Yes... the web sight shows the pool is ran by the city.
What is does not tell you is, it closes as early as 6 on Sunday. And does not open until 9 daily. Keep in mind it also has black out time for some kind of swim club only. Oh by the way they do not mention the "fitness center" is also as restricted. Did I say AS restricted? No...MORE restricted the two 13 and a 14 year old were not allowed. You have to be 16 or 18 I cant recall.
So the girls go back to the room unsupervised. Oh... Iphones are dead because they have no place to charge (most hotels have them at the desk or on the nightstand). They made phone calls (most of which got no answer) at $5.77 a dial. I got a 40 some dollar bill. For less than 2 minutes of talk.
Im sorry but 13 year olds now days dont know what long distance is as the phone does say long distance is extra (if you bother to rad all that). Today the term for out of area known to them is "roaming". The phone never said this call will be $6 to dial or they would not have. The manager offered to split the cost and said I need to teach my kids a lesson.
At that point the friendly thoughtful clerk standing next to this "manager" figured out we were the ones who arrived at four pm but still had to wait another 30 minutes for our room to be cleaned. Guess what I was offered to compensate for that after a 7 hour drive??? A bottle of wine while we waited. Im sure the girls would have enjoyed sitting there exhausted while I chug down a bottle of wine by myself. YES that really happened. Ultimately at check out I got some Marriott points but arrival day really stunk.
20 bucks wont make or break me but nor would it have the Marriott. If fact they should have paid me for figuring out how to work the unused bbq area that they brag on with pictures. I asked for help to light it and not even the maintenance man knew how. Finally I found the valves on the wall and showed him where they were! Still none of us knew how to light that beautiful fire pit you see in the pictures.
Room was comfy, desk staff was awesome night and day. The breakfast was pretty good and restaurant staff nice.
The two "managers "
(one offering a woman traveling for tournament without hubby but three teens WINE) .
(the other telling me she'd only take off half ,to "teach my daughter a lesson") Were way out of line.
Nothing but a fudruckers and upscale italian remotely in walking distance.
The general manager listened but appeared to not want to override her staffs decision.
If you like to work out early or late evening (even by yourself) you cant do it.
No DVD player. NOTHING for teens to do unless the pool happens to be open and not in use by swim team. Oh but at least they learned what long distance means. Thanks Residence inn!
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- 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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