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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna

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Reviewed October 17, 2014

I didn't see many pictures of the water park online before booking. I wish I had. If you have really small kids, ages 3-10, then this place is for you. The park is VERY small and designed mainly for this age group. My teenagers were very disappointed. As for my husband and I, we thought a soak in the hot...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear SVQuist, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel. I am sorry to hear your teenagers were disappointed in the water park, but I understand their feelings. It is a small park targeted at a younger age group like you had mentioned. I apologize for the children in the hot tub also. I...

Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend for my cousins wedding. The people, hotel, and bed are nice. Full service restaurant and bar on site. Both Linda and Blake in the restaurant and bar were tons of fun. Great stay, I would stay here again.

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Mejia21, Thank you for choosing our hotel to stay at for your cousin's wedding. We appreciate your business and your time in completing a review of our hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will pass along your comments to Linda and Blake, and hope we will see you again soon. Sincerely, Daren Wradislavsky, General Manager.

Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Very good customer service front desk people are great Matt and Lauren were very helpful when needed. Pool was good some of the stuff wasn't working though like the waterfalls and jets for the hot tub

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear JS, Thank you for staying with us recently and for completing a review of your stay. We appreciate your business and value your comments. September 8-11 is our annual maintenance on the waterpark and we will be fixing the parts which were not functioning during your stay. I will also share you comments with Matt and Lauren at the...

Elk River, Minnesota
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've become a major fan of Holiday Inn's over the past few years, especially Holiday Inn Express. It seems maybe ten years ago they made a very good corporate decision to create a quality standard and to enforce it with their franchise holders. That has made them a credible place to stay where one knows what they're going to get...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear BPJohnJordan, Thank you for staying with us recently. We appreciate your business and your time to complete a review of your stay. I am pleased you had a great stay. I hope you will return soon and can take advantage of the waterpark. Sincerely, Daren Wradislavsky, General Manager.

Colorado
Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been to this hotel a number of times for business. Unfortunately, I have never used the water park that is attached to the hotel but, visiting children come down the halls dripping wet and smiling. This hotel, though a bit dated, is maintained well and kept clean. The staff is always welcoming and their on site restaurant is...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Mjsymmes, Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to complete a review. I hope you will continue to stay with us and one day maybe you will venture into the waterpark, it is a fun time for more than just children. Sincerely, Daren Wradislavsky, General Manager.

Twin Cities, MN
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped here with my 4 and 8 yr old girls on a Sunday nite after daylong drive I have no idea what it's like on fri/sat but was completely empty on sun nite, which you have expect. This is not WI Dells so don't expect that size of waterpark. But it had lazy river, a 2 story body slide, another...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Bigbartguy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel. I appreciate you staying with us after a long drive. I am pleased your kids enjoyed our waterpark. Of course on a Sunday night you had a lot of space in the hotel, or weekends are definitely busier. I hope you will come visit...

St. Louis, Missouri
Reviewed July 19, 2014

My 8-year-old daughter and I stayed at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Owatonna Thursday, July 10 while on a Laura Ingalls Wilder homesite tour. I was so glad I found this place! The room was fine. It was large, was clean, and had microwave and fridge. The beds were very comfortable. I'm picky about pillows, and I liked this...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Eskiedogs, I would like to thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn during your Laura Ingalls Wilder tour. I hope you had a great time on the tour visiting the sites and towns in Minnesota. I really appreciate you and your daughter choosing to stay at our hotel and I am thrilled that the waterpark was...

Minnesota
Reviewed June 29, 2014

The front desk staff was wonderful, very helpful and attentive - very welcoming. The restaurant and bar staff were also great however the Saturday morning breakfast buffet was only fair. The pool area was nice, everybody had a great time, nice place for family fun! We stayed in a King Suite and were very disappointed in the room. The king...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Fromthenorth, I would like to apologize for the conditions of your guest room at our hotel. I am pleased the staff was friendly and helpful, but I am disappointed in the condition of the guest room. We strive to make sure every guest has a great stay and fell short of your and our expectations on your visit. I...

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We brought 3 grandkids, one mom and ourselves and stayed in a family suite. Our only issue there was one bathroom for 6 people! Since 7 waterpark passes are included so it is a pretty good value. The waterpark is fairly small, but that helped us keep track of the kids. They had no trouble keeping busy and having fun...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Dan W, Thank you for taking the time to review you stay at our hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed the waterpark for the kids. I have brought your review to the attention of the housekeeping manager and kitchen manager so the elevator and hallway cleanliness can be addressed. The kitchen manager will also address the kids meals....

minneapolis
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a baseball tournament in town. Think they were 13 families there with 14 or 15 year old boys. All the families had an enjoyable experience. Rooms were spacious, clean, very comfortable beds and top-notch linens. The hotels close to everything you need and the staff was very helpful as well. It takes excellent customer...

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Daren W, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna, responded to this review

Dear Shanraec, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to complete the review. I am pleased you and your team enjoyed their stay and I hope you will stay with us again soon for tournaments or just a family get away. Sincerely, Daren Wradislavsky, General Manager.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna home of the Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park! Come experience the adventure! Our award winning hotel, located just 45 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and next to Cabela's, features 130 guest rooms and suites, including KidSuites! We offer amenities for business or pleasure! The Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park features the exciting Kilimanjaro Tube Slide, Python Body Slide, the relaxing Lazy Zambezi River, zero depth entry activity pool, water basketball and relaxing waterfall spa. The Lion's Den arcade features a large selection of the latest video games, as well as interactive games for adults and children of all ages. For the business traveler our guest rooms feature a spacious work desk. We offer high-speed wireless Internet and a business center. Our Meeting & Banquet facility features 5 meeting rooms with multiple room combinations for up to 400 people. Banquets and meetings at the Holiday Inn & Suites Owatonna feature personalized menu planning with a wide range of food and beverage selections available. For shopping, we're located adjacent to Cabela's - MN's 2nd largest tourist attraction, and the Medford Outlet Mall is only minutes away! Come experience the adventure at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna

Address: 2365 43rd Street NW, Owatonna, MN 55060
Location: United States > Minnesota > Owatonna
Price Range: $129 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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