, Thank you for choosing the Graduate Minneapolis. We appreciate your 4 star review and apologize for the lack of detail regarding your request for down free pillows. Our team is committed to 100% satisfaction and would love to discuss your stay further to ensure we make it right. Have a great day. Aaron
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I am a grad student at UMN and stayed at Graduate for the first of what will be many stays in Minneapolis over the next few years. Overall, I really liked it. It does cost extra to park in the lot, but never had issues finding a spot and overall really liked the parking
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 3 weeks ago
Meander570363, Thannk you for choosing Graduate Minneapolis during your recent visit to campus. We loved having you as our guest and really appreciate your wonderful review of your experience. Good luck with your upcoming studies, we look forward to having you as a guest and encourage to reach out to our sales team to assist with pricing on future reservations. Have a great day, Aaron
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The manager would not cancel a booking for the next day as the time to cancel was expired by time less than two hours while yet I stayed in the hotel tonight. The booking made in error and the facts came out at check in and the representative at the desk Molly was very helpful
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mr. Wilkins, I am sorry about the experience you had while trying to make a cancelled to your reservation booked in error. As we discussed, this matter has been resolved with your reservation being cancelled and a refund issued to your credit card. We can assure you that this is not typical of how things are handled and we have used your feedback as an opportunity for improvement. Have a great day and please reach out if you would like to discuss further. Aaron
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We stayed at the Graduate after a MN Loons soccer game the summer of 2018. What a fun, eclectic place to stay! We had bikes with and they let us bring them into the lobby and locked them up for us. I'll be back!
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 5 weeks ago
Roni1107, Thank you for choosing the Graduate Minneapolis while in town attending a MN Loons soccer game! We loved having you as our guest and look forward to your next stay with us. Have a great day, Aaron
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Everything about this hotel brand is fun - the location near an undergraduate campus with many students in the lobby, the excellent restaurant, and the decorations in the rooms all are different from most hotels. I really enjoyed walking around the hotel reading quotes from Herb
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 5 weeks ago
Wearytraveler1515, Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at Graduate Minneapolis! Throughout the hotel you will find many references and tributes to popular Minnesotans such as Herb Brooks, Prince and Mary Tyler Moore. We look forward to your next stay with us. Have a great day, Aaron
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Do you all have a pool or JACUZZI here
I was there in January--and did not need a pool or Jacuzzi. But I did have a fine stay.
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Thanks for writing. We have a shuttle but we do not have an airport shuttle. We can help with transportation via out private cab vendor. We offer a flat rate of $45 instead of the near $60 it costs via other cab companies. There is also a light rail system for just a few dollars. Feel free to reach out to me at the hotel for more information Jerrod Simkins Director of Rooms
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Do any rooms at this hotel have clawfoot tubs?
Hello and thank you for reaching out. We only have two stand alone tubs (in each VIP Suites) however we do not have any Clawfoot tubs in house. If there is anything else I can help with please let me know. Thanks again, Jerrod Simkins Director of Rooms The Commons Hotel
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Just get an Uber! At this time in the morning the drive to the airport is short.
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We certainly are. The East Bank station is located directly across the street. We can also check Yiur luggage for you but please stop by the desk when you arrive. We may in fact have a room ready for arrival when you come in. We do have a complimentary shuttle that goes within a 5 mile radius of the hotel.
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"Coolest decor ever."
"Rooms at the front of the hotel overlooks the main street, which I preferred."
"avoid 813 and that area to stay away from the fan outside (or whatever it was)"
"Ask for a free Bark Box to be placed in your room if you're traveling with a dog."
"Get one that does not have a door for an adjoining room. The sound from the other room leaked right through."
$117 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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