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Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Eagan
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Excellent place to stay/WONDERFUL STAFF/very well maintained”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is one of the best long term stay Inn's I have stayed at in a long time. Excellent service from a super nice staff. The shuttle driver named Tiger was very nice, picked me up at the airport during a snow storm and drove so safe!! The breakfast and night receptions are fresh and generous. The rooms are in great condition and if you can get one with a fireplace, it was a comfort on the long cold nights!! Almost forgot, they have a Hertz rent a car on site with MUCH better rates than the airport offers.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Like most Residence Inns, this one offers the old standbys - free breakfast, an efficiency like room, and a limited array of evening food. The staff were very nice and generally helpful. But the rooms are in need of an upgrade. Paint is chipped, stains on the kitchen counters, stains around bathroom fixtures and worn carpet. It was convenient by the interstate where I had to go each day, but not much for evening dining choices or activities.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2012

This Residence Inn is the 'older style' which I like a lot! Almost a neighborhood feel with the various condo style arrangement. The two level room my co-worker and I had worked out very well - slept great and we each had our own bathrooms. The living area was perfect to work on some projects for work! Breakfast was wonderful - several items to choose from - even corn beef hash!
I would return again...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Milwaukee, WI
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Our family had two rooms for two nights in late October 2012. On the positive side, the rates were very reasonable, especially with senior discount (AAA discount is a little less). The location served us well also, with entrances to I-35E very close, and to I-494 (goes to airport, Mall of America) only about a mile away. The floor plan is open, with sleeping area, living room (with fireplace, though we didn't use it) and kitchen all open to one another. Nice to have a full sized refrigerator and all kitchen amenities. Breakfast was better than average, with some hot selections in steam trays, plus cereal, waffles, yogurt and some breads and pastries. Breakfast area was very clean and well attended.

On negative side, the exterior probably could use some freshening and small improvements (e.g., the outside floor mat was falling apart). A bigger negative was the sound of the blower in the heating system. Very loud in both rooms, and every time it cycled on the first night, we were awakened. The second night we just left the fan on--easier to sleep with a steady loud noise than an intermittent one.

Overall, we were satisfied and would stay again, especially if Marriott keeps the rates down.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012

4 of us were traveling thru Minneapolis on our way to Wisconsin and stayed at the Residence Inn. The staff was friendly, reservation process was easy. The rooms were more than excellent. Large, newly refurnished, redone, clean, and they allow dogs which was a must for our 90 lb. labrador traveling companion. The outside needs work - paint, etc. which is misleading as the rooms are excellent. Breakfast was the usual "included" fare. Waffle machine, juice machine, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, instant scrambled eggs, etc. I would definitely stay here again. Convenient pub restaurant in an adjacent property.

Room Tip: Upper floors are reserved for dogs. Both upper and lower rooms were the same except for # of beds.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I have stayed here at least a half a dozen times and I have been very pleased every time. The staff has always been very courtious and the place has always been clean and comfortable. Even though their breakfast doesn't begin until 6 or so, they have always been sure to have a few items out for those of us who leave at 5. This was GREATLY appreciated! The shuttle drivers have been wonderful and the location to the freeway is great...only a few blocks. Though I didn't use their WIFI last time I stayed, I did use it in Feb., at no charge, and it worked well. I generally stay there in the winter or late fall so I have never used their outdoor facilities so I cannot comment on them. Oh, as a sidenote, I also like the bag of microwave popcorn as an added touch for when we roll in late and want just little snack. I will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reno, NV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We've stayed at numerous Residence Inn and we have to say this was one of the nicest. We had a fireplace, the furnishing were nice, the bed was very comfy, the bathroom was excellent in that the counter space that was provided was generous and separate from the shower/toilet. The dining area for the breakfast was large and spread out with a variety of table sizes and views overlooking the pool area. Close to the airport and downtown, if interested. Hated to leave. It was the best hotel of our trip. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport
Address: 3040 Eagandale Pl, Eagan, MN 55121-2118
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Eagan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Eagan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy something surprisingly different at our Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Offering you a prime location to take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities. While offering the warmth, comfort and amenities to let you eat, work and play. Our suites feature apartment-style living with fully equipped kitchens and lots of delightful little extras to make you feel at home. Spread out in your spacious accommodations. Start your day with our free, delicious hot breakfast buffet. Stay productive and connected with business services and free WiFi. And rest easy with crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters and fluffier pillows for a good night's sleep. Conveniently located near the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport with free shuttle service for guests, we make it easy to get in and out. You'll also find the Mall of America, Xcel Energy Center and the Twin Cities Premium Outlets close by. We look forward to your stay. ... more   less 
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