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Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chaska
Austin TX
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87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Top notch, high quality, great people, great food. Really.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

We conduct leadership conferences at various conference centers worldwide, and this property exceeded our expectations in every way. Ann Karels-Delaney and her team are real pros, and the location is excellent if you want to be out in the countryside. Not close to urban areas or other restaurants, but easy driving to anything around. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dclairmoff
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OakRidgeManager, Front Office Manager at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Thank you for posting your review of Oak Ridge, it is our goal to exceed the expectations of our guests and it sounds like we have succeeded. It is only through the comments and reviews of our guests that we are able to strive for supieror service and improve with every guest we hear from.

Again thank you for staying with us and we look forward to serving you again
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Overall, very nice but not a lot of amenities. If you are relying on someone else to transport you around, make sure you have everything you think you will need beforehand, because this is a solid half hour to the city, and there is not much else around the area. Otherwise, the rooms are very basic and clean, and the staff is nice and accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chcgo32
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OakRidgeManager, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thank you for recently staying with us at Oak Ridge. It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and be of service to you. Our goal here at Oak Ridge is to exceed the expectations of our guests.
Thank you for your comments regarding our location as this brings up a good point for guests staying with us. We are located about 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis, our Guest Services staff is happy to help with arrangements for transportation to and from Minneapolis or rental cars if you desire.
I am happy to see that you found our staff accomodating and our rooms clean. I hope in the future that if you are looking for a quiet relaxing weekend that you will stay with us again.
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Austin, Texas
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295 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

The Oak Ridge conference center is Chaska is a great place to hold a meeting or a teambuilding event. They have about 35 meeting rooms and their staff works closely with meeting leaders to meet the needs of your team.

The best part of Oak Ridge in my mind is the head chef and his team. The food is postively wonderful. Every day there are buffet meals, and breaks are set up in common areas used by multiple meeting guests. The Pastry Chef keeps them well stocked.
The head Chef can also arrange meals in many locations including outside. You can also arrange to cook your own meal as part of a teambuilding event.

As far as amenities, the hotel is located next to Lake McNight - and has a 1.5 mile running/jogging/biking path running around the lake. The grounds include a ropes course and high rise climbing wall. The fitness center is well-appointed and there are two raquetball courts on-site. There are two sand volleyball courts outside as well.

The business center has printing capabilities and there is free wireless internet throughout the entire facility - rooms and meeting rooms.

The sleeping rooms are nice, clean and functional, although not overly elaborate. I don't see this as a problem because it is just a place to sleep.

The Oak Ridge also does weddiing and they have several spots on the grounds where outdoor services could be held.

Room Tip: Try to get a room looking to the west, on a higher floor - nice views of the lake.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Moved2Texas
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Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

My husband and I had our wedding there July 2011. Everything about the whole weekend was absolutely perfect. All staff were extremely helpful, food for all meals was excellent and I loved my in-house Oak Ridge wedding planner. It was so easy to plan and have a wedding here. Cannot say enough good things about Oak Ridge.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jakerstrom
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Arvada, Colorado
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

I recentaly attended a week long leadership academy here and found the staff, room, food and amenities to be outstanding.

If you like well groomed walking trails, a well stocked but simple lounge, outstanding presentation and selection of food, a room that is simple but well appointed, then you will enjoy your stay at the Oak Ridge.

Room Tip: Do bring a makeup mirror for the morning - there isn't a good place to put on make up :-)
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank camper9885
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

We held our family reunion here. My large family came from all over the US. We were, every one of us (from children to those in their eighties), treated with utmost care & friendliness. The food was more than spectacular!! The lake and surrounding scenery are very calm & beautiful, and all personnel took the time to assist us in having a wonderful time!! I would highly recommend this place and look forward to returning.

Room Tip: All rooms I saw were great!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank harmsvog
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OakRidgeManager, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, July 25, 2011
Thank you for your review of our Hotel and Conference Center. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and that your reunion was a success. Everyone at Oak Ridge takes great pride in the facility and we believe it shows in the service that they provide to our guests.

Thank you again for your comments and referrals
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

Stayed here for one night. Our family had a bunch of rooms for a graduation. The rooms are a little small but very nice and clean. The hotel is beautiful! Wish we could have taken advantage of the outdoor activities the hotel offered. The only part that was not very good was the morning breakfast buffet. The hot food was cold and it took about 30 minutes for someone to bring us water/coffee. we actually had to finally get up and ask the hostess seating people to have a waiter come over. we were one of about 7 tables so it wasn't busy. However I'd still stay there again, it was very nice!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Slee7
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OakRidgeManager, Guest Relations Manager at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, June 21, 2011
Thank you for recently staying with us at Oak Ridge. It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and be of service to you.
I am saddened to find out that you had to wait for your beverage service and found only cold food on our breakfast buffet. Our goal here at Oak Ridge is to exceed the expectations of our guests. Please be assured that this unpleasant incident is taken seriously and will be used to assists us in addressing our challenges and correcting our inadequacies.

We look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center

Property: Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 1 Oak Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
Location: United States > Minnesota > Chaska
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Chaska
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in 130 wooded acres on Lake McKnight in Chaska, Minnesota; just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport; featuring 147 guestrooms including executive and junior suites. Our award-winning Seasons Restaurant features full hot Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets and our fabulous Sunday Brunch. Relax in the evenings in our Lakeview Lounge. Enjoy our fitness center, gymnasium, racquetball courts, locker rooms, saunas, bonfire pit, outdoor patios, softball diamond, volleyball courts, jogging/walking trails. ... more   less 
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