This was the first hotel stay that I have ever been forced to in thanks to my property burning down and my insurance company sending me here. In the past Marriott has not been even in the top 10 hotels that I would ever take my business to - but my opinion has changed in a large part to the staff at this hotel.
The hotel has been undergoing a large renovation both inside and out and it shows. The front lobby is not something spectacular but it is very comfortable and inviting and very spacious there is lots of room to stretch out if you are tired of being in your room. Out back they recently put in a brand new fire pit with some nice chairs which makes for a nice place to hang out in the evenings - they even installed a gas grill to use if you so desire.
I will say the worst part of this hotel is its ongoing elevator battles - which they seem to always have someone here working to resolve the problem very quickly. None the less the elevators are painfully slow but I can't say the hotel hasn't or doesn't do their part to try and make the issue as small as possible.
The rooms are well appointed with nice finishes and plenty of outlets (a thing that drives me crazy in most hotel rooms now days). My 1 bedroom king suite was well laid out and quite sound proof since all the floors in between are concrete any sound that you might hear is barely audible. The suites have a nice wet bar with a glass cooktop - I was advised that the 2 bedroom has a complete stove but are hard to come by. Each room has new LCD tv's of descent size and quality.
The hotel is also great for kids - with probably the coolest indoor park that a kid (or adult) could ask for there is plenty of room for kids to stretch their legs regardless of whats going on outside.
But the thing about this hotel that has really made this place shine has been the staff. They all go above and beyond what I have experienced at all but a VERY small handful. The front desk staff is always polite and have gone out of their way to do tasks likely not listed in their job description including sending 30 page faxes and making plenty of photo copies.
The cleaning staff is always polite, friendly and more then accommodating for anything that you would like - even if you ask for 20 bottles of their Paul Mitchell hair products they will gladly give them to you with a smile and ask if they can get you anything else.
The staff that works the kitchen are the kindest folks - and you would never expect them to be. Upon checking in the staff found out my home had burned down - later that night we returned to find a basket with fresh baked cookies and fruit with a little note. At that second in my life having just lost everything that meant an so much to myself and my family that they may never fully understand.
If you are looking for a nice hotel with a group of people that you will think is your extended family I can guarantee you will enjoy your stay at this hotel.
Congratulations Marriott - your staff has won a customer for life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Edina, we strive to incorporate comfort and value into our on-site guest services and amenities, and we make life easier for travelers by providing them with the following unique features. All of our Edina hotel's guest rooms are spacious suites that are complete with fully equipped kitchens including coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, stove top, dishwasher, and cookware. Guests are welcome to enjoy our complimentary full hot breakfast buffet served each morning from 6:30-9:30 a.m., ss well as our complimentary General Manager’s reception offered Monday through Thursday evenings - which includes a varied menu of hot & cold food served with beer, wine, and soft drinks. We also offer free wireless high-speed Internet throughout our hotel. Our complimentary shuttle service runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to anywhere within 5 miles, including the Mall of America (just 4 miles E of hotel) and the airport. There are voicemail and separate data ports for easy Internet access in every suite and we include a free “USA Today” newspaper available at the Front Desk. Our retail store open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call today to find out how you can book your next getaway to Edina, Minnesota. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Minneapolis Edina Hotel Edina
- Residence Inn Edina
- Edina Residence Inn