I saw that you had that question recently. Different from that thread, we'll have a car, we'll be on our way from the East Coast to the West. So we'll need to pay for parking any place that charges. We're willing to pay for parking if the location is good.
We'll also want to be taking our teenager to see Carleton and McAlester Colleges. We're planning to be there August 5-8, which are weekdays.. As you can probably tell already, we've never been there before.
One of us can't walk more than a few blocks, but we do like to stay in pleasant, walkable areas. A hotel with a pool one can actually swim in is good, but we can always go to the Y. Contradicting our demands, we're trying not to spend too much money. A place would have to be very good to be worth more than about $200 per night (but maybe the Saint Paul Hotel is worth it?). Please advise.